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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Digital Pathology Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global digital pathology market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% during the period 2020-2026.

With the emergence of whole slide imaging, the area of digital pathology has boomed tremendously. It is one of the popular, low-cost, and fast avenues of diagnosis and prognosis of cancer and other chronic diseases. The shift toward digitalization of healthcare and the catalyst effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase the adoption of digital pathology in primary diagnosis. The incorporation of artificial intelligence further extends the limits of pathology studies and data management, helping to increase the acceptance of digital pathology. In addition, the introduction of artificial intelligence provides computational aid to pathologists and improves the connectivity of the data with laboratory information systems and hospital information systems. AI solutions can automate pathological processes such as documentation, which can decrease turnaround time, thus improving customer satisfaction.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the digital pathology market during the forecast period:

  • Increasing Use of Digital Pathology in Medical Development and Companion Diagnostics
  • Integration of Artificial Intelligence with Healthcare Sector
  • Implementation of Blockchain in HER Management
  • Digitalization of Healthcare Sector

The study considers the global digital pathology market's present scenario and its market dynamics for the period 2020-2026. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspects of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

Market Segmentation

The digital pathology market research report includes a detailed segmentation by application, component type, end-user, geography. The global digital pathology academic research and teaching market is expected to reach USD 598.58 million by 2026. The demand for digital pathology solutions is likely to witness exponential growth as they help to educate and train professionals in pathology and histopathology services from remote locations. Hence, digital pathology solutions are widely adopted over conventional solutions for academic research, disease diagnosis, and drug discovery and development. Regulatory approvals are a critical step in deciding the application of WSI scanners and software. In Europe, WSI scanners are cleared to be used for in-vitro diagnosis under the European Union. WSI viewers, digital pathology software, automated image analysis, etc. are eligible for CE-marking. Hence, these developments are likely to increase digital solutions for academic institutes and research purposes.

The inclusion of artificial intelligence in digital pathology solutions and machine & deep learning have improved disease analysis, thereby influencing the growth of in academic and research institutes. Diagnostic and pathology laboratories are likely to account for over USD 358.58 million by 2026. The growth can be attributed to the increasing acceptance in Europe, APAC, and Middle East and African countries. As the systems have been cleared for in-vitro diagnostic medical devices application in Europe, this has fuelled increased investments in the market share. The global digital pathology market by contract research organizations (CRO) expects to grow at a CAGR of approx. 10.58% during the forecast period. CROs have shown interest in digital pathology solutions to improve workflow efficacy by using AI and automation solutions. AI can help to provide predictive analysis and automate pathological processes help to minimize human errors.

As technology advances, the accuracy and scope of digital slide scanners are expanding to cover several fields of pathology. The increasing demand for digital pathology solutions and innovations in scanning technology boost the growth of the hardware segment, which is likely to continue during the forecast period. The global digital pathology market by software expects to reach over $327 million by 2026. Software solutions observe an increased use of AI, deep learning systems (DLS), and machine learning for automated image analysis. The entry of several startups in developing digital pathology software solutions is likely to increase the segment's growth.

Key Questions Answered

1. How big is the digital pathology market?

2. Which segment accounted for the largest digital pathology market share in 2020?

3. Which geographical region dominates the digital pathology market?

4. Which region holds the maximum digital pathology market share?

5. Who are the top industry players in the global market?

Market Dynamics

Opportunities & Trends

  • Increasing Use of Digital Pathology in Medical Development & Companion Diagnostics
  • Integration of AI into Healthcare
  • Implementation of Blockchain in the Management of EHR

Growth Enablers

  • Digitalization of Healthcare
  • Growing Use of Cloud Storage Services
  • Applications of Digital Pathology in Clinical Research
  • Increasing Adoption of Digital Pathology to Increase Lab Efficiency


  • Difficulties in Implementing Digital Pathology in Low-Resource Countries
  • Lack of Standardization for Digital Imaging & Digital Archiving

Prominent Vendors

  • Koninklijke Philips
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Leica Biosystems Nussloch
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Sectra AB
  • Hologic

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Aiforia
  • Akoya Biosciences
  • Deep Lens
  • Deciphex
  • Huron Technologies International
  • Ibex Medical Analytics
  • Instapath
  • Inspirata
  • Microsoft
  • OptraSCAN
  • Paige AI
  • PathologyWatch
  • Proscia
  • Sonrai Analytics
  • Visiopharm
  • Visikol

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Last Updated: 19-Jul-2021