Friday, March 28, 2014

Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects

Nanomedicine is essentially based on the medical application of nanotechnology in diagnosing, treating and/or prevention of diseases and infections. Nanotechnology-based drugs and treatments are applied for treating cardiovascular, neurological, and oncology diseases.

Nanomedicine is based on the utilization of knowledge pertaining to various nanoparticles, their medical usages, and their actions within the human body.

There still exists considerable scope for research in this domain, and scientists are currently engaged in further studying the treatment-worthiness of a number of nanoparticles such as fullerenes, dendrimers, drug conjugates, and nano crystals.

It is important to note that this area of medicine is still in its nascent stage mainly because it is a niche research area and it receives comparatively less research funding.

Future prospects of the nanomedicine market

A research report by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market research company, projects that the nanomedicine market will be largely driven by partnerships between global research firms and leading industry institutes. These collaborations will play a crucial part in attracting more investments. The report states that the global market for nanomedicine is projected to witness a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3% between 2013 and 2019.

Oncology – a significant segment within the nanomedicine market

According to the market research report by Transparency Market Research, oncology was the largest application segment within the nanomedicine market with a total share of 38%. This is attributed to the large scale focus on developing drugs and treatments for cancer, and the fact that approved nanomedicine drugs also exist in the market.

However, cardiovascular applications of nanomedicine are regarded as being the fastest-growing segment within the nanomedicine market. A large number of people being affected by cardiovascular problems worldwide, and the availability of various devices catering to the needs of this patient segment are growth influencers in this market.

In addition, there has been a perceptible increase in support from various governments in bolstering research as well as product approvals within the nanomedicine segment; with this support likely to continue, the market for nanomedicine will continue to grow.

The need for research, investment and collaboration in the nanomedicine market

In the coming years, it is expected that further collaborations between academic institutes as well as research firms will provided a much-needed boost to the role of nanomedicine in chronic disease treatment.

Research and breakthroughs could lead to the emergence of new treatments and technologies, with more bioavailability.

Other factors such as a growing demand and acceptance of targeted drug delivery (especially where neurological disorders are concerned) has created a larger market for nanomedicine.

On the other hand, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is on the rise, and this trend asks for the introduction of drugs that possess higher efficiency and better therapeutic properties. This is yet another need that will propel demand for nanomedicine products.

Nanomedicine has already met with some success in oncology, and researchers and market players alike are buoyed by this success. Having realized the efficacy of nanomedicine in oncology, it is likely that the interest shown by market players to commercialize products in this segment will only rise.

It is projected that cardiovascular treatments are likely to emerge as the fastest growing market within the nanomedicine market between 2013 and 2019.

Increased collaboration between academic and research institutes will prove favorable for the nanomedicine market. A noteworthy example of this would be the collaboration between Elan Corporation Plc and Abbott Laboratories for the development of the Tricor drug. This collaboration was key to helping both players lower cost associated with research and development.

Looking forward, market analysts expect that breakthroughs in nanomedicine will be crucial to the development of treatments and products for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, neurological disorders, and cardiovascular diseases.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flexible Packaging Market is Expected to Reach USD 99.10 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled "Flexible Packaging (Plastic, Paper, Aluminum Foil and Others) Market for Food & Beverages, Retail Non-Food, Pharmaceutical and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global demand for flexible packaging was valued at USD 73.56 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 99.10 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the demand was 18,666.0 kilo tons in 2012 and is expected to be 24,728.7 kilo tons in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2013 to 2019.

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Increasing demand for flexible packaging in the healthcare industry is expected to be one of the key factors driving growth of the flexible packaging market. In addition, expansion of the food & beverages market, which is the largest application of flexible packaging, is expected to fuel the growth of the market. Furthermore, rising consumer preference towards light weight, durable and highly aesthetic flexible packaging is expected to significantly fuel the growth of the market over the next few years. However, volatility in the prices of crude oil which consequently affects the prices of its downstream chemicals is expected to hamper the packaging market adversely. Focused research and development activities on flexible packaging technologies have opened opportunities for the usage of nanotechnology in the formation of films and printing.

Plastics have been extensively used in flexible packaging due to their high barrier properties, cost effectiveness and durability and accounted for over 70% of the market share in 2012. However, growing consumer demand for biodegradable packaging material due to rising awareness regarding ecology conservation is expected is boost the demand for cellulose over the next six years. In addition, cellulose has been popular than other packaging materials due to its high durability, protection from external environmental factors such as sunlight and high aesthetic value. These factors are expected to contribute significantly to the growing demand for cellulose.

Demand for flexible packaging was highest from the food & beverages sector. Several regulations are being introduced and implemented across the world regarding packaging of pharmaceuticals due to various factors such as maintenance of hygiene, reduction of fraudulent drugs in the retail market and to retain the medicinal properties of the drug. Thus, flexible packaging is expected to witness the fastest growth in pharmaceutical within the forecast period and is expected to be valued at USD 11.09 billion in 2019.

Asia Pacific accounted for the highest demand in 2012, and is expected to be fastest growing region, rising at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2013 to 2019. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period on account of rapid economic development in this region resulting in the growth of various industries such as food & beverages, personal care products and pharmaceuticals among others. Regions present in rest of the world are expected to witness a significant increase in consumption of packaging owing to economic development in countries such as Brazil.

The report gives a comprehensive view of the flexible packaging market in terms of volume and revenue. In addition, the report includes current demand analysis and forecast for each product and application in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The report comprises of the following segments:

Flexible Packaging Market: Product Segment Analysis
·         Plastics
·         Paper
·         Aluminum foil
·         Cellulose

Flexible Packaging Market: Application Analysis
·         Food & Beverage
·         Retail non-food
·         Pharmaceutical
·         Others

Flexible Packaging Market: Regional Analysis
·         North America
·         Europe
·         Asia-Pacific
·         Rest of the World

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Feed Acid Market Is Expected To Reach USD 1,779.3 Million by 2019: Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled “Feed Acid Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019“. According to the report, the demand for feed acid is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% in terms of revenue from 2013 to 2019 and the market was valued at USD 1,162.3 million in 2012, is expected to reach USD 1,779.3 million by 2019.
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The global market for feed acid witnessed growth in recent years due to growing demand for meat and meat products across the globe. In addition, disease outbreaks increased the need for feed acids which is another factor in driving market growth. Availability of different alternatives in the market for feed acid is the major growth barrier to the market. However, increasing ban on antibiotics in different countries provides a huge opportunity for the market players.
In 2012, Europe and North America dominated feed acid market that accounted for more than 60% of the marketshare. Europe Transparency Market Researchwas the biggest market for feed acids followed by North America. This dominance was driven by the ban on antibiotics used as a growth promoter in animal feed and the increasing demand for improving feed utilization. But in future, both these economies are expected to lose their market share. Looking ahead, Asia Pacific and RoW regions are expected to increase their market share and Asia Pacific is also expected to be the fastest growing market. The Asia Pacific market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2013 to 2019. This is due to an increase in the population and rising middle class income which accounts for a higher demand for meat.
The global market for feed acid consists of large numbers of small and medium scale manufacturers. But only some of the players accounted for the significant market share in 2012. Most of the companies depend upon a third party distribution to reach their customers, whereas some of themarket playersdirectly reach their target consumers through the industry participants by their own distribution network, or through integrated producers. Some of the key players of the market are BASF SE, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc, Provimi SA, Yara International ASA, and Trouw Nutrition International B.V. among many others.
Feed Acid Market : Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Other
  • RoW
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