[180 Pages Report] The Global QuEChERS Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
QuEChERS Market - Strategic Insights
By Extraction Method, By Pesticides, By End-User and By Region
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Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.
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QuEChERS is the short form for quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe. This technique involves liquid-liquid partitioning using acetonitrile, and the extract is purified using dispersive solid-phase extraction. Originally QuEChERS was introduced to target pesticide residues analysis in high moisture fruit and vegetables and in recent times, it gained popularity in the study of a broad spectrum of analysts in a wide variety of samples.
Some of the QuEChERS approach applications help analyze different pesticides, veterinary drugs and other pharmaceuticals, dyes, mycotoxins, acrylamide, synthetic musks, other flame retardants and other chemical compounds. QuEChERS is little susceptible to errors and while testing can be applied in a broad range of products such as cereals & pulses, fruits, vegetables, and other processed food products.
The global QuEChERS market is driven by the increasing use of processed and packed food in recent times. Growing application range of QuEChERS and increasing demand for faster, more rugged, and high-throughput sample preparation methods among various end-users, and showing compatibility with modern instruments is creating a massive market for the technology.
Increasing use of processed and packed food in recent times
The growing market for processed food products is triggering the market of QuEChERS since past recent years. Processed food requires testing various contaminants and residues, including pesticides; hence, increasing demand for processed food fuels the demand for pesticide testing and supports the QuEChERS market's growth.
More than 1,000 pesticides and their metabolites, including over 100 chemical classes, are used during food production, and the consumer consumes it, thus putting their lives at risk. Therefore food laboratories are set up to standardize and routinely analyze large samples to avoid any health-related risk.
QuEChERS is one of the most widely used techniques in modern laboratories. The technique offers a convenient and effective method for extraction of samples and clean-up for the multi-residue analysis of pesticides and herbicides in vegetables, fruits, meat & fish. Thus the properties mentioned above by QuEChERS have made an easy path to build a massive market in the forecast period.
Growing application range of QuEChERS and increasing demand for faster, more rugged, and high-throughput sample preparation methods among various end-users, and showing compatibility with modern instruments is creating a massive market for the technology
Various analytical instruments present in the market offer faster analytical procedures offering more selective behaviour and showing the supreme level of accuracy. However, sample preparation remains the primary hurdle for any analytical instrument. Therefore, to counter the challenge, QuEChERS came into action to analyze pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables.
QuEChERS shows various advantages over traditional techniques, such as decreased sample preparation time, fewer procedural steps, the amount of sample required for analysis and chemicals, and delivery method transferability for several matrices. Over the past ten years, QuEChERS evolved to involve buffering salts and additional sorbents in its regular procedure.
QuEChERS is a standard method adopted by the official Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and the European method for pesticide residue analysis. Thus, its versatility has made it the first choice for scientists to explore its use for new matrics and analytes. The increasing demand for faster, rugged, and high-throughput sample preparation compatible with modern instruments by the laboratories has made the QuEChERS market grow even further in the forecast period.
Growing demand for QuEChERS for application in determining Xenobiotics in food and animal origin has built enormous opportunities for the future market of QuEChERS to grow
The use of pesticides and veterinary drugs results in the appearance of xenobiotics residues in the food and is of major concern in meat products. These drugs include antiparasitics agents, antibiotics, and compounds that stimulate muscle production, anti-inflammation, and growth hormones.
Apart from this, pesticides and tranquillizers can also be found in meat coupled with other dangerous compounds such as nitrosamines. Therefore monitoring of these compounds in meat is exceptionally critical. It brings QuEChERS methods into action; the methodology involves a microextraction that yields small samples and has been applied to analyze various xenobiotics, including mycotoxins, antibiotics, and pesticides.
QuEChERS imparts multiple advantages over traditional methods such as faster sample preparation, reduced need for reagents, and versatility inefficiency and applications. This approach also allows for simultaneous determination of pesticides with several polarities and volatilities; it can be easily modified to analyze a wide range of xenobiotics in various matrics, including animal products rich in fat. Hence QuEChERS is a promising and environmentally-friendly methodology for high throughput routine analysis of xenobiotics in animal products, creating opportunities for the QuEChERS market to increase in the coming tenure.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The global QuEChERS has shown a slight decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as several manufacturing plants were shut down for months. Further several countries have restricted production activities during the covid-19 pandemic. The major lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak leads to suddenly dropping down consumers' interest towards purchasing any goods, and halt in transportation sectors has severely hampered the QuEChERS market's business due to disruption in the product's supply chain management.
Also, lockdown consumers started taking severe precautions and avoiding relying on processed food to restrict disease transmission. The majority of the end-users favouring the QuEChERS market have put a halt on their production and manufacturing units, thus severely blocking the global business of QuEChERS in the year 2020-2021.
The global QuEChERS market is segmented based on the extraction method, pesticides, end-user and regions
Rising demand from processed food coupled with the increasing use of chemicals and pesticides to improve the product's self-life has triggered commercial food testing laboratories' global market in recent times
Based on end-user, the QuEChERS market can be segmented into commercial food testing laboratories, public and private auditing companies, food manufacturers, regulatory agencies and others. Out of the mentioned segments, commercial food testing laboratories are expected to build the largest business of the QuEChERS market in the forecast period owing to increasing concerns towards health safety and growing demand for processed food.
Processed food requires testing various contaminants and residues, including pesticides; hence, increasing demand for processed food fuels the demand for pesticide testing and supports the QuEChERS market's growth. More than 1,000 pesticides and their metabolites, including over 100 chemical classes, may be used during food production, and the consumer consumes it, thus putting their lives at risk. Therefore food laboratories are set up to standardize and routinely analyze many samples to avoid any health-related risk.
QuEChERS is one of the most widely used techniques in modern laboratories. The technique offers a convenient and effective method for extracting samples and clean-up for the multi-residue analysis of pesticides and herbicides in vegetables, fruits, and meat & fish. In 2017, India's Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) announced a food regulatory portal to implement India's food laws. The aim of bringing separate laws for food safety is to help its testing laboratories and food manufacturers gauge the pesticide contamination in a much better way.
Rising demand for processed food and improving government initiatives towards the health safety of the growing population, and increasing investments in policies and testing projects in the Asia-Pacific region are building a massive market of QuEChERS in recent times
Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the QuEChERS market in the forecast period due to increasing demand for processed food and increasing use of chemicals and pesticides to improve its shelf-life. Improving government initiatives to the health safety of the growing population and increasing investments in policies and testing projects boost the regions over the past few years. Countries like India support various private food testing companies' growth and conduct regular audits to check the different governments' food quality. Private sectors are further estimated to increase the demand of the QuEChERS market in the forecast period.
For instance, in august 2015, FICCI conducted a food test survey and revealed that 250gm midday meals provided to south Delhi Municipal Corporation schools contain nearly 337.5 as the required value should be close to 450 calories.
The QuEChERS market is a highly fragmented market with the presence of limited global companies. Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Anacon Laboratories, FICCI Research & Analysis Centre, Agri Biochem Research Lab, Ana Laboratories, Agilent Technologies Inc, eDiscovery Automation Private Limited, Gujarat Laboratory, Sigma Test & Research Center, Intertek Group Plc and among others.
The major players adopt several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, contributing to the QuEChERS market's growth globally. However, the key players focusing on providing QuEChERS methodology follow collaboration as the major market growth strategy.
Overview: Established in the year 1986 to cater to the need of industries for food testing in Gujarat, and currently, the laboratory is the leading provider of pharmaceuticals in Gujarat. The Gujarat laboratories gain popularity in water testing laboratories with much professional approach, honest service, and diligence. The Gujarat laboratory provides a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and microbiological testing services combined with technical expertise.
The global QuEChERS market report would provide access to an approx: 58 market data tables, 58 figures, and 180 pages.
What is the QuEChERS Market growth?
The market is growing at a High CAGR.
What is QuEChERS Market size in 2021
The QuEChERS Market size was valued at USD YY million in 2021.
Who are the key players in QuEChERS Market?
Agilent Technologies Inc, eDiscovery Automation Private Limited, Gujarat Laboratory, Sigma Test & Research Center, Intertek Group Plc.
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