Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Global market for terahertz (THz) systems to reach $195.3 million by 2018


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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Global Outlook on the E-Waste Recycling Industry

Global technological innovations occurring around the world has revolutionized the modern society in unthinkable ways. The increasing demand for new and improved electronic products each day has, in turn, led to the birth of electronic waste or e-waste. Only a small percentage of e-waste is recycled worldwide while a large percentage ends up in landfills, or worse, trash cans, resulting in an increase of radiation exposure.

According to a report by UNEP, around 20 to 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste is generated worldwide every year.  In 2005, it was estimated that waste electronic equipment constitutes about 8 per cent of municipal waste in developed countries and is one of the fastest growing waste components. Computers, mobile phones and television contributed to 5.5 million tonnes in 2010 and this is estimated to increase to 10 million metric tonnes by 2015. According to this report, very less information or no data is available from most of the African, Latin American and the Middle Eastern countries. This may be due to the absence of proper waste management systems, lack of awareness about health hazards from e-waste or insufficient resources. 

This report further stated that more than 90 per cent of discarded computers of the developed world are exported to the developing countries like China, Ghana, Pakistan and India, purportedly for recycling. Most of them end up in toxic wastelands where the heavy metals and toxic chemicals are released into the atmosphere.

But the recent e-waste trends are taking a new turn and challenging the existing paradigm. Developing countries are now shipping more e-waste by weight to developed countries than vice versa, according to a recent analysis of United Nations trade data by Josh Lepawsky, an expert on the electronic waste trade.

Since 2003, Empa, having gained experience in Switzerland, has been working on dozens of e-waste projects in Africa, Asia and Latin and South America. The ultimate aim of these projects and programmes is the improvement of living conditions for local residents based on better managed e-waste streams, resource protection, reduced health risks and an improved economic situation.

Growing number of businesses often backed by international donors and lenders, are now exploring ways to create incentives for informal collectors to sell e-waste to formal recycling operations. German Society for International Cooperation has supported an Indian company named e-WaRDD that has piloted a project to incentivize circuit-board collection in Bengaluru, India. Belgium-based non-profit, WorldLoop, receives corporate funding to support a range of electronics recycling programs in Africa that link informal recyclers with state-of-the-art facilities overseas that recycle printed circuit boards, transformers and leaded glass. In 2012, Cleanlites, a recycling company based in the U.S.A., was able to recycle nearly 500,000 pounds of electronic waste.

Manufacturers in China, India and many other low- and middle-income countries are not far behind. They are increasingly viewing e-scrap as a valuable commodity — both for extracting metals and for manufacturing new devices from a product's component parts. That is partly because the value of e-waste has increased in recent years with rising demand in laptops, cellular phones and other electronic devices. It is worth mentioning that policies encouraging sustainable "harvesting" of e-waste resources already exist in Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea, according to Michael Biddle, president of the California-based plastics recycler MBA Polymers, which has a facility in China.

The e-waste recycling industry scenario is slowly and gradually changing but with staggering amounts of e-waste increasing each year, sure-shot reforms is the need of the hour. Measures like cradle-to-cradle policy by manufacturers and organizations can provide environmental solution to a great extent. Another measure can be by making manufacturers responsible for recycling or safe disposal of their products at the end of their useful lives.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Global market for catheters to reach $42.4 billion by 2019

The global market for catheters has grown significantly as interventional and less invasive procedures have become more popular, a factor driven by increasing worldwide rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Indeed, an aging population, increasing incidences of chronic health conditions, and increasing access to healthcare will shape steady growth in this market for the foreseeable future.

BCC Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global catheters market through its report, Global Market for Catheters. According to the report, this market is estimated at nearly $28.6 billion for 2014. BCC Research expects the market to grow to $42.4 billion by 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2019.

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SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL CATHETER MARKET, BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019
(%)
 
 
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Global market for sleep aids technologies to $76.7 billion by 2019


Sleep disorders can not only take a toll on personal health but can also have adverse effects on personal relationships and reduce worker productivity. Insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome (RLS), bruxism, narcolepsy and sleepwalking are all serious sleep disorders that bring about negative health consequences. As sleep disorder is a universal problem affecting millions of people of different ages and genders, customers are prepared to spend millions of dollars for their seven to nine hours a day.

The United States is the single largest market for sleep aids such as mattresses, sleep apnea devices, sleep laboratories and medications, with a major share of 65.7% of the global market. The discovery of new mechanisms and chemicals in the brain has provided expanding avenues for research and development (R&D) of products that are likely to alter the course of sleep disorders or modify the outcome. This will, consequently, pave the way for steady growth of this market in the foreseeable future.

BCC Research provides a comprehensive study of the global market for sleep aids and related technologies through its report, Sleep Aids: Technologies and Global Markets. According to the report, this market was valued at $54.9 billion in 2013. This is estimated to reach $76.7 billion by 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2014 to 2018.

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SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL MARKET FOR SLEEP AIDS BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013-2019
($ BILLIONS)
 
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Global market for fiber optic sensors to reach $2.2 billion by 2018


With the ability to operate in harsh environments and imperviousness to electromagnetic interference, fiber optic sensors (FOS) can be applied in conditions in which electronic sensors fail. FOS technology represents a critical feedback technology that will be applied in optical devices and systems, existing and yet to be developed. It will have the greatest market success where the unique attributes of optics cannot be replicated.

BCC Research provides an in-depth study of the global fiber optic sensors market through its report, Fiber Optic Sensors: Global Markets. According to the report, the global market for fiber optic sensors reached nearly $1.7 billion in 2012 and $1.8 billion in 2013. This is expected to increase to $2.2 billion by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 2013 to 2018.

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SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL VALUE FOR FIBER OPTIC SENSORS BY TYPE, 2012-2018
($ MILLIONS)
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Green Technology Initiatives in India and Other Emerging Markets

Green technology is an approach that can help us prevent further damage to our environment. Various companies and government organizations are working towards attaining social equitability, economic feasibility and sustainability through green technologies to reduce the damaging impacts of human encroachment on the environment.

The basic focus of any corporate organization is to incur minimum cost and maximize output. Innovative measures such as green buildings, green manufacturing, and energy efficiency measures have proved to be optimum energy and resource savers. This not only helps to cut down the overall input and production costs, but also fulfils social responsibility towards the society. In addition, there’s green manufacturing, whereby manufacturing firms create products that can be recycled or reused. This, in effect, reduces the environmental footprint of each product, making production environmentally sustainable and economically cheaper. Companies such as GE, Symantec, Boeing, and Wal-Mart have already put these measures into practice, and are further working towards achieving newer ideas of sustainability through green technology.

In India, The Energy and Resource Institute’s (TERI) “Lighting a Billion Lives Campaign” is one of the best examples of how introduction of green technologies, in this case solar lanterns, can not only improve people’s lives but also empower them to learn and progress. Provision of bio-gas plants, rain harvesting techniques, solar cookers, mud refrigerators and sustainable farming practices, has resulted in self-sufficiency and increased standard of living in the participating villages in India.

The transition from petrol and diesel to CNG-fuelled transport in New Delhi has not only reduced the level of air pollution in Delhi but has also inspired other cities in India to implement this initiative. The CO2 levels have significantly reduced in the capital city over the last 10 years indicating the positive effects of green technology. The management of Tirupati Temple in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has developed reserve forests around the temple to act as carbon sinks. The roof of the building has rows of solar dishes that automatically move with the angle of the sun. This generates over 4,000 kgs of steam each day, making cooking faster and cheaper and saving approximately 500 ltr of diesel every day.

Numerous steps are being undertaken by other countries around the globe too. In China, the government has committed itself to producing 16 per cent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2020. Thailand hosted a 16-day fair to promote green technology in 2012. Under the theme of “Going Green for the Future”, the Thai government aimed at highlighting country’s investment potential at sustainable development. All the lights during this fair were supported by electricity generated by solar cells. The city of Curitiba, capital of Parana state in Brazil, has successfully addressed the challenge of growing urban population in Brazil by integrating urban (particularly Bus Rapid Transit System) and industrial planning that enabled location of new industries and creation of jobs.

The GreenTech building in Malaysia is a one-of-its-kind example of green technology. Built in 2006, its goal is to make the country a green technology leader. According to its CEO Ahmad Hadri Haris, awareness is just one part of making green technology grow; the other part is skilled workers. Being the only country in the world with a dedicated Ministry for green technology, Malaysia with its awareness, training, market development and leaders, is a shining example for other emerging economies.

Chile is set to become the first South American country to introduce tax incentives for going green. The introduction of carbon tax would add incentives to wind, tidal and geothermal projects. The joint signing of ‘Declaration on Green Growth’ between Romania and Denmark last year is an instance of how countries are embracing the green idea for sustainable and clean economic growth and environmental protection.

Ruthless exploitation of our natural resources has resulted in environment depletion at lightning speed over the last few decades. Green technology is the ray of hope that can save human survival with minimum harmful effects to the environment. Sustainability and efficiency are the products of green technologies. Though it cannot be denied that there will be costs involved in developing green technologies, its results can be reaped for many decades to come.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Global market for automobile sensors to reach nearly $35.2 billion by 2020

Automotive electronics systems in vehicles are increasing with demand for convenience, comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental concerns. Consequently, the number of automotive sensors used in vehicles is also increasing. A worldwide increase in vehicle production, technology developments, consumer demand, and governmental regulations will drive significant growth in this market for the foreseeable future.

BCC Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for automobile sensors through its report, Global Markets for Automotive Sensor Technologies. According to the report, this market was valued at nearly $17.8 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $22.1 billion in 2015. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $35.2 billion by 2020, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 9.7% from 2015 to 2020.

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SAMPLE FIGURE
GLOBAL MARKET FOR AUTOMOBILE SENSORS, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS)
 
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