Radiation therapy is a procedure entailing the precise delivery of high doses of radiation to tumors and other relevant anatomical targets. It involves the usage of sophisticated technology to ablate tumors and other abnormalities with noninvasive procedures and high doses of radiation while minimizing the exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.
The increase in consumer interest in a healthy diet has led to higher consumption of food and food ingredients with potential health benefits. Of late, consumers have become more conscious of their diet. According to a survey conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in 2014, the majority of adults in the U.S. took dietary. According to the same survey, around 68% of adults in the U.S. use dietary supplements; of these, around 50% are regular users. Around 83% of adults in the U.S. expressed overall confidence in the quality, effectiveness, and safety of dietary supplements. Rising aging population, increasing lifestyle diseases and increasing healthcare cost are some of the important factors driving the growth of the dietary supplements market. The major factor driving the cost of healthcare is lengthy and costly R&D conducted by pharmaceutical companies. Due to increasing costs of healthcare, people are turning towards dietary supplements to help them stay healthy. These supplements provide various health benefits such as strengthening the immune system, protection from cold and flu, prevention of migraine headaches, treat of arthritis, rheumatic diseases, allergies, lower cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and cognitive diseases at lower costs.
Cranio maxillofacial surgery refers to a procedure for treatment of a severe injury to the cranial and facial bones. Surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and may require an orthopedic trauma specialist, who focuses on caring for patients in critical condition.
Biosensors are integrated devices which are capable of providing analytical information using biological samples. Biosensors consists of a biological recognition unit, which has the ability to interact with bio-elements, such as living tissue, enzymes, and antibodies, and a transducer, which is used to change the property of bio-elements into an electrical signal. Biosensors have applications in medical testing, food toxicity detection, industrial processing and monitoring, agricultural applications, and environmental pollution control. Biosensors are essentially devices capable of fast detection and are ideal for applications that demand low-cost, quick and easy, portable solutions. Biosensors are used to ensure quality and safety of products and detection of microbial pathogens and toxins in food cost-efficiently. Point-of-care testing (POCT) is the most proficient area for biosensor application. Biosensors help clinicians by providing essential information for proper clinical management immediately. Increasing demand for point-of-care testing (POCT), rising prevalence of chronic and lifestyle-induced diseases, growing geriatric population, and increasing application of nanotechnology are the key driving factors for the biosensors market. In future, non invasive biosensors and emergence and growth of personalized medicine would provide opportunities to new entrants, which would further propel the growth of the biosensors market.
Over the past few decades, a surge in the use of plastics due to increase in consumer demand for safety and convenience in packaged food and beverages has been observed. When it comes to food and beverages packaging, terms such as 'green', 'organic', 'fair trade', and 'locally sourced' have been drawing the attention of consumers in the recent years. With climatic changes taking place, health awareness, and environmental issues are growing. Furthermore, media coverage has made consumers more aware about the factors that are guiding their purchasing decisions, which has been driving the growth in the bioplastics packaging market.
The global supplements market is growing at a steady rate, majorly due to increasing consumer awareness about preventive healthcare. Mineral supplements are consumed in different forms, such as capsules, pills, powder, gel caps, granules, tablets, and liquid. Mineral supplements such as calcium, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, folic acid, silicon, copper, and cobalt help consumers of different age groups to stay healthy and free from nutrition deficiency diseases. Due to busy lifestyle, many working individuals are unable to follow a regular diet, leading to deficiency of nutrients, including minerals in the body. In order to address the need for nutrients and prevent mineral-deficiency diseases, individuals consume additional food supplements, including mineral supplements. With increasing awareness about daily nutritional requirements, more consumers are expected to start consuming mineral supplements in the coming years thus driving the mineral supplements market. Increasing age has adverse effects on the digestive organs, thus making it difficult in absorbing all the required nutrients from food. With growing age, people also tend to eat less due to loss of appetite. As a result, aging individuals do not get optimal amounts of minerals and other nutrients. Hence, they resort to additional supplements for proper nourishment. Among old age people, weakening of bones, poor eyesight, and poor digestive system are some of the common conditions. In order to remain fit and desired to live long, their dependency towards mineral supplements is growing.
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is collected from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby and also retrieved from the placenta after delivery. It is enriched with adult stem cells and these stem cells play a vital role in regulating all biological activities and in developing tissues in the human body. Many types of stem cells are present in UCB including hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells. Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to all the other blood cells. Hematopoietic stem cells are severely damaged in people suffering from bone marrow diseases, malignancies, inherited metabolic disorders, and immunological disorders. Mesenchymal stem cells are involved in the development of tissues such as cartilage, bone, fat, new blood vessels, and cardiac muscles.
A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system is a healthcare information system which captures, stores, manages and transmits medical practitioner's instructions electronically, for the treatment of patients. These systems reduce medication errors and improving the quality of care given to patients. This is done by decreasing delay in order completion, reducing errors related to handwriting, providing error checking for incorrect doses or tests and by reducing treatment costs. Computerized physician order entry systems ensure proper collection and exchange of patient's health data between hospitals, laboratories or clinics. A computerized physician order entry system is an integrated system which is generally paired with some type of clinical decision support system (CDSS) and electronic health record (EHR) system. This integration helps to deliver coordinated patient care services. It also promotes continuity of care for each patient during the entire course of illness. Integration also assures that healthcare facilities are delivered in the most cost-effective way.
Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures using surgical, nonsurgical or related procedures. The dental devices market covers dental biomaterials, dental implants, dental radiology equipment, orthodontic materials and products, digital dental X-ray systems, dental supplies, dental lasers, dental chairs, and others. A dental implant refers to an artificial tooth or a tooth root that is embedded surgically into the upper or lower jawbone. Dental implants are durable, stable, and strong; however, owing to normal wear and tear, they need to be re-tightened or replaced occasionally. The surgery involves procedures to replace missing tooth or teeth without disturbing the adjacent healthy teeth. Dental implants offer a very natural look and support and secure other bridges or dentures, if attached, well, thus making life more comfortable for the patient. Dental implants also help to restore or enhance facial tissues.
Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. It is caused by the improper functioning of the pancreas that secretes insulin. Insulin is a hormone that maintains blood sugar levels in the body and helps in the proper functioning of all cellular and physiological activities. Diabetes is more common in the aged population; however, incidence of diabetes is also increasing in children and adults. To overcome this problem, insulin delivery devices, such as insulin pens, pumps, syringes, and jet injectors, play a vital role in maintaining insulin levels in the body. Insulin pens, syringes, and pumps are devices that facilitate the delivery of insulin just under the skin through a needle.
Bioinformatics is the combination of biology and information technology. It is used widely in the management of biological information in the field of medical, research and developments of drugs. It uses computer software tools for database creation, data management, data warehousing, data mining and communication networking. Bioinformatics deals with the recording, annotation, storage, analysis and retrieval of nucleic acid sequence, protein sequence and structural information. It has several applications in the fields of medicine and biology including molecular medicines, preventive medicines, gene therapy, drug developments, biotechnology and forensic analysis of microbes. It is also used in the study of genetics and genomes. Various advantages of bioinformatics include convenient and accurate verification of biological data, and storage and access to large amount of data. It also helps in fast sequence search through algorithm.
Hospital beds are manufactured and designed to assist and provide comfort to patients during hospitalization. Hospital beds have special features such as adjustable heights of the bed and side rails controlled by electronic buttons and connected electronic devices, to make them caretaker friendly and comfortable for patients. Hospital beds are equipped with wheels to facilitate their easy transfer and adjustable side rails to ensure that patients do not fall off the bed. Increasing aging population and growing prevalence of chronic diseases are the major drivers for the hospital beds market. Moreover, increasing healthcare expenditure and technical advancements in this field fuel the growth of the market. However, factors such as high costs of advanced hospital beds and decreasing demand for general hospital beds in developing countries are some of the key restraints for the hospital beds market. The global hospital beds market was estimated at USD 5,254.2 million in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 6,731.8 million by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2014 to 2020.
The global electric bus market is thriving mainly due to growing environmental concerns of the public and various governments.
Coiled tubing is used in the Oil and Gas industry, primarily for upstream activities. It is a lengthy and coiled tubular product used for oil and gas well operations. It also finds use in well clean out's, pumping of nitrogen and as production tubing in depleted gas wells among others. Coiled tubing services are divided into well intervention services, drilling services and other services.
Increase in demand for oil and gas as well as other petroleum products accompanied with high oil prices across the globe has compelled market players to make huge investments and search for new offshore reserves of oil and gas. The report indicates that this will boost the growth of the offshore drilling market. New technologies related to offshore drilling will create significant opportunities for the offshore drilling market. However, offshore drilling affects the surrounding environment and various environmental regulations concerning the same could restrain the growth of the offshore drilling market. The report mentions the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S., which has put stringent regulations on certain types of offshore drilling such as hydraulic fracturing, which is done to extract shale hydrocarbons from rocks below the seabed.
In the present scenario, minimum dependency on fossil fuels is the prime objective for the entire world, since these energy sources are limited and are declining at a rapid rate. This has diverted the focus of various countries on a reliable energy supply. To achieve the set objective, the renewable energy production throughout the world must be drastically increased. Thus wind energy is prominent and best solution for the production of energy across the globe. The wind energy is produced with the help of wind turbines. Wind speed is considered to increase with the help of the continuity principle. This can be attained by the installation and expansion of many on-shore and off-shore wind parks built with the help of wind turbines.
Digital oil field technology is the use of automation, instrumentation and IT technologies together in order to improve our existing oil and gas industry technologies. This integration with the help of software makes the analysis much easier and faster. This technology helps in efficient data management, production process optimization, provide more realistic images of the reservoir. Instrumentation and automation includes communication and network processing technologies such as PLC, SCADA, safety system and smart well. Digital oil field technology market can be segmented on the base of process focus type into Production optimization, Reservoir optimization, Well completion, Drilling and others. The market can also be segmented on the basis of services technologies which include automation, instrumentation and IT.
Oil and gas industry is experiencing a tremendous growth from several years and is expected to grow during the forecast period. The industry growth is also elevating the demand of various other industries which are directly related to oil and gas industry. The global oilfield services market provides services to oil and gas industry and is experiencing the similar growth. The oilfield services market is expected to grow in near future.
Growing focus of the seed industry on crop protection is leading to development of different seed treatment methods. Seed treatment refers to application of chemical or biological active ingredients to the seeds, which is done before seed packaging. Seed treatment is an emerging method of crop protection, which protects the crops from different insect attacks and diseases. The growing seed market is the key driver for seed treatment. In addition, higher prices of seeds and technological development in seed treatment methods are also leading to significant growth in demand for seed treatment.
Around the world, demand for food is rising as a result of the ever-expanding population. This in turn is fueling several market sectors in the agriculture industry. One such sector is that of crop protection chemicals, which consists of a variety of crop chemicals to increase agricultural yield. Demand for increasing per hectare yield and growing demand for food free from harmful organisms is driving the global crop protection chemicals market.
Epoxy resins are thermosetting polymers that contain epoxides of the basic functional group. Basic raw materials required for the production of epoxy resins include bisphenol A (BPA), epichlorohydrin, phenols, aromatic amines and aliphatic alcohols. This report comprises an executive summary, which includes a market snapshot that provides overall information of the various application segments. It also analyzes the global epoxy resins market with respect to regions and application segments. Rising demand from paints & coatings and electrical & electronics applications is the major driving factor for growth of the epoxy resins market. High demand for raw materials from other applications such as polycarbonate is expected to hamper market growth. Furthermore, volatility in prices of raw materials negatively affects market growth.
Desktop virtualization has become mainstream technology in the last few years with the rapidly changing business environment and work culture. With increasing demand for device-independence and remote access to corporate data and business applications, many organizations are allowing their employees to use their personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to access their office desk from anywhere, at any time. Workspace as a service (WaaS) can be provided as a dedicated infrastructure, outsourcing the infrastructure management to third parties or as a hosted on-premise solution. Use of WaaS results in significant reduction in capital expenditure as complete desktops, including applications and operating systems, can be managed and upgraded from a centralized server. Thus, the advantage of reduced capital expenditure is a major driving factor for the adoption of WaaS solutions and services. Further, enterprise mobility trends such as bring your own device (BYOD) which are catching on rapidly, may expose sensitive data to various threats such as data theft and hacking. Thus, the use of WaaS solutions ensures the security and integrity of organizational data, thus driving increasing adoption of WaaS in industries such as telecommunication, IT, and BFSI.
The market size in terms of revenue of the global body worn insect repellent market is forecast during 2014 to 2021 at each sub-segment level. Body Worn Insect Repellent market is segmented by product type into: oils and creams, apparel and stickers and patches. Amongst various product types, oils and creams held the largest market share followed by stickers and patches in 2014. Based on oils and creams types, body worn insect repellent market are segmented into plant based and synthetic. Increasing health awareness is the major drivers for body worn insect repellent market globally. Apparel is further sub segment into trousers, shirts, jackets, head nets and others.
Off-street parking is a parking facility, where the parking facility does not interact with the traffic flow on the road. There is only a single point of interaction between the car park area and road, known as an access point. Off-street parking facility demand is due to supply outweighs of the on-road parking facility.
Although stevia has been available in the market for over four decades now, it is only in the recent past that food products containing stevia have become popular amongst consumers.
The skin is one of the most important and largest organs of the human body. The personal care industry is constantly working towards developing effective products to maintain the health and beauty of this organ.
Shaving is one of those activities that grow with the advancement in civilization. Increasing urbanization, rising number of women joining the workforce, and the introduction of new technologies in shaving products is driving the global shavers market. Increasing disposable income is driving consumer spending on high-end grooming products such as electric shavers. In terms of sales, Europe dominated the shavers market in 2014. However, due to growing urbanization in Latin America, the region is expected to emerge as the largest market for shavers over the forecast period.