The global cell culture market has been broadly segmented into media, sera, and reagents. Chemically-defined media rarely provide desired yield, and thus the inclination toward more complex media increases. The adoption of chemically-defined media has been slow yet steady for both media manufacturers and bioprocessors. Demand for media has been shifting from serum-based to serum-sparing, serum-free animal derived, and chemically-defined media. Lysogeny broth (LB) is a nutritive medium used for artificial bacteria growth.
The attachment factors segment accounted for the largest share of more than 25% of the global cell culture reagents market in 2014. However, amino acids is estimated to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period from 2015 to 2023. The sera segment would witness sluggish growth due to the risk related to the protein and viral contamination and safety hazards related to the incorporation of serum from animal source which is driving the trend of serum-free media.