Global Chromatography Software Market Expected to Reach $2.82 Billion by 2034


The global chromatography software market size, estimated to be $1.1 billion in 2023, is anticipated to nearly triple by 2034, reaching $2.82 billion, according to a report published by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

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Per the firm’s website (1), the report estimates the market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.92% during the period forecasted. The trajectory of this market has been stimulated by a variety of factors, including:

  • Growing concerns about food safety and drug quality
  • Rising prevalence of diseases requiring diagnosis and testing
  • Growing focus on pharmaceutical research and development (R&D)
  • A growing need for chromatography techniques in research and development
  • Developing technological integration and automation that depends on chromatography systems and software for improved performance and effectiveness
  • Rising adoption of analytical software for optimizing laboratory automation
  • A surge in the development of accessible software and configurable interfaces for high accuracy and productivity
  • Rising initiatives by regulatory authorities are a few of the primary factors driving the market's expansion.

The pharmaceutical industry was the highest revenue-grossing segment in the global chromatography software market by application in 2023, the result of the increasing demand for pharmaceutical products, a rise in the introduction of novel solutions, and increased use of the purified chemicals by the pharmaceutical sector for manufacturing large quantities of highly pure materials, as well as their analysis for trace impurities.

However, while the pharmaceutical industry is the largest segment, the environmental testing segment is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR during the period forecasted. The increase in the use of chromatographic methods to determine environmental conditions and irregularities is primarily responsible for the growth. The analysis of contaminants in water and the presence of volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere by chromatography aids in environmental monitoring, raising the need for chromatography software even more.

North America is anticipated for the highest revenue share during the forecast period, due to the increasing use of technology in laboratory testing, regulations encouraging its use to produce reliable results, rising levels of digital literacy by laboratory staff, the development of cutting-edge infrastructure, the presence of major industry players and the resulting competitiveness between them, and the frequent introduction of new products.

However, despite the North Americas responsible for the highest project revenue share, it is the Asia Pacific region predicted to grow at fastest CAGR during the forecast period, the result of the increased use of chromatography technology in a variety of settings (such as drug, forensic, environmental, and food testing), as well as positive government initiatives regarding the automation of laboratory processes, rising awareness, growing adoption of technology in laboratory environments, and an increase in market player collaborations.

Chromatography software refers to professional computer applications developed for the processing and interpretation of data using chromatographic methods. Major participants in this market include Bruker, Waters, Restek, Gilson, Shimadzu, Cytiva, Scion Instruments, DataApex, Knauer, and Agilent Technologies.

Recent “Perspectives in HPLC” and “GC Connections” columns in LCGC International have mentioned new chromatography software products made available in 2023-2024 (2–3). For example, Shimadzu has recently released three software platforms: LabSolutions MD (a software solution for HPLC or UHPLC method development using analytical quality by design (AQbD) principles); LabSolutions Insight Biologics (designed for oligonucleotide characterization and offering a complete workflow from data acquisition to analysis and reporting); and LabSolutions Sync (an external control software that synchronizes third-party software for sample pretreatment units with Shimadzu liquid chromatography [LC] and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry [LC-MS] equipment).

Mestrelab Research, headquartered in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, recently announced the release of Affinity Screen, an automated solution for affinity selection mass spectrometry data processing, interpretation, and hit identification. Per the company’s website (4), the software sorts input data files, processes the data, compares the results from “free” and “bound” states to determine whether a molecule binds to a target or not, and generates human-readable reports where hits can be quickly identified and reviewed by experts to confirm positive results.

Mestrelab has also released the Chrom Best Method, a vendor agnostic software tool that can automatically process liquid or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/GC-MS) data from screening experiments, score the chromatographic methods, and then suggest the one which is most likely to yield a pure compound. Information on the company website indicates that, while the Chrom Best Method plugin can be delivered as part of the company’s proprietary Mnova Purification Suite, which indicates other solutions for fraction analysis and quality control, it can also be implemented as a standalone solution.


  1. 1.Research and Markets. Global Chromatography Software Market Analysis & Forecast 2024-2034, Featuring Bruker, Waters, Restek, Gilson, Shimadzu, Cytiva, Scion Instruments, DataApex, Knauer and Agilent Technologies. (accessed 2024-04-30).
  2. Dong, M. W. New HPLC, MS, and CDS Products Introduced in 2023–2024: A Brief Review. LCGC International2024,1 (4), 16–22. DOI: 10.56530/
  3. Snow, N. H. From Pittcon 2024 and Beyond: New Gas Chromatography Products to Watch This Year. LCGC International2024,1 (4), 12–15. DOI: 10.56530/
  4. MESTRELAB Research Analytical Chemistry Software Solutions. (accessed 2024-05-01).

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