2012-09-06 04:49:09 - Point of Care Diagnostics - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
The global point-of-care (POC) diagnostics market reached $13.4 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $13.8 billion in 2011. It will further grow to $16.5 billion in 2016 for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% between 2011 and 2016.The glucose monitoring segment of the POC market reached $7.6 billion in 2010 and is expected to decrease falling to $7.5 billion in 2011. It will grow to $7.6 billion in 2016 for a CAGR of 0.3% between 2011 and 2016.The blood chemistry and electrolyte segment of the POC market reached $2.2 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $2.3 billion in 2011. It will further grow to $2.8 billion in 2016 for a CAGR of 4.8% between
2011 and 2016.IntroductionOver the last few decades, there has been a strong trend toward POC testing due to an increasing demand for near-patient testing that provides rapid results. More tests are being performed at the hospital patients bedside, in physicians office laboratories, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and intensive-care units. Critical-care instruments combining selected important chemistry, hematology, and hemostasis parameters have entered the market for POC testing in the emergency and operating rooms.The wider availability of POC testing has revolutionized the continuum of the patient-care process by providing laboratory results rapidly and efficiently at these locations. The trend toward greater POC testing is driven by the faster diagnostic benefits it provides. Several reasons have emerged for this demand of POC testing, including staff shortages, older populations, long-term cost savings, faster diagnosis and care, and rural locations without conventional laboratory services. This study will address these areas and others.Report ScopeThis study will describe the market for POC diagnostics at the global level. It focuses on the accelerating growth in this important diagnostic market segment and the key industry players. Specifically, the report:- Describes the POC industry
- Estimates the current and future market size
- Provides breakdowns for U.S. markets
- Describes product segments and the continuous updating of POC products
- Analyzes market influences in the industry and predicts the changes that will shape the future POC market
- Discusses trends within the market and provides a future outlook
- Reviews business activities of market leaders
- Lists patents for POC technologies
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