Depth filtration is the process of separating suspended particle or liquid droplet from its carrying fluid within the depth (thickness) of the filter medium. Depth filtration is most commonly applied in downstream bioprocessing to separate cells, cell debris, and other colloidal matter. They are currently adopted in single use technology. The mechanism of depth filter is to allow fine filtrate removal with the flexibility to develop large filter cakes if needed. Depth filtration functions through several ways of retention involving sieving, interception, adsorption, and absorption. Depth filters generally constitute higher loading capabilities and flow rates compared to membrane filter. This combination of fast filtration and high loading capacity makes depth filtration the most common choice for large volume applications. This has eventually increased the adoption of depth filters across varied applications.
The major factors that drive the growth of the market are increase in production of biologics & large molecules and rise in R&D expenditure in biopharmaceuticals & biotechnology companies. In addition, several benefits offered by these filters such as low cost and user friendly characteristic further fuels the market growth. However, low capacity of depth filters for high-density harvest and stringent regulation for filtration process using depth filters major restrain the market. However, growth in demand for depth filters across bioprocessing industry especially in single use technology offers a lucrative opportunity for the market.
The global depth filtration market is widely segmented based on media type, product, application, and region. Based on media type, it is categorized into diatomaceous earth, perlite, activated carbon, and cellulose. In terms of product, the market is classified into capsule filters, cartridge filters, filter modules, filter sheets, and other products (such as filter papers and filter bags). Based on application, it is classified into final product processing, cell clarification, raw material filtration, and other applications. The final product processing segment is further divided into biologics processing and small molecule processing. By geography, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players such as Merck KGaA (Germany), Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. (France), and Pall Corporation (U.S.), Eaton Corporation (Ireland), Parker-Hannifin Corporation, 3M Company, Eaton Corporation PLC, Amazon Filters Ltd., Ertelalsop, Graver Technologies, Meissner Filtration Products, Inc., Filtrox AG, Fileder Filter Systems, and Carl Stuart Group (Pure Process) is also provided in the report.
- The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global depth filtration market, with current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
- It presents a quantitative analysis from 2016 to 2023 to enable the stakeholders to capitalize on prevailing market opportunities.
- Extensive analysis of the market by product type assists to understand the various forms of depth filtration available.
- Key players are profiled and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which predict the competitive outlook of the market.
- Exhaustive analysis of the market helps understand the types of filters that are currently used along with the variants that gain prominence in the future
Depth Filtration Market Key Segmentation:
By Media Type
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Activated Carbon
- Cartridge Filters
- Capsule Filters
- Filter Modules
- Filter Sheets
- Other Products (Filter Bags and Filter Papers)
- Final Product Processing
- Small Molecule Processing
- Biologics Processing
- Cell Clarification
- Raw Material Filtration
- Media and Buffer Filtration
- Bioburden Testing
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA