Emergence of personalized medicine, drug device combination, artificial intelligence, wearables and increased focus on real-time patient monitoring resulted in complex medical devices ecosystem. Real-time patient monitoring, remote patient monitoring, and continuous patient monitoring are the focal areas of interest when it comes to chronic disease management, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Pharmaceutical analytical testing outsourcing services market is driven by innovation in pharmaceutical industry, increasing focus on regulatory, safety & quality, end-user volume, and pricing. Various categories of tests which are outsourced include bioanalytical tests, method development & validation, and stability testing.
The automotive aftermarket has witnessed significant advancements in the exhaust technology, safety technology, and other component fabrication technologies that enhance vehicular performance.
Absorption of moisture in medicines such as tablets, powder, capsules due to moist environment causes decomposition that can generate salicylic acid and acetic acid, and give off stinking odor.
Increasing awareness among parents about baby nutrition, hygiene and safety is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Rising female participation in the workforce has increased the spending capability, which is expected to drive the baby product market. The manufacturers of baby products are focusing on producing ready to use with premium quality in order to increase the number of customers buying baby products.
Connected technology is reshaping the retail landscape to produce data that can be leveraged to improve operations. The adoption of smart devices is expected to reduce the shopping time of customers. Retailers are slowly evolving to explore advanced ways to connect with smart devices for enhancing the in-store experience. In consumer electronics and home improvement sectors, retailers are driving the sales of connected devices and extending their operations for creating new revenue streams.
The global contact lenses market size is estimated to reach USD 14.72 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The surging acceptance of cosmetic contact lens by media and entertainment industry is expected to boost the market growth. Furthermore, cosmetic lens reception by the general populace is on rise on account of increasing preference being delivered to aesthetic appearances in the imminent era. The contact lenses can be categorized on the basis of usage types into cosmetic, prosthetic, therapeutic, corrective, and lifestyle-oriented lens.
Currently, the IoT industry has multiple operating standards and competing alliances to be formed between major companies, to push their preferred solutions into the industry. For instance, Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is an alliance, formed to develop interconnection standards for IoT devices.
Marijuana belongs to a family of plants named cannabaceae. It is mainly categorized on the basis of its shape, height, smell, and color. In the ancient Chinese tradition, marijuana was used for the management of malaria, reproductive system disorders, constipation, rheumatic pain, etc. Over 70 psychoactive compounds with the chemical structure of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have been identified.
With advances in the technology, there has been growing integration of information technology (IT) with the healthcare sector. There has been a wide acceptance of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) due to promising government policies and initiatives across the globe along with growing focus on patient safety and minimizing of medical costs.
Emulsifiers are utilized as key additives in various food processing applications including bakery, dairy, meat, convenience products, and beverages. These products have contributed to a significant consumption of emulsifying agents since the past few years.
The demand for floating solar power plants is expected to witness significant growth owing to the rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves which is used for electricity generation and other applications. According to BP, the fossil fuel reserves were over 1,000,000 tons in 1994 which went down to around 890,000 in 2014.
Orthobiologics includes products that are made of substances that are naturally developed in out body. These are incorporated by orthopedic surgeons for bone and tissue repair. These are increasingly being utilized to treat broken bones and injured ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
The collision avoidance systems market has been witnessing a surge in the demand in recent times owing to many factors that have been instrumental in the adoption of these systems in the automotive industry. An increasing usage in high-end automobiles has seen the genesis of collision avoidance systems and since then, the systems have been incorporated in most of the road transport automotive.
The escalating bearings demand across railway & aerospace applications offer significant avenues for market growth. The rise in the number of commuters using public transportation is expected to be a key market driver. Further, the availability of improved ways to assist local as well as worldwide transportation systems also provide opportunities for market growth.
Ranging from lab coats and full-body coveralls to metalled shoe and boot covers, sleeves, and smocks, protective clothing and equipment are available in a wide range. The industry has evolved from wool and leather to new synthetic fibers in fire protection application over the recent past. Fire protection equipment (including clothing) is majorly based on six synthetic fibers named as meta-aramide, para-aramide, polybenzimidazole, melamine, polyphenylene benzobisoxazole, and polyimide.
Growing awareness regarding the usage of renewables along with rising usage of the wind as a possible form of energy is driving the demand for turbines, which in turn, is expected to stimulate wind turbine casting market over the upcoming years. These turbines have various components out of which the primary casted parts include the rotor hubs, axle pins, and main carriers.
Bioresorbable polymers are groundbreaking technological materials that don’t require mechanical removals, such as chlorhexidine chip or sutures. Bioresorbable materials have applications in a wide range of medical indications, such as drug delivery coatings, tissue fixation screws, coronary & peripheral vascular scaffolds, bone pins & anchors, as well as surgical and microspheres matrices and meshes.
In the food & beverages industry, air contamination is viewed as a key point of concern. A minor handling error or production leakage may result in disastrous end product. Air is also a key ingredient in the processed food industry, and can carry up to 1500 bacteria per cubic meter. Industrial air filters are used to eliminate these harmful bacteria keeping the food & beverages production environment clean.
The polysilicon market is witnessing constant growth across the world owing to its high demand in the fabrication of electronic semiconductors and solar cells. Initially, polysilicon was majorly used in integrated circuits and other application in the electronic industry. With increasing installation of solar projects, the market trend has now reversed.
Next generation sequencing (NGS), in the last few years, has been recognized as one of the most significant technological advancements in biological research with crucial applications in medical diagnostics. Emergence of this technology along with its plummeting costs has enabled high throughput sequencing in yielding greater productive efficiency and expediting diagnostic outcomes.
Silicone elastomers are rubber materials, found in various formations due to its ease of manufacturing and shaping. They possess good chemical stability, are biocompatible, and non- reactive to environmental temperature changes. These properties allow them to be used in various applications including electrical & electronics, construction, textiles, food storage products, automotive & transportation, medical & healthcare, consumer goods, and industrial sectors.
Increasing demand for chitosan in various end-use industries including wastewater treatment, agrochemicals, textiles, cosmetics, food & beverage and pharmaceuticals is expected to drive industry growth over the next eight years.
In industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation, the machinery, equipment, and components are subject to high operating temperatures. Thus, there is a growing requirement in these industries for efficient coating solutions that offer effective protection of the components and equipment.
The demand for aerosol products is expected to be driven by the rising consumption of personal care products such as deodorants, hair sprays, hair mousses and shaving foams.
There are a growing number of surgical procedures being conducted throughout the world. According to OMICS International Conferences, 2015, approximately 234 million surgical procedures are performed annually. Patient warming and cooling systems are widely used in pre-, post-, and perioperative surgeries. On receiving an anesthesia before surgery, the body temperature of a patient lowers and, hence, there arises a huge need for controlling core body temperature.
Industrial fasteners are hardware devices that join two or more objects together while providing structural strength and rigidity. These devices find application in automobiles, aircraft, furniture, industrial machinery, and textile machinery among others. The growing population and rising disposable income in emerging economies of Asia Pacific coupled with increasing construction activities are expected to drive the industrial fasteners market.
In recent years, roofing materials industry has witnessed an intensified interest in products that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. The industry today is marked with manufacturers, distributors and contractors who focus on offering products that are environmentally friendly and quality services that ensure long-term relationships enhancing customer loyalty.
The global savory snacks market has evolved a lot since the 1990s when the industry was represented by few brands such as Doritos and Cheese balls and there were few other regional brands. The demand increased rapidly after 2000 when PepsiCo brought Lays and Cheetos to the market. Since then, many global and regional companies have entered into the industry with diverse offerings.
In current scenario, contract manufacturing services for small as well as large-molecule drug product is popular and is an ever increasing trend within pharmaceutical sector. Insufficient internal resources to cope with increasing therapeutic demand is driving this vertical.
The demand for intumescent coatings is expected to be driven by the rising consumption by the rapidly developing construction industry. The demand is also expected to be driven by the stringent regulations pertaining to fire safety, mandated by the regulatory bodies across the globe.
Battery Management System (BMS) finds increased applications in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems as they provide high power density and enhanced life expectancy. A UPS system is an electrical equipment that supplies power when the main power or input power sources fail.
The demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabric has been growing rapidly in recent times owing to its superior quality as compared to the nonwoven fabric, especially for manufacturing hygiene products. PP (polypropylene) is a key raw material used for manufacturing nonwoven fabric globally.
Studies on medical radiography systems have revealed that radiation doses can be brought down, which can decrease their destructive impacts without endangering their diagnostic efficacy and adequacy. Even though imaging technologies are high costs, their efficiency in treating modern day disorders, they pose high threat of cancer risk. CT scan, nuclear medicine, and angiography are commonly used diagnostic procedures involving high radiation exposure.
Digital Cameras in medical application has become an essential tool with Medical devices, labs, operating rooms are increasingly outfitted with cameras. These products provide Medical and Life Sciences with several advantages. Digital Images can be instantly checked, and recaptured if necessary. Furthermore, they allow macro photography - enabling image capture from long distances, easy editing and processing using image editing software.
Nanocapsules are a characteristic class of nanoparticles comprising core materials encapsulated by a protective matrix. The matrix encompasses the therapeutic substance and facilitates enhanced delivery of bio-active molecules. Nanocapsules have a broad range of life science applications and possess extremely high reproducibility properties.
Digital technology has been extensively adopted in medicine & healthcare. This revolution has witnessed the acceptance of PAC Systems; i.e., ‘Picture Archiving & Communication Systems.’ PACSs offer electronic storage, distribution, presentation, & picture-retrieval. The global medical digital imaging systems market is anticipated over USD 38 billion by 2024.
The fat replacer market is projected to witness considerable growth across the world owing to its high demand in the food and beverage processing industry. Encouragement from health groups and government agencies have further catalyzed the awareness of nutritional and balanced diet.
Increasing emphasis of manufacturers towards ensuring safe & healthy working conditions in factories and warehouses is a chief reason spurring materials handling equipment market. Further, increasing demand for automated solutions owing to upsurge in technological developments in this domain may augment product sales.
Globally, increasing number of coronary and peripheral interventions coupled with the rising adoption of newer products is likely to boost the angioplasty balloons market during the forecast period.
Botulinum toxin (BNT) is a widely used neurotoxin used for the enhancement of aesthetic appearance. It works by paralyzing muscles in a controlled fashion. Hence, it involves minimal risks compared to other facial injectable. It is commonly used for treating frown lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet line.
A brain tumor is a mass of tissue that is formed by a growth or accumulation of abnormal cells within or closer to the brain. According to the WHO, there are 120 different types of brain tumors depending on the site of occurrence.
The collision avoidance sensors market has been witnessing a surge in the demand in recent times owing to many factors that have been instrumental in the adoption of these sensors in the automotive industry. An increasing usage in high-end automobiles has seen the genesis of collision avoidance systems and since then, the systems have been incorporated in most of the road transport automotive.
Wax melts are used as fragrance products and available in various fragrances, shapes, sizes, and colors. Increasing consumer demand for these products on account of rising income levels and growing requirement for air quality enhancement at homes is expected to stimulate growth over the next nine years.
The global underwater concrete market is expected to be driven by the growing hydropower generation capacity expansions. Hydropower has emerged as one of the fastest growing non-renewable energy sources over the past five years, primarily in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Janssen Products, LP received the U.S. FDA approval in 1995 for Doxil, a liposomal doxorubicin formulation to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma, multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancer. The distribution and marketing of Doxil was done by a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson (J&J), Janssen Products, LP, and was manufactured by Ben Venue Laboratories. However, there was limited availability of Doxil due to the production problems with third-party manufacturer in 2011.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging utilizing low dose x-rays for early detection of the breast cancer. A mammography exam also known as a mammogram plays a vital role in the diagnosis of breast diseases in women as it detects changes in the breast upto two years prior to the realization of the physician or the patient.
Sepsis is a bloodstream & infectious disease that occurs as a result of presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the number of patients suffering from sepsis rose from 200,535 in 2007 to 279,530 in 2013.
The demand for natural food colors is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period as natural food colors are replacing synthetic food colors owing to the growing pressure from consumers. Synthetic food colors have several health hazards related to it including tumors, kidney damages, and different types of allergies.
The demand for diatomite in filtration and aggregates application is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. The growing demand for premium quality craft beer in the U.S. is expected to drive the market as diatomite improves the filtration efficiency of the filters that improves the taste and clarity of the beer and with low haze.
Microencapsulation is a technology by which solid, gas and liquid particles are enclosed in microscopic particles. The technology is used for releasing active ingredients, preventing chemical odors and targeted drug delivery & release in pharmaceutical, food & beverage, paints & coatings, and agrochemical applications.
Structural biology combines biochemistry, molecular biology, and biochemistry, to analyze the molecular structure of macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, to reveal functional aspects of individual macromolecules that influence biological interactions.
The rising disposable income, urbanization, and changing lifestyle in developing economies, including China, India, and Mexico, are expected to increase the demand for branded clothing products. Furthermore, new product launches including Levi's 505 jeans in developed markets, such as the U.S., are expected to remain as one of the favorable factors for the textiles industry over the forecast period.
Certain benefits of treating patient at home includes improved patient outcomes, cost efficiency, and patient preferred setting. These benefits give home healthcare edge over treating patients in traditional settings.
Smart label is used as an identification tool which has advanced features and properties as compared to its conventional counterpart barcode. Ease of use, fast performance, and quick data access have helped smart label to gain consumer preference. Smart label consists of an electronic responsive device which shares the accurate data in consistent digital format.
Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are companies which sell mobile services under the name of licensed mobile operators. They partner up with telecom service providers or mobile network operators (MNOs) and sell services based on their brand. MVNOs rely on the brand of its partner company to sell its services.
The proliferation of portable smart devices and the increasing social media penetration have significantly resulted in the generation of large chunks of data over the recent past and the trend is expected to continue in the near future.
Rise in geriatric population and increasing incidence of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), and glaucoma across the globe are anticipated to boost the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, advancements in fundus cameras and commercialization of products are likely to drive the market in the coming years. In December 2016, Epipole Ltd. launched epiCam C, a color hand-held fundus camera, in UK.
Accurate measurement and monitoring of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) is essential for neurological patients in order to prevent ischemic and mechanical injury to the nervous system. Approximately, two-third of the population with severe head injury suffers from intracranial hypertension. In addition, men had higher death rates due to traumatic brain injury as compared to women.
Rising demand for reduction in hospital stay has led to the development of technology to perform infusion therapy at home or in alternate healthcare settings, thereby boosting the growth of this market in the near future. Home infusion is gradually being considered as an excellent alternative for the patients suffering from chronic diseases as compared to an extended hospital stay or admission in a nursing home.
Glossy effect is a thing of the past. Gone are the days when people used to like things that are shiny. Matting agents are benefitting from this scenario. These additives provide excellent sheen and gloss control without affecting the mechanical and optical properties of the coating.
North America personal care specialty ingredient industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of most of the leading global industry players. However, there is a great difference in the industry competitiveness in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Thermal paper finds use majorly in POS terminals as they provide excellent high-temperature stability, barcode scan ability, and moisture resistance. The POS terminals use thermal paper for transactions in retail, hospital, and warehouse on account of offering superior property of exhibiting high time span as compared to ordinary conventional printed paper.
The Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) market has been in existence since 2001 when the first device was introduced in August by Medtronic Plc.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) are individual components or mixture of components that are used as a part of a finished pharmaceutical drug or medical product and are responsible for pharmacological activity of that drug. APIs are produced by processes such as chemical synthesis, biotechnological synthesis, and extraction from natural sources.
Textile manufacturing includes extensive process stages of chemical and nonchemical treatments. The finishing technique includes usage of different types of chemicals during pretreatment & preparation, dyeing, printing and modification of fabrics. More than 60% of the various textile chemical product classes are utilized in fabric pretreatment, yarn formation, textile laminating, coatings, textile finishing, and other miscellaneous application.
Long chain dicarboxylic acid has properties which provide them with great flexibility and strength, and they also possess an ability to bend which reduces breakage & number of links in polymer. These properties make the long chain dicarboxylic acid useful as precursor for manufacturing of various applications including nylon & other polyamide, powder coatings, lubricants, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and corrosion inhibitors.
Flavonoids are plant chemicals that are found in almost all vegetables and fruits. They are also known as phytonutrients and are responsible for imparting colors to vegetables and fruits. Besides, flavonoids have anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties, which have increased their importance in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Marketing as an activity rests on communicating messages to target groups. Signage, commonly used in this field involves the application of symbols and signs for conveying information. Digital signage on the other hand comprises streaming media, videos, and digital images. The display of such content calls for the application of technologies such as LED (Light emitting diode) and LCD (Liquid-crystal display).
CRM (customer relationship management) is at the core of every industry, including healthcare. New payment & care methods have encouraged medical services to take healthcare CRMs more seriously.
Compressed air is increasingly becoming intolerant to air contamination in numerous applications that require clean air, and is a key factor expected to drive the oil free air compressor market growth over the forecast period.
Automation is quickly replacing labor in intensive sectors that require accuracy. One such automated machine is ‘automated guided vehicle’ (AGV). AGVs are automatic mobile robots used for varied industrial applications.
The 21st century is a fascinating era of inventions. Latest electronic devices have features which let us find answers to our queries through the internet. Isn’t it wonderful that these devices even allow food from our favorite places to be delivered at our doorstep? Our excessive reliance on electronic services has led to the wastage of resources. But what if there existed a solution which salvaged the trash from our dustbins and converted it into energy. It does and it’s called ‘waste to energy.’
The household cooking appliances market is poised for a steady growth in the coming years. Technological advancements in devices, such as IoT-enabled appliances, sensors for pre-defined cook time, and digital menu enabled devices, have played a pivotal role in shaping the market growth.
Depression is the leading cause of disabilities worldwide as it impacts normal day-to-day activities of an individual. These disorders need to be treated at an early stage to avert the development of suicidal conditions in mentally depressed individuals.With surging incidence of depressive disorders, the market witnesses growth due to increasing prescription rates.
Increasing consumption of folic acid in promising applications in various verticals of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals sectors coupled with strict regulations is expected to propel the global market demand. Raising its utilization in food and beverage industry to increase the folic acid food fortification particularly in developed economies such as North and Europe is also predicted to impact the global folic acid market positively.
Fiberglass is a strong, lightweight material and used in vinyl flooring products including luxury vinyl tiles, vinyl composite tiles, and vinyl sheets. Fiberglass exhibits superior properties to felt backing including longer lifespan and non-allergen and this is anticipated to increase its usage tremendously over the forecast period.
Clinical laboratory tests form an integral part of the healthcare industry, as approximately 80% of diagnoses by healthcare professionals are laboratory-based. The shortened length-of-stay at hospitals and reduced contact between a patient and the concerned physician has increased the demand of clinical laboratories.
The rising incidences of injuries to workers, personnel deaths, and environmental contamination in the form of oil spills, water pollution, and air pollution have driven governments across the globe to take stringent measures towards ensuring ecological and worker safety in core industries such as manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, power, transportation, and mining, among others.
Thermal insulation helps to cut down energy consumption in buildings by eliminating heat gain or loss through the building envelope. They are widely used as construction materials and are known to have low thermal conductivity, often lower than 0.1W/mK.
The digital content evolution across different industries, including entertainment, finance, healthcare, and education, has resulted in an increasing competition within the market and has prompted companies in modernizing communication processes and systems.
Drug discovery and development is an integral sustainability strategy adopted by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Growing prevalence of chronic and long-term diseases has heightened the need for new drug development via extensive R&D investments.
Pumping systems are found globally in various industrial facilities. Rising infrastructural development in Asia Pacific countries including India and China couple with growth of various end-use industries including oil & gas, power and food & beverages is expected to fuel market growth over the next nine years.
We generally do not discuss in public or avoid the issues associated with female hygiene products. However, nowadays, it is considered as one of the most vital issues among the increasing population. Skin is the largest organ of a body, and they are highly permeable to all the potential toxins that directly contact with skin surfaces.
Cardiac pacemaker is a medical device, which controls the functioning of the heart using electrical impulses that artificially contract the heart muscles. A block in the heart’s electrical conduction system may result in failure of the natural pacemaker in the heart.
Natural fibers are widely used in textile industries since ages. Wool, hemp, and flax derived from vegetable & plants are the oldest fibers used in textile. Initially, these fibers were discovered in South East Asia and Egypt. With improved communication and transportation, skills related to textile manufacturing spread across the globe and were adapted according to the capabilities and needs of the various nations.
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are altered polymers whose chemical and physical properties have been modified to provide active shape “memory” characteristic. SMP can display a radical change by using thermal or other such stimuli to convert into an elastic state from a rigid polymer.
NMP is a polar aprotic solvent with good solvency with a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds. NMP has high chemical and thermal stability and is miscible in water at all temperatures.
The Field Programmable Gate Array is an Integrated Circuit (IC) which can be configured to a device after its manufacturing. The unique feature of FPGAs to be reprogrammed post manufacturing for fulfilling a specific task makes them beneficial for users. Over the past few years, usage of FPGAs has increased from high-end devices to mid-end and low-end design needs across industries.
The extensive use of Si photonics leverages the feature of the high-resolution lithography toolset in the CMOS industry. The use of these devices helps to provide high resolution, low power consumption, and fast switching speeds.
The rise of IoT era has instigated demand for innovative products, which has placed pressure on foundries to deliver highly optimized components.
Over the past few years, there has been a growth in the number of armed conflicts around the globe. Indo-Pak conflict over Kashmir, the Syrian civil war, ISIS conflict, and the Lebanon conflict are a few examples. Ballistic protection market has witnessed significant technological innovations, which offers armor wear developed from new advanced materials for law-enforcement professionals. Companies have achieved important improvements with the development of various materials that are used for the production of ballistic protection materials.
The U.S. has been witnessing the results of a steady economy in the recent years and is expected to remain so in the coming years. The growing infrastructure industry and the rising number of real estate projects in the country are acting as conducive factors for the increasing investments in the fencing market.
The IC sockets are used in the devices containing the integrated circuits and are used as a placeholder for IC chips. The sockets are used for insertion and safely removal of IC chips which may get damaged from heat from soldering.
Carotenoids are organic compounds that are found in plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria. Carotenoids market is expected to show high growth owing to increasing usage in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Rising product demand as they serve as antioxidants and protect the body against chronic diseases, effects of aging, vision disorder, and cellular damage will fuel growth.
Insulating glass is commonly referred as single glazing, double glazing or triple glazed glass. It belongs to the category of value addition products which not only improve the aesthetics but also play a major role in reducing the energy consumption inside the building.
Stainless steel is preferred in the automotive industry due to its favorable properties such as high strength, corrosion resistance, and ability to perform under extreme temperatures and pressures. Iron ore, nickel, chromium, silicon, scrap iron, zinc, and coking coal are the major raw materials used in the manufacturing of automotive stainless steel tubes.
Cognitive computing is a technology platform based on the scientific premises of signal processing and artificial intelligence. The necessity for the major industries to analyze a large volume of data optimally on a real-time basis has led to the pervasive growth of the market over the forecast period.
Graphene is a thin layer of the purest form of carbon. It is a material stronger than steel and can be used in various industries such as electronics, energy, and composites among others. Production of high-quality graphene was initially a constraint to the commercial use of this material. However, with growing R&D and new technologies, this problem has been solved.
Solar tracker is a product that aids in directing payloads towards the direction of sunlight. The payloads that are majorly used are parabolic troughs and solar panels. They improve the energy efficiency by aligning the payload in an angle incident to the sun’s direction.
Graphene is a thin layer of the purest form of carbon. It is a material stronger than steel and can be used in various industries such as electronics, energy, and composites among others. Production of high-quality graphene was initially a constraint to the commercial use of this material. However, with growing R&D and new technologies, this problem has been solved.
The financial and retail institutions outsource the coin and currency operations to third-party service providers to reduce the risk and focus on core competencies. The carriers are offering state-of-the-art facilities dedicated for currency processing, owing to the increased demand for the market and the growing return on investment.
Biotechnology could be the answer to daily problems in bio agriculture, bio industrial, biopharmaceuticals, and bioservices. It is raising the bar on effectiveness while being economical; opening new avenues for market players to dabble with.
Passive optical network is a telecommunication technology used for implementing a point-to-multipoint architecture. The network system also uses unpowered fiber optic splitters and combiners to enable a single optical fiber for serving multiple end-users without having individual fibers between the customer and hub.
As Google Inc. and Amazon Inc. consider drones for applications ranging from providing high-speed Internet to package delivery, military planners and regulators across the world are concerned with the fact that inexpensive drones, which are extensively available in the market, could pose a serious threat to the vital aviation infrastructure, aerospace, and even national security.
Energy conservation takes the center stage in a globalized world, characterized by dwindling resources and ever-increasing demand for energy. In simple terms, energy management aims at controlling and reducing energy usage. Energy management system (EMS) refers to a framework comprising computer-based tools that are used by electric grid operators.
LiDAR or LADAR stands for ’Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging’ or ’Light Detection And Ranging’. It is a surveying technique that calculates the distance to targeted objects by illuminating them using laser light. LiDAR is commonly used for making high-resolution maps and has several applications in geomatics, geodesy, archaeology, geology, and geography.
Rising forms of oral diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, thrush and cavities are noticeably prevalent among the general public. Gum diseases are painful and hamper overall appearance of any person. The increasing awareness on gum diseases and its harmful effects has caused people to take early precautionary measures to maintain their oral health and avoid any future grievances.
Air core drilling is a method wherein hardened steels or blades are used to bore a hole in an unconsolidated formation. Air core drilling can reach a depth of 300 meters which is great for mineral mining. The air core drill bit has three blades which cut the soft rock formations thereby removing the drill cuttings by the help of injecting air into the hole through the annular area between the drill rod and inner tube.
Carbon capture & storage (CCS) is the method of capturing CO2 (carbon dioxide) from large point sources; for instance, fossil fuel plants. The captured carbon dioxide is then transferred to a storage space & usually deposited in an underground geological formation, from where it won’t enter the environment.
Exposure to high level of radiations can be fatal and requires monitoring. Hospital workers, nuclear facilities engineers, and workers associated with industrial facilities housing radioactive materials share the need for protection from the harmful effects of radiation.
The complete value chain of the cold-end exhaust systems market is a constricted industry segment-related chain with an interconnection between several players coupled with a flow of value in the form of services and goods. The entire value chain for the exhaust system industry, when classified into industry segments, comprises two major streams, namely the core industry and supporting industry segments.
Drugs are the first line therapy for almost every small or major illness. We have succeeded in developing different routes of administration in order to get the optimized desired response. The current market for these drug delivery systems has achieved a level of competition where every market player is investing significantly in developing novel drug delivery systems in order to remain competent in the market. Development in drug delivery systems is aimed at factors such as increasing patient convenience and reducing the amount of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) per dose.
Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system consists of automatic ticket vending, ticket checking, & gate machines. It is a smartcard-based contactless back-to-back solution for payments and fare collection. Demand for efficient transportation services propels AFC growth. AFC is a high-tech solution & exclusively designed for transport operations. Such applications require integrated & stable platforms to maintain easy flow of travelers at peak hours and gather data & transmit it to the center.
The introduction of smart connected washing machines is attracting consumers and has managed to influence a section of the customer-base to replace their old washing machines with their smart connected counterparts. The increase in the demand for energy-efficient and fully automatic appliances is expected to boost the washing machine industry over the forecast period.
Everyone has experienced the moment described ahead. Your favorite movie is playing and you wish to enter its fantasy world! Escape from reality has been a part & parcel of the human experience since time immemorial.
Drones provide information with crucial details; like crops’ height, nutrition, diseases, weed indication, fruits, and soil’s moisture content. These devices aid in crop scouting and alerting users in making the right decisions about pesticides & fertilizers. This can help farmers increase their agricultural yield without any eco harm or wastage.
A flight simulator is a system that lets the user experience what it is like to pilot a particular type of airplane. Flight simulators are mainly used for pilot training. They replicate the equations that make an airplane fly and the aircraft’s response to flight control applications & external factors.
Liquefied petroleum gas or LPG is also known as Auto Gas, BBQ Gas, LPG Gas, LP Gas, Propane, or Camping gas. It is a mixture of flammable hydrocarbon gases, such as butane or propane. Interestingly, there are countries where LPG is only made of either butane or propane. In many cases, it could also be a combination of the two.
IoT (Internet of Things) is a network of interconnected devices. These interlinked devices are embedded with sensors, network connectivity, software, & other electronics that allow them collect & exchange data, making them communicable & responsive. The thing, in IoT, could be anything from a biochip transponder in a livestock, to a heart monitor implant in a person, or even a ‘built-in’ sensor in a tire (alerting the driver of tire pressure).
Anti-reflective coatings or AR coatings are applied to the surfaces of lenses to improve vision and reduce reflection. These coatings comprise thin films layered alternately with contrasting RIs. They reduce reflections or glint from the sun’s rays and allow clear vision. AR coatings are used extensively on large TV & computer screens to minimize glare.
Mobile wallets are the digital equivalents of their traditional counterparts. They store information on debit & credit cards. This information helps access products, services, or places. It can be in the form of loyalty cards, driving licenses, personal identity cards, health cards, etc. The information can be accessed through an app using a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and password/fingerprint.
Quantum dots (QDs) are nano-crystals or tiny particles of a semiconducting material. They are roughly one ten-thousandth the width of a human hair, thus justifying their name.
Imagine a couple planning a ‘much-needed’ holiday in the Caribbean. They select a resort and visit it to check its insides. Appears normal, doesn’t it? However, what’s different is that they do the same while one partner is in Canada and the other in Dubai. This is just one of the amazing things that can be achieved through Augmented Reality (AR).
Mondays have always been perceived as mundane and unavoidable. But navigating through Monday traffic is more boring than the office hours we put in. If only technology could provide an answer to solve this conundrum. It has actually, in self-driving cars, also termed as ‘smart cars.’ Let’s look at the scope and future these cars bring.
Did you know that wearable devices or wearables were accessories & clothing comprising innovative & computer electronic technologies? They normally display pragmatic features & functions.
These devices are no longer confined to human beings but also used by pets and domestic animals! Pet wearables are estimated to observe growth owing to ‘tracking & identification’ and ‘distance & behavior monitoring’ of pets.
Coma is a state of total unconsciousness & caused by strokes, severe head injuries, water intoxication, tumors, or some other factors. It is extremely difficult to treat. Common signs of coma include depressed brainstem reflexes; for e.g., eyes unresponsive to light and body unaffected by sound/painful stimuli.
Global air and missile defense (AMDR) market size was estimated to be USD 7 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of over 6.5% making it a lucrative market in sophisticated and advanced technology industry. Increased threats in the Middle East, Asia pacific and Europe lead to higher demand of these radars.
Ever wondered why milk and juice taste so fresh even days after manufacturing? Their extended shelf-life, sterility, and uncompromised flavor can be attributed to aseptic packaging!
Data center strategies were focused on the maintenance of safe & durable applications. Long-term strategies were generally developed in combination with aging ‘data center’ assets & the need for extra floor space to bring in more cooling & power.
An Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improves the performance of a transportation network, enables multimodal transport, optimizes fuel consumption and helps reducing risk of road accidents. It achieves this by integrating the transportation network with ICT (Information and Communications Technology). ITS can also be extended for rail, water and air transport and navigation systems. Real-time data is collected through sensors, video surveillance devices, navigation systems and vehicle probes and it is further analyzed and communicated to the user via internet, dynamic sign boards, mobile telephony, etc. These systems are used for boosting the overall safety as well as increasing the efficiency of the operation of public transit systems. Application areas include traffic management, parking management, automotive telematics, road user charging, road safety and security, freight management (commercial) and environment protection.
Akin to other industries, healthcare too is going digital. Actually; data analytics, software-based technology, cloud computing, and IoT (Internet of Things) are set to transform ‘life sciences’ like never before
Antimicrobial packaging kills pathogens that contaminate foods & beverages. This application involves the ‘controlled release’ of antimicrobial agents in packaging materials.
IVAs can answer the queries of users regarding internet access. They also put on reminders for important events and help access your phone’s vital files with voice commands.
Feed additives are catalysts that improve the quality of meat consumed by humans. They are used to protect livestock (sea food, pork, cattle, & poultry) from diseases, boost their weight, and ensure the digestion of essential nutrients. Moreover, feed additives lower vitamin deficiencies.
Green or sustainable constructions typically adopt green building materials. These materials are popular due to their customer & eco-friendly properties. They have lesser operating & maintenance costs
Biosimilars are medical biologics that are identical to original products. They are basically ‘complex’ and ‘large-molecular-weight’ molecules made in living cells via genetic engineering. The global biosimilars market is predicted to experience noticeable expansion over the next few years.
The phase of wireless charging is almost here, with car makers, airports, and restaurant chains setting up charging stations. You can merely place your phone on the table to renew the battery, instead of having to carry a charger and plug it in
Big data consists of ungrouped data; showcasing patterns, trends, & associations of consumers. This large ‘data’ volume, when successfully compiled, is valuable to a business‘s day-to-day operations.
3D cameras in smartphones are promising. They offer superior picture & video quality to consumers. Presently, smart phones are incorporated with 3D sensors. These sensors feel movements and facilitate smartphone cameras to catch accurate ‘surrounding & object’ dimensions.
In a recent survey, about two-thirds of all enterprises claimed most of their purchasing, marketing, and supply chain functions to be cloud-based. Over half of them predicted cloud computing to boost their top-line revenues within three years of adoption. In fact, most companies are foreseen to depend on cloud technology in the coming years.
The management of chronic ailments has become extremely convenient with telehealth facilities. Fixed & mobile ‘home units’ monitor temperature, blood pressure, etc. These parameters can be reviewed from a long distance.
There has been a steep rise in thefts, robberies, internet hackings, and security breaches across the globe. Biometric and facial recognition technologies were developed to combat the same & ease the burden of companies.
With a generation obsessed with beauty & perfection, a gorgeous smile and sparkling teeth are the keys to holding people’s attention. Cosmetic dentistry has fulfilled this dream !
Increasing requirements for lightweight & high strength materials across various end-use industries, primarily automotive and aerospace, is expected to be the key driving factor forcing the market growth over the forecast period. Rising need for fuel-efficient vehicles to meet the stringent pollution control norms is expected to trigger the product demand. The global carbon fiber market exceeded USD 2 billion in 2015 and is supposed to grow at an estimated CAGR of over 10% from 2016 to 2024.
The global emulsion polymer market is projected to witness growth at a CAGR of over 5.0 % over the next eight years. Increased demand from various end-use industries is likely to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. Its key applications include paper & paperboard coatings, adhesives, and paints & coatings. Demand for acrylics has been increasing over the past few years which in turn will boost its need in the paints & coatings industry over the forecast period.
Global monochloroacetic acid demand is expected to witness a steady growth mainly on account of increasing pesticide manufacturing in countries including China, Germany, Netherlands, and India. Expanding application base in the end use industries which include petrochemicals, healthcare, personal care, and textile provide lucrative is expected to further growth opportunities in near future.
The global textile chemical market exceeded 9.5 million tons in 2015. Textile chemicals are used to improve the appearance of the cloth or enhance certain specifically desired properties as required in manufacturing flameproof furniture fabrics, airbags, etc. Increasing urban population and lifestyle of consumers, mainly in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America is likely to drive the market growth of the textile industry.
The global agricultural films market is anticipated to witness rapid growth over the forecast period primarily on account of increasing food demand from an ever-expanding population. Agricultural films are high-quality polymer films used for various agricultural applications including greenhouses, silos, mulching, fumigation, and underlays to protect, preserve and enhance the quality and productivity of farm produce.
Carbon black market size is expected to rise at a CAGR of above 3% over the forecast period due to demand from plastics, rubber goods, and tires production. The primary market will be its application in tires as it plays a significant role in increasing rolling resistance and tread wear.
Global bottled water market is expected to witness brisk growth over the forecast period owing to rising health concerns and shortage in healthy drinking water. Shift in consumer preferences due to additional health benefits can be attributed to the growth in the recent years. Due to a shift in consumer preference towards healthy eating and drinking habits, the demand for this product is presumed to witness robust growth over the forecast period. Innovation in packaging coupled with efficient supply chain has resulted rapid growth in the recent past.
The global automotive electronics industry is projected to witness a significant growth owing to technological advancements and increasing concern about safety and comfort. Emergency call systems, alcohol ignition interlocks, and accident data recorder systems are an example of technologies, which are expected to boost the vehicle growth. Moreover, an increase in standard of living and increase in disposable incomes is driving the demand for these systems. Increasing customer demand for multimedia enabled vehicles, safer and fuel-efficient vehicles enabling manufacturers to make their cars smart than ever before.
Embedded systems are a combination of software as well as hardware which is either programmable or fixed in capabilities. These systems are designed for a particular function. Automobiles, medical equipment, cameras, industrial machines, household appliances, airplanes, vending machines, toys, cellular phones and PDA (personal digital assistant) are among the myriad of possible hosts of the system. Embedded systems are the key enablers of smart devices which represent one of the technological marvels of the 21st century.
An increasing number of fire accidents and security issues has made the fire alarm equipment market saturated over the years and at a global level. However, constant innovations in technology and government initiatives in developing economies are supporting the market growth. There are varieties of fire safety equipment available in the market, such as heat detectors, flame detectors, and smoke detectors, used in sectors such as residential, industrial, and commercial zones.
High performance alloys are expected to grow at a CAGR of above 4% over the next eight years. It is mainly influenced by the increase in population, consumer awareness, changing consumer preference and development in the economy. Technology improvements in high performance alloys have led to its application in numerous industries and reduced production cost. Growing GDP in countries such as China, India and Brazil is expected to drive the demand for high performance alloys.
Nanosilver, also known as colloidal silver, are minute silver particles with dimensions less than 100nm. These nanoparticles usually possess different chemical and physical properties than those of larger particles of the same material. Silver exists in various forms including silver oxides, silver nanoparticles, and silver salts which have been widely used in medical and consumer applications owing to their chemical properties such as surface-to-volume ratio and solubility.
Increasing world population and surging needs for food across the globe is expected to augment the phosphate fertilizers market demand. Phosphate fertilizers are commonly employed in the agriculture sector as they are used for enhancing the growth of the plants by providing nutrients present in them. Phosphate fertilizers also enhance the soil effectiveness by modifying its water retention and aeration. They are prepared on a commercial scale from phosphate rocks. Phosphate is a crucial element required for the growth of different kinds of crops due to its ability to develop seeds & roots and maturing of plants and commercial crops.
The global market for plastics is expected to grow significantly on account of its usage in building and construction application. The unique properties possessed by plastics such as active however lightweight, easy transportation, durable, scratch resistant, non-corrosive, removable & recyclable and the price stability it provides, makes plastics the most suitable substance for usage in the construction & building industry. The conventional plastics used in the construction segment consist of acrylic, composites, expanded polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride.
Epoxy resins are accepted to be thermosetting polymers. These thermosetting polymers are utilized as high-performance coatings, adhesives, and encapsulating materials. Epoxies have a huge quantity of compensation over other objects; the most significant is their adaptability coupled with their flexibility. Their main application industry comprises coatings & paintings, electrical and electronics appliances, and compound, amongst many others.
Global polyacrylamide market is anticipated to witness a significant growth over the upcoming years on account of the rising awareness of the waste water management. Polyacrylamide is a water soluble polymer. Thus, these water soluble polymers are used for separation of proteins and water treatment. Polyacrylamides are produced in liquid form or granular form and are available as anionic, non-ionic, cationic and other polymers which include homopolymers and copolymers.
Global sulfuric acid demand is expected to witness a steady growth mainly on account of its broad applications, especially in the phosphate fertilizers manufacturing. Sulfuric acid is a mineral acid having a molecular formula of H2SO4 and is soluble in water at all concentrations. The product is an odorless and colorless viscous liquid. However, it is sometimes dyed brown so that it is easily visible. In ancient period, this acid was named as oil of vitriol.
High performance anti-corrosion coatings refer to advanced materials which are used on concrete and metal components in several manufacturing plants which are unprotected from severe corrosive environments, including acid rain. The key segments of the products of the global high performance anti-corrosion coatings market include acrylic coatings, urethane coatings, and epoxy coatings. These coatings are majorly used up in vital industries. The main end-use segments of the high performance anti-corrosion coatings market consist of tanks & pipes, marine, oil & gas, power generation, and construction.
The global rare earth metal market is displaying immense enthusiasm amongst the industry players owing to the rapid increase in production facilities worldwide. The market is expected to rise at CAGR of 14% over 2016 to 2024. The increasing use of rare earth metals in NiMH batteries and renewable energy segment are the primary growth drivers for this sector. Rising national interest to secure and leverage these unique elements is also growing the market demand for this limited natural resources.
Global construction chemicals market is expected to experience brisk growth over the forecast period due to increase in urbanization trend across the world. The rise in demand from various end-use industries such as residential and non-residential & infrastructure is estimated to contribute to the construction chemicals market growth over the next eight year period. Chemicals that are used in materials such as concrete and mortar to enhance the compatibility with protecting, performance and building structures are known as the construction chemicals.
Global printing ink market was valued at over USD 16 billion in 2015. The increasing popularity of environment-friendly ink for commercial, publication and packaging printing applications is expected to drive the global market. 3D printing technology is anticipated to possess enormous potential in all key industries including healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
High scale innovation and advancements made in microbolometer technology have led to an increase in the commercialization of the IR cameras. The global IR cameras market is expected to reach USD 5.10 Billion by 2022. Decreasing prices due to technological proliferations is anticipated to drive the IR camera market over the forecast period. On account of the increased utilization in the commercial and industrial application, the technology is expected to witness substantial adoption in security & surveillance applications.
Growing environmental concerns, increasing awareness of the economic & ecological viability of using biodegradable plastics coupled with favorable government initiatives have led to the growth of the global biodegradable plastics market. The key drivers expected to boost the biodegradable plastics market are the utilization of bio-based raw material, the shift in consumer preference for eco-friendly packaging, and increased government initiatives & activities to promote the use of biodegradable plastics.
3D imaging technology with its boundless possibilities in upcoming products is altering processes and methods across industries and enhancing lives. The technology's influence spans from mobile phone apps to effective surgeries to high-tech military and space imaging. Coupled with the rapid adoption is the commercialization of the technology with companies achieving cost effective developments and manufacturing of stereo devices.
Over the last decade, the IoT MCU market has experienced a gradual transformation from 8-bit MCUs to 32-bit MCUs. Internet of Things (IoT) appears to have significantly influenced microcontroller technology. In a recent market research report examining the global IoT Microcontroller (MCU) market, Grand View Research states that the market size is expected to reach USD 3,561.7 million by 2022. Increased pressure on systems designers to design innovative products and provide breakthrough solutions consistently, provides avenues for future growth.
Global armored vehicle market is expected to witness significant growth over the next seven years on account of its rapid demand primarily in developing countries, viable conflicts in global scenario, preeminent importance for homeland securities and growing conflicts within several nations.
Global natural and organic personal care market is expected to witness significant growth over the next seven years. Natural and organic products are derived from the ingredients made in nature. Majority of these products are composed of the plant-derived ingredients such as roots, essential oils, herbs and flowers. Few of them are also composed of the animal-derived ingredients such as minerals and beeswax. After the extraction, they are combined with several naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, humectants, emulsifiers and surfactants. These natural and organic products specifically do not use synthetic chemicals for manufacturing so as to preserve the natural content of the products.
Automated teller machine (ATM) market is poised to grow on account of technological advancements in wireless communicating device integration. Rising integration of wireless communication services with ATM in order to reduce transaction frauds is a major factor driving demand over the forecast period. Furthermore, advancements in ATM’s such as solar ATM’s, smart ATMs is expected to fuel industry growth.
Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells that have ability to differentiate into a range of cell types. Stem cells with high proliferation capacity posses low risk of tumor formation and viral contamination. Thus, stem cells is rapidly becoming choice of treatment for the patients suffering from life threatening conditions such as cancer and blood, metabolic and immune system disorders.
Genomics is a branch of molecular biology that deals with the study of genes, chromosomes and their functions. It concerns with analysis and sequencing of individual’s genome for performing genetic mapping for disease diagnosis and treatment. Genomics involves the study of intragenomic processes such as heterosis, pleiotropy, epistasis and the interactions between loci and alleles within the genome. It includes comparative genomics, functional genomics, structural genomics, epigenomics and Pharmacogenomics. Dissection of architectural features of genes and chromosomes is referred to as structural genomics. Characterization of genes and their components encompasses functional genomics. Epigenomics is the study of complete set of epigenetic modifications which plays a vital role in gene regulation and expression. Comparative genomics is the study of evolutionary relationships between the genetic content of different species. Pharmacogenomics includes drug design ways and novel biological targets. Major applications of genomics include genomic anthropology, medicine, biotechnology and social sciences. Driving factors for genomics market include increasing prevalence of fetal diseases such cancer, diabetes and others, increasing approaches for novel genomics techniques and tools, growing geriatric population as ageing is considered as the greatest risk factor for the development of diseases such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Introduction of technological advancements such as next negation DNA sequencing, whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics is expected to drive the market at rapid pace.
Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal, is a porous form of carbon which is made by processing with oxygen. Activated carbon is in a non graphite carbon form which is produced from any carbonaceous material such as coconut shell, paddy husk, wood, lignite, coir pith, coal, etc. It is used in refining and bleaching of chemical solutions and vegetable oils, recovery of solvents and other vapors, water purification, recovery of gold, in filters to protect against gases and in gas masks. Activated carbon is manufactured using chemical activation and steam activation which is a two-step process. The first step includes carbonizing raw material such as coal, peat, coconut shell or any other material; the second step involves activating with the help of oxygen or chemical treatment to develop pores. Products manufactured from lignite, bituminous and anthracite, sub-bituminous, coconut shell charcoal and wood are the key activated carbon products that are used globally. Carbons manufactured from coal or coconut shells are used in water filters. Prices of coal differ from country to country; the U.S. and China are deemed most important.
Natural gas is one of the most rapidly growing forms of energy and has made its presence felt significantly in the global energy basket. It has been rapidly catching up with crude oil as a fuel alternative because of its cleaner existence. Natural gas has been able to successfully penetrate the transportation and domestic application markets, thus helping it evolve as the primary global fuel. However, there has been an increased emphasis on the usage of unconventional gas sources such as shale gas, tight gas and CBM owing to the depletion of conventional natural gas reserves. Drilling cost is the major contributor to the overall production cost of CBM. Electricity cost, machine maintenance cost and operational costs also contribute to the total cost of production. The leading application area of CBM is power generation.
Fuel cells are devices which convert the fuel’s chemical energy into electricity via a chemical reaction in the presence of an oxidizing agent. Fuel cells use hydrogen or other hydrocarbon fuels which are available in abundance. This makes them one of the fastest growing alternate backup power options as the reserves of fossil fuels used during conventional electricity generation methods have been depleting. Additionally, they are eco friendly as their by-product only comprises nitrous oxide. They generate lower noise levels as compared to other incumbent technologies due to lack of moving parts and an efficient combustion process. They have a broad range of operation times and can be integrated into a variety of devices such as refrigerators. Portable fuel cell applications include consumer products such as laptops and mobile phones, personal electronics, Accelerated Processing Units, portable products and consumer products such as laptops and mobile phones. Stationary fuel cell applications include Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), residential power and Combined Heat Power (CHP). Transportation applications include auxiliary power units and fuel cell electric vehicles.
In vitro diagnostics (IVD) is a type of medical test to help detect and diagnose diseases or infections and determine a course of treatment, under a controlled environment such as a laboratory. The global IVD market is expected to grow owing to increase in demand for non-invasive medical procedures and high prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. The speed of results generated also play a significant role in selecting a diagnostic tool/technique. Rapid diagnostic tests such as cartridge based molecular technology helps deliver TB diagnosis results in less than two hours and thereby help in early detection, better control and limit the prevalence of a disease in a region or country.
The microscopes market has been witnessing considerable demand due to rise in funding in emerging applications such as nanotechnology. A major driver for this market includes research and development in the field of nanotechnology in order to commercialize it, since nanotechnology has a variety of niche applications. Additionally, microscopes are used in semiconductors, life sciences and material sciences. Drivers for the market include research and development for advanced microscopes used in life sciences and the growing semiconductor market in the Asian and Latin American regions.
Rare earth elements (REE) or rare earth metals comprise a set of seventeen elements that show similar properties and belong to the lanthanide and actinide series. They consist of 15 lanthanide elements along with Yttrium and Scandium. They have a wide range of applications in high-end technology products such as computers, TVs, tablets, advanced military technology, super conductors, medical devices etc. Other applications include catalysts in automotive and petroleum refining and as a pigment in glass and ceramics.
Point of Care (POC) diagnostics are tests that are designed to be used near the patient site which do not require a dedicated permanent area and are conducted outside clinical spaces. The major drivers of this market include increased aging population, immediate test results and rising market penetration of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems). Additionally, shortage of skilled staff at the diagnostics facilities is expected to aid POC market penetration and positioning. Out-care patient model which is an initiative taken by the governments to reduce stay in the hospitals along with homecare and other health care facilities are expected to help in promoting POC diagnostics. POC diagnostics have initiated a decentralized trend in the healthcare industry which facilitates patients to be catered at remote locations, get early diagnostics and reduce costs.
Health benefits and nutritional content of protein ingredients, with its essential functional properties make it a vital constituent of the human body. They assist in maintaining muscles, losing fat and promote proper healing of body. The human body requires 13 essential amino acids that form the building blocks of proteins. However, the human body is unable to produce nine of these amino acids and thereby they must be obtained through other food sources, essentially called protein supplements. Two major sources of protein are animal source (dairy proteins) and plant source (soy proteins). Dairy proteins are derived from sources such as fish, milk, gelatin, egg and meat, and soy proteins are derived from sources such as rice, soy, wheat, canola, pea etc. Concentrates, isolates and hydrolysates are types of proteins obtained from milk and soy with isolates having maximum protein content.
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