Breath analyzers by examining the exhaled air will help in identifying the compounds that were inside the human body, such as detection of alcohol, drugs, tuberculosis, asthma and other diseases. Semiconductor oxide, fuel cell and spectrophotometer are the three basic kinds of breath analyzers widely used across the world. Although semiconductor oxide breath analyzers work at low cost and low power, they offer results less accurately than the fuel cell devices. A special sensor for ethanol is integrated with these devices to detect the levels of alcohol and others. However, there are also chances for wrong reading when exposed to acetones and few metabolites. Fuel cell devices include electrochemical reactions that use chemicals to oxidise alcohol in the exhaled breath, which will be used to create an electric current. Higher the level of alcohol, larger will be the electric current. Spectrophotometry involves the use of infrared light to identify the strange molecules and are not susceptible to the wrong readings like the other semiconductor devices used for testing. However, fuel cell breath analyzers can give accurate results under controlled conditions, making them a prime choice compared to the large and expensive spectrophotometry devices. These devices are highly helpful in identifying the people that are drunk and restrict them from entering social gatherings and work premises.
The rise in the intake of alcohol, strict government rules for controlling the over-consumption of alcohol and drugs use, increasing demand from law enforcement bureaus and various other institutions like sports, colleges and offices are few principal factors promoting the growth of this market. Furthermore, the need for easy diagnostics for diseases like asthma, pulmonary disease and others is also driving the market for breath analyzers. On the other hand, the expenses involved in the setup of the spectrophotometer devices and vagueness about the results are impeding the market growth. The global market for breath analyzers is predicted to witness a CAGR of approximately 28% over the forecast duration of 2017e to 2024f.
Based on the regional analysis, North America holds the lion’s share of the market owing to the availability of leading market players and growing adoption of technologies in all industries and the same trend is expected to continue in the forecast period. Moreover, the increasing awareness among the people and the operations of local device manufacturers providing inexpensive devices are helping the market of Asia Pacific to expand rapidly.
The report delivers a strategic analysis of the global market for breath analyzers and growth forecast for the period from 2017e – 2024f. The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of various market players who are operating in the market, segmental analysis based on type of technology, products and applications, . It also covers geographical analysis of the market with growth forecast for the period of 2017e – 2024f. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and value chain analysis included in the report provides an insight into market dynamics and industry competition.
The study also provides information for recent merger and acquisition deals happened in the global breath analyzers market. Moreover, the report also includes growth strategies and entry barriers to be considered to cater to the exact business opportunities in this market. Additionally, to aid in strategic decision making, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players, recent developments in the industry and various business strategies adopted by them. This report will help players in global breath analyzers market to plan and implement their strategies in different market areas such as emerging geographies, and new technologies
The company profile section includes detailed analysis of some of the key players such as AK GlobalTech Corp., Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Toshiba Medical Systems, Alcovisor, Quest products, Inc., Lifeloc Technologies, Akers Biosciences, Inc., MPD, Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., and EnviteC-Wismar GmbH (A Honeywell Company).
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