Friday, August 29, 2014

Ebola and Its Relation to Pharmaceutical Companies

Ebola hemorrhagic fever
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since it was initially identified in 1976. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. Ebola is one of the potential bioterrorism agents now targeted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Ebola is one of the world's deadliest diseases, with up to 90% of cases resulting in death, although in the current outbreak the rate is about 55%. The outbreak continues to wreck havoc in West Africa, especially Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, each dealing with hundreds of cases every day. According to WHO reports, the collective death toll has now risen to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths as on August 22, 2014.

Until recently, two pharmaceutical companies were working on R&D and possible vaccine solution for Ebola. In July 2010, Tekmira, Canadian pharmaceutical company, was awarded a contract worth up to $140 million with the U.S. government’s Transformational Medical Technologies (TMT) program to advance TKM-Ebola, an RNAi therapeutic, to treat Ebola virus infection. Unfortunately, after facing a number of hiccups, TMK-Ebola has been put on hold since July 2014.

However, the one doing the media rounds is ZMapp, a biomedical drug created by California-based pharmaceutical company, Mapp Biopharmaceuticals. This drug was shown to result in 100% cure when administered over monkeys during trial stages.  It has not yet been tested in humans for safety or effectiveness. However, Kent Brantly, a 33-year-old doctor and 59-year-old aid worker, Nancy Writebol were two of the early patients of the drug. Both became infected during their stay in Central Africa to combat the deadly virus.

With the rising death toll in Central and West Africa, academic researchers, biotechnology specialists, and pharmaceutical leaders in Boston and elsewhere are offering tantalizing evidence that vaccines against Ebola and other killer diseases can be made faster and cheaper than previously believed.
In a study accepted for publication in the journal, ‘Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics’, a Boston research consortium, called VaxCelerate, details how it produced a vaccine ready for animal testing against lassa fever, a hemorrhagic disease similar to Ebola, for less than $1 million and in four months.

VaxCelerate, based within Massachusetts General’s vaccine center, is part of a broader push by the US government to improve — even transform — vaccine development to better respond to emerging infectious diseases. The US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense are working with several Boston-area companies and scientists on vaccine initiatives. Also under development are therapies that could help people who have contracted Ebola or who are likely to come into contact with it.

For our relevant reports on Ebola, visit the links cited below.

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Global markets for photonic sensors and detectors to reach nearly $15.2 billion by 2019


The photonic sensor market has gained momentum in the last couple of years and is coming to be seen as one of the significant advances engendering new innovations with noteworthy financial return. Photonic sensors are revolutionizing imaging sensor technology, which is the low-mass and low-volume alternative for bulky conventional sensors. With the amount of advancements occurring in the innovation of photonic sensors and the rise in popularity for items that utilize photonic sensors, this business sector is expected to develop exponentially in the coming five years at a significant growth rate.

BCC Research provides a detailed study of the global photonic sensors and detectors market through its report, Photonic Sensors and Detectors: Technologies and Global Markets. According to the report, the global market for photonic sensors and detectors was worth $6.3 billion in 2013. This is estimated to increase from nearly $7.3 billion in 2014 to nearly $15.2 billion by 2019, registering a five-year CAGR of 15.9% from 2014 to 2019.

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  • Gain an overview of the global market for photonic sensors and detectors
  • Analyze market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019
  • Discuss concerning photonic sensor and detector technology, application, geography, major manufacturers, and factors influencing their demand
  • Obtain information about the properties of photonics including the generation, transmission, emission, modulation, switching, signal processing, and amplification of light
  • Access details about different types of sensors including fiber optic sensors, distributed sensors, point sensors, laser sensors, and biophotonic sensors
  • Review comprehensive company profiles of major players in the photonic sensor and detector field
SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL PHOTONIC SENSORS AND DETECTORS MARKET, THROUGH 2019
($ MILLIONS)

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Global market for rigid food packaging to reach 37.2 billion pounds by 2019


Rigid plastic food packaging markets takes into account a wide array of structures that can be blown or injection molded, extruded, or thermoformed. Factors like rising global population along with increasing urbanization in developing areas; growing concern regarding usage of certain types of plastics which could impact the plastic, metal, and glass scenario; increasing emphasis on sustainability, recycling and the environment; and higher demand for more convenient packaging will be responsible for the major changes in the rigid plastic food packaging market over the next decade.

BCC Research provides an in-depth study of the global plastic rigid food packaging through its report, Rigid Food Packaging. According to the report, the global market for plastic rigid food packaging reached almost 30 billion pounds in 2013. This is expected to reach 31.1 billion pounds by 2014-end and 37.2 billion pounds by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2014 to 2019.

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  • Analyze global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019
  • Examine segmentation of the market by major application which include bottles; dairy, meat and deli containers; molded and thermoformed containers made up mostly of liquid foods; prepared foods (e.g., frozen, microwave, dual-ovenables); and food service packaging
  • Assess individual plastics usage in key markets quantitatively
  • Evaluate roles of the many companies involved in rigid food packaging such as molders, thermoformers, and converters
  • Review comprehensive profiles of major players in the industry
SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL PLASTIC RIGID FOOD PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, 2013-2019
(MILLION POUNDS)
 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Global market for organic foods and beverages to reach nearly $161.5 billion by 2018

In spite of facing challenges, the global foods and beverages market has proven to grow as a profitable industry, providing ample opportunities stemming from huge export potential from emerging countries like Asia, Latin America and South Africa. With the rising demand due to increasing domestic organic production, growing government support for organic agriculture and initiatives for the development of organic standards and regulations, this industry is expected to grow considerably in the foreseeable future.

BCC Research provides a detailed analysis of the global market for organic foods and beverages through its report, Organic Foods and Beverages: Global Markets. According to this report, the global organic foods and beverages market was estimated to be worth $80.4 billion in 2013. This is expected to reach nearly $161.5 billion by 2018 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0% from 2013 to 2018.

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  • Information on various driving factors such as increasing health concerns among people, harmful effects of pesticide residues in food and its impact on health, rising food scarcity, increasing trend of standardization of organic foods, and government support through various subsidies
  • Discussion of suppliers of organic foods and beverages based on market share, product type, new product development, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and expansion
  • Obtain comprehensive market sizing and revenue forecasts for each subsegment
  • Identify major market players and their core competencies
SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL ORGANIC FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2018
($ BILLIONS)

 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Global market for permanent magnets to reach $22.9 billion by 2018


Robust growth has been seen in the demand for permanent magnets during the last decade, and it is expected to grow at a considerable rate due to increasing industrial applications such as electric power steering and engines, wind turbines and consumer electronics. Increasingly stringent Chinese trade regulations and rising global demand from the automotive, green energy, and electronic industries is expected to shape significant growth in this market for the foreseeable future.

BCC Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for permanent magnets through its report Permanent Magnets: Technologies and Global Markets. According to the report, this market reached $15.1 billion in 2013. This is expected to grow to $22.9 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 8.7% from 2013 to 2018.

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  • Identify new applications for permanent magnet materials, such as those for electronics and computers
  • Examine technological issues, trends in manufacturing, U.S. markets as well as foreign competition, and end users of permanent magnets
  • Assess in-depth patent analysis
  • Review company profiles of major players in the industry
SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL PERMANENT MAGNET SALES BY REGION, 2012-2018
($ BILLIONS)
 
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Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. market for Membrane Technology to reach $3.5 billion by 2019


Membranes are essential to a wide range of applications from potable water, process water, and wastewater treatment to power generation, pharmaceuticals production, food and beverage processing, among other range of products. With a more upbeat economic forecast, both municipal and industrial end users of membrane products are forecast to make near-term capital investments. In the longer term, strong growth is anticipated, as the need for environmental protection and for updated process equipment speed the pace of investment.

BCC Research provides an in-depth study of the U.S. membrane market through its report, Membrane Technology for Liquid and Gas Separations. According to the report, the combined U.S. market for membranes used in gas and liquid separating applications was valued at approximately $2.2 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach nearly $2.4 billion by 2014-end. BCC Research projects this market to increase to nearly $3.5 billion by 2019 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% from 2014 to 2019.

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  • Obtain information on the best strategies used by governments responsible for sustainable waste handling and energy supply solutions
  • Examine current as well as future trends in the market for industry players and technology developers to understand and strategize their investments
SAMPLE FIGURE
U.S. MARKET FOR MEMBRANE MODULES USED IN GAS AND LIQUID SEPARATIONS, 2002-2019
($ MILLIONS)
 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global market for blood-brain barrier (BBB) technology to reach $471.5 million in 2019

BBB technology is a sub-industry of the pharmaceutical sector. It is poised to open up vast untapped potential in the growing central nervous system therapeutic market, where today growth is limited by the complexity of this layer in the brain that prevents the passage of many potentially useful molecules/compounds.

BCC Research provides a detailed report on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) technology in its report, Blood Brain Barrier Technologies and Global Markets. According to this report, the global market for BBB technology amounted to $21.8 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $38.7 million by 2014-end. This is further anticipated to reach $471.5 million by 2019, which is equivalent to 64.9% CAGR from 2014 through 2019.

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SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL MARKET FOR BBB TECHNOLOGY FOR THERAPEUTICS, 2012–2019
($ MILLIONS)
 
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