Global UHT Milk Market – Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Uuht-milk-marketHT Milk Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” the global UHT Milk market was valued at USD 60.8 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 137.7 billion in 2019.

The consumers of UHT milk are those who require to store milk for a long period of time. Due to apartment culture in the developed countries, people have less time for shopping and prefer to buy groceries in bulk. Milk is one such food item which finds its consumption everyday in every household, but needs proper preservation. UHT milk facilitates the consumers to store it for a long time as it has a lifetime of six to nine months which is the key reason for its increasing market globally.

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The global UHT milk market has been very volatile in terms of competitive environment in the past few years due to large number of mergers and acquisitions. Presence of private label companies has increased price competition in the market, especially in European countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the U.K.

The market in China, which imports large quantities of UHT milk, is growing at a faster rate, thus attracting market players to increase their investment in the country. Some of the other major milk markets in Asia-Pacific region, such as Australia, India and Pakistan are also expected to witness increasing demand for UHT milk, though the current consumption levels in these countries are very low as compared to the overall milk consumption in these countries. Increasing urbanization and the apartment culture has led to the growing demand for UHT milk. Weak global economic conditions is yet another factor boosting the consumption of UHT milk as consumers are switching to UHT milk from pasteurized milk due to cheaper price. Also, while the total milk consumption is declining in some of the developed countries of Europe, the same is increasing in Asia-Pacific. This is expected to give healthy growth opportunity for the UHT milk market.

Increasing population coupled with growing income in developing countries such as China, India and Pakistan has changed consumer habits in favor of packaged food products. This has also resulted in rise in the apartment culture in these countries, where people generally stock packaged food and beverage items. In the western countries, consumer prefer to stock packaged and processed food items due to their longevity and ease of use.

The Asia-Pacific countries are also following the same trend which is witnessed by their increasing preferences for the processed food and beverage items. Over 60% of the total milk consumed in China is UHT milk. The global urban population, which was over 690 million in 2011, comprises about half of the population of China. The country is expected to add another 300 million to 400 million people to the urban population by 2030. As compared with the rural population, the urban population is more influenced by the western cultures owing to their better income levels. Thus, increasing urbanization is further expected to escalate the demand for UHT milk in China. Australia is another country which has a growing UHT milk market, though the share of UHT milk was only about 10% of the total milk consumption in 2012. However, it is expected to increase in the forecasted period.

Poor cold chain infrastructure in the developing countries including China is paving the path of growth for the UHT milk as the upkeep of pasteurized milk requires proper cold storage. Private label companies have been providing UHT milk at very cheap rate which is also an opportunity for growth for the UHT milk market in the weaker global financial environment. These private label companies have large shares in the European markets.

Geographically, Europe was the market leader in 2012, but the market growth in Asia Pacific led by China, is expected to lead the market by 2019. Few regional companies operating in some of the markets are Parmalat, Candia and Dairy Partners Americas, while the global players include Nestle, Lactalis and Fonterra.

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The UHT milk market is segmented as follows:

UHT Milk Market, By Product Segment

  • Global UHT milk market share, by product (by value)

Breakfast Cereals Market, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

The UHT milk market for major countries includes:

Market Overview

  • Market Size by volume (Historic and Forecasted)
  • Market Size by value (Historic and Forecasted)

Market Segment

  • Market Share by product, by value (2012 and 2019)

Competitive Landscape

  • Market Share by company, by value (2012)
  • Market Share by distribution channel (2012 and 2019)

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Canned Fruits Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

Canned Fruits MarketTransparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled “Canned Fruits Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019”. According to the report the market was valued at USD   8,626.6 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 10,827.7 million by 2019 estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2013 to 2019.

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The global market for canned fruits witnessed growth in recent years due to rising demand for convenient food. In addition, availability of variety of products and cheap and environment friendly raw materials are some of the other factors contributing towards market growth. Stringent government regulations and availability of different alternatives in the market for canned fruits are the major growth barriers to the market.

Europe dominated this market and accounted for over 40% share of the global demand in 2012 followed by North America which accounted for over 30% share for the same year. In the future, Asia Pacific is expected to be the most promising market and is expected to exhibit the fastest growth, with an estimated CAGR of 3.8% from 2013 to 2019. Growing demand for increasing spending habits, life quality, and changing trends in ethnicity are the major factors contributing to the growth of canned fruits in this region.

The global market for canned fruits in 2012 was highly concentrated among the top three players which accounted for 54% share of the market. There are also many small and medium size players participating in the market. Private labels of retailers also accounted for more than 30% share of the market. Canned fruits either reach the producers directly through the industry participants by distribution of their own brands, or through integrated producers. In most of the cases, a wholesaler is involved. The wholesaler buys products from several different manufacturers and delivers those to retailers. Key players of the market are Del Monte, Dole, Seneca, and Rhodes Food Group among others.

Europe and North America were the market leaders of the global canned fruits market and accounted for more than 75% of the market in 2012. In 2012, Europe occupied the largest market share of 45.2% followed by North America, which occupied 34.5% share of the market. Factors driving the growth of the market are increasing preference for convenience foods, food safety concerns, and busy lifestyles. But, by 2019, North America is expected to lose its market share, while growth in the European market is expected to remain stagnant over the next six years. In future, Asia Pacific is expected to be the most promising market occupying 15.8% share of the total market with economies such as India, Japan, Australia and China being the chief contributors. Growing demand for canned fruits, changes in lifestyle, improving trade scenario and increasing local-foreign joint ventures are the major factors contributing to the growth of the market.

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Del Monte with its wide range of brands such as Del Monte, Contadina, College Inn, S&W and many others was the clear leader of the market with a share of 29.0% in 2012 followed by Dole which accounted for 24.0% share of the market. Dole Food Company, Inc. is a manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of fresh vegetables and fresh fruits. Other companies such as Pinnacle, H.J. Heinz and many others accounted for a combined share of 12.0% in 2012.

Canned Fruits Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

Global Gas Sensors Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

Gas Sensors MarketTransparency Market Research published new market report “Gas Sensors Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012-2018,” the global gas sensors market is expected to reach a value of USD 2.32 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2012 to 2018. Strengthening government regulations for exhaust emission control and growing concerns towards occupational safety and health are some important factors driving the demand for gas sensors, globally.

Europe was the largest contributor to the global gas sensors market in 2012, accounting for around 30% share of the overall market. Asia Pacific, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period from 2012 to 2018, is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for gas sensors.

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Some of the majorgas sensing technologies include electrochemical, semiconductor, catalytic, infrared, PID (photoionization detector), and solid state, among others. Gas sensors based on electrochemical and semiconductor gas sensing technologies held the largest market share of around 21% and 20%, respectively, in 2012. Better efficiency, fast response time, and cost effectiveness are some important factors that led to the growth of gas sensors based on these technologies.

The major application areas for gas sensors include automotive industry, petrochemical industry, manufacturing processes, and environmental applications among others. Gas sensors are primarily used for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and maintenance, detection of combustible and toxic gases, exhaust emission control in automobiles and others. Gas sensors are largely used in industrial applications to monitor and detect concentrations of various toxic and combustible gases.

Transparency Market Research Industrial applications is the largest end-user market for gas sensors that accounted for around 20% share in 2012 followed by automotive industry with a share of around 16% in 2012. Automotive gas sensor is the fastest growing segment and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period from 2012 to 2018. The growing incorporation of gas sensors in automobiles for comfort and safety of passengers is mainly responsible for the growth of the automotive gas sensors market. Gas sensors in automobiles are used for monitoring cabin air quality, exhaust gas emission control, and others.

The medical sector is another important end-user industry for gas sensors which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2018. Gas sensors are used to detect the presence of anesthesia gases in operation theatres and also to detect gases such as nitrogen, helium and others. Growing use of gas sensors in breath analysis to check the health of patients is also driving the demand for gas sensors. Some other application areas of gas sensors include R&D laboratories, educational institutes, power generation, and others.

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Global Market for Operating Room Equipment to be Worth USD 4.05 Billion by 2019

Operating Room EquipmentAn operating theatre or operating room is a specially-fitted room in a hospital for performing surgical operations. An operating room comprises a myriad of specially-designed equipment such as operating tables, surgical booms, operating room lights, imaging displays as well as integration systems for operating rooms. According to a report by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market research firm, the operating room equipment market is expected to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2019.

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According to this report, the largest segment within the operating room equipment market in 2012 was the operating tables segment. In 2012, the total revenue share of the segment was valued at 30.6% of the total market, amounting to USD 815.5 million.

The other segments within this market that are poised to show promising growth are: surgical booms followed by operating room integration systems, largely due to the growing emergence of hybrid operating rooms. Aspects such as equipment integration and space management are integral to the concept of a hybrid operating room.

Here are some key factors attributed to the growth of the operating room equipment market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2019:

  • A growing number of Ambulatory surgical centers globally
  • A rising demand for hybrid operating rooms that are based on cutting-edge technology (especially in the developed American and European markets)
  • Technological advances and product innovation
  • A spike in the aged population worldwide that is expected to provide an indirect boost to operation theatre equipment (as this age group is susceptible to health disorders as compared to the younger population)

While there are several factors likely to give the market a push, this market is certainly not devoid of restraints. These include factors such as high equipment cost that is likely to act as a deterrent to healthcare institutions in replacing old equipment with advanced one. This restraint is especially pronounced for those healthcare providers that operate on a restricted budget.

The regional market share for Operating Room Equipment

According to the report published by Transparency Market Research, North America and Europe constituted the largest markets (by region) for operating room equipment. In these regions, healthcare centers and hospitals already comprise all the essential equipment required in an operating room, hence the growth of this market will largely be propelled by replacement/upgrading to introduce modern technologies and machines in the operating room.

On the other hand, various emerging countries in the Asia Pacific region will show a greater inclination towards the purchase of new operating room equipment as healthcare awareness rises here, along with disposable income. Another factor of significance in the Asia-Pacific region is the growth of medical tourism. Patients from all over the globe are flying into countries such as South Korea, Thailand, India and Malaysia to undergo various surgical procedures and treatments primarily attracted by the low cost of treatments here. Thus, it is evident that a number of healthcare providers are investing in new operating room equipment in order to make the most of this medical tourism boom and to offer the best services to their clientele.

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The leading players in the operating room equipment market account for nearly 60% of the total revenue generated in 2012. These key players include names such as Stryker Corporation, Getting Group, TRUMPF GmbH + Co, and Steris Corporation.

Thus, as the number of surgical procedures rises worldwide, the operating room equipment market can expect steady growth. However, this market will continue to face a concern in the form of the high costs associated with operating room equipment, and healthcare providers that run on a tight budget may instead look at alternatives such as purchasing used or refurbished operating room equipment.

Global Endocrine Testing Market to be Worth USD 2.03 billion by 2019

Endocrine Testing MarketThe endocrine system and overview of endocrine testing

The endocrine system is comprised of endocrine glands as well as secretor organs that are responsible for releasing hormones into the blood stream directly. The proper functioning of the endocrine system is central to the regulation of various important body mechanisms such as emotional and sexual development, growth, as well as metabolism. The endocrine system also enables the body to handle stress as well as certain other cellular mechanisms by working in sync with the nervous system.

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Hormones are often termed as the ‘chemical messengers’ of the body. They relay information and instructions from one cell set in the body to another. However, hormones can only ‘communicate’ with or act on body cells that feature the genetic programming to receive this information and instructions, and respond to it.

The ideal level of hormones in the body can sometimes change because of factors such as a change in the mineral level or level of body fluids, besides other factors such as infection and stress. It is possible to assess the exact hormone levels in the body by performing various types of endocrine tests.

The significance of endocrine tests

A surge or fall in hormone levels in the body can be accurately determined by endocrine testing market. Through these tests, it is possible to ascertain both hyposecretion as well as hypersecretion of hormones into the blood. An imbalance in hormones could be the cause of various endocrine-related disorders such as diabetes and sexual dysfunction among others.

As the number of people suffering from obesity, diabetes and infertility rise worldwide, it has paved the way for the growth of endocrine test kits. The growing acceptance of the use of such kits has to a certain extent contributed to this growth too.

In addition to endocrine test kits, the market has been introduced to various diagnostic platforms that are based on advanced technologies that have made testing more convenient and rapid. A growing healthcare awareness among people worldwide is yet another factor responsible for propelling growth in this market.

At the same time, there prevail certain market restraints such as complicated and rigid reimbursement policies and high development costs. These factors collectively hamper the ideal growth of the global endocrine testing market.

Growth sectors within the Endocrine Testing Market

Endocrine tests continue to remain instrumental in detecting abnormal hormone levels in the blood stream. Within the endocrine tests market, the segment that is likely to witness the highest growth up to 2019 is that of insulin tests primarily driven by the growing incidence of diabetes among people worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that the number of diabetics in the world will reach 592 million by 2035. Reports also show that approximately 80% of those suffering from diabetes live in nations that are classified as having low or middle income.

The following tests constituted the largest markets within the endocrine tests sector:

  • Insulin tests are expected to record the highest growth rate during the forecast period as the global incidence of diabetes grows
  • Tests for thyroid-stimulating hormones are likely to occupy the second highest growth rate over the period of the forecast as thyroid disorders rise and their connection with cardiovascular disorders emerges strongly
  • The third position is expected to be occupied by follicle stimulating hormone tests
  • The fourth position within the endocrine tests market is expected to be held by human chorionic Gonadotropin test

The demand for diagnostic technologies is expected to grow at varying rates. The fastest growing among these is expected to be the tandem mass spectrometry segment, followed by immunoassays and sensor technologies. However, the market for these test types could be hampered by their high costs and the considerable expenses involved in R&D.

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Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing region for the Endocrine Tests market over the forecast period, because of factors such as growing awareness of healthcare, large patient pool, a growing disposable income and a healthy flow of investments by key market players.

Biopreservation Market – An Overview of Growth Factors

Bio-prservation market

Modern day medicine is long out of the genomic era where decoding human genome was considered the only way to find the genetic basis and the eventual cure for human diseases. It is in a phase where new disciplines are being discovered by fusing manipulative engineering with medical sciences to provide remedies for various autoimmune diseases, degenerative diseases and even aging.

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With advances in the field of medicine and cell-based disciplines such as tissue engineering, cell transplantation, biopharmaceutical research and cell therapy, the demand for proper procurement, preservation, processing and banking of the biospecimen acquired, either from natural sources or through laboratory experiments is also rising.

Biopreservation is a technique that controls the biochemical reactions of certain organisms present in cells, tissues or any natural body so as to sustain functionality even after the natural body is exposed for a prolonged time to otherwise lethal conditions. Biopreservation is undertaken by the virtue of controlled temperatures and used of substances such as liquid nitrogen among others.

Formulating and implementing effective ways for biopreservation is as necessary as the acquisition of biospecimen. This is essentially necessary to process, store, transport, distribute and ensure an on-demand supply, extended shelf life and stabilization of these products.

The recent times have seen a huge rise in research activities in various fields of biotechnology leading to an added demand for effective biopreservation instruments and products. This includes a rise in demand for equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, liquid nitrogen tanks and consumables, along with media and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

The global biopreservation market, which was valued at about 1.95 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach a value of USD 5.69 billion in 2019 with a growth rate of 16.7% through the years 2013 to 2019 according to new market studies.

It is estimated that the segment of consumables will show the highest growth rates in this market. The growth would be driven by the rise in demand for cryo vials, cryo bags, gloves, cryo tubes and other consumables from existing biopreservation organizations.

Need for automation in storage facilities will lead to the growth of market for laboratory information management systems. This demand is estimated to be seen majorly in developed economies such as US, Japan, Canada, Germany and France, however, steady growth in demand is also anticipated from developing economies.

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The major applications of the field are biobanking, drug discovery and regenerative medicine. According to data gathered in the year 2012, the biobanking segment of applications ruled the market by capturing its major share. It is estimated that the same segment will keep its lead in the coming years as well. This is assumed based on the recent approval of new biobanking projects in developing economies such as  India, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil and many African countries.

Baby Boomers Likely to Push Global Anti-Aging Market to $191.7 billion by 2019

anti-aging-marketAnti-aging is proving to be a lucrative business with products and services such as anti-wrinkle treatments and products, hair restoration treatments, hair color, radio frequency-device based treatments, and breast augmentation becoming much sought after worldwide. In a new market report published by U.S.-based market intelligence firm Transparency Market Research, the global market for these anti-aging treatments and products will grow to USD 191.7 billion by 2019, from being worth USD 122.3 billion in 2013. This marks a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% between 2013 and 2019.

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What Are The Major Segments Within The Anti-Aging Market?

From the biological perspective, aging is defined as the deterioration and/or decline of functional properties at three main levels: cells, tissues and organs. This process is essentially a cycle of biochemical activities that are brought about in the body by various factors that work both internally and externally. Arguably, age affects the beauty, fitness, and health of an individual.

The anti-aging market comprises a number of technologies and products as well as services and devices aimed at mitigating or reversing the signs of aging. A number of technological breakthroughs and advances have shaped the attributes of the anti-aging industry as well as the way market players’ reach in the market.

As compared to anti-aging devices and services, the category of anti-aging products demonstrates easy adoptability.

The anti-aging services segment is classified as cosmetic surgeries/procedures and non-invasive treatments, both of which are required to be practiced by certified practitioners, plastic surgeons, or trained and qualified beauty therapists. The market for anti-aging services is projected to demonstrate a CAGR of 5% between 2013 and 2019.

The market for anti-aging products is the largest in terms of revenue generation. The products market also holds potential for the introduction of new, safe, and efficient products.

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This is a market that is still considered to be in its evolutionary stage, and it faces a certain degree of skepticism among consumers. However, the compliance of manufacturers with stringent regulatory mandates and the use of cutting-edge technology have restored faith in these products, services and devices to some extent.

What are the factors fueling the anti-aging market?

The anti-aging market is of special importance from the standpoint of the generation of Baby Boomers – a generation that was born between 1946 and 1964. This is a generation that witnessed a transformational era of revolutions and inventions. The Baby Boomers—widely regarded as the most successful generation in the 20th century— is now an aging generation that is nearing the age of retirement.

This makes them a consumer segment that shows maximum potential for the consumption of anti-aging products, services, and devices. The awareness among this generation pertaining to the availability of anti-aging products in the market is growing.

According to reports, the first Baby Boomers reached the age of retirement in 2012. Figures also indicate that over the next 18 years, nearly 8000 individuals per day from this generation will turn 65.

The geographical perspective

Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW) are two regions that are projected as being most lucrative for the anti-aging market. Within this region, countries such as Japan, China, South Korea and India are expected to emerge as the most sought-after destinations for anti-aging treatments and cosmetic surgeries.

This aspect is only bolstered by the fact that the governments of these nations are introducing various methods to promote medical tourism. In the RoW segment, Mexico and Brazil are being viewed as companies that will attract a significant share in the anti-aging market. These countries are witnessing rapid development on the economic front and there is a simultaneous growth in awareness pertaining to anti-aging treatments, therapies and products among both men and women. This has paved the way for Brazil and Mexico to rank among the most attractive markets in the future.

Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Industry Analyzed by Transparency Market Research

tmr-180x180The field of lighting has witnessed remarkable technology improvements in the past few years, especially in the area of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and solid state lighting. Conventional incandescent bulbs are expected to reach obsolescence with the onset of CFL and LEDs (light emitting diodes).

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LED lighting is enjoying robust growth because of its exceptional features that include high energy-efficiency, long operational life and robust weather resistant design. Lighting accounts for about 18% to 20% of total energy consumption globally; and about 27% to 30% of total energy consumed for domestic purposes. LED lighting applications are likely to see double-digit growth with the highest market share in overall lighting market post 2020. On the contrary, growth of office and industrial applications of LED lighting will be slower due to the existing high penetration of cost-competitive CFLs and fluorescent lamps.

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are about 70% more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs. The advantages of CFL include improved light quality and longer operational life in comparison to incandescent lamps. Additionally, CFLs give healthier concentrated light than linear fluorescent and their sizes are just about one-fourth of the size of conventional fluorescent lamps. CFLs help fight global warming as their electricity consumption is appreciably lower than that of incandescent bulbs. Each CFL is expected to slash carbon dioxide emissions by about 1,300 lbs. over its lifetime. CFLs cost a little more up front, but still offer more savings than incandescent bulbs by using less electricity. Full spectrum fluorescent lighting may also benefit the immune system, and thus improve general health and well-being.

In overall lighting technology market, LED is the fastest growing market at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2011 to 2016, because of the increasing applications of LED lighting that includes residential lighting, decoration, signal indicators and display backlighting. The U.S. is expected to be the biggest market of LED in 2016; however Asian region will witness the highest growth rate at a CAGR of 16.6% from 2011 to 2016.In the overall LED market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), the 5000K – 6500K segment accounted for the largest market share at over 40% revenue share followed by 2700K – 3000K segment at around half of the revenue share as compared to the 5000K – 6000K segment in 2010. The 5000K – 6500Ksegment is also expected to grow fastest at a CAGR of 15.8% from 2011 to 2016.

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Scope and Overview

The objective of the study on “Global Emerging Lighting Technology Market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Application and Geography (2011- 2016)” is to gain detailed market insights forkey energy-efficient lighting technologies that include Light Emitting Diode (LED), Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL). The market is analyzed on the basis of growth trends, ongoing developments, market penetration and revenue share.The report also covers the strategies followed by “Global Emerging Lighting Technology Market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Application and Geography (2011- 2016)” players.

Segmentation & Analysis

The report segments and analyzes the “Global Emerging Lighting Technology Market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Application and Geography (2011- 2016)” on the basis of following sub-categories:

Geographic Markets

  •          U.S.
  •          Europe
  •          Asia
  •          ROW

This section provides in-depth analysis of “Global Emerging Lighting Technology Market by Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Application and Geography (2011- 2016)” that includes market size and growth forecast for each geography, driving factors, challenges and opportunities prevailing in the particular geography.

  •          Energy-Efficient Lighting Technology
  •          Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  •          Compact Florescent Lamp (CFL)
  •          Florescent

This section provides in-depth analysis of Energy-Efficient Lighting Technology market size and growth forecast for each sub segment, driving factors and challenges prevailing in the overall and at the micro market levels, and opportunities and future outlook for all the levels.

Medical Device Connectivity Market is expected to reach USD 33.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

Medical Device Connectivity MarketAccording to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Medical Device Connectivity Market (Wired hardware, Wireless hardware and Software) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” the global medical device connectivity (MDC) market was worth USD 3.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 33.5 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 37.8% from 2013 to 2019. North America was the largest market for MDC in 2012 due to increasing adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) across the region.

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The MDC market is driven by various factors including increased need for workflow automation, increased patient safety, saved nursing hours, increased productivity of healthcare institutions, and minimizing the need for re-admissions. Integration of data from important healthcare devices into EMR helps to not only save time but also eliminates transcription errors and improves the overall patient safety and care. Enforcement of government regulations regarding the necessity of EMR is expected to drive the market. However, connectivity and operational issues, cost barriers for small and mid-sized healthcare units and security concerns are some of the factors inhibiting the growth of this market.

Among all the components, wired hardware segment was the largest and accounted for 40% of the market share in 2012. Wireless connectivity technology is expected to witness widespread adoption in MDC owing to its compatibility, interoperability and cost effectiveness over wired technology. Different wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, WMTS, and bluetooth are being used in connecting medical devices at hospitals, homes and other healthcare institutes.

Among different end use segments hospitals held the largest market share in 2012. It is expected to maintain leading position throughout the forecast period owing to increasing awareness in emerging regions including Asia Pacific and RoW. Home healthcare is the second largest end use segment and is expected to show strong growth during forecast period. The rise in certain medical conditions including high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases requiring continuous monitoring and care have been driving the market growth in this segment.

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Geographically North America was the largest MDC market and accounted for 62% in 2012 owing to increased need of efficient health care management and increasing adoption of EMR. Growing penetration of EMR in countries such as Germany and UK among others is driving the MDC market in Europe.

Capsule Tech Inc. is the leading solution provider of MDC market and held 41.5% of the total market in 2012. Other solution providers include Cerner Corporation, GE Healthcare, Phillips Healthcare, ISirona Inc., and others. The connectivity solution providers are focusing on research and development to introduce innovative affordable connectivity solutions.

Medical device connectivity market analysis, by component

  •          Wireless hardware
  •          Wi-Fi hardware
  •          WMTS hardware
  •          Bluetooth hardware
  •          Wired hardware
  •          Software

Medical device connectivity market analysis, by end user

  •          Hospitals
  •          Home healthcare
  •          Others

In addition the report provides cross sectional analysis of the market with respect to the following geographical segments:

  •          North America
  •          Europe
  •         Asia-Pacific
  •         RoW (Rest of the World)

OSS/BSS Market Will Reach USD 48.54 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

OSSBSS MarketTransparency Market Research published new market report “OSS/BSS Market -Asia Pacific and Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018” the market was valued at USD 17 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach USD 48.54 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% from 2012 to 2018.

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Growing adoption of convergent billing systems is expected to drive the industry over the next few years. OSS/BSS plays a major role in the development of a convergent billing platform, which provides a unified view of the customer’s services such as data, voice, multimedia, etc. Furthermore, OSS/BSS provides a granular view of the consumer’s data usage, which enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) develop value added services in order to serve the customer better.

Growth in the telecommunications industry is also expected to be a major driving force for the market. Increasing number of wireless subscribers coupled with high demand for handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets is estimated to fuel industry growth over the forecast period. Integrating OSS/BSS with existing networks is a cumbersome task, which may act as a barrier to the industry on a global level. Additionally, unfavorable regulatory scenario in Asia Pacific, particularly in India, is a restraint for profitability of key participants.

North America was the largest market, and was valued at USD 7.18 billion in 2012. Early commercialization and utilization of telecommunication services has resulted in increased market share in this region. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market, which can primarily be attributed to the wide scope of introduction of new services in countries such as India and China.

The market is highly fragmented, with the top five players accounting for approximately 40% of the overall share in 2012. Key participants include Amdocs, Ericsson, Accenture, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Hewlett Packard, and Oracle among others.

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The report analyzes the global OSS/BSS market in terms of revenue (USD Billion). The market has been segmented as follows:

OSS/BSS Market, by Geography:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • India
  • China
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)