Transparency Market Research Added A New Report "Alcohol Testing Market" And Its Full Database.
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/18/2017 -- Alcohol testers are used to scrutinize whether an individual is under the effect of alcohol. Alcohol testing looks for traces of alcohol in a human body using samples of urine, hair, saliva, blood, breath, or sweat. Alcohol testing is an expanding market, due to the high consumption of alcohol and growth in the aging population that shows indications of increase in use of alcohol and prescription drugs. Alcohol tester is a medical device that measures blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. Types of drug tests for detecting the presence of alcohol can be hair drug test, urine drug test, blood drug test, saliva drug screening, sweat drug screening, and breathe alcohol test. Government rules and regulations regarding the use of alcohol testers and increase in the frequency of road accidents due to alcohol abuse are primary driving forces for the market.
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Technological advancements have led to increase in demand for alcohol testing tools. Government initiatives to check alcohol consumption while driving so as to reduce death rates and road accidents caused by illegal alcohol consumption are likely to drive the demand for alcohol testing equipment. These equipment are portable, light in weight, inexpensive, and readily available. Manufacturers participating in product innovations, increasing number of mergers and acquisitions, and growth in the number of mergers are some of the latest trends observed in the global alcohol testing market.
However, social apprehension linked with alcohol testing, economic instability, and cost concern are some of the factors restraining the growth of the global alcohol testing market. Growing young population and economies in developing countries such as India and China are expected to offer good opportunities to the alcohol testing market in Asia. Increasing usage of alcohol testing devices, which are technologically proficient in alcohol testing, is anticipated to offer new opportunities to the global alcohol testing market. High price of products and less prospects for new manufacturers in developed regions are restraining the growth of the global market for alcohol testing.
On the basis of end-users, the market has been segmented into hospitals, federal departments, private sectors, and rehabilitation centers. The increasing number of government regulations is projected to fuel the demand for alcohol testing during the forecast period.
On basis of equipment, the market has been segmented into oral fluid testing devices, semi-conductor equipment, infrared (IR) -based equipment, fuel cell-based equipment, chromatography instruments, urine testing devices, immunoassay analyzers, and hair-testing devices. Due to the rise in implementation of rules about alcohol testing at road terminals, public places, and commercial spaces; demand for portable testing equipment is increasing. This factor is likely to augment the oral fluid testing devices segment of the alcohol testing market. IR-based testing equipment are employed widely, due to high precision in results that these offer. This segment is anticipated to witness growth from 2016 to 2024. Demand for fuel cell-based equipment is also expected to increase during the forecast period.
By region, the alcohol testing market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Due to stringent laws prevailing in North America, alcohol testing is already predominant in the region. The consistent implementation of these laws is estimated to propel the market in the region. North America holds the maximum share of the global alcohol testing market, followed by Europe. Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa are speedily expanding markets for alcohol testing.
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Some of the major companies operating in the global alcohol testing market are Bio-Rad Laboratories, Abbott Laboratories, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, AK Solutions, Alcolizer, Roche Diagnostics, Lifeloc Technologies, Quest Diagnostics, MPD, and BACtrack.
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