Five Factors Boosting Immunoassays

Five Factors Boosting Immunoassays

From metabolic disease to infections to cancer, these tests are the standbys for the laboratory. And according to a new Kalorama they are here to stay.


Revisiting the Cuban Healthcare Sector

Revisiting the Cuban Healthcare Sector

The death of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a potential watershed event for the economic course of the island nation. Diplomatic détente between Cuba and the United States was already underway earlier this year when Kalorama Information provided an overview of Cuban biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical care. Through a combination of economic and healthcare policies prioritized under the Castro regime and the unrelenting pressure of globalization, Cuba may soon emerge as a significant player in global healthcare industries.


Autoimmune Diagnostics: Analyst Q&A

Autoimmune Diagnostics: Analyst Q&A

What are the main trends in autoimmune testing? What growth rate is expected for revenues, and what are the main companies competing in this important in vitro diagnostic segment. What are the key future trends in AIIVD? We asked these questions of the analyst of Kalorama Information's most recent market research study: Automimmune IVD Testing Markets


Early Implications of the Zika Virus for the U.S. Diagnostics Market

Early Implications of the Zika Virus for the U.S. Diagnostics Market

In addition to its blog posts regarding infectious disease threats, Kalorama Information offers a comprehensive market research report for global infectious disease testing.

Since the last blog entry regarding Zika virus diagnostics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for a Zika IgM Antibody Capture ELISA (MAC-ELISA) kit and real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) kit. Controls and kit reagents are available through the ...


Quest and DiaSorin to Focus on Key Markets Following Acquisition Deal

Quest and DiaSorin to Focus on Key Markets Following Acquisition Deal

This blog post reviews aspects of DiaSorin’s acquisition of Focus Diagnostics from Quest Diagnostics that are relevant to markets reviewed in Kalorama Information reports The World Market for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests , Clinical Laboratory Services Market , and Mergers and Acquisitions in the IVD Market.

At the end of March, Quest Diagnostics and DiaSorin S.p.A. announced the latter’s acquisition of Quest subsidiary Focus Diagnostics, Inc. for $300 million. The deal assists Quest Dia...


WHO Study Explores Environmental Factors Behind Diseases with Significant IVD Markets

WHO Study Explores Environmental Factors Behind Diseases with Significant IVD Markets

Amidst rising threats posed by climate change and inadequate utilites infrastructure even in the developed world , the World Health Organization (WHO) released the second edition of its decadal global assessment of diseases impacted by environmental risks. The comprehensive WHO study summates the fraction of deaths and morbidity attributable to environmental factors such as air, water and soil pollution; radiation; occupational risks; built environments; agricultural methods; and climate and eco...


The Continual Search for Biomarkers - Cancer, Cardiovascular, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Neurological Diseases

Biomarkers are a highly dynamic space within life science characterized by individual progression through discovery; validation; initial standardized applications in preclinical studies and clinical trials; and incorporation into clinically approved in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays. In addition to vertical movement, individual biomarkers can be viewed in a horizontal manner across the spectrum of applicable diseases. This spectrum of biomarker usage is encompassed in Kalorama Information’s The G...


Infectious Disease Updates - Zika Virus, Lyme Disease and the U.S. Influenza Season

Infectious Disease Updates - Zika Virus, Lyme Disease and the U.S. Influenza Season

Kalorama Information offers complete analysis of the global infectious disease diagnostics market with its recent title The World Market for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests. Previous posts in this blog reviewed infectious disease test market segments for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs); antimicrobial resistance ; women’s health and sexually transmitted pathogens , hepatitis , HIV/AIDS , and respiratory tract infection tests.

Influenza in the United States

The United States is experie...


Top Infectious Diseases in the IVD Market - Hepatitis

Top Infectious Diseases in the IVD Market - Hepatitis

The following analysis is derived from Kalorama Information’s recently released global market research report: The Worldwide Market for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests.

This is the third in a series of five posts outlining the leading infectious diseases or infectious disease groups in terms of IVD market sales. Previous posts were for HIV/AIDS and respiratory tract infection tests.

Tests for viral hepatitis infections, primarily hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), are a...