Monday, 28 November 2011

The Market Outlook for Refurbished Medical Devices to 2016

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 88
Price: $ 3835
This report gives a thorough analysis of the refurbished medical devices market segment. The regulatory environment for refurbished devices is assessed in 92 countries. Opportunities within this market are assessed by device type and by country. A thorough analysis of who the end users for refurbished devices are and what their demands are, with strategies and best practices for growth discussed.

• Analyze the forecast size of the refurbished medical devices market through to 2016.
• Understand the drivers and resistors of the uptake of refurbished medical devices in public and private settings.
• Compare and understand the regulatory environments for refurbished medical devices in 92 countries and discover the key opportunities in them.
• Analyze the various market segments that make up the refurbished devices market and understand what is affecting them.
• Assess who the key end-users are for refurbished medical devices and how they make decisions on which devices to purchase.

• Small hospitals with bed sizes of up to 200 represent the largest end-user segment for refurbished medical devices. This is followed by private practitioners and clinics that purchase over 30% of the total refurbished medical devices sold globally.
• The US is the largest market for refurbished medical devices. One of the dominant market drivers for refurbished medical devices in the US is the presence of a large private healthcare sector consisting of large private hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centers. In contrast growth opportunities in western European markets are limited.
• Several vendors of high-end refurbished medical devices are now looking to offer 0% leasing finance for hospitals. It is an attractive option for end users as they only need to sign a few documents and make a small down payment before the equipment is installed at 0% interest rates.

• How big are the opportunities within the refurbished medical devices market, and which countries present the best opportunities?
• Which countries allow the import and sale of refurbished medical devices?
• How do the EU and US regulate refurbished medical devices and what are their requirements?
• Which segments of this market have the greatest sales potential?
• Who are the key end-users of refurbished medical devices and what are their needs and requirements?

The Future of Heart Health Food and Drinks

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 90
Price: $ 2875

Cardiovascular disorders such as elevated blood cholesterol levels, hypertension, and impaired blood circulation represent a major public health issue and are the number one cause of mortality globally. The WHO estimates that 29% of all global deaths in 2004 were due to cardiovascular diseases. This report examines the emerging market for food and drink products that target heart health.

• Examine market data illustrating the size of the heart health products market.
• Utilize product launch analysis to assess the potential of individual product categories for future innovation.
• Use clinical trials analysis to identify the ingredients being used to target heart health.
• Use a patents landscape to examine the manufacturers who are innovating with heart health ingredients.
• Understand why the functional food market is encouraging the convergence of the food and pharma industries.

• The US makes up the largest single heart health food and drinks market, capturing around two thirds of the overall sector ($6.8bn in 2009), and is forecast to reach $10.5bn by 2015. In terms of product category, bakery and cereals dominates the heart health food and drinks market.
• Hot and soft drinks made up almost a third of the heart health market during 2008–10 in terms of NPD. Fruit juices, tea, and dairy drinks were the most significant sub-categories in terms of product launches with heart health claims. Manufacturers are utilizing many different ingredients including omega-3, phytosterols, and various vitamins.
• The first health claims authorized by the European Commission pertained to cardiovascular health benefits. Plant phytosterols have been approved to lower blood cholesterol levels, water-soluble tomato concentrate for helping healthy blood flow, and more recently oat beta-glucan has been authorized to carry a cholesterol reduction health claim.

• How much is the heart health food and drinks market worth?
• How does heart health compare to other therapeutic areas in terms of new product development?
• Which categories are most commonly used for heart health-orientated products?
• Which companies are leading the way in terms of innovation in heart health ingredient development?
• How will regulatory changes affect this market?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Strategies for Increasing Share in MVAS Market in BRIC Countries

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 86
Price: $ 2950

The report Strategies for Increasing Share in MVAS Market in BRIC Countries provides top-level market analysis, information and insights, including:
• In-depth analysis of the mobile value-added services (MVAS) market in the four BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China
• A comprehensive understanding of country-specific market trends, drivers, opportunities and challenges across key MVAS service segments
• Detailed market sizes for each BRIC country for a period of 10 years (2007–2016), broken down into four key areas of service

Executive Summary
While the MVAS markets in each of the four BRIC countries have their own distinct drivers, characteristics and challenges, they all offer immense potential to operators with the relevant market knowledge and presence. The growth of the smartphone, social networking and issues relating to 3G and 4G technology are common to all four countries, while the growing level of urbanization is also a key consideration. There is, however, no “one-size-fits-all” approach to capitalize on these opportunities; each country requires its own specific strategy to enable mobile operators to gain market share effectively, taking into account the future drivers and challenges which could potentially affect the growth of these remarkable emerging markets.

This report provides an extensive analysis of the mobile content services market of the four BRIC nations: Brazil, Russia, India and China:
• It provides historical and forecast market sizes for the mobile communication, entertainment, information, and e-commerce services in each of the BRIC nations
• It offers detailed analysis of the factors driving the growth of mobile content services, and the key emerging trends in each of the BRIC nations
• The report details the key challenges, both technical and market-related, faced by mobile operators providing mobile data services
• It provides case examples of key telecommunications operators offering mobile content services

Reasons To Buy
• Gain in-depth insight into the individual mobile content services markets in each of the BRIC countries
• Understand the various market dynamics within the BRIC countries’ mobile and telecommunications industries, and use the knowledge to capitalize on the potential of these high-growth markets
• Take informed decisions and formulate effective technical and marketing strategies based on the report’s detailed market insights on the mobile content services market
• Identify the key specific growth segments within the mobile content services market in each of the BRIC countries
• Understand the growth strategies adopted by key mobile content service providers

Key Highlights
• The BRIC countries are high-growth telecommunication market with extraordinary potential. Each country is undergoing a rapid transition across the mobile value chain, from the launch of cutting-edge services and low-cost infrastructure, to new business strategies and the adoption of advanced technology platforms
• Entertainment and mobile commerce services will be the primary drivers for MVAS growth in BRIC, with the increased penetration of smartphones providing the main impetus
• Revenues from Brazil’s MVAS segment will record a CAGR of 20% over the report’s forecast period, driven by the growth of mobile TV, video and gaming services
• The Russian mobile data market is registering strong growth rates, especially in the mobile TV, gaming and payments sectors
• The Indian telecommunications industry has one of the highest growth rates of all the emerging markets. Its market potential could, however, be affected by limited data-service adoption as a result of a large prepaid subscriber base, low wireless internet penetration and a lack of 3G-enabled smartphones
• China already has more than 900 million mobile subscribers, and operators are investing in 3G and 4G technology, including low-cost 3G-enabled smartphones.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Life Insurance in India, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2015

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 242
Price: $ 1950

The report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights of the Indian life insurance industry, including:
• The Indian life insurance industry’s growth prospects by product category and customer segment
• The various distribution channels in the Indian life insurance industry
• The competitive landscape in the life insurance industry
• A description of the life reinsurance market in India

Executive Summary
India’s insurance sector is expected to grow even faster than the country’s overall economic growth, opening up new business avenues across the industry. With a large number of insurance providers already operating in the country, the Indian insurance industry has shown early signs of entering a consolidation phase, and an improved distribution infrastructure, the adoption of new channels and differentiated product offerings will continue to change the competitive landscape significantly.
India’s low life insurance penetration rate and the rising awareness of the need for insurance will be key growth factors in the Indian insurance industry. Favorable foreign investment policies and increased capital-raising options will also create an environment for collaborations and joint ventures. India’s reinsurance market is also expected to continue growing, driven mainly by growth in non-life and accident and health insurance."

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the life insurance market in India:
• It provides historical values for India’s life insurance industry for the report’s 2006–2010 review period and forecast figures for the 2011–2015 forecast period
• It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in India’s life insurance industry, along with market forecasts until 2015
• It covers an exhaustive list of parameters, including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, frauds and crimes, total assets, total investment income and retentions
• It analyses the various distribution channels for life insurance products in India
• Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in India for the life insurance business
• It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance market in India and its growth prospects
• It profiles the top life insurance companies in India, and outlines the key regulations affecting them

Reasons To Buy
• Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to the Indian life insurance industry and each sector within it
• Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the Indian life insurance industry
• Assess the competitive dynamics in the life insurance industry, along with the reinsurance segment
• Identify the growth opportunities and industry dynamics within seven key product categories
• Gain insights into key regulations governing the Indian insurance industry and its impact on companies and the industry's future

Key Highlights
• The significant growth in the Indian life insurance market in the review period can be attributed to key growth drivers such as population growth, robust economic growth, lucrative tax benefits, the rising disposable income of India’s middle-class population, and increased awareness of the need for insurance, especially among younger people
• India is the world’s twelfth-largest life insurance market, and the fourth-largest in the Asia-Pacific region
• By 2015, it is expected to surpass South Korea to emerge as the third-largest life insurance Asia-Pacific market after China and Japan
• In 2010, the individual life insurance segment accounted for 74.8% of the total Indian life insurance industry, whereas the group life insurance market had a considerably lower market share of 25.2%
• Indian customers are increasingly demanding insurance products that offer assured income through annuities
• Distribution channels such as bancassurance have gained significant market share in the review period

Friday, 18 November 2011

European Markets for Ophthalmic Devices 2011 (Diagnostic & Invasive)

Published: November 2011
Price: $ 11495
In 2010, the European diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic device market was valued at over €650 million. The rate of market growth will accelerate due to increases in ocular conditions such as cataracts. The European ophthalmic devices market includes diagnostic devices that are used for identifying ocular conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma retinal detachments, and refractive problems. The interventional device market included intraocular lenses (IOLs), which are implantable lenses used for replacing the natural lens when it has been damaged by cataracts.

The market segments covered in this report include: 
• Optical Coherence Tomographers
• Fundus Cameras
• Slit Lamps
• Perimeters
• Tonometers
• Ophthalmic Ultrasound Equipment
• Wavefront Aberrometers
• Corneal Topographers
• Intraocular Lenses
• Phacoemulsification Consoles
• Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices

The countries covered in this report include:
• Austria
• Benelux
• France
• Germany
• Italy
• Portugal
• Scandinavia
• Spain
• Switzerland
• The United Kingdom

Within the European Ophthalmic device market, companies such as Alcon, AMO, Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss, Haag-Streit, Meditec and Oculus lead the market, among many others. This report provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of market revenues by device type, market forecasts through 2017, unit sales, average selling prices, market drivers and limiters and a detailed competitive analysis, including manufacturer market shares and product portfolios.

China Permanent Magnet Switch Industry Report, 2011

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 58
Price: $ 1500

Permanent magnet switches refer to electric switches with permanent magnetic actuators. Compared with conventional spring actuator switches, they hold a lot of advantages, say, less components, smaller size, longer life and higher performance, and serve as substitutes for spring switches.

China permanent magnet switch industry is still at the primary stage of development. In 2010, China produced only 35,000 sets of permanent magnet switches. As their performance has been improved gradually and promotion has been enhanced, permanent magnet switches will be applied more widely in large-scale industrial enterprises in steel, petrochemical, coal, etc. It is estimated that the market scale of permanent magnet switches will increase to 65,000 sets in China in 2015 with the average growth rate of 13.18%.

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At present, large permanent magnet switch manufacturers can be mainly divided into foreign-funded and China-funded enterprises in China.

Tavrida Electric and ABB are representatives in the first category. Tavrida’s products mainly serve China railway system, while ABB focuses on smart grid. Besides, Schneider Electric and Eton have also launched small batches of products into the Chinese market.

Yongda Group is a prominent China-funded enterprise, occupying 21.92% of the Chinese permanent magnet switch market in 2010. Till Oct. 2011, Yongda Group has achieved mass production of 12kV and 40.5kV permanent magnet switches, and successfully developed 24kV and 31.5kV permanent magnet switches but still without mass production. Chinese enterprises which can massively produce permanent magnet switches also include CREAT, Dongyuan Electrical, Xinlong Electrical, Senyuan Electric, etc.

China Permanent Magnet Switch Industry Forecast Report, 2011” of ResearchInChina mainly covers the following contents:
• Policies for and features of China permanent magnet switch industry;
• 2012-2015 forecast of China permanent magnet switch industry, including the forecast of output, output value and profit;
• Development of foreign-funded permanent magnet switch enterprises in China, including the overall development, expansion in China, and market promotion of permanent magnet switch products in China;
• Development of China-funded permanent magnet switch enterprises, including the overall operation, permanent magnet switch product R&D, production, capacity, output, development plan, etc.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Medical Imaging Markets: X-Ray, Digital X-Ray, CT and Other Radiography Systems

Published: November 2011
No. of Pages: 150
Price: $ 3500

Radiography includes mammography, computed tomography, traditional x-ray and digital x-ray. These imaging procedures are affected by a number of factors: advances in technology, consumer expectations for healthcare, declining reimbursement and coverage of medical expenses by insurances companies and the aging of the population are among the factors driving these imaging markets.

This report, Medical Imaging Market from Kalorama Information, details these these factors and provides 2011 market size and forecast to 2015 for the following markets
• Digital X-Ray
• Traditional X-Ray
• Dental X-Ray
• Film
• CT
• Mammography
• Fluoroscopy
• Regional Markets (US, Europe, Asia, ROW) for these segments
Digital systems replace the conventional film cassette with an electronic receptor that directly converts the x-rays to digital images. Over the years, Kalorama Information analyst Joe Constance has tracked this trend of digital radiography. Digital technology enables x-ray modalities to detect problem sites more rapidly and with greater accuracy. These capabilities are helping fuel hospitals' transition from film-based systems to filmless environments. At the same time there are practical limiters to digital and areas where film-based systems will still be useful, and the report details these.

This report analyzes the current and potential world market for medical and dental x-ray systems. Various modalities that use x-rays to create images, such as fluoroscopy and CT, are included in the report. Also reviewed is the market for medical and dental x-ray film. This report emphasizes the current and future markets for these products. This report generally reviews the nature and direction of research, as well as future markets. It also profiles several companies involved in marketing medical and dental x-ray equipment, and medical and dental x-ray film, including:
• Adimec
• AFP Imaging Corp.
• Canon Inc.
• Carestream Health Inc.
• C.M.C. Biotech Co. Ltd.
• dpiX LLC
• Fischer Industries Inc.
• Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
• Trixell
• United Radiology Systems Inc.
• Varian Medical Systems
Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies. The market data provide multiple year forecasts for all product segments covered in the report. The information presented in this report has been generated by data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives.

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Dramatic Change in X-Ray Market as Digital Systems Exceed Traditional
Kalorama Information estimates that digital x-ray system sales will exceed those of traditional x-ray systems used for a medical (non-dental) purpose in 2011. According to the healthcare market research publisher, revenues for digital x-ray systems are the largest component of the $12 billion radiography market, slightly higher than the firm's projection for traditional systems. Kalorama notes in its new report: Medical Imaging Markets: X-Ray, Digital X-Ray, CT and Other Radiography Systems, that digital x-ray will exhibit the highest growth in the radiography market which includes mammography, fluoroscopy, dental imaging, computed tomography, and analog x-ray systems.

The report states that it is initially expensive to purchase a digital x-ray system such as the Philips DigitalDiagnost, the Siemens AXIOM Multix, or products from several other companies. But with continued use, operating costs are lower than with standard radiography. Digital systems don't require film and processing, the annual cost of which can be as great as the capital cost of standard radiographic equipment. And, once a digital system is installed, large film storage facilities are no longer needed.

"The initial cost of buying a digital system is several times higher than a conventional system," said Joe Constance, the report's author and imaging analyst for Kalorama Information. "But the high cost can be justified, particularly in a high volume setting."

Kalorama finds that it is not the cost savings but convenience and usability that are especially driving system sales. Diagnosticians can retrieve digital x-rays almost instantly from a computer terminal. The movement to digitize diagnostic imaging is closely tied to the movement to boost health care efficiency through the digitization of health care records - electronic medical records (EMRs). As a result of steadily increasing digital business, radiology equipment manufacturers that once had significant involvement in film and film-related technologies have been investing in alternative digital technologies.

The report also notes changes in the competitors operating in x-ray equipment. Because innovation relies greatly on funding, large companies with flexible budgets for research and development have owned a sizable percentage of the market. But others, such as Kodak, have left the business. That company decided to focus its attention on the significant digital growth opportunities in consumer and professional imaging and graphic communications.

The report contains analysis of the market including company profiles, regional market breakouts, key trends and market shares of competitors.