Research Insights

A section highlighting excerpts from our research studies. The section comprises compilation of interesting trends and trigger factors associated with a market.

Telemedicine: The Ultimate Solution for Quality Care

Telemedicine/Virtual Medicine is defined as the use of medical data switched from one source to other via electronic communication means in order to improve clinical health position. Telemedicine comprises a budding variety of application and services by means of two- way video, e-mail, smart phone’s usage, other wireless tools and various forms of telecommunication technology. More than 50.0% of the hospitals based in the U.S. use telemedicine services. Virtual medicine aids in addressing issues such as readmissions, cost efficiency, patient outcomes, and emergency situations. The global telemedicine market is anticipated to reach over USD 110.0 billion by 2025 growing at a lucrative CAGR of over 18.0%. The market is segmented on the basis of the products into hardware,...Read More »

Protein ingredients market: Increasing demand for functional foods expected to boost market growth

Protein ingredients are vital constituent of the cells in the human body that help in repairing and healing the human body. Animal proteins are usually derived from fish, milk, meat, egg and gelatin. On the other hand, plant protein is obtained from rice, pea, soy, canola and wheat. Protein ingredient market is witnessing a significant growth in the recent years owing to increasing importance of health benefits across the globe. Heightened consumer awareness regarding the daily intake of functional foods and dietary supplements enriched in protein content is likely to propel the market growth. One of the key drivers for the protein ingredients market growth is the strong scientific evidence supporting health benefits....Read More »

Increasing number of surgical procedures is driving the surgical instruments market

Rising prevalence of chronic diseases such as neurological, cardiovascular, urological, and other disorders is creating immense burden on the global health of the society. Such increasing burden has led to the development of therapies and treatments, thereby leading to rising demand for surgical instruments. These chronic diseases are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hence, there is increasing number of surgical procedures performed throughout the world. According to data provided by OMICS International Conference, 2015, approximately 234 million surgical procedures are performed annually. This shows an extensive demand for surgical instruments worldwide. Global surgical instruments...Read More »

Immunomodulators: A targeted treatment alternative for chronic diseases

Growing awareness levels amongst patients and physicians pertaining to the applications of monoclonal therapy in immunomodulation is presumed to be contributing toward market growth. The aforementioned factor is believed to boost the adoption of monoclonal antibodies for a wide range of indications, such as, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is expected to boost immunomodulators market over the forecast period. In addition, consistent product approvals of highly significant monoclonal antibodies in autoimmune diseases are predicted to be responsible for widening the scope of growth. Global immunomodulators market, by product, 2015...Read More »

Water & wastewater treatment equipment market demand will grow owing to its significant usage in industrial applications

Robust utilization of water for both municipal and industrial applications since the past few years, has led to depletion of natural water resources and increase in water scarcity issues. Additionally, exponential growth of the global populace and rapid urbanization & industrialization in developing countries has propelled the exploit of water resources. Decline in the water quality as a result of insufficient treatment methods and industrial effluent disposal are other significantly growing environmental concerns. To curtail these growing issues, there exists a necessity of performance effective, environmentally and economically sustainable, and technologically advanced water treatment systems. ...Read More »

Increasing popularity of convenience products in emerging economies including China, India, and Mexico is expected to drive the food container market

New product launches including frozen bread and soup noodles by the food & beverage industry participants on a global level are expected to increase the importance of packaging activity. Furthermore, regulatory support aimed at promoting investments in the nutrition industry of China and India is projected to have a positive impact on the food container market over the next nine years. The increasing importance of flexible packaging in the food & beverage industry on account of being a light weight material and the ease of disposal is anticipated to be a key trend. Furthermore, the growing importance of sustainable packaging items in light of regulatory inclination to reduce the consumption of synthetically...Read More »

Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) Market Insights: Growing opportunities in infant formulation

Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of increasing attention towards quality of food and beverages. It is a colorless and water soluble substance which increases the shelf life by reduction of microbial contamination. GOS is highly stable in various temperature ranges, thereby facilitating utilization in numerous applications. Moreover, the low calorific value of the product makes it suitable for utilization by diabetic people. China GOS market revenue, by application, 2015 (%)                              ...Read More »

Automotive Glass Market: Technological advancements to create new opportunities

Automotive glass market is expected to witness substantial growth over the coming years on account of increasing income levels of the consumers and fast recovery from recession in numerous economies. The product basically includes windshield, sidelite (side windows), and backlite (rear window). These are generally sold to automotive repair companies or directly to the vehicle manufacturers. The market is highly dependent on the demand for automobiles worldwide. Increasing demand for better interior décor and luxurious experience of the vehicle are anticipated to have a positive impact on the market growth over the forecast period. China automotive glass market revenue,...Read More »

Precision engineered components through metal injection molding

Metal injection molding market is witnessing tremendous growth across the globe owing to its ability to produce complex large-volume components in a short amount of time, lending an economic advantage over other manufacturing processes. MIM is a process of producing precision metal parts by utilizing injection molding technology. The ultra-fine metal powder is combined with a binder material to form a feedstock which is fed into the injection molding equipment. The molded part is cooled and extracted from the mold. The binder material is separated from the mixture using a solvent, and the remaining part is sintered to obtain components with enhanced properties and better tolerance. ...Read More »

North America Building Thermal Insulation Market: Influenced by strong energy codes

The demand for energy is on a rise in the developed as well as developing countries and so is the price of energy. Insulating homes help in curbing up to 20% of the regular energy costs as it considerably reduces the cooling and warming prices during summers and winters, respectively. Although the growth in the housing sector has slowed down in the U.S., the re-insulation market is acting as one of the growth drivers for this industry.  A study by the U.S. EPA estimated that proper insulation in a building could save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs. Rigid PU foams and spray PU foams are widely used as insulation materials in buildings to prevent heating and cooling losses, thus improving overall energy efficiency of the building. Increasing energy prices coupled...Read More »

Rigid Packaging Market: Promoting Sustainability

Rigid packaging is characterized by a finite shape and inflexibility of materials. Cartons, bottles, and containers are some of the common rigid packaging products. In order to make them attractive, pigments and colors are added to these products. Rigid packaging can be a basis for primary, secondary or tertiary packaging. Metals such as aluminum and steel, plastic grades such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene (PE), as well as glass and paper boards are majorly used for making rigid packaging products.Since these materials are used in a variety of end-use industries, their consumption is also considered to provide an indication of the economic growth of a country or a region. ...Read More »

The growing medical device market along with the rising demand for hydrophilic coatings is expected to fuel demand over the next nine years

The worldwide medical device coatings market will witness growth owing to rising usage in various sectors including cardiovascular, general surgery, neurology, dentistry and gynecology owing to its biocompatibility, excellent lubricity, and low friction. Medical device coatings are commercially available in different product types that include hydrophilic, antimicrobial, drug-eluting, and anti-thrombogenic. Hydrophilic coatings aid in improving patient comfort when applied to guidewires, catheters, and other short-term implanted devices, which is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Unhealthy lifestyle and the ignorance of oral hygiene are expected to...Read More »

Isosorbide Market: Significant untapped potential in bio-based polymer applications

Isosorbideis diolderived from the bio-based feedstock,and it has immense potential to replace various synthetic polymers. The quest to replace synthetic plastics with bio-based plastics has been prompting capacity additions. This trend has gained significance over the past few years with rising environment concerns regarding toxicity of synthetic polymers and shifting consumer preference towards green alternatives. A major consequence of the isosorbide market is witnessed in the steady supply of key raw materials owing to its over lapping with other vital application, which has hampered the profit margins of producers. However, the novel application of isosorbide in PET, polycarbonate, and polyurethane has been perceived...Read More »

Microspheres Market Future Outlook: Research Insights

Microspheres are free flowing powders which consist of synthetic polymers or proteins which have a particle size from the range of 1-1000 μm. They can be manufactured from various synthetic and natural materials. Hollow and solid microspheres vary widely in their density and are used in different applications. some of the commercially available microspheres include glass, ceramic, and polymer. Microspheres have a wide range applications including construction composites, healthcare, paints and coatings, cosmetics and personal care and oil and gas. Polymer microspheres are primarily used in extrusion applications and fiber-reinforced thermosetting composites. Solid polyethylene...Read More »

Bentonite Market Insights: Useful and natural tool in the petrochemicals industry

Increasing oil & gas drilling activities coupled with growing application scope in geosynthetic clay liners and medical industry is expected to drive global bentonite market over the next eight years. Increasing production capacities along with ever expanding bentonite demand from oil & gas industry as a drilling mud additive is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth. Bentonite finds application in various other industries such as binders in iron & steel manufacturing, mineral oil & liquor purification, absorbent and groundwater barrier. These application segments are estimated to project significant growth in bentonite market over the next few years. Currently, oil & gas drilling is...Read More »

Telemedicine Market Insights: The Ultimate Solution for Quality Care

Telemedicine is defined as the use of medical data switched from one source to other via electronic communication means in order to improve clinical health position. Telemedicine comprises a budding variety of application and services by means of two- way video, e-mail, smart phone’s usage, other wireless tools and various forms of telecommunication technology. More than 50.0% of the hospitals based in the U.S. use telemedicine services. These services help in addressing issues such as readmissions, cost efficiency, patient outcomes, and emergency situations. The global telemedicine market is anticipated to reach over USD 110.0 billion by 2025 growing at a lucrative CAGR of over 18.0%. The market is segmented on...Read More »

Track and Trace Solutions Market: Evolving healthcare supply chain

The healthcare industry is making a huge effort to ensure the integrity of their products. The healthcare products, like pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, are transported through various distribution channels and then finally reach patients. The major problem encountered by healthcare industry is product counterfeiting and theft. The product theft and counterfeiting is on the rise globally, primarily in developing and underdeveloped countries. Thus, preventing counterfeiting and stealing of products has become a major industry focus. The companies are adopting various technologies such as 3D holograms, tamper-proof packaging, linear barcodes, 2D barcodes, and RFID for security of their products. Track and...Read More »

Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Insights: The technique to enhance more production

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) refers to the technique which increases the production of oil from mature and aged wells. Using EOR techniques the production can be increased by almost 10 to 20 percent than using old conventional extraction methods. Technically, EOR increases the permeability of the reservoir so that hydrocarbons can flow through the pathways easily and into the targeting producing well. In the EOR process, chemicals, gas or fluids is injected through the injection wells which uses pressure to drive hydrocarbons to designated wells for production. In 2015, The National Stripper Well Association (NWSA) stated that there are about 771,000 marginal or matured well in production in U.S. They make up 11.3% of the...Read More »

Microbiome therapeutics Market: Commercialization of strong pipeline will accentuate growth

"Dysbiosis, one problem leading to many" Microbiotais set of symbiotic, commensal, pathogenic organisms living in an ecosystem. Microbiome is a collective genome of such microbiota. The human body consists of microbiotain areas such as gut, skin, vagina, and scalp. The microbes generally do not cause problem or disease until they outgrow the nonpathogenic useful microorganisms. Such type of microbial imbalance or alteration is known as dysbiosis. The health of digestive tract depends on the symbiotic behavior of these microbes. With bacteria weighing more than 4lbs, gastrointestinal tract is known to have more microbes than other cells in a human body....Read More »

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Market: penetration in prenatal testing is driven by its risingadoption in average risk women

Accelerated growth of the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) market is expected to affect the NIPT market, as NGS market serves as the technology used in noninvasive prenatal screening, while the screening procedure serves as one of the many applications for NGS technology. "Complementary implementation of NIPT and ultrasound as an alternative over the invasive procedures" This NGS-enabled clinical application has been witnessing considerable uptake over the last 2years. Usage of invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling,has declined in the recent years, as this test is now offered routinely at major treatment centers to all women...Read More »

Butane Market insights: Growth driven by gasoline and petrochemical applications

Butane is bulk commodity, colorless, odorless, and shapeless gaseous hydrocarbon, which is extracted from gas processing plants as a byproduct of crude oil production and refining. The carbon compounds linked in straight line is normal butane, and those linked in branched-chain form is iso-butane. n-butane is added to gasoline to increase its volatility. These compounds occur in natural gas and crude oil forming large quantities in the refining of petroleum to produce gasoline. The butanes in natural gas can be extracted from the huge quantities by absorption in light oil. Butane produced from crude oil and natural gas production accounts for approximately 55% of the total butane produced globally. ...Read More »

The growing population and increasing occurrence of communicable diseases are expected to fuel antimicrobial additives market growth over the forecast Period

Antimicrobial additives are chemical ingredients that prevent algal, bacterial, and fungal growth in materials exposed to high levels of unsanitary conditions, ultraviolet radiations, and moisture. These additives are primarily used in products such as plastics, papers, paints & coatings, textiles, inks, rubber, and fabric care to improve hygiene standards and durability of products. Antimicrobial additives find their application in various end-use industries which include healthcare, food & beverages, packaging, construction, automobiles, electronics, and furniture. Significant growth in medical equipment and consumer goods is anticipated to aid in the industry expansion over the upcoming years. Increasing...Read More »

Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Market: Introduction of advanced materials

Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are naturally occurring proteins of tumor growth factor family and are found in the human body in pico amounts. BMPs were first identified in 1965. More than 20 types of BMPs have been discovered till date. They are known since discovery for their osteoinductive property to induce bone and cartilage formation in injured areas. Many type of these proteins havebeen reviewed in clinical and research institutes around the globe for their potential therapeutic applications in various chronic and bone-related diseases. However, of these, only rhBMP-2 and rhBMP-7 are commercially available. BMP binds with the stem cells in these proteins trigger intracellular signal pathways by binding to the...Read More »

Prefilled Syringes Market: Evolving with Biotechnology

Commercial use of the prefilled syringes dates back to early 80s and started gaining focus of pharmaceutical companies after Sanofi and Rhône Poulenc-Rorer introduced them for their drug heparin. With growing popularity of these syringes among healthcare professionals, prefilled injecting devices are being used in various settings including emergency rooms and operation theaters of hospitals. Such devices are also used as self-injecting devices for patients suffering from chronic diseases requiring frequent parenteral dose administration. The prefilled injecting devices are preferred by healthcare professionals for the following reasons- The preparation...Read More »

Gas Turbine Market Future Outlook: Panacea to tackle climate change

The demand for gas turbines is likely to be attributed growth in heavy equipment industry and increasing energy demand in the emerging markets. Dramatic shift in lifestyles and population growth owing to rapid economic development are likely to propel the demand for gas turbines. Gas turbines play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. With evolving environmental regulations coupled with climate change regulation, the potential for gas turbines in various applications is slated to grow. Gas turbines are primarily used for power generation. Operating a simple cycle turbine power plant for supplying electricity to industry is very much costlier than purchasing it from outside. Thus, mostly combined...Read More »

Hydrogen Storage: The alternative energy source

Hydrogen is not an energy source but is a carrier of energy. Hydrogen can retain and deliver consumable energy. It does not exist by itself, but is extracted from compounds that contains hydrogen. It is used in fuel cells to generate power through chemical reaction. Hydrogen storage is a technology for the hydrogen and fuel cell offering applications in onboard vehicular, stationary power, portable power, and transportation. Hydrogen has low density and high energy per mass, and storage technologies have the potential to higher the energy levels of hydrogen. Either hydrogen can be stored physically or material based. Physical form of hydrogen is gas or liquid; whereas material based hydrogen is stored in compounds....Read More »

Legal Process Outsourcing Market: Outsourcing to offshore locations to derive maximum cost benefits

Legal process outsourcing is foreseen as a lucrative solution as organizations are struggling with the increasing legal costs, which has led to a growing emphasis on exploring legal outsourcing services as a possible option. For instance, companies are identifying LPO providers for performing their legal transactions so that in-house legal departments can focus on core business processes. Over the years, the industry has made its strong presence felt by addressing issues, such as client-counsel relationship, ethical implications, improved quality, and enhanced security & confidentiality. Additionally, LPO providers are leveraging their knowledge gained in business processes and information technology markets for...Read More »

Reclaim Rubber Market: Providing a New Life to End-of-Life Tires

Waste tires are often found morosely disposed of in vast landfills, not only eating up fertile, cultivable land space, but also ruining serene landscapes. These tires are now being put to good use by recyclers who have found the ultimate salvation for such products, using the innovative reclamation process. Although reclamation has been around for decades, the technology has only recently come to light after developments have contributed to better product characteristics and lower processing costs as compared to natural or synthetic rubber. Furthermore, rising costs of these rubbers has also driven manufacturers to seek alternative sources of rubber in an increasingly competitive world. ...Read More »

Osteosynthesis Devices Market - To Be Driven By The Rising Geriatric Population Worldwide

The term "osteosynthesis" was used by the Belgian surgeon Robert Danis. According to him, internal fixation must enable immediate active movement of muscles in the affected region and the adjacent joints and enable complete restoration of the original shape of bone. Osteosynthesis is based on two methods: internal and external fixation. Metal plates for internal fixation of fractures are the most common method and are being used in medicine since a century. The external fixation method provides relative stability, which results in healing by callus formation and is efficient in local damage control, making it effective intreatment of fractures with severe softtissue injuries.    ...Read More »

Increasing importance of sports nutrition is expected to promote the growth of dairy ingredients market

Rising demand for protein and energy bars, energy drinks, dietary supplements, and multivitamin & bodybuilding supplements is likely to drive the growth of the dairy ingredients market over the forecast period. Mounting health diseases as a result of hectic schedules is expected to drive consumers towards the usage of sports nutrition goods and thus likely to fuel the demand for milk powder and whey ingredients over the forecast period. Whey ingredients are considered as a protein package which contains all nine essential amino acids with low lactose content. These ingredients are used in the form of whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate (WPC), and whey protein hydrolysate (WPH). ...Read More »

Rising demand for actuators is expected to drive the piezoelectric materials market

Technological innovation regarding the development of ultrasonic transducers for the detection of gas bubbles for food & beverage and healthcare applications is projected to fuel the piezoelectric materials market growth. Furthermore, rising regulatory spending in the U.S. and Israel towards energy harvesting in light of increasing awareness towards energy storage devices is expected to promote the usage of electroactive materials over the forecast period. Global wind energy capacity, 2008-2015, (GW)                    ...Read More »

U.S. liquid sodium silicate market is expected to grow at a moderate rate owing to high demand for end-use industries

The liquid sodium silicate market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a moderate rate owing to increasing demand for the product in detergents, elastomers and catalyst industry. The region has significant number of raw material suppliers and geographical advantages in terms of the raw material availability, which is likely to have a positive impact on the market growth. Increasing concern towards environment in the country are likely to compel manufacturers to use bio-based products such as rice husk. Abundant availability of the rice husk in the region, especially in the rice producing states including Texas, California, Arkansas and Mississippi is expected to open new avenues for the industry growth over the next eight...Read More »

Gardening Equipment Market: Increasing demand in the residential sector to drive growth

Surging demand for the landscaping services in the U.S., is a major factor instigating global gardening equipment market demand. A noticeable shift to wards technically advanced robotic lawnmowers is further expected to fuel garden tools demand in the near future. Upsurge in demand for hand tools across residential sector owing to the adoption of gardening as a hobby in Asia Pacific and other developing regions will significantly spur the market demand.        "ANALYST PERSPECTIVE" ...Read More »

Facades Market -Six key trends governing the industry

The facades market is anticipated to grow swiftly over the forecast period owing to the development of advanced materials with capabilities that offer safety as well as a visually appealing texture. The product is slowly penetrating the U.S., UK, German, Japanese, and Chinese markets and is expected to witness a modest growth over the forecast period.The industry is governed by the following six key trends:      "Adoption of media facades" Media facades are interactive facades used as a digital signage for the...Read More »

Isoflavones Market Future Outlook - Analyst view

Isoflavones compounds & extracts were initially discovered owing to their ability to disrupt the function of estrogen in animals. They belong to the class of organic compounds & biomolecules, and are classified as the members of flavonoid family. Flavonoid is a member of plant constituents known as polyphenols. These phytoestrogens are naturally occurring plants chemicals with estrogen-like properties. Major sources for obtaining isoflavones are soybeans, peas, beans, red clover and other plant sources. Globally, soy is the major source of extracting isoflavones. The concentration of isoflavones in its sources depends on the genetics, environment in which the plant was grown, and the processing technology used....Read More »

Dental practice management software market: Marketplayers are investing in expanding geographical reachand development of new softwareto commercialize the untapped potential market

Rising geriatric population coupled with the increasing oral healthcare expenditure are anticipated to boost the industry growth over the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. According to the WHO, caries is still a huge problem among the 60% to 90% of school children and majority of adults in industrialized countries. World Population Aged 65 and Over, 2015-2030 (Million)              Design and...Read More »

Immunohematology Market: Sector players investing in expanding geographical reachto commercialize untapped potential by 2024

Rising prevalence of target diseases, such as bleeding disorders, sickle cell anemia, and cancer is contributing to the market growth. These patients require regular and recurrent blood transfusions, thus making a definitive market for immunohematology. The daily requirement of the same in the U.S. is 36,000 units;7,000 platelet units; and 10,000 units of plasma. Approximately 21 million components are transfused per year in the U.S. This opportunity can be commercialized by industry players. Rising awareness about safety, need, and ease of donation has resulted in a surge of voluntary donors across the globe. Almost 92 million donations were recorded in 2015 across the world from all types of blood groups. Moreover,...Read More »

Disposable Syringes Market: Increase in blood donation volumes calls for high demand of disposable syringes

Use of sterilizable syringes and needles in undeveloped countries is one of the key causes for transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B. It also requires additional costs for maintenance, which adds to the government’s expenditure amidst scarce resources. As a result, governments of different countries are shifting to non-sterilizable ones, thus boosting the demand for the same. Disposable syringe market players recognize Africa as an attractive market as it has high prevalence of infectious diseases and does not have established production facilities. China and European countries are the main exporters to the African continent. Companies such as Jiangsu Jichun Medical Devices have Africa as their key market for...Read More »

Automotive LiDAR Market Future Outlook: Analyst View

The global automotive LiDAR market size is estimated to reach USD 223.2 million by 2024.The automotive LiDAR market is driven by advancements in technology and increasing R&D spending. Stringent global regulatory scenario associated to automotive safety is also expected to fuel the market growth. Automotive manufacturers have been focusing on passenger safety by adopting high-volume mainstream implementations. This has led to modifications in the legal framework in order to regulate a balance between the governmental safety concerns and unobstructed development of ADAS. The advent of autonomous technology in vehicles is expected to potentially reduce road accidents and lead to better management of road space to reduce congestion. ...Read More »

BIPV and BIOPV Market: Increasing adoption of aesthetic solar energy harnessing systems is expected to drive demand

Building integrated photovoltaics typically comprise a stacked solar panel that is amalgamated onto the surface of a building. The solar panels can be installed on roofs, facades, walls, and glass windows. The demand for building integrated networks has witnessed a significant growth over the past four years owing to the substantial demand for the product for commercial and industrial installations. The demand for building integration is expected to be driven by the increasing roof and wall integrations of the solar panels with the building surface. Furthermore, technological advancements related to the development of BIOPV which offers superior efficiency as company to conventionally integrated PV...Read More »

Power over Ethernet Market Future Outlook - Analyst View

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is gaining the attention within the market owing to the ability of combining the networking and electrical power into one cable. The cable provides both the data connection and electrical power to the powered devices in a single data cable, CAT6, CAT6A or CAT5e. The increasing demand for cost-effective and fast communication owing to growing number of internet users is expected to drive the market growth. The technology implementation helps in transferring of data signals which further saves the costs of installing different network of cables. The increasing adoption and implementation of optical fibre cable for communication is expected to contribute to the market growth over the...Read More »

Logistics Insurance Market Future Outlook: Analyst View

Insurance is the data driven industry comprises of structured and unstructured data. The company achieves cost savings and significant ROI using big data analytics. The market is majorly driven by the digitalization of the customer relationship management. The market players are achieving additional premiums, better risk selection, increasing governance and improved customer experience by adopting cloud and mobile based technologies. The legacy applications are modernized through various distribution channels Underwriting is a process that the insurance company adopts to assess the eligibility of the clients for the coverage. In this process, the insurers evaluate the risk and...Read More »

Level Sensors Market Outlook and Trends: Analyst View

The level of liquid and fluidized solids such as powders, granular materials, and slurries are measured by the sensing technologies. The different environments vary from vacuum to high pressure and from high temperature to below zero degrees Celsius. The measurement level can be of continuous or point values whereas the substances to be measured stays in natural form or inside a container. The growth of the industry is supposed to be stimulated due to the favorable regulations of the industries such as International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) directives in the semiconductor industry. Additionally, the regulations laid by the environmental protection agencies for power plants have resulted in the increase in industry demand for monitoring gas...Read More »

Carbon Capture & Storage: Technology for maintaining a clean and healthy atmosphere

Carbon capture and storage is an imperative resolution in the contest against the global changes in the climatic conditions. The technology’s significant request to the capture and storage of carbon emissions from various industries mainly from the power stations, the CCS plays an essential part in controlling greenhouse gas emissions along with maintaining the supply security. Recent estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA)revels that the CCS is expected to contribute to one-fifth of the total carbon emission reductions till 2050, both in the industrial and the power sector. The CCS technology can capture up to ninety percent of the carbon dioxide emitted from the...Read More »

Blood Screening Market: Development and Commercialization of Blood Screening Methods is Expected to Propel the Market by 2024

Rising incidence rate of infectious diseases along with the increasing awareness about blood donation and safety of donated blood is likely to boost the industry growth over the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. For instance, according to the WHO, an increase of about 10.7 million voluntary donations from 2008 to 2013 has been registered in 159 countries. Development and commercialization of newer tests that are more sensitive, specific, and have a lower window period are facilitating the market growth and could help increase the market share during the forecast period. For instance, in March 2015 Roche launched next-generation assay to detect hepatitis B virus (HBV) load. COBAS HBV assay is highly robust, sensitive,...Read More »

General Surgery Devices Market: Rising Surgical Procedures to Propel the Market by 2024

Globally, increasing number of surgical procedures is likely to boost the general surgery devices market during the forecast period. Developments in the field of surgery such as the introduction of minimally invasive procedures and robotic and computer-assisted surgeries, increasing patient affordability, supportive government initiatives, and sufficient reimbursement available in developed countries are the key factors to propel the number of general surgeries. By product, robotic and computer-assisted surgery devices is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment of general surgery during the forecast period due to continual technological advancements in the field. Furthermore, investments deployed by various market...Read More »

Petrochemicals Market: Rapidly evolving industry

Petrochemicals products are derived from petroleum distillates. They are segmented into two classes such as olefins (ethylene, propylene, and butadiene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, and xylene) Primary raw material used for production of petrochemical products are natural gas and oils. Technology deployed for the production of petroleum derivatives are steam cracking, fluid catalytic cracking, and catalytic reforming. "Steam Cracking" Produces olefins and aromatics Processing feedstock including ethane, LPG and naphtha ...Read More »

High prevalence Is Expected to Drive the Demand for Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer-related deaths are majorly associated with risk factors including excessive smoking, intake of tobacco, and exposure to environmental pollution and predispositions such as genetic mutations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016, the number of commonly occurring new cases is on a significant rise. This is anticipated to further raise the high global prevalence level of oncology. Hence, its early diagnosis and prevention are of paramount importance. The following chart depicts estimated cases of most common cancer types in 2016:  ...Read More »

Antimicrobial Coatings Market : technological breakthrough for household & Industrial cleaning products

"Antimicrobial Coatings Market: Analyst Perspective" Antimicrobial germ resistant coatings are an important technological breakthrough for household products. Homemakers are looking for cleansers that help in providing long lasting protection against germs, especially on kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Rising population and growing health awareness would also insist on healthy and safe products and be prepared to pay for products & services that offer considerable health benefits. These factors are expected to drive antimicrobial coatings market. Antimicrobial coated alloys which include zinc oxide, copper, silver, titanium oxide and zinc omadine helps in...Read More »

Smart polymers market: Rise in research & development of stimuli-responsive polymers to open new avenues for their utilization in the fields of textile and automotive sectors

Stimuli-responsive polymers also known as smart polymers are considered as a family of efficient performance materials which are capable of altering its original physic-chemical properties by application of any form of external stimuli, such as temperature, moisture, pH, electric and magnetic fields are referred to as smart materials. Poly-N Isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAAm), chitosan, polythiophene gels, polyethylene glycol copolymers, and some polypeptides are classified as intelligent polymers. Smart polymers are intelligent adaptive materials that offer distinctive purposes such as detection, and actuation. Furthermore, these materials are capable of retaining their original properties and heal themselves despite...Read More »

Specialty Polyamides Market -The Group of Modern-Age Polyamides

Specialty polyamides are used as an alternative to synthetic polyamides and include polyamides 6/10, 6/12, 10/10, 10/12, 11, and others. Higher polyamides such as PA 11 and 12 provides improved humidity resistance, superior thermal and mechanical characteristics and offers additional resistance to the majority of commonly used aids & solvents. These two polyamides can be molded, extruded and made into films, or utilized in fibers. Such types of engineered nylons have tightly controlled particle size distributions and materials used for manufacturing are stabilized against degradation, eliminating waste and reducing the operational cost, supports to produce robust, flexible products which have wide-range of industrial end-user applications. ...Read More »

HIV-1 Therapeutics Market: Novel additions to the HIV-1 pipeline

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to be a major threat to public health across the globe as no permanent cure for HIV is available at present. HIV attacks the immune system, which if left untreated progressively damages the human defense system leading to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in patients. With early diagnosis and timely antiretroviral therapy, HIV patients can live a healthy life. HIV strains are classified as HIV-1 and HIV-2, however, the former one is found to afflict the world population more commonly.HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sexual contact,use of infected syringes and needlesin drug administration, perinatal HIV exposure during pregnancy and breastfeeding, etc. ...Read More »

The need to decipher insights from customer data is expected to drive speech analytics market growth

One of the primary advantages of the speech analytics technology is the ability to reveal the reason for customer issuesor concerns, resulting in increased sales as well as improved customer satisfaction. Furthermore, the risingneed to manage risk and compliance across differentindustry verticals,including BFSI, IT,and telecom,as well as increasing the number ofcontact centers hasresulted in the development of speech analytics solutions by market playersto help companies understand the changing requirements. However, in a complex regulatory environment, compliance with federal and state regulations is important for the success of call centers.The potential penalties andcompliance concerns that the regulations bring with...Read More »

Set-Top Box (STB) Market: 4K STBs expected to make steady inroads into the viewers’ living rooms

Analyst Perspective" Technological proliferation, reduced prices of smart TVs, and the introduction of HD channels are anticipated to boost the global STB market growth. The increasing awareness pertaining to Internet-based STB devices, such as IPTV and OTT, is expected to present substantial opportunities for the growth of these technologies over the next few years. The growth in the global Set Top Box (STB) market can primarily attributed to steep growth in consumer retail of OTT boxes and consolidation of top players of the global market. Technicolor’s acquisition of Cisco’s set top box division Arris’s acquisition of Pace has led to STB...Read More »

Waterproof breathable textiles market: Multifunctional fabrics gaining preference in the sports sector

Increasing consumer preference toward comfortable and high-performance apparel has been one of the major factors driving the global waterproof breathable textiles demand. These textiles are primarily used in manufacturing casual, athletics, ski, or outdoor apparel. Furthermore, several factors including growing fitness consciousness, rising disposable income, and increasing the popularity of sports apparel for women along with the trends of comfortable and stylish sportswear are expected to impact market growth over favorably. Waterproof breathable textiles are used extensively across the sportswear industry owing to the increasing consumer preference toward comfortable and high-performance apparel.  These fabrics...Read More »

Negative pressure wound therapy: A way to faster wound healing process

A rising prevalence of chronic and acute wounds has been witnessed worldwide. This in turn has led to advancements in wound care management to meet the growing demand efficiently. A wide array of treatments, such as compression therapy, topical dressings, adhesive bandages, bioengineered skin grafts, foams, gels, and antimicrobial dressings, is available for wounds. However, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has emerged as a widely accepted wound care therapy to facilitate fast healing of acute and chronic wounds. Global negative pressure wound therapy market segmentation                     ...Read More »

Healthcare Predictive Analytics Market - pressure to curb healthcare costs and increasing demand for personalized medication are driving factor.

"Healthcare Predictive Analytics Market: What lies ahead?" Predictive analytics is the field of advanced analytics, which is used to make predictions about future events. Historical data can be used to predict probable outcomes and accurately inform businesses about future trends. Predictive analytics helps in setting realistic goals to achieve them through effective planning. In healthcare, it can be applied in areas such as operations management, financial management, population health management, and clinical applications. "Predictive analytics: How is it helping healthcare industry?" Patients,...Read More »

Steam Turbine Market - Powering the world from decades

Steam turbines are popularly known for their use in thermal power plants for generating electricity. Many thermal power plants came into existence in the time of electricity crunch in developed as well as developing countries in the past. Coal being the primary fuel used in powering these plants have raised many environmental issues in today’s world. Most of the developed countries have started replacing the coal power plants with cleaner options such as gas power plants, renewable energy sources, etc. This has hampered the steam turbine market growth globally, mostly in Europe and North America. However, emergence of combined heat & power (CHP) technology which utilizes combined cycle gas and steam turbines...Read More »

Aprotic Solvents: More reactive than protic solvents

Solvents are chemicals that are used to dissolve materials. They can be made from natural sources or can be derived from petroleum and other such synthetic sources. They can be distinguished into two types, namely, protic and aprotic. Solvents that contain a hydrogen atom and can donate it during chemical reactions are known as protic. On the other hand, aprotic solvents do not have the ability to donate a hydrogen atom during chemical reactions. However, as compared to protic solvents, aprotic are more reactive. Raw materials required for manufacturing aprotic solvents include acetylene, methylamine, ethanol, acetic acid, and propylene. Acetylene is manufactured by combustion of...Read More »

Electric Scooters Market: fluctuating fuel prices have led to a decrease in the sales of fuel-powered vehicles

Electric scooters are two or three-wheeled vehicles powered by electricity. This power is stored in a rechargeable battery, which drives the functioning of electric motors. The slow charging time required for electric scooters is one of the major concerns among the users. To address this concern, manufacturers are investing heavily in research and development to improve the charging time and range of these vehicles. For instance, Power Plan Plus has announced the development of a carbon battery that gets charged 20 times faster than other batteries. This battery offers large volume storage of electricity at low cost. Moreover, research is also conducted on developing a water-based organic redux flow battery that is more...Read More »

Heating Equipment Market - energy saving and reduce dependency on fossil fuels

"Energy saving heating equipment given political priority" Favorable government initiatives supporting the implementation of energy saving solutions are projected to augment the development of eco-friendly and energy-efficient products. At the Climate Action Programme (COP21) held in Paris, 196 countries agreed to limit global warming and submitted plans for how they will contribute to this green transition. These projects include initiatives to improve energy efficiency through district energy systems that produce steam, hot water, or chilled water at a central plant. Space heating and cooling solutions are major contributors to global warming. Manufacturers...Read More »

Powder coatings equipment market is likely to witness substantial growth owing to rising demand for powder coatings in automotive sector

Powder coatings equipment are used in various products including shock absorbers, battery trays, refrigerators, air conditioner cabinets, water heaters, doorframes, mobiles, computers, satellite dishes, and fire extinguishers. Growing demand for these products in China, India, South Korea, Brazil and South Africa on account of growing population and rising income levels is expected to drive market growth. Increasing demand for powder coatings over liquid coatings on account of its eco-friendly nature is expected to stimulate equipment demand over the forecast period. The increase in automobile production in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Germany is estimated to spur the market size. ...Read More »

Copper Tubing - An Evolving Trend in Medical Gas Supply System

U.S. Medical Copper Tubing Market: Segmentation Medical copper tubing system is used for the supply of oxygen, medical air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, medical vacuum, and other gases. Type K, Type L, and DWV are types of medical copper tubing and these are designed on the basis of ASTM standards. Each type indicates a series of sizes with varied wall thicknesses. Type K tubing has thicker walls than Type L tubing and the inner diameter depends on wall thickness and tube size. These tubing are widely used in...Read More »

3D Scanning Market : provide enhanced interactive and immersive experiences

The global 3D scanning market size is estimated to reach USD 8.04 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.The 3D scanning market is driven by increasing R&D spending and advancements in technology. The emergence of structured light technology, counter to the customary laser dot or laser line technology, is also estimated to fuel the market growth. The convergence of these technologies may provide enhanced interactive and immersive experiences. The increasing number of advanced wearable devices, complemented by portable & sophisticated 3D scanners, could potentially make the human-techno interaction more immersive, realistic, and adjunct with fabrication practices. The incipient...Read More »

Healthcare CRM Market: A Step Towards Patient Driven Care Delivery

With government authorities across the globe emphasizing the need for higher attention towards improvement of healthcare facilities and quality of care, the healthcare CRM market promotes just that! As mentioned across various management books, a problem well understood, is a problem half solved. Healthcare CRM allows for interaction between patients and healthcare personnel’s, acting as a catalyst in the process of communication and care delivery. As of 2015, industry experts are highlighting the switch of care delivery models across developed regions. According to this, hospitals now aim at creating a direct contact with patients via “customer outreach” programs wherein, they would proactively provide...Read More »

Rising incidences of Candidiasis and Aspergillosis, to increase adoption of antifungal drugs market

Fungal infections encompass both systemic and superficial infections including infection of the skin, eye, mouth, and vagina. Antifungal products with fungicidal activity are mostly used to treat awide array of diseases,such as athlete's foot, fungal meningitis, and ringworm, caused by fungal agents.Considerably large range of antifungal preparations, both topical and oral agents such as creams, sprays, tablets, and injections, are commercially available in this sector. The huge demand for these products and their subsequent adoption is predicted to support antifungal drugs market expansion in the next seven years. Rising incidence of fungal infections is the key contributing factor expected to propel the growth of the...Read More »

Coagulation Analyzers Market To witness enhanced usage in medical conditions such as pulmonary embolism & atrial fibrillation

"Point of Care Coagulation Analyzers: Paving the way for faster diagnosis" Coagulation analyzer or a hemostasis analyzer is a device that is used in testing a hemostasis system. These analyzers aid in measuring the coagulation factors as well as identifying the abnormalities that are likely to result in thrombosis. The common tests performed by the hemostasis analyzer are D-dimer, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT), and prothrombin time among others. These analyzers are used in medical conditions such as pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and impaired liver function, and also monitoring the effect of several anticoagulation drugs as well. Synthetic anticoagulant such as...Read More »

Nuclear Medicine Market - opportunity for emerging industry participants

As per the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition,nuclear medicine are the specialized medicines containing radioisotopes intended to be used for diagnostics and therapeutic purposes. High activity and long term adverse effects increase their demand which imposes stringent production and distribution regulations on these medicines. The increasing R&D activities in this industry is fostering influx of new molecules as well as the new treatment options for various conditions such as respiratory disorders, thyroid disorders, and bone diseases. These emerging applications of nuclear pharmaceuticals are anticipated to open avenues for market players, hence ensuring future growth potential. ...Read More »

Clot Management Market: Early detection and treatment of blood clot can significantly reduce the death rate due to stroke and vascular diseases

The number of people with clots in the cardiovascular and peripheral vascular systems is rapidly increasing globally. The development of clots in the human body leads to severe conditions such as hypertension, damage to blood vessels, stroke, and can also cause death. The number of patients suffering from Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which are collectively known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), is more than the number of patients suffering due to AIDS, cancer, and road traffic accidents. The major risk factors promoting clot formation inside the body include cancer surgeries; hospitalization; post-surgery inactivity & sedentary lifestyle; and spinal, hip, & knee injuries. Additional...Read More »

Immunotherapy: Promising Treatment Option for Multiple Myeloma

Large number of research and development projects to tap unharnessed opportunities in multiple myeloma therapeutics market indicate the future growth potential. The following research insights focus on details of the market opportunities as well as new therapeutic avenues for patients suffering from the disease for a longer and healthier life. "Therapeutic market opportunities present through the different stages of the disease" The therapeutic procedures of myeloma begin with the diagnosis of tumor-related findings obtained through screening procedures such as radiology. The treatment of the tumors starts with radiotherapy, which is a localized procedure and...Read More »

Peracetic acid market to witness enhanced usage in sanitizer, disinfectant and bleaching agent among key applications

"Peracetic acid- The new champion amongst disinfectants" Peracetic acid market comes with its basic set of advantages. It is the new champion of the disinfectant scenario. Pulp and paper, water treatment, food & beverages, or healthcare. The demand is growing thanks to its effectiveness.Peracetic acid possesses pungent odor. It is colorless and can be used to eliminate pathogens such as fungi and bacteria. The formula for the compound is CH3CO3H. It is highly corrosive and is comparatively weaker than its parent acetic acid. "Peracetic acid- Better than alternatives" Chlorine was the...Read More »

Significant development of personal care, pharmaceutical, and polymers industries is expected to fuel white oil market demand over the next eight years

White oil is a highly refined and decolorized mineral oil that is obtained from paraffinic crude and naphthenic feedstock. The product is highly hydrophobic, odorless, colorless, and chemically inert, due to which it is suitable for use in a broad range of industrial applications. Furthermore, the product has low aromatic and sulfur content and can be easily blended with other oils so as to enhance the performance of finished goods. Technical, pharmaceutical, and food are the key commercial grades of white oil available globally. Positive outlook regarding the expansion of the personal care, polymer processing, and pharmaceutical segments is expected to spur the white oil market...Read More »

Biodefense Market: The rising threat of potential biological warfare and increasing government funding are the key drivers of this market

The large presence of government and private funding coupled with product acquisitions is one of the factors accounting for its market position. Many government legislations such as project BioShield offers countermeasures against anthrax and smallpox agents and also against chemical, nuclear, and radiological agents. The growing number of projects to create various funding authority to make research & development programs and build next generation counter measures. Based on the reports published by the federal funding for Health Security in 2016, it was stated that the U.S. government mainly spends its funding in five critical domains, namely biodefense programs, pandemic influenza and emerging infectious disease programs, chemical programs,...Read More »

Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market: Provide Efficiency and Accuracy

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) devices enable monitoring of patients outside the conventional settings, which increases efficiency and access to healthcare. RPM devices are used for the purpose of managing and monitoring a wide array of health conditions. These systems provide alerts when health conditions decline, allow patients, caregivers, and clinicians to intervene and modify treatment plan. The RPM devices market is segmented on the basis of products, applications, and end use. On the basis of product, they are classified into vital sign monitors and special monitors. By application, they are segmented into cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, sleep disorder treatment, and weight management & fitness monitoring market. End users of the...Read More »

Congestive Heart Failure Treatment Devices Market: Emerging Technology in Healthcare

The Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) treatment devices market is highly competitive with the top market players accounting for almost similar revenue shares. Companies have adopted strategies including mergers & acquisitions and strategic alliances to gain a competitive advantage. Additionally, market players are more focused on the development of technologically advanced products, which deliver greater accuracy and efficiency. Entry of new players is posing a threat to the existing market players thereby maintaining the industry rivalry on the higher side. Medtronic plc dominated the global CGF treatment devices market with a wide portfolio and global reach. The company has been witnessed to expand its portfolio as...Read More »

Window Film: Fostering energy performance in construction industry

Window films, at the time of introduction, were nothing but “a sticky plastic”. With the evolution of technology and rising awareness regarding benefits of these films, the market has galloped to new heights. The intricate and demanding technologies used in the manufacturing process has led to the innovation of high quality and performance window films. These films have penetrated into the construction industry at a brisk pace with widespread application scope including reduction of solar heat gain, improving safety & security, adding aesthetic appeal, and reduce fading. Global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions coupled with rising energy costs is the major issue being faced by governments and...Read More »

Growing focus on renewable energy expected to drive wind energy foundation market demand

Wind energy foundation is a base for the wind turbine which is responsible for supporting the structure against all static and dynamic load conditions. They help in erecting the wind turbines and provide a strong base for various operations. Foundations must be able to support hydrodynamic loads combined with aerodynamic loads which is transferred by the turbine. Wind energy foundation market can be segmented on the basis of site location which includes onshore location and offshore location. Onshore location is further segmented into raft, pile, well foundations and others. Offshore location is further segmented into mono-pile, jacket-pile, gravity, suction and tripod. The world...Read More »

Stainless Steel Forgings: Providing lightweight and strength

Stainless steel forgings form an important component of the machinery or application in which they are used. The forging industry majorly comprises of two components such as forging and casting. The major product types manufactured under stainless steel forgings are cold/hot forged parts, castings and sintered parts. Cold forged products are manufactured by either by truly closed die forging or impression die forging with circular dies and lubricant at ambient temperature. The major advantage of this method is the material reduction that is achieved by obtaining accurate shapes that result in a reduction in machining costs. Stainless steel forgings provide major advantages in terms of reduced strength and high physical...Read More »

Fertilizer additives: Promoting the efficiency of agricultural output

Fertilizer additives are chemicals or materials that are used to inhibit the loss of essential macro and micronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, manganese, and iron from fertilizers. Loss of these nutrients can result in deterioration of the quality of the fertilizers used on the soil, eventually affecting its productivity. Additives can also be used as corrosion inhibitors and anti-caking, anti-dusting & hydrophobic agents for fertilizers. Anti-caking was the most important function of fertilizer additives in 2015. This function is of particular importance during storage of fertilizers.Anti-dusting was another essential function performed by additives. Dust accumulation can result in loss of...Read More »

Growing electronics & telecommunication industry is expected to fuel thermal interface materials market demand over the next nine years

Thermal interface materials market is expected to witness significant market growth owing to rising usage of light emitting diodes (LEDs), automobile electronics, computing devices and sophisticated electronics. Thermal interface material is inserted in between two components to enhance the thermal coupling and heat dissipation. Medical electronics are expected to be the fastest growing application segment on account of aging population and increasing chronic diseases coupled with rising demand for personalized, easy to use, and advanced healthcare devices. Moreover, growing construction of health care units and hospitals will further drive the usage of thermal interface materials in the future. ...Read More »

Functional Foods- The elixir for good health

Gone are the days, when you could rely only on your staple food for your body requirements. The quality of the farm yield, changes in crop pattern, soil nutrition value and genetically modified grains may be the reasons for the change. Functional Foods come into the picture in this rapidly changing scenario. Functional foods are a type of foods that provide health benefits when consumed. They are fortified, they are whole and are capable of providing nutrition other than vitamins and minerals....Read More »

Doxorubicin Market: growing number of manufacturers and distributors are expected to drive doxorubicin market

Johnson and Johnson was the first company to introduce a doxorubicin formulation in the market, Doxil. In 1995, J&J received the U.S.FDA approval for the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma, breast cancer, multiple myeloma, and ovarian cancer. In 2007, few changes in drug formulation were made as there was a lot of adverse reactions reported. Doxil was distributed and marketed by Janssen Products, LP and was manufactured by Ben Venue Laboratories. However, in 2013, Ben Venue Laboratories announced the shutdown of its manufacturing unit by the end 2013. Currently, it is manufactured by TTY Biopharm for the U.S. market. Some of the listed doxorubicin manufacturers are Ortho Biotech Products, LP, APP Pharmaceuticals...Read More »

U.S. In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) for Autoimmune Diseases Market: The growing prevalence of autoimmune diseases and subsequently increasing adoption of diagnostic tests by 2024

The growing awareness regarding diagnostic tests for autoimmune diseases is one of the crucial attributes that can be accounted for the market growth in the coming years. The increasing prevalence of various autoimmune diseases in the U.S., such as Addison’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, and uveitis is one of the key factors impelling the market growth over the forecast period. Based on the estimates of the National Institutes of Health, autoimmune diseases affect over 23.5 million Americans, whereas heart diseases are estimated to impact over 22 million, and varied cancer types are expected to impact over 9 million. It was also reported that the direct healthcare costs...Read More »

Pneumatic Nebulizer Market: Increasing number of acquisitions undertaken by market competitors in the respiratory business is expected to spur the demand by 2025

Healthcare systems across the globe are undergoing a major transformation as the governments in developing economies, such as India and China, are strongly encouraging technology adoption. As this new initiative is contributing toward a better healthcare ecosystem, the importance of preventive care is likewise increasing, thereby driving the need for pneumatic nebulizers. In the present day, technological advances, which can shorten the length of hospital stay, reduce overall patient expenditure, and offer efficient treatment alternatives are picking up pace. This trend is leading to a rise in the incorporation of wireless and remote devices as well as minimally-invasive treatments. The increasing awareness regarding...Read More »

Medical Holography Market: Increased Adoption in Medical Imaging Applications

Medical holography includes production of 3D holographic images in form of video stream or real-time still images. It is believed that medical holography is anticipated to provide new avenues for growth especially in diagnostic imaging and medical education. The images produced by holographic technology are high in resolution and is presumed to help in reveal potential and complex information, unexplored in conventional imaging alternatives. In addition, holographic displays are equipped with 3D modalities, navigation technologies and direct & intuitive user interface that enable the examiners, researcher or healthcare professional to interact with 3D information. "Current and future trends in medical...Read More »

Laboratory Informatics Market: Electronic Medical Information Management

Laboratory informatics is the specialized branch of information technology for the optimization of laboratory operations. It is fastest growing application in lab related technology. There are various types of laboratory informatics are available in the market place including laboratory information management systems, electronic lab notebooks, scientific data management systems, laboratory execution systems, electronic data capture & clinical data management systems, chromatography data systems, and enterprise content management. The components of LIMS are software and services. Based on the delivery mode the market is categorized into on-premise, web-based and cloud-based services. Laboratory informatics caters...Read More »

Genitourinary Drugs Market: Exploring Untapped Opportunities in Emerging Economies

Genitourinary drugs are incorporated in the treatment of disorders pertaining to urinary tract and reproductive organs. Bladder spasms, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, a wide range of genitourinary cancers and benign prostatic hyperplasia are some of the major indications for which these drugs are generally prescribed. These medications include impotence agents, tocolytic agents, urinary pH modifiers, uterotonic agents, antispasmodics, urinary pH modifiers and miscellaneous agents. "Current and future trends in genitourinary drugs market" Genitourinary drugs market is also presumed to be predominantly fueled by the presence of untapped...Read More »

Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market: An Urge for Healthy Living is Driving Sales

"Cardiovascular disorders, one of the leading causes for deaths" Cardiovascular diseases are a major health concern driving the growth of cardiac prosthetic devices market. Heart disorders including stroke, dyspnea, and prosthetic valve failure are resulting in increasing number of deaths. This has increased the requirement for cardiac prosthetic devices. Valve substitutes are increasingly useful for heart valve failure. Valve substitutes help in replicating the features of a normal native valve. Moreover, hospitalization rates pertaining to cardiovascular diseases are also reaching an alarming stage. Mostly, the geriatric population suffers from...Read More »

Rising burden of chronic conditions and increasing surgical volume, leading to higher demand for blood and its components, drives the apheresis equipment market growth

Augmenting rise in incidence of diseases such as myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, malaria, dengue, leukemia, and sickle cell anemia is expected to positively impact the apheresis equipment market. Rising prevalence of these diseases over the forecast period drives the apheresis equipment market. The following table represents the current prevalence of these diseases within the U.S. region, which forms the highest contributing region as of 2015: Diseases Prevalence (per 100,000 population) Reporting Body ...Read More »

Ionic Liquids: A potential replacement for industrial solvents

Ionic liquids are special molten salts in the liquid state with high melting point. The properties of ionic liquids are low combustibility, chemically and thermally stable, volatility and good solvating properties. These liquids have the ability to act as solvent and catalyst to speed up performance in industries. For some applications, ionic liquids offer the advantage of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. Ionic liquids market is anticipated to grow significantly owing to its potential of effective replacement to industry solvents. The application of ionic liquids in catalysis may be designed to suit the requirement of yields and selectivity which vary according to the batch of ionic liquids. However, there...Read More »

Practice Management Systems Market Insights: Increasing Efficiency of Healthcare Services

Practice management systems are subsets of the healthcare IT market and are predicted to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period owing to reforms in the healthcare industry, rising number of physician facilities across the country, financial incentives offered to practices incorporated with these systems, and rising demand for digitalization & automation of healthcare facilities. Over the last decade, the U.S. has identified a rising expenditure over healthcare provision. Furthermore, it has also reported a substantial wastage of these expenses (running into billions of USD) caused due to manual errors by healthcare personnel’s. Incidence of such episodes is expected to promote the practice management...Read More »

Titanium Dioxide Market Insights: Rising demand in automotive coatings is expected to drive market growth

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a poorly soluble white inorganic non-flammable metal oxide of titanium, sourced from ilmenite, rutile, and anatase. Zircon is the co-product of mining from ilmenite and rutile deposits and is the another resource utilized in the manufacturing TiO2. The global titanium dioxide market is growing significantly owing to its increasing use in end-use industries such as paints & coatings and cosmetics. Various applications of TiO2 include paints & coatings, plastics, paper & pulp, cosmetics and others such as printing inks, rubber and chemical fibers. The product is incorporated in the paints & coatings industry and can optimize light scattering and white opacity. In polymers, the...Read More »

Increasing usage of radiological imaging expected to augment inorganic scintillators market demand

Inorganic scintillators are materials which emits photon after exposure to radiation. The process of emitting light post exposure to radiation is called as scintillation process. Inorganic scintillators market can be segmented on the basis of product, material, end use and region. The product segment includes alkali halides, oxide compounds, and rare earth metals. The material segment includes Sodium Iodide, Cesium Iodide, Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate & Lutetium–Yttrium Oxyorthosilicate, Bismuth Germinate and the end use segment includes healthcare, homeland security & defense, nuclear power plants, and industrial applications. Inorganic scintillators materials scintillation is a result of electronic band...Read More »

Water soluble fertilizers will witness substantial growth owing to rising demand for fruits & vegetables in light of growing population

Water soluble fertilizers are available both in powdered and liquid form and find high usage in the plantation, field, medicinal and aromatic crops. These products enhance the quality and quantity of food crops and protect plants from diseases and crop-damaging insects. Water soluble fertilizers include NPK, ammonium sulfate, dipotassium phosphate, potassium nitrate and monopotassium phosphate. Increasing demand for food crops, food grains, vegetables and fruits on account of growing population in Asia Pacific is expected to increase the industry size over the forecast period. Rising consumption of potassium as it stimulates growth, improves resistance to insects & diseases,...Read More »

Chemical Indicator Inks Market: Triggering new opportunities in sterilization

Chemical indicator inks are color changing inks employed primarily for sterilization monitoring processes. These inks undergo a permanent change in color when exposed to specific sterilant or predefined temperature conditions. Change in the ink color reveals that the sterilization process is complete and the surgical accessory is safe for use. Chemical indicator ink immediately indentifies the completion of sterilization process by changing color. These inks are designed to react in specific sterilization processes. Ink that is manufactured and developed to signal in the ethylene oxide process is not likely to be successful in steam sterilization. Chemical indicators are usually affixed to the external part of products...Read More »

Asia Pacific to be the fastest growing region in hydrophobic coatings market

The global hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years on account of the growing application industries. The increasing demand for the coatings in different industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, marine and others is expected to drive demand. The rising penetration of hydrophobic coatings in the automotive industry is expected to drive the market growth across the globe. The increasing demand for vehicles in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe and North America is expected to bolster the demand for hydrophobic coatings. Hydrophilic coatings are expected to gain share on account of the growing demand in the...Read More »

Growing population and increasing construction of residential buildings is expected to fuel ready-mix concrete market demand over the next eight years

Ready-mix concrete (RMC) market is extensively used for the construction of various infrastructure development applications which include residential and commercial buildings, airports, runways, ports, energy generation facilities, production plants, and roads. Significant growth in the construction sector and cement output is anticipated to augment industry growth over the upcoming years. Moreover, rapid growth in social infrastructure, government accommodation and defense infrastructure will promote industry expansion over the next few years. Global building stock, 2011 – 2024 (Billion Square Meters)         ...Read More »

Aerosol Propellants Market Insights: Increasing demand for metal aerosol cans is expected to drive the market growth

The aerosol propellants are the materials used to propel active ingredients in various physical forms such as sprays, foams, and liquid. The demand for aerosol propellants is expected to grow in the wake of high consumption of aerosol based products. The demand for aerosol propellants witnessed an increase on account of increasing demand for personal care and household products. The aerosol cans provide a superior alternative for dispensing products such as paints, hair sprays, shaving foams, and insect sprays. In addition, the aerosol based toxic sprays such as insecticides and bug sprays witnessed high demand as they provided for contact-less product application. This resulted in an increased demand for aerosol...Read More »

Population Health Management Market is Driven by Increasing Emphasis by Government, Providers and Payers to Contain Healthcare Costs

The term population health is still an evolving concept and its usage has doubled since 2003. Factors responsible for this change are healthcare “payers” such as insurance companies and providers, which include hospitals, clinics, etc. These payers and providers are transforming from fee-for-service model to the new Obamacare model, a value-based accountable care model in which both parties share the risk. This has led to the need for providers and the payers to share and collaborate on patient-centric data. Private and public policymakers in the U.S. and globally are introducing disease management programs to assist in the treatment of chronic illnesses for select patients. These multidisciplinary efforts...Read More »

Insulin delivery devices market –Product advancement will present new opportunities for sector growth

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a large percentage of the population worldwide. According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2015, about 415 million of the world population was suffering with diabetes and it is projected that this number will reach 642 million by 2040. Healthcare expenditure on diabetes care is very high in developed economies, such as the U.S. and Canada, compared to developing countries like South Africa and India. American Diabetes Association stated that the total expenditure on diabetes control and management had risen to USD 245 billion in 2012 from USD 174 billion in 2007, and is expected to continue to increase in the near future. Obesity and diabetes share an integral...Read More »

Immunoassay Instruments Market Insights: Automation and Increasing Adoption of Easy-to-Use Systems in Laboratories is Driving the Market Growth

Immunoassay is a test used for measurement of small and macromolecules using antibodies and antigens. Immunoassay assist in diagnosis and detection of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and therapeutic drug monitoring.  Immunoassay instruments market The market includes products such as assay systems and analyzers (chemiluminescence, immunofluorescence analyzers, radioimmunoassay, enzyme-linked immunoassay systems). It also includes consumables such as reagents, paper-based electrochemical devices, and compact portable small kits. ...Read More »

Sodium Silicate Market: Widespread application scope of sodium silicate and its derivatives is expected to drive industry growth

Sodium silicate is a key source of reactive silica which has high demand in numerous applications industries including detergents, rubber, food & beverage, and paper & pulp. The soluble sodium silicate solutions can be modified using various techniques including acid addition and ion exchange process in order to form silica sols, silica gels and precipitated silica. These products find application across numerous industries including detergents, water treatment, construction, tire and many others.  Increasing demand for sodium silicate in electrode coating industry as a binding agent is expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth. The product has the potential to combine chemically in...Read More »

Rising construction spending is expected to drive geomembranes market demand

Rising construction spending in China, India and Middle East countries in light of regulatory support for infrastructure improvement is expected to fuel the demand geosynthetic materials such as geomembrane in the near future. Geomembrane acts a lining system to prevent contamination from pollutants and grounds in residential structures, commercial buildings and infrastructure including airport and metro stations. Geomembrane is used as solution ponds and heap leach pads for providing containment control in mining industry.Moreover, this product is also used in pond liner for checking leak detection as well as preventing the migration of effluent as well as gas. Regulatory bodies...Read More »

Waste To Energy: The opportunity to produce tomorrow’s energy

The unpredictability and fluctuations of crude oil price in past two years and turmoil in energy markets has led countries to look for alternate energies such as recovering energy from solar, the wind, fossil fuels, biomass, and waste. Waste to Energy (WTE) is the process of recovering energy from waste usually in the form of electricity and steam, with/without the presence of oxygen converting. There are two main technologies for converting energy using thermal and biological. Gasification, pyrolysis, and incineration are few of the advanced thermal advanced techniques to recover energy from waste. Countries across the world are implementing these technologies for converting municipal solid waste (MSW) in renewable energy. ...Read More »

Agricultural Films & Bonding Market Insights - Photo-selective shade netting improves the performance of horticulture crops

Agriculture has been the means of living for human population since ages. With an increase in the global population, which is expected to reach over 9 billion by 2050, agricultural waste & crop damage needs to be minimized and distribution of agricultural products needs to be improved.  Advancements in biotechnology have led to revolutions in traditional farming methods to a more scientific approach. Implementation and employment of highly efficient technologies in agricultural industry is expected to increase crop yield, and hence, influence the overall productivity.  Associations such as Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), AGRA (predominant in Africa), and GLOBAL...Read More »

Scaffold Technology: Increasing complexity in biomedical engineering is expected to drive the demand for development of novel scaffold structures

Industry: Biotechnology Scaffold technology facilitates thousands of surgical procedures that are performed to repair diseased tissues or organs by providing support to surgically inserted implants. Study of mammalian cell biology relies on cellular models to examine specific biological mechanisms under different test conditions. Characteristic properties of such models play a crucial role in influencing their performance in research studies. Scaffolds are employed in these cellular models to offer mechanical stability, biocompatibility, and biodegradability in providing proper support for cell proliferation and differentiation, which...Read More »

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Market - Increasing Patient Awareness About Disease & Diagnosis Will Drive Growth

Pulmonary hypertension is increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, veins and capillaries. As per the classification given by the Dana Point, WHO Group I represents PAH. There are many causes of PAH which may be idiopathic, drug and toxin associated, heritable, associated with diseases such as HIV infection, connective tissue disease, and portal hypertension. Group I is the largest subgroup, and there is no complete cure for this disease. Currently approved medications are largely limited improving on symptoms, quality of life, and slowing down the progression of disease. The PAH is bifurcated in primary and secondary PAH. Primary PAH is the one which occurs without an identifiable cause. Secondary PAH occurs...Read More »

Neurovascular Devices Market Insights – Technological Innovations Will Drive Growth

Vascular structures of the nervous tissues and blood vessels are majorly affected in the patients suffering from neurovascular disorders and can lead to moderate to severe damage to the brain, resulting into conditions such as strokes and cerebral hemorrhage. Stroke is the third leading cause of disability and deaths worldwide. The weakening or blockage of intracranial arteries can lead to serious consequences.Owing to the increasing prevalence and incidence of neural vascular disorders in conjunction with rising lifestyle disorders such as obesity, the demand for neurovascular devices is growing rapidly.In addition, rising geriatric populationacross the globe who are highly susceptible to acquire these disorders is contributing  the need of...Read More »

Genetically Modified Technology: A Major Boost in the Beta-Carotene Market

Beta-carotenes belong to a group of provitamins, which are related to vitamin A, called carotenoids. Carotenoids are plant pigments, which are mainly responsible for bright colors (red, orange, and yellow) in many fruits & vegetables. Carotenoids also have fat soluble nutrients with antioxidant properties. There are over 500 types of carotenoids. The most common ones are beta-cryptoxanthin, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, and more.  Among all the carotenoids, beta-carotene is the most popular owing to its advantage over other carotenoids. Beta-carotenes are colored (reddish-violet, orange, yellow) pigments, which imparts color to plants. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. When it...Read More »

Flame Retardants: First Line of Defense

Look around you; our houses, offices, working locations and transport are flooded with inflammable material. A small spark, a mishap can cause large scale destruction. Flame retardants are very important at this crucial point of time. Almost all major calamities have a focal point, a point where it all could have been prevented if proper resistance would have been present. Flame retardants are these types of resistances, if present, can prevent a catastrophe. Flame retardants, as the term suggests, are a group of chemicals which essentially prevent the spread of fire. They can either be mixed with the base substance or can be added as an additive and chemically bonded. Typical materials with which flame retardants that...Read More »

Monoclonal Antibodies Market Insights - Enhanced Adoption In Diagnostic Applications To Drive Industry Growth

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are proteins produced by plasma cells in response to specific antigens. These can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic for various disease indications including, rheumatoid arthritis, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, hypercholesterolemia, asthma and macular degeneration. Monoclonal antibodies source type segment comprises murine, chimeric, humanized and human. Based on production type the market is classified into In Vitro and In Vivo. The indication segment include cancer, autoimmune diseases,...Read More »

Listen to the Voice of Acoustic Insulation

Sound waves can leak inside a closed environment through structural members, air passages, and exterior walls. High noise level seeping inside a room or closed environment can affect human health and efficiency. Sound isolation is of utmost importance to achieve comfort, human health & safety, privacy and to comply with regulatory standards. Acoustic insulation materials demand has been mainly driven by the regulations pertaining to noise control and isolation mainly in the U.S. and the European Union. These laws regulate the level of external sound leaking inside a building or closed environment like a vehicle, airplane, etc. Such a high level of monitoring has triggered demand for acoustic insulation materials....Read More »

Mining activities to drive explosives market demand over the next 8 years

Explosives & pyrotechnics are commercially available as solutions for easy and direct application in mining, military, and construction industry. They are available in various forms which include high explosives, and low explosives. High explosives are further classified into primary, secondary and tertiary explosives such as blasting agents. High explosives include dynamite, ANFO (ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture), nitroglycerin, TNT (trinitrotoluene), picric acid, and PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate). Low explosives include propellants and the fireworks. Growing construction sector primarily in the U.S. and Mexico is expected to drive the demand for explosives in North America over the forecast period. The...Read More »

Asia Pacific Fuel Dispenser Market: CNG and hydrogen fuel dispensers to drive market growth over the next eight years

The Asia Pacific fuel dispensers market has been witnessing significant growth in recent years, primarily on account of the growing automotive industry in the region. The growing per disposable incomes of consumers is also expected to have positive impacts on the overall demand for fueling stations and dispensing systems in the region over the forecast period. The fuel dispensers market demand is expected to surge owing to the growing population in the region with demand for vehicles. In addition, high consumer spending capacity in China is also expected to drive the demand for vehicles, thereby driving the demand for dispensing systems in the country. However, the adoption of electric vehicles in the country may...Read More »

Increasing penetration of photovoltaics is expected to fuel polyvinyl butyral (PVB) market demand over the next eight years

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin is extensively used as an interlayer in laminated safety glasses on account of its superior properties including optical clarity, strong binding, excellent adhesion, flexibility, toughness, durability, noise reduction, resistance to UV radiation and harsh weather. These laminated glasses find their application in automobile windshields and architectural glasses. Growing construction spending owing to rapid urbanization coupled with government infrastructural plan is expected to increase industry size over the upcoming years. Moreover, the increasing number of hospitals, schools, office buildings, government accommodation and defense infrastructure will propel market size. Rising government...Read More »

Increased defense expenditure in emerging economies is expected to fuel ammunition market demand over the next eight years

Ongoing development in the economies in Asia have emerges as an opportunity for the defense companies. Countries such as China, India, Pakistan, and South Korea are building up military capabilities to ensure the law and order and protect international borders. This defense expenditure in the region varies significantly from country to country. For instance, Indonesia has almost doubled its defense spending in the last 5 years, whereas Laos and Cambodia have expanded their budgets slowly. Ammunition mainly consists of bullets, rockets and mortars. All these ammos have different technologies, raw materials and manufacturing patterns. The size of the ammunition is measured in caliber which is diameter of the projectile (in...Read More »

Americas plastic compounding: polymer compounds to be used as metal substitutes in automotive component fabrication

The automotive industry is undergoing rigorous evolution, and the plastics industry has a pivotal role in shaping the future. Plastics utilization in the automotive industry transformed in 1950’s, when thermoplastics were the first material to make the debut, opening with ABS and then moving ahead with polyamide, polyacetal, and polycarbonate together with the advent of alloys and blends of various polymers. The ongoing progress of advanced, high-performance polymers has significantly increased their usage. Conventionally, plastics were preferred due to their excellent mechanical properties coupled with exceptional appearance and the ability of self-coloring. Currently, plastics...Read More »

Automated dispensing machines market: An alternative to reduce the overall cost of hospital operations and minimization of medication errors

"Reduction in inventory management costs" Rising inventory cost is one of the biggest concerns faced by healthcare establishments across the globe. According to a study conducted by Stanley Healthcare it has been identified that the implementation of hospital inventory management systems enables organizations to reduce their inventory value by 15% to 35%. Additionally, inventory replenishment costs can be reduced by 95% with inventory reduction by 50%. These are further expected to reduce storage space by 22% which results in reduced storage costs and subsequent energy costs associated. "Reduction in number of medication errors"...Read More »

Stringent regulations to drive powdered electrical insulation coatings market

Increasing electricity demand has resulted in upcoming projects focused on capacity expansions with increasing investment in power generation projects. These factors are likely to positively influence the demand for electrical influence coatings market. Positive growth rate of the global transmission and distribution equipment market is one of the major factors which are anticipated to play a key role in the growth of electrical insulation coatings market. Electrical insulation coatings are largely available in the market in liquid form, but during the forecast period, liquid electrical insulation coatings are anticipated to lose their market share to powdered electrical insulation coatings owing to factors such as...Read More »

Neurodiagnostics Market - R&D initiatives will generate new avenues for growth

Diagnostic tests are vital tools that facilitate the diagnosis of neurological disorders. The neurodiagnostics market is categorized into neuroimaging technologies, in vitro diagnostics, and neuroinformatics. Neuroimaging technologies include various imaging techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, electro-encephalography, and magneto-encephalography, etc. In vitro diagnostics include the use of several neurological biomarkers that aid in early diagnosis of disorders of the nervous system. Neuroinformatics, an integration of neuroscience with information technology, deals with the management of vast data generated by neuroscience studies. It enables the storage and analysis of clinical study data to gain insights at the molecular...Read More »

Industrial Lubricants Market: Lubricating oil creating its importance in the manufacturing space

Industrial lubricants market is expected to play an important role in easing manufacturing, processing, and fabricating processes. Lubricants in the form of process oils are utilized in chemical and technical industrial applications in the form of a processing aid or as a raw material component. Process oils find usage in cosmetics and toiletry as an ingredient in petroleum jelly and haircare & skincare products. Furthermore, these oils also find utilization in the formulation of polymer compound and rubber blends. Other significant uses of process oils include defoamers, textile auxiliary formulations, cable fills, tire manufacturing, adhesive formulation, and fertilizers. Over...Read More »

Increasing oil production to boost bleaching clay market

Bleaching clay plays an important role in refining, bleaching, and decolorizing edible oil. It is also used for removal of phospholipids, sulfuric acid, sludge, sulfonic acid, free fatty acids, and traces of metal in oils. Besides these applications, it is used in effluent treatment plants and as an ingredient in cosmetic products. Raw materials used in formulating bleaching clay include fuller’s earth, bentonite, attapulgite clay, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicates. The process of manufacturing bleaching clay starts from sourcing of fuller’s earth, bentonite, or attapulgite clay. This clay is later processed and activated using chemicals in the required...Read More »

Encryption software market: Brand reputation and privacy concerns emerged as key market drivers

An organization’s brand image or reputation is a crucial part of its marketing mix and therefore requires as much protection as any other core asset or property owned by the company. Issues, such as contaminated products, could be dealt with relatively fast by eliminating the product from shelves; however, data leaks are far more critical as a lot of confidential customer records are at the risk of being leaked in seconds. A personal affront such as this can create a lot of disharmony among the customers and must...Read More »

Carnauba Wax: Automotive industry to emerge as the largest user for the product

Carnauba wax is a derived from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree and is extensively used as a coating and glazing agent to impart a characteristic shine on the product. The wax is predominantly manufactured in Brazil and transported to the rest of the world depending on the demand. The demand for the product is expected to be driven by increasing use in application industries such as cosmetics, food, and automotive. Carnauba wax type 3 is the most widely used product due to its versatility in use for various applications including food and automotive. The increasing use of the product in automotive care waxes and polishes is expected to drive the demand for the product over the next eight years. The demand for food...Read More »

Produced Water Treatment: Rising E&P of shale gas is expected to promote the usage of produced water treatment services

Growing importance of water management in the oil & gas sector as a result of stringent environment regulations aimed at reducing effluent is expected to have a favorable impact on the market. Furthermore, rising expenditure towards the development of nanomaterials in the formulation of membranes for the oil-water-gas-separation process is projected to promote the application of produced water systems as a tool for increasing productivity. Regulatory support in the U.S. and Canada for E&P of alternative sources including shale gas and tight oil to reduce the impact of depletion in crude oil reserves is expected to play a significant role in promoting the usage of produced water treatment services. In February...Read More »

Cool Roof Coating: Save Energy; Save World

High solar reflectance plays a vital role in the functioning of cool roof coatings. The low rate of thermal absorption along with high rate of emittance help the rooftop absorb less heat and stay up to 28-32° cooler than the conventional materials during the peak summer seasons. A cool roof can benefit from several aspects. Below is a list of advantages: Lowers inside temperature by 6 to 10 degrees Lowers energy bills by reducing HVAC needs Improve indoor comfort for buildings that are not air-conditioned Reduces effective temperature of the roof, which can extend its lifespan Support...Read More »

Chiral Chemicals: Providing new opportunities for agriculture chemicals industry

Chiral chemistry was discovered in 1884 by a French biologist when he separated two isomers of sodium ammonium tartrate. This phenomenon of chirality was then found to play a key role in plants, animals, as well as in pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. All the proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleosides, and hormones are chiral compounds. Over 50% of the pharmaceutical drugs consist of chiral chemicals while over 80% of these are marketed as racemates which consist of two enantiomers. These racemates are now being separated using various technologies in order to eliminate the unwanted isomer products from the drug mixture and increase the efficiency of the drug. Numerous market players have been...Read More »

Bioactive ingredients & products market - They are here to stay

Gone are the days, when you could depend on your daily food supplies to complement your body with the essential nutrients. The crops have lost their nutrient value, there is impurity everywhere, and adverse effects of industrialization are evident everywhere. In definition terms, bioactive ingredients are those that have a good and positive effect on the living tissues. "Straight out of Nature’s cabinet:" Nature is abundant with sources of bioactive ingredients. Medicinal herbs, flowers, and plants for that matter can be used to manufacture bioactive ingredients. They are rich in proteins, antioxidants, minerals and phytonutrients that are beneficial to...Read More »

Smart Thermostat Market - Energy saving and home automation to be the biggest growth avenues

The smart thermostat market size is estimated to reach USD 2,992.4 million by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Smart thermostats facilitate the effective and remote management of temperatures in the residential as well as commercial avenues. With the increasing average unit rate of power, the home automation industry serves as a major opportunity for the market growth. These thermostats help users to monitor, control, and lower the energy bills as these gadgets assist in minimizing the power consumption up to 20%. Industry participants are emphasizing on innovating products and developing user-friendly mobile applications to enable users to remotely control the ambient climate. Voice activated...Read More »

UHMWPE - The Way Ahead

Gone are the days, when mending bones or replacing them was a hard task. Rigorous methods, evasive surgeries and usage of metals, ensured that people opted out of replacement surgeries. In comes UHMWPE, the ideal replacement for bones. It is light weight, is cost effective and has superior properties such as high abrasive strength, and shows extended inertness when it comes to reactivity. "The application list gets on extending" Hip replacements, knee replacements, total shoulder replacements or ankle replacements, UHMPWE is the favorite and preferred materials by doctors and surgeons. Owing to the high flexibility offered by the material, customized...Read More »

Isobutene market - Stringent regulatory norms to have a defining impact

Isobutene as a chemical is bound by stringent regulatory norms owing to its extremely toxic property. Key regulatory bodies influencing isobutene market dynamics include Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Clean Air Act (CAA). Increasing groundwater contamination due to leakage of MTBE along with growing demand for alternatives such as ethanol for gasoline blending is also expected to impact market growth negatively. The U.S. EPA has...Read More »

APAC Radiopharmaceuticals Market: Improved healthcare infrastructure & Government Initiatives to act as key drivers

The increasing demand for radiopharmaceuticals in Asia Pacific region is backed by improving healthcare infrastructure along with an increasing number of healthcare facilities, rising prevalence of chronic disorders and active role played by the government organization in controlling radiopharmaceuticals. The dependency on nuclear reactors is observed to be reducing, as the hospital-based cyclotron facilities are emerging. As a result, novel isotopes of Thallium, Fluorine and Rubidium are gaining popularity. Additionally, emerging applications such as in brain disorders using technetium are key trends witnessed in the marketplace. Regulatory agencies play critical role in the ethical...Read More »

Polycarbonate capacity additions in import reliant markets is crucial for maintaining trade balance

Polycarbonate is one of the widely traded resins with its import value estimated at USD 10.34 billion in 2015. Comparatively, its global export value was only USD 7.50 billion during the same period. This denotes a trade deficit scenario further indicating that production capabilities are concentrated in very few regions. China is a major consumer of polycarbonate resins which are locally processed for usage in automotive, electrical & electronics, consumer goods and construction applications. To meet the burgeoning demand, the country is heavily reliant on imports. China accounted for 38.4% of the overall import value in 2015. However, recent trends suggest that global...Read More »

Advanced Composites Market - Rising application scope in aerospace & defense sector expected to drive growth

Advanced composites are lightweight materials with diversified characteristics including high strength & stiffness, low density, high heat and impact resistance. The product is manufactured with the utilization of high performance resins to enhance the properties of the composites. High performance efficiency delivered by the advanced fiber composites is expected to drive the demand in aerospace & defense, automotive and marine industry. Growing demand for the composites in the manufacturing of wind turbines is expected to surge the demand for advanced composites over the years. The increasing installations of wind energy plants across the globe are expected to have a positive impact on the market growth for...Read More »

Headsets Market - Novel technologies catering to diverse consumer base will drive growth

The headsets market size is estimated to reach approximately USD 20.46 billion by 2024, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The emergence of ground-breaking technologies such as NFMI and bone conduction serves as a major revenue opportunity for the market. The integration of these technologies has led to the development of truly wireless headsets, which are gaining high popularity among fitness and sports enthusiasts. Industry participants are accentuating on product innovation and technological developments to meet the evolving demands and changing consumer preferences. Technological developments are primarily aimed at improving style, fidelity, and audibility of these products. Furthermore,...Read More »

Orthopedic soft tissue repair market: An evolving trend in sport medicine

"Increasing focus on sports-related injuries" Soft tissues frequently injured during sports and physical training include muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Knee injuries are one of the most common musculoskeletal traumas among people. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a frequently occurring knee injury and the standard treatment for this is surgical reconstruction. Increasing incidence of sports-related injuries has become a leading cause of soft tissue injuries worldwide. Athletes are most likely to injure their ACLs disabling complete stretching of their legs. Athletes participating in soccer and baseball are mostly affected by such type of injury. Meniscal tear is also a common soft...Read More »

Flight simulators market majorly driven by the need to improve safety

The emerging middle class primarily in the emerging economies of Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East significantly instigates the airline companies to escalate the aircraft frequency among varied destinations. This in turn results in increasing adoption of flight simulators by airline companies in an attempt to reduce pilot training cost and offer superior training to pilots as well as the flight crew. Passenger air travel, 2009 – 2016 (Billions) Airline companies generally install Full Flight...Read More »

Protective relay market driven by growing electrcity demand

"ANALYST PERSPECTIVE" Growing investments in the transmission & distribution infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing demand for electric power, is a major factor instigating global protective relay market demand. A noticeable shift towards renewable energy is further expected to fuel protective relay demand in the near future. Increasing demand for protection devices across power industry in order to avoid any major losses will significantly spur the market demand. Ongoing smart grid & substation automation projects in Asia Pacific & MEA is further expected to catapult the demand for protective relay over the forecast period. Asia pacific,...Read More »

Increasing data center traffic to drive application delivery controller market

Rapidly-increasing data traffic has led to a surge in the data storage demand, which is resulting in continuous expansion of the global datacenter market. Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in services and technologies driven by the data center. Now-a-days many organizations are sourcing their computing to “cloud-based” infrastructures. Therefore, large scale data centers and associated cloud services are developed and deployed by service...Read More »

Earphones & Headphones Market: The demand for trendy designs to drive the growth

Fitness wearables successfully paved way for the popularity of wearable technology. The wearable technology/devices market is growing at a rapid pace from emerging to developed countries and is expected to drive the adoption of smart headphones/earbuds over the coming years. Despite the hesitation pertaining to wearables that exists even today, the apprehensions associated have significantly declined as consumers are becoming even more comfortable with the technology. A positive shift in consumer sentiments towards the adoption of wearables has primarily been social interaction and the need to monitor health at all times, which is also expected to catapult market growth. Global...Read More »

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Market - Growing consumer preference and stringent safety regulations to drive industry growth

The global demand for AEB system installations is expected to reach 46,860 thousand units by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Automotive safety systems, such as AEB braking mitigate the impact of accidents on vehicle occupants and pedestrians and systems alongside, enable reduction in the number of accidents. Rising need for security from consumers and surging government initiatives are expected to drive AEB systems market growth. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publicized the inclusion of AEB systems into its new car assessment program (NCAP) in 2015 to avert car crashes or either reduce the severity of crashes or avoid them altogether. ...Read More »

Greater productivity along with improved workplace safety is fueling the adoption of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) across various industries

Growth in the e-commerce industry is acting as a primary factor for the increased demand for the autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) market for logistics applications. Furthermore, the AGVs adoption at distribution centers and warehouses is on a rise on account of increasing preference being laid on workplace safety, enhanced productivity. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) market) - Technology evolution The technology-led market incorporates several technologies that enable efficient navigation of...Read More »

Increasing electricity demand in the GCC to drive GCC protective relay market

Population growth has ensued upsurge in the demand for infrastructure and electricity. To fulfill the ever-growing demand, GCC has witnessed a rise in the power generation capacity over the past 4 years as indicated graph below. This has subsequently led to the installation of the protective relay in power systems to ensure safety & security of the manufacturing plants equipment, and the personnel as well. Power generation capacity in GCC by country, 2012 -2015 ...Read More »

Gum Rosin:Binding markets since decades

The adhesives industry growth in Europe and China has prompted increase in the demand for ingredients used for manufacturing hot-melt and structural adhesives. The paper industry growth has decreased primarily in the developed economies such as the U.S., the UK and Russia with the growth being driven by the increasing development of the paper sizing industry in China. In addition, the ink industry is expected to grow with the growth of the printing industry, globally. The product forms an inherent part of the aforementioned industries and as a result is expected to grow over the next eight years. Thegum rosin market is expected to witness sluggish growth owing to growing substitution of gum rosin by tall oil rosin and...Read More »

Disposable diapers projected to continue their domination by 2024 in the global biodegradable super absorbent materials market

Biodegradable superabsorbent materials are basically superabsorbent polymers which are biocompatible and are degradable. These materials are a combination of synthetic and renewable raw materials. Superabsorbent materials are essential components for baby diapers. They are used to absorb and retain fluid even under moderately high pressure. The global geriatric population is projected to witness steep rise in the future. Such a trend is expected to play a vital role in shaping the global biodegradable superabsorbent market over the forecast period. The total geriatric population is estimated to be more than double from 7% in 2000 to nearly 16% in 2050. This rapid rise in population over 65 years of age is expected to...Read More »

Pulse Flour Market: Harboring the upcoming nutrition trend

The increasing health awareness among the consumers has led to the high adoption of a gluten-free diet. People are realizing its importance and taking significant steps towards inculcating this diet into their lifestyle. The gluten free products also have high concentrations of calories, fat and sugar as their staple base is made up of either wheat, tapioca or rice flour. However, the major problems faced by the gluten-free manufacturers are low concentrations of iron, vitamin B, and fiber. Pulses which are rich in protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins can fill the nutrient gap required for these products. The pulse flour not only aids in removing the nutrient gap but also helps to improve the texture and shelf life of...Read More »

9-decanoic acid methyl esters: A perspective into green solvents

9-DAME is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid and has a number of commercial uses which include flavorings, supplements, cosmetics, soaps, dietetics, etc. Coconut oil and palm oil are the key raw materials used for manufacturing 9-decanoic acid methyl ester and other oleochemicals. The Philippines is the world’s largest producer of coconut oil. Indonesia and Malaysia together account for around 85% of the global palm oil production. 9-DAME being naturally derived, adds to the popularity of these materials in manufacturing various products related to flavors, fragrances, pharmaceuticals, etc. A majority of the oleochemicals today are produced using naturally derived raw materials...Read More »

Increasing solar panel installation to drive the demand for piling machines in foundation work

Rising awareness towards energy generation from unconventional sources including solar and wind in place of furnace oil and natural gas is expected to promote the installation of PV panels and new wind power stations. Companies are striving towards manufacturing application specific products. For instance, in June 2012, Vermeer introduced a new pile driver under the brand name, PD 10, which utilizes an inclinometer with laser controlled post-depth control feature for ensuring every post installed with exact specific configurations. The government of Germany amended the Renewable Energy Sources Act in August 2014, which is expected to result in increasing installation of wind turbines and solar panels on a domestic level....Read More »

Thermal Barrier Coatings: Evolved heat shielding technology

Thermal coatings have been in use for several decades now, with their function being to insulate metallic components of gas turbines and aero-engine parts, among others, thereby enabling these components to function at elevated temperatures with minimum efficiency loss. Turbine blades, nozzle guide vanes, and combustor cans are typical examples of components which are coated with thermal barrier products. These coatings facilitate exhaust heat management, of which heat shield, ceramic paints, and heat wrap are the previously-used forms. However, heat shields are typically used owing to their low costs, have been under scrutiny due to the air gaps found between the surface of the component and the shield. Thus, extensive research was conducted to address...Read More »

White Biotechnology: Eco-friendly technology as opposed to the traditional chemical pathway

White biotechnology refers to the use of numerous enzymes, microorganisms and other metabolic processes for industrial manufacturing. This technology is employed in numerous applications including biofuels, food & feed additives, personal care and household products and pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals are expected to be the fastest growing application this technology is used in the manufacturing of numerous vitamins and drugs including vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 is widely employed in human food, animal feed, and cosmetics. The use of white biotechnology for manufacturing of biobased products is expected to help achieve sustainability. It has been considered a key technology over the past few years as it offers economic...Read More »

Influenza Diagnostics Market - Enhanced acceptance of in vitro diagnostic tests will drive market growth

Influenza is a seasonal disease caused by influenza virus. In the US, influenza is prevalent in the fall of winter, with major activity being reported in the month of October. The disease burden for children aged 5 years or older is high and is reported to be the key reason of death in the elderly population. In the U.S., CDC through its national influenza surveillance system, tracks the disease growth, death percentage, hospitalizations, etc. "A large number of diagnostic tests available for the diseases" The diagnosis of influenza is done mainly by Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests (RIDTs), reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), culture,...Read More »

Metal Aerosol Cans: High Customizability associated with these cans expected to drive growth

The global packaging industry is rapidly advancing towards the use of light-weight packaging alternatives. The conventional method for application of bug sprays, insecticides, and mosquito repellants involved the use of misters and spray pumps that posed significant health hazards due to contact of the toxic chemicals with human skin. Also, the global cosmetics market had witnessed significant growth due to high adoption if the beauty enhancing products by the consumers. However, a growing need for simplification of product application instruments was being realized by the major cosmetics and personal care products manufacturers. This led to the introduction of metal aerosol cans that consisted of a light-weight metal container containing the product and a...Read More »

Medical Disposables: Effective Infection Control Measures

Disposable medical products are crucial to healthcare facilities since they reduce the risk of residual contamination and infection acquisition from hospitals and other healthcare settings. In terms of safety, disposable devices are safer as compared to reusable devices. According to a study published in ‘Infection Control Today’, disposable gastroendoscopes proved to be more efficient in clinical practice than the conventional reusable gastroendoscope. Hence, increasing awareness in hospitals for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and growing demand for technologically advanced medical products is bolstering the growth of the medical disposables market. Another study published in...Read More »

Solar Control Window Films: Protecting interiors of buildings and vehicles

The primary function of solar control window films is protecting the interiors of vehicles and buildings from fatal IR and UV radiations. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), dyes & adhesives and metals such as stainless steel and aluminum are some of the raw materials used in the manufacturing of solar control window films. Solar control window films control the amount of heat penetration through the windows, keeping the interiors cool. This reduces energy spent on cooling appliances such as air coolers and air-conditioners. These appliances emit harmful gases, polluting the environment. Stringent regulations regarding energy consumption have increased the demand for these films, particularly in commercial buildings....Read More »

Lightweight Materials: Material innovation for the future

Lightweight materials have become an integral part of product design as they are considered to possess the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and improve resource efficiency in application industries. The new lightweight metals and non-metals are emerging as materials for application in vehicle and aircraft manufacturing. Recently, Boeing constructed the 787 Dreamliner using carbon reinforced plastic for the external body. However, the major challenge faced by end-user industries is the high cost of these materials. The products that are touted to be the future of lightweight materials market are titanium, high strength steel, aluminum, polymers & composites, and magnesium. The penetration of high strength...Read More »

Fluid dispensing systems: a crucial aspect for industry automation

Fluid dispensing systems are equipment and related accessories that are used for automating or mechanizing fluid application processes. These systems are used for a plethora of fluids that include lubricants, adhesives, sealants, coatings, inks, oils, solder pastes. In the recent years, production processes across matured markets have begun to adopt industry automation methods in order to cut down on excess workforce & associated costs, improve output and reduce turn-around times. The trend towards industry automation has ushered in the critical concepts such as digitalization and robotics into everyday industrial processes. Manufacturers across automotive, construction,...Read More »

Drug Device Combination Market - Innovation towards novel products to act as key growth drivers

Drug device combination products are the amalgamation of certain medical devices and drugs or biological products to facilitate enhanced drug delivery. These products act as a single entity to meet desirable efficacy, typically lacking in traditional methods of drug delivery. The combination products are required to go through stringent regulatory process to ensure high safety standards. These products are needed to be monitored consistently during the regulatory approvals owing to incorporation of components belonging to multiple regulatory categories with distinct requirements. As a consequence of the aforementioned, the review of drug-device combination products typically requires an involvement of multiple FDA...Read More »

Energy Management Systems: The efficient way to conserve energy

"Why there is a need of EMS?" Energy is the main fuel for social and economic development. The industrial sector needs high power. There is a rising need for optimizing the use of energy and conserving energy. In addition, various industries are taking efforts to use energy more efficiently due to the market pressure and public awareness about environmental sustainability. The need to conserve and optimize energy usage is becoming the focus for the industrial and residential sector. Energy management system aims at achieving energy efficiency through process optimization by reporting granular energy use by individual pieces of equipment. Cloud-based EMS...Read More »

Cryotherapy Market - Alternative to conventional treatment procedures

"Overview" Cryotherapy involves the use of low temperature cryogenic gases for the treatment of various disease conditions in oncology, cardiology, dermatology, and pain management. It is mainly used in the treatment of varied cancer types including prostate, skin, and cervical cancer; benign tumors; and in pain management. There are various types of devices available in the cryotherapy market for cryosurgery, icepack therapy, and chamber therapy. Sprays, dipsticks, cryo probes, and forcep techniques are some of the major technologies employed in this treatment method.  Cryotherapy provides several advantages over other...Read More »

LPG: A Cost Effective And Clean Energy Source

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has emerged as a significant source for energy use in cooking, and heating & cooling applications. Growing population coupled with increasing the need for portable heat source in industrial facilities and residential establishments have steered its penetration in urban areas. In addition, the ease of access and portability of LPG cylinders has further enhanced its prominence as an eco-friendly substitute to coal, and heating oil in off-grid areas. Low prices coupled with increasing consumer awareness towards clean energy source have led to its adoption across various regions. According to Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell of India, LPG demand in auto sector has witnessed a...Read More »

Neurorehabilitation Devices Market - Helping patients regain control over their lives

Neurorehabilitation is a progressive recovery treatment mode, whereby patients suffering from motion impairment resulting from neurological disorders restore their lost abilities. Neurorehab devices ensure functional restoration for patients with neurological disorders. Neurorehab process facilitates reduction in impairments and disabilities, ultimately improving quality of patient’s life. Neurological diseases affect around 1 billion people across the world. These alarming statistics create a potential demand for the novel and innovative rehabilitation technologies aimed at treating several neurological disorders. "Neurorehabilitation devices facilitate restoration of lost functions in disabled...Read More »

Biological Safety Testing Market - Enhanced R&D expenditure and innovative product line up to drive growth

Biologics are products manufactured from different biological sources comprising complex combination of substances that may be composed of living entities such as cells and tissues. It includes a wide range of products such as blood components, tissues, gene therapy, and recombinant therapeutic proteins. The wide-ranging applications of this market include the detection of virus contaminants in products that hold a high commercial value and pose a potential health risk to the target population. Biological safety testing methods are highly preferred and are incorporated as a consequence of high requirement of product safety and quality of biopharmaceutical products. They are commonly included in process validation of...Read More »

Pharmacovigilance Software Market - Preventing adverse drug reactions

Pharmacovigilance (PV) is the process of identifying risks associated with drugs, medical devices, and biologics to prevent adverse drug reaction (ADR) events in patients. This is responsible for the increasing demand for software applications required by companies to maintain huge clinical research data and reduce maintenance costs. The market is evolving due to increasing incidence of ADR reporting. PV softwares used during the study comprise ARISg, Argus, and Pvnet. The softwares used for post marketing surveillance include VigiBase and VigiFlow. These are used by Contract Research Organizations (CROs), sponsor sites, hospitals, and ADR monitoring centers. The demand for PV softwares from CROs is increased due to the...Read More »

Cold form blister packaging: An effective choice of pharmaceutical industry

Increasing healthcare products demand on account of positive outlook of pharmaceuticals & medical industries has developed the global cold form blister packaging industry. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Growing end-use industries including electrical & semiconductors components, cosmetics & personal care products, and pet food, particularly in the emerging economies such as Asia Pacific is also expected to impact the global market positively. Cold form blister packs are manufactured by sandwiching aluminum foil between Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and nylon (oPA) films using dry bond lamination technology. The film laminate is simply pressed into a mold by a stamp without applying...Read More »

Knee Implant Market - Innovative designs to drive growth

"Industry: Medical Devices" The knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged knee or knee part with artificial components (implant) to relieve disability and pain. It is usually performed in patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other knee diseases. The selection of implant is depend on patient need and considering some other factors such as knee condition and knee anatomy, weight, age, and activity level. "Implant components and procedure types" Total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision knee replacement are three main...Read More »

Clinical Microbiology Market: Automation and adoption of easy to use instruments in laboratories is driving the clinical microbiology market

"Clinical microbiology market" The clinical microbiology product includes laboratory instruments such as autoclaves, incubators, culture systems and modern automated systems such as gram strainers, culture filler, automated colony counters. The market also includes microbiological analyzers systems for investigation of specimens and samples. The microbiological analyzers segment includes molecular diagnostic kits, high end microscopes and mass spectrometers for diagnosis and analysis. The clinical application of the market helps in diagnosis of infectious diseases such as respiratory, urinary, bloodstream, sexually transmitted, gastrointestinal and...Read More »

Poly alpha olefin: The new age material to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency

Poly alpha olefins are primarily employed as compressor oils, metal working fluids, engine oils, transmission oils, heat transfer fluids and gear oils, to provide seal protection, reduce component failure, and to increase drain intervals. The increased use of PAO fluids mainly depends on the development of new technology, formulation packages, and additives. The formulation development is being actively pursued by PAO additive manufacturers, producers, OEMs, and formulators. Different technologies and procedures are used for manufacturing poly alpha olefin. These technologies have been patented by various key market players such as ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, The Dow Chemical Company, and...Read More »

Growing demand for cosmetics to drive lanolin demand

Rising lanolin demand from the personal care & cosmetics industry owing to its ability to act as an emollient is touted to positively impact market dynamics over the next eight years. The product finds use in the preparation of beauty products such as perfume, oral, hair care, and skincare. It finds wide application scope in various other key end-use industries such as pharmaceutical and baby care products. Lanolin is a key ingredient used for treating dry skin, reducing scaling, abrasions, and itching. Growing pharmaceutical and healthcare industries specifically in the BRIC nations coupled with the need for improved skin treatment is anticipated to drive market growth. Mature economies of North America and Europe...Read More »

Kombucha: A Living Health Drink

Kombucha is a fermented, lightly sweetened black or green tea drink majorly used as a functional beverage due to its exceptional health benefits. Kombucha was initially home brewed, however, in the 1990’s kombucha was made commercially available in local health stores and supermarkets. Made from sweetened tea that has been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, also known as ‘’mother’’ because of its ability to reproduce and often called as ‘’mushroom tea’’). The processing of kombucha is easy, simple, and it contains essential ingredients such as hot water, sugar, tea, and SCOBY. Starter kits for kombucha...Read More »

1-Decene: An Overview Of Disruptive Petrochemical Industry

Increasing popularity of synthetic lubricants as they offer better lubrication has triggered poly alpha olefin demand over the recent past. Poly alpha olefin is prepared by oligomerization of linear alpha olefins (C-10 and higher). 1-Decene is the most preferred alpha olefin for poly alpha olefin production as it is the purest form of PAO. Increasing PAO demand for producing engine/gear oils, greases, and other lubricants is expected to be the key factor driving 1-decene market. 1-Decene is stored under a nitrogen blanket and is not corrosive to steel or aluminum. It should be avoided from the contact of air or oxygen because alpha olefins are sensitive to moisture. Alpha olefins should be handled under a dry, inert gas...Read More »

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic: Revolutionary Material for Transportation Industry

Stringent regulations related to vehicle CO2 emissions will be widely adopted across the globe.Weight reduction being the key factor for emission control, automakers are facing an urgent need for manufacturing light-weight cars. In such scenario, it is more likely that carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) will replace high-tension steel. CFRP structures weigh half of its steel counterparts and around one-third of aluminum. However, irrespective of benefits offered, composites cost are exorbitant as compared to metals, even allowing for their lighter weight. Their use is limited to high-performance vehicles owing to their high prices. The high cost associated with CFRP has limited its usage in performance vehicles such...Read More »

Medical Billing Outsourcing Market – New era of medical billing

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has led to an increase in the medically insured population. Although this act has ensured better quality of life and facilitated people in receiving quality care, as well as helped implement a better payment model, it has subsequently burdened the medical providers (hospitals, clinics, and physicians). Reimbursement reductions and shift in patient volumes has led to medical service providers, especially hospitals, facing a 25% decline in their revenue. The challenge lies in persisting bad debts and uncollectible accounts. The medical billing process is more complex and demands to stay up-to-date with the changing guidelines and upgraded and rewritten codes for diagnosis & treatment. As a result of these...Read More »

Frozen Food Market: Lunch and dinner at my desk!

Frozen foods are the most convenient option for working consumers nowadays. They come in numerous varieties to satisfy the needs of the consumers. These products are always easy to use during any joyful event, plan parties or a get-together. Aren’t they the correct option when there is sudden arrival of guests at your home? Many debates have been raised about the fresh versus frozen product items. Although there has been evidence, which rightly proves that frozen foods are good for health as they capture nutritious elements inside it directly after harvest, sometimes there is, an inescapable truth attached to it- their dubious products. Sometimes they are stored in warehouses for months before they appear in supermarket and hypermarket grocery shelves. Such reason...Read More »

Urolithiasis Management Devices Market – Latest development in renal stone treatment and removal procedures

Urolithiasis refers to formation of renal stones in the urinary system including kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Urolithiasis can impose adverse effects due to a blockage in the flow of urine from the kidney or bladder toward the urethra. It can be severely painful for patients and often necessitates immediate medical attention. On the basis of size and anatomical location of the stone in the urinary system, various approaches can be employed for their effective removal. These include extracorporeal lithotripsy, intracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and other treatments. The smaller stones can be removed with the help of non invasive treatments, while the larger ones require surgical intervention. “Urolithiasis management devices facilitate...Read More »

Ultraviolet (UV) Curable Resins Market – Photoinitiators are the latest trend in the industry

UV curable resins are believed to be one of the fastest growing technologies within the graphic arts, coatings, adhesives and other related industries. Various end-use product manufacturing companies now rely on UV cured coatings to achieve customer satisfaction and environmental compliance. UV curing technology exhibits a superior chemical resistance and physical properties. The development of new and improved photoinitiators is believed to the latest trend in the UV curable resins market. Improvements such as expanded photosensitive wavelength band and better photoinitiator solubility are incorporated in conventional photoinitiators to increase its performances. Developing new photoinitiators for UV curing technology requires a huge R&D investment. Innovation in these...Read More »

Bone Grafts and Substitutes Market Driven by Growth in orthopedic surgeries

“Wide availability of natural as well as synthetic products is propelling the demand for orthopedic surgeries using bone graft and substitutes (BGS).” The natural bone grafts include autografts and allografts, of which autografts are considered as a gold standard in which patients own bone is used. Thus, no commercial product is available for autografts in the market. Allografts include demineralized bone matrix which have better osteoconductive and osteoinductive activity than other allografts. Synthetic bone graft include grafts made of ceramic, composite, polymer and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). Synthetic products are available in wide range of size and shape which provide advantage of choosing suitable product as per the...Read More »

Decreasing price of displays coupled with the growing trend of reaching customers through digital images and videos to drive the adoption of digital signage.

Digital signage six trends   The digital signage market is anticipated to grow swiftly owing to the technological advancements, which makes it a perfect fit for promoting products. The incumbent companies are concentrating to reduce the prices of the digital signage display owing to the growing competition in the market. In line with this, the display production has shifted to China to take advantage of the low-cost labor. Technological innovations and new product developments are the recent initiatives witnessed in this industry. ...Read More »

Technical Ceramics: Effective alternatives to plastics and steel

Technical ceramics, also known as industrial, fine, engineered, or advanced ceramics, are reinforced compounds characterized by excellent magnetic, thermal, electrical and optical properties. Due to these properties, the products have emerged as effective alternatives to high-performance plastics and steel in various applications. The global technical ceramics market has been witnessing significant growth over the past few years on account of its superior properties including low thermal expansion, robustness, high-temperature stability, and superior electrical properties ranging from semiconductors to insulators and highly conductive materials which are being employed in a wide range of end-use industries such as automotive, transportation, power generation, process...Read More »

Are We Moving Towards ‘Probiotics A Day, Keeps The Doctor Away’ Scenario?

There is a lot of talk surrounding probiotics owing to its association with the term bacteria. Anything remotely connected to bacteria is harmful, is a general perception. Probiotics, however, defy this perception. Probiotics are especially ‘good bacteria’ the ones that are beneficial to the human body. Not all aware, but there lies an entirely proactive, flourishing colony of bacteria in our body. The total number of bacteria cells in our body outnumbers human cells. Probiotics are essentially supplementary bacteria, intake of which can boost healthy body functions, immunity balancing or contain adverse health conditions. Research and development are discovering new avenues for probiotic usage. “Probiotics advantages- They get extensive...Read More »

Nano Calcium Carbonate Market: Shifting trend towards Nanomaterials

Calcium carbonate is one of the most commonly used fillers in thermoplastics, especially polyolefins. It is inexpensive and can be used at high loadings. Originally used as a cheap extender, fine grades of precipitated calcium carbonate i.e. nano calcium carbonate is now being produced in nanometer size and this nano calcium carbonate has the potential to be an important functional filler in polypropylene composites. The surface of the nano calcium carbonate filler is usually treated with fatty acids such as stearic acid, to modify the filler surface to become hydrophobic. The main purpose of this surface coating is to reduce moisture absorption and hence particle agglomeration during storage, as well as to improve the dispersibility of the polar filler when incorporated into...Read More »

Medical Lifting Slings Market: Home healthcare offers opportunities for the market

Medical lifting slings are mobility devices which help safe lifting of patients who are weak, obese, or disabled. As per the data published by the World Health Organization, these are vital devices, especially for nurses who suffer from strain injuries due to patient lifting, accounting for an estimated one-third of all annual reported injuries. "Medical lifting slings: Factors affecting the lifespan of reusable lifting slings" The usage of slings is greatly influenced by various factors mentioned below. These factors may affect the performance of slings, thus risking patient safety. Hence, periodic check of these slings is recommended to avoid a mishap....Read More »

Styrenic Block Copolymers: A Versatile Compound for Polymer Modification

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are one of the most widely consumed members of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family. They are used for a broad range of applications which require high performance polymers. SBCs process like polymers but exhibit properties similar to that of rubber. They are the lowest priced TPEs owing to the bulk consumption in diverse end-use industries such as adhesives & sealants. SBCs, introduced more than 40 years ago, have reached their saturation point not only in terms of consumption but also other factors such as relatively stagnant scope in general applications. However, companies operating in the global industry continue to focus on enhancing and improving the physical properties of the...Read More »

Distributed Natural Gas-Fueled Generation, A Perfect and Reliable Source of Energy: Will grow exponentially in years to come

“Centralized Vs Distributed Generation” Distributed generation (DG) of power typically refers to an approach of providing a useable energy at or near the energy consumption area. It covers a variety of small-scale generation technologies such as fuel cells, wind turbines, and solar panels, large-scale technologies are termed as centralized power generation which is often located miles away from the centers of population and industry. Despite facing lot of challenges, such as additional costs in integrating DG systems and regulatory challenges including financial incentives and subsidies, DG is expected to continue to develop and generate new opportunities both for suppliers and consumers of energy. “Role of Natural...Read More »

Bio vanillin market to grow on account of rising awareness regarding environment conservation

Increasing demand for biotechnologically derived flavoring agents over those obtained from non-renewable sources is expected to boost the market growth of bio vanillin over the next few years. Bio vanillin is derived from the ferulic acid that is present in crops such as wheat bran and rice bran as well as from tea leaves. Hence, this product has the potential to be a key substitute for synthetic vanillin in the near future. Furthermore, the growth of key end-users of primarily pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries is considered to be another key driving factor of the bio vanillin market demand. Bio vanillin enhances the aroma, flavor, shelf life, and taste of various food & beverage products, keeping the...Read More »

Developments in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Market

Optical coherence tomography is a technology introduced in late 1990’s as a useful tool in ophthalmological diagnostics. Time domain based OCT devices were then available with a scanning speed of 400 scans per second and resolution up to 10-15 microns. Over the last decade, other technologies that have been developed are: Frequency Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (FD-OCT) Spectral Domain OCT (SDOCT) Fourier Domain OCT (FDOCT) Recent hybridization of OCT with angiography forming the OCT angiography devices are gaining popularity in the medical field which finds application in...Read More »

China stationary lead acid battery market will witness growth owing to rising demand for energy storage systems

Increasing usage of lead acid batteries in stationary applications owing excellent properties such as remarkable performance, long life, high energy density and ease of installation will stimulate market growth. Rising adoption of these batteries in UPS, oil & gas, energy, and railway sector owing to its low cost will fuel industry expansion over the forecast period. Lead acid batteries have been used extensively for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems in commercial buildings such as offices, hospitals, banks and data centers. An increasing number of hospitals in China will drive the requirement for power backup devices which in turn will increase the market size. Moreover, favorable government policies along with growing number of public-private partnership projects...Read More »

Increasing expenditure on nanotechnology research is expected to open new opportunities within the advanced carbon materials industry

Significant gains in conductive polymers market in light of rising awareness towards protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) in electronic devices is expected to promote the usage of carbon materials with excellent properties including good conductivity. Furthermore, increasing R&D expenditure for the development of carbon foam to resist sulfation and corrosion in battery plates by electronics manufacturers including Firefly International Energy is expected to open new opportunities for growth over the forecast period. Growing demand for graphene oxide products on account of exhibiting excellent strength as well as permeability characteristics is expected to have a high impact. Carbon nanotubes are incorporated in wind turbine rotors to increase the thermal...Read More »

Increasing usage of conductive polymers in smartphones to drive demand

Conductive polymers are expected to remain one of the lucrative segment of electroactive polymers industry in light of their growing importance for providing excellent electrical conductivity and good corrosion resistance. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), and polyphenylene polymer resins are the majorly used conductive polymers on account of their excellent mechanical strength and good processability. Technological advancement for the development of smartphones as well as tablets in light of new product launches by Apple Inc, Samsung and Panasonic is expected to propel the requirement of conductive materials. Furthermore, increasing expenditure for the development of biomimetic products...Read More »

Demand for premium & customized consumer goods to drive pearlescent pigments demand in India

Pearlescent or ‘pearl’ effect pigments have gained immense popularity in recent years owing to their high sustainability, brilliant color effects, and a wide range of variations. These pigments are increasingly being incorporated into various paints, coatings, printing inks & even cosmetics to provide highly appealing, durable & unique color effects. Product appearance & aesthetics remain a major driving factor for industry growth along with increasing consumer focus on durability, performance characteristics such as thermal stability, barrier effects, and corrosion resistance. Additionally, the development of waterborne technology has also presented various opportunities for special effect pigment manufacturers. Various schemes such as the...Read More »

Growing demand for hexane from rubber and petrochemical industries

Hexane has gained popularity over the past few years, particularly as an industrial solvent owing to its exceptional performance characteristics such as easy miscibility, low solubility, low impurities and colorless nature. Qualities such as color preservation of original material along with the ability to remove unwanted taste provide a competitive edge to the market growth. Hexane finds wide application scope in various end-use industries such as edible oil extraction, industrial solvent, adhesive formulation, leather treatment and various others such as furniture, textile, printing, footwear, and perfumes. Rising demand from the aforementioned industries which are witnessing significant growth is expected to positively influence market dynamics over the forecast period....Read More »

Regulatory intervention promoting environmental-friendly products driving biolubricants industry growth

Bio-based products have gained immense popularity in recent years owing to increasing global awareness regarding the sustainability, biodegradability & environmental compatibility of such products. Biolubricants are one such product that has been introduced as a sustainable alternative to conventional lubricants in the automotive & manufacturing industries. Numerous regulations such as the Clean Water Act & Code of Federal Regulations (Oil Spill Protection) in the U.S., and the Product Stewardship (Oil) Regulations 2000 in Asia Pacific are encouraging biodegradable lubricants & industrial oils in place of conventional lubes that tend to pollute water bodies & the environment in case of a spill or leakage. Vegetable & plant-based lubricating oils...Read More »

Photomedicine Market – Redefining medaesthetic and laser therapy procedures

Photomedicine is a medical discipline that entails the use of light for detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Photonic devices encompass light emitting diodes, lasers, and fluorescent lamps. The market is evolving due to the rising demand for the treatment of skin-related diseases. "Photomedicine facilitates the diagnosis of various diseases" Light is used in various therapeutic fields, such as surgery, dermatology, cardiology, oncology, and optical diagnostics. The application of photomedicine devices is increasing in the treatment of heart diseases, various infections, and in cancer diagnosis & treatment owing to the attached benefits including effective light penetration enabling enhanced visualization, which in turn...Read More »

Regulations play an important role in framing the demand for low smoke halogen free flame retardant polypropylene

Low smoke halogen free flame retardant polypropylene (PP) products have gained popularity over the past few years. Qualities such as restricting the spread of fire, protect the immediate environment and extend the escape time provide a competitive edge to the growth of halogen free flame retardant polypropylene demand. The presence of regulatory norms such as ISO14001, ROHS, WEEE & others helped in the growth of non halogenated flame retardants. These regulations impose guidelines, according to which manufacturers are investing highly on minimizing the adverse effect of halogenated products and for developing products which meets the safety & eco-friendly standards. Over the past few years, the use of polypropylene in industries such as construction, automotive,...Read More »

A Shifting Trend for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Parts

Nowadays, consumers are gaining interest in the longevity of their vehicles than ever before. As a result, industry participants such as Clarcor and Donaldson provide customers with detailed information regarding vehicle maintenance steps. Growing environmental concern regarding air pollution across countries such as India and China is expected to benefit the aftermarket filtration products over the forecast period. Countries across the various region have focused their attention to curb air pollution. Filters were an efficient solution used in automotive sectors that could help in preventing global warming and ozone depletion. The aftermarket world sometimes can be quite murky. The fact that the manufacturer makes the same part can be available in different boxes is...Read More »

Epoxies Resins: Polymers for Numerous Applications

Epoxy resins are thermosetting polymers which are known for their exceptional mechanical properties as well as their performance characteristics. These resins are produced by a chemical reaction known as curing. Curing process involves epoxides and other chemicals which are generally known as hardeners. Polyamines, phenolic compounds, etc. are some of the substances which can be used as hardeners. Depending on the application, epoxy resins can be manufactured in a variety of grades. Further, plasticizers, fillers, additives, etc. can be added to achieve the desired characteristics in the final application. At present, there are over 50 different substances which can be classified as epoxy resins. To top that, the number of hardeners are available to transform epoxy...Read More »

Promising Signs For U.S. Frozen Food Industry

Shifting trends in the U.S. are bound to benefit the frozen food in the country. More frozen ingredients are being produced such as pre-cut herbs. Packaging techniques have enabled to display more advice about cooking and usage. Also, perfect cooking from the frozen state can be achieved due to packaging advancements. The growth of service sector and increasing female participation is a major demographic characteristic of the U.S. This has resulted in a need to create greater convenience, particularly regarding food preparation. Frozen foods are ready to cook and require less or no time prior consumption. As the economic participation in the country increases, the frozen food industry is expected to benefit from this trend. The U.S. consumers have a strong desire for...Read More »

New Era of Neurostimulation Therapy

Neurostimulation is purposeful modulation of the activity of nervous system using invasive or noninvasive means to modulate motor function or treat neuropathic pain. Neurostimulation provides pain relief by breaking the pain signals transmitted between the brain and the spinal cord. The complete implantable neurostimulation system contains several components, including neurostimulator, leads, physician’s programmer, patient’s programmer, and charger. "Neurostimulation helps in pain relief" The neurostimulator is a device that is implanted in patient for pain relief. It transmits electrical impulses to the spine through leads. Leads are the insulated thin medical wires that generate electrical...Read More »

The market outlook for medical gases and equipment

Medical gases and its associated equipment find a broad range of applications in various industries including medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology. On the basis of type, the market is classified into the following two main categories: medical gases and medical gas equipment. Medical gas supply systems in the healthcare facilities are necessary to deliver piped gases, such as oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and medical air, to various divisions of the facility. The supply and pressure of medical gases delivered to a patient is monitored and controlled by central/source alarm systems. It is required in various hospital areas including the general ward, operation theatres, intensive care units, and the recovery room. The medical gas supply system is...Read More »

Orthodontic Consumables Market In A Booming Phase

#BrightSmilesBrightFutures tag was used by Colgate to promote dental health and spread awareness. The growing awareness about maintaining good oral health is increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice of the general population worldwide. Increasing incidence of gum or periodontal diseases and the threat of oral cancer is also responsible for a positive market growth. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry related to dentofacial enhancement. In simple words, orthodontics is related to correcting the alignment between the upper and lower jaws, while the jaws close. Teeth that are incorrectly aligned are difficult to maintain and have high chances of developing tooth decay or periodontal disease. The risk of developing other...Read More »

Bio Based Construction Polymers: Environmental Friendly Solution to Conventional Polymers

Bio-based polymers are eco-friendly and provide durability that improves performance in various applications. This material contains carbon originating from a renewable plant source and thus reduces the use of fossil fuels. Increasing need for green friendly polymers on account of a strong alter in the trend towards reducing reliance on petroleum-based polymers has urged the industry participants to shift towards bio-based polymers. Governmental bodies such as the REACH and EPA have implemented stringent rules and guidelines regarding plastic waste disposal. Increasing dependency on petrochemicals as well as polymers & plastics has led to mass degradation of the environment. This, in turn, has led to an increase in the regulations being implemented by government and...Read More »

Savory Ingredients: Flavor enhancers widely used in processed food

Sweet, salty, sour, and bitter have been recognized as the four basic tastes for centuries. It was assumed that other tastes originated from the combination of these flavors.  Umami also known as the savory taste was identified by a Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda in 1908. Umami is a combination of Japanese words “umai” which means delicious and “mi” which means taste. It can also translate into “pleasant savory taste”. Savory ingredients are used extensively in Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Over the past, it has gained acceptance in the processed food industry, restaurants, and other food service institutions. Savory ingredients are used in convenience food products such as dehydrated noodles, soups, or ready meals. Other products...Read More »

Coronary Stents Market: Biodegradable stents are expected to grow progressively

Coronary stents are the small tube-shaped devices that are placed in arteries that supply blood to the heart. The coronary stents are mainly prescribed in coronary heart disease and are placed through a procedure termed as percutaneous coronary intervention. The composition of these stents can be metal or biodegradable polymers. Coronary stents: Are they used ethically? The usage of stents is still a dilemma; studies have proved that stenting can save a patient from sudden cardiac arrest, however, there are questions on longevity due to complications associated with them. Hence, cardiologists believe that optimum way to prevent cardiac arrest is to improve lifestyle. Furthermore,...Read More »

Polyamide-Imide: Shifting trend towards lightweight materials in automotive industry

Polyamide-imide is categorized as a product with high price and low market penetration among other high performance polymers. Raw material procurement and technology involve high costs to the manufacturers. Major raw materials such as n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), trimellitic acid anhydride (TMA), and isocyanates are derived by solvent recovery process from hydrocarbons. High cost involved in manufacturing these components has negatively influenced the extensive scale manufacturing of polyamide-imide across various regions. Although the manufacturers mark a high performance plastic such as polyamide-imide with high pricing, it is a cost effective solution as compared to frequent maintenance of metallic components. Until recent times, most of the auto components were...Read More »

Tuberculosis Diagnostics Market: Tapping The Potential In High Burden Geographies By 2024

Introduction of novel diagnostic tools and devices within the developing geographies, such as Brazil, India, South Africa, and China, are anticipated to witness an alarming rise in the volume of tuberculosis cases, which is expected to unleash the market potential. The industry is working relentlessly toward developing novel diagnostic tools and tests to meet the key Target Product Profile (TPP) characteristics. Additionally, support extended by the government authorities and various NGOs, such as the World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, FIND, UNITAID, and McGill International TB Center, are anticipated to cause a surge in the global diagnostic rate for tuberculosis, thereby boosting the...Read More »

Medical Animation: Application Of Novel Visualization Technologies To Aid Medico Marketing

Medical animation offers better visualization of complex biological procedures, which helps in communicating healthcare-related information to the target audience. The market is evolving as the demand for real-time animation for product promotion and marketing by life science companies is increasing. Medical animation helps in marketing of pharmaceutical products Traditionally, pharmaceutical products were sold by word-of-mouth approach; medical representatives visit doctors and elaborate upon the product features by sharing power point presentations or product brochures. As technology has evolved over the time, the way of marketing has also evolved. Introduction of advanced...Read More »

Preventive Healthcare: Being Prepared

Preventive healthcare technologies and services include measures to reduce the risk of playing host to several fatal diseases. The measures comprise assessment of risk factors to determine the chances of contracting common as well as rare diseases, detection of diseases in their early stages, monitoring treatment progress, and improving the efficiency of healthcare services with reduced errors. Preventive healthcare methods are applied prior to the appearance of symptoms, unlike in the treatment market where treatment is administered after the occurrence of symptoms. Preventive healthcare measures have the potential to significantly reduce the yearly mortality rate due to preventable diseases. 9 out of top 10 causes of deaths related to diseases and disorders in the world are...Read More »

Obesity Treatment Market: Obesity is a critical global issue progressively impairing health

Obesity, a global issue High rate of obesity is a global burden. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 50% of the global population is obese. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these, over 600 million were found to be obese. Obesity is associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and orthopedic disorders. Thus, escalating rate of the obese population is fueling the prevalence of chronic diseases. As a result, need for effective obesity treatment solutions to reduce the risk of chronic diseases is rising. Factors causing...Read More »

Healthcare biometrics: Whether a good investment for infusing security and efficiency in patient care or not!

Application of biometric systems to healthcare facilities and participants has witnessed a rise over the last decade. Unprecedented progress in digitalization, centralization of health databases, and automation of healthcare services along with the introduction of telehealth solutions have collectively led to the growth of the healthcare biometrics market. For instance, with centralization of healthcare systems (EHRs), databases of confidential patient information may be accessible to a large group of individuals, thereby increasing the risk of security lapses and frauds. Hence the incorporation of a biometric platform,...Read More »

Revolutionized automotive sector to drive base oils market

Conventionally, base oils are the lubricant grade oils which are produced through different processes such as crude oil refining and chemical synthesis. They are attained from secondary processing units of the refineries. The American Petroleum Institute developed a classification system, which segments the base oils in five key groups depending on the sulfur content, saturates percentage and the viscosity index. Base oil finds wide application scope as automotive oils, process oils, hydraulic oils, metal working fluids, and industrial oils. The increasing demand for base oil can be attributed to its superior chemical properties such as increased viscosity index, improved oxidative stability, low sulfur content and high level of saturation. Revolutionized automotive...Read More »

Oleoresins: Will the individuals embrace a new cooking experience?

Traditionally, cooking methods involved a tiresome and cumbersome job as they had to collect the spices sequentially to arrive at final flavors. Recent advances in technologies such as solvent percolation and super critical fluid extraction have enabled the production of pure spice extracts, which are termed as “oleoresin”. Oleoresins are spice and herbs which essentially include active compounds and oils in its purest form. These oleoresins in liquid form are very useful for different industries such as food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and health ingredients. Oleoresins are primarily traded and distributed by ingredient companies since their usages are mainly in, processed foods and pharmaceutical application segments. Also, turmeric oleoresin types are...Read More »

Liquid Biopsy Market Outlook:Will Liquid Biopsy Chart New Frontier in Cancer Diagnostics Industry?

Broadly speaking, a liquid biopsy is a non-invasive alternative to traditional tissue biopsy. The term liquid biopsy has become a buzzword in the healthcare sector, more specially in clinical genomics. This field is continuing to evolve and grow in near future, driven by physician adoption and payer support. This technology is initially being focused on cancer. Limitations of Traditional Tissue Biopsy There are two major disadvantages in retrieving biopsy samples using the traditional tissue based approach: (1) traditional biopsies might not be suitable for late stage cancer patients (metastatic tumor) due to poor physical condition of the patient (2) it...Read More »

TeleHealth/Telemedicine Market - Unlocking Significant Clinical Value and Transforming the Healthcare System

Telehealth is at the cusp of breaking into the mainstream driven by convergence of regulatory and technological change at the backdrop of a fast evolving healthcare landscape. The terms telehealth and telemedicine are often used interchangeably, but both describe the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve the patient’s health status. It is also described in few healthcare circles as Virtual Medicine or VirtMed. Telemedicine market, which has been around for decades is finally overcoming the technological, legislative and...Read More »

Disruptive Forces Of The Healthcare Industry - 2016 And Beyond

There are three major disruptive forces that will shape the healthcare industry in 2016 and beyond. Disruptive Force #1: The Shift to Value-Based Care The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is ushering fundamental shift in healthcare delivery. This represents a seismic shift from the traditional volume based reimbursement model to a value-based system, where payments are based on the value of care provided.  From a provider perspective, physicians are incentivized to manage patients to the best possible health outcome at the lowest cost. From patient’s perspective, consumers are being empowered to take a more active role in their own health leading to increased...Read More »

The Market Outlook for Robotic Surgery

Overview RAS devices, also known as computer-assisted surgical devices, are used by trained physicians in an operating room environment for laparoscopic surgical procedures in general surgery, cardiac, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, thoracic, and urologic surgical procedures. These medical devices enable the surgeon to use computer, software, and robotic technologies to control and move surgical instruments through the mouth or through one or more small incisions in the patient's body for a variety of surgical procedures. Some common procedures that may involve RAS devices include gallbladder, uterus, or prostate removal. ...Read More »

The Evolving Pharmaceutical Contract Research Organization (CRO) Landscape

The pharmaceutical contract research organization (CRO) industry valued at $26 billion in 2015 is expected to grow at a 7% CAGR to $40 billion by 2020. Industry estimates suggest that only 40% of clinical development is currently outsourced. This is expected to rise to 50% by 2020 amid rising cost and complexity of therapeutic development in an increasingly burdensome reimbursement and stringent regulatory environment. The CRO industry is highly fragmented with hundreds of small to mid-sized companies amid low industry barriers to entry. However there are a small number of large, full-service, global CROs offering broad therapeutic and development expertise with substantial scale, capabilities, IT systems infrastructure and data analytics capability. Over the past few years,...Read More »

The Future of Ophthalmology Drugs Market

The worldwide Ophthalmology drugs market was roughly valued at USD 11 billion in 2015 and estimated to reach USD 16 billion by 2020. The strength and attractive view of the market is supported by (1) Favorable macro trends (2) Scientific innovation and (3) increasing interest and focus on ophthalmology. Macro Trends The aging global population especially people over 65 will grow from 630 million today to 1.2 billion in 2030. The aging population in developed countries represents a strong market opportunity for ophthalmic drugs. Moreover, the rapid growth of middle class in emerging markets and rising global prevalence of...Read More »

Next generation sequencing: Market dynamics

  Analyst Perspective The speed at which Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has integrated with other fields of clinical life sciences such as molecular pathology, molecular diagnostics etc., has resulted in dramatic expansion of the depth & breadth of genomic information that is available to oncologists. Different methods in which this rather new technology is currently applied to enhance patient care specifically with solid tumors and hematological malignancies all work towards revenue generation for the NGS market. A focused understanding of the guidelines & practices for...Read More »

Concierge Medicine

Concierge medical practice refers to a private form of practice where the patients are charged an out-of-pocket retainer fee for accessing the doctor’s services. In these practices the doctors generally bypass the insurance companies to provide the personalized healthcare services and charge a flat fee (membership and consulting) on a monthly or annual basis. These practices are turning out to be a relief to several doctors as against traditional care policies, majorly governed by the insurance providers and the government regulations. Furthermore this kind of practice renders fewer patients coupled with increased income in comparison with conventional medical practices. The primary care services or concierge medical practices render a comprehensive...Read More »

Healthcare Cyber Security: New Age Warfare

The healthcare industry is witnessing a significant increase in the cyber attacks over the past few years owing to the weak security infrastructure with unsecured medical devices and systems, lack of awareness about imminent cyber threats, inadequate investments allocated for effective cyber security measures, and the heightened vulnerability associated with high-value assets owned by the healthcare organizations. The pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices sectors are heavily reliant on intellectual property such as patents and trademarks to generate a continuous revenue stream and gain heavy profits on account of the commercial value of such assets. The hospital and health insurance organizations deal with assets such as electronic health records,...Read More »

Increased R&D investment in new agricultural machinery is projected to boost the agricultural machinery market in near future

The global agricultural machinery market is projected to witness significant growth from 2016 to 2020 and is expected to be valued over USD 200 billion by 2024 on account of upcoming technologies in the industry coupled with improved economic conditions and rising farm income. These factors are expected to boost industry growth over the next eight years. Applications that make use of agricultural machinery include soil cultivation, loading, irrigation, traction and power, planting, milking, hay making, fertilizing, harvesting and pest control among others. Agricultural machinery includes seeding and harvesting machinery, tractors and other hardware equipment such as mixers, windmills, wool presses and grinders among others. Farm tractors are expected to lead the product segment...Read More »

Increasing vehicle demand is supporting the growth of automotive air filters market

The global automotive air filters market is expected to grow at a significant pace over the next eight years. This growth can be attributed to the increase in vehicle production, growing health concerns, rising annual miles were driven and emission strict norms in various regions. Air filters improve horsepower and mileage of a vehicle as well as engine airflow and emission control system which helps in the proper ignition of the fuel. The incoming air that is used for combustion directly affects combustion efficiency and is...Read More »

Cancer Metastasis: Attempting to Detect the Undetectable

Development of cancer therapeutics in the latter half of the past decade has made it possible to bring a number of malignant cases under control and improve patient quality of life to some extent. These cancer types include prostrate, breast or other vital organs related cancers. However, ‘under control’ does not mean cured, a considerable amount of cases that undergo such therapy do continue to be at a high risk of recurrence and require strict constant feedback testing. Specifically, for five years post treatment or tumor removal, the risk recurrence is high. This poses a threat primarily because of the fact that recurrence can happen even due a minimal amount of ‘leftover’ cells which may traverse to any part of the body and continue to grow. This is...Read More »