May 05, 2011 11:08 ET

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Will Be the 3rd Leading Cause of Death by 2020

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - has announced the addition of Business Insights's new report "The Respiratory Diagnostic Devices Market Outlook to 2016," to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit

More than two billion people suffer from respiratory disorders, with over half of these people suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is forecast to be the third biggest cause of death 2020. The prompt diagnosis of these disorders is therefore crucial to allow effective treatment.

BGA is well differentiated in analytical technology and by end user deployment. BGAs employ a range of technologies functioning on electrochemical and colorimetric detection. From an end use perspective BGAs are available as bench top/stationary laboratory consoles and handheld point of care testing (POCT) consoles.

Product differentiation in PSG equipment is mostly on the basis of point of deployment of the device in the healthcare chain. The most advanced devices are stationary laboratory installed consoles operated under the supervision of a trained professional.

This report covers the epidemiology of the key respiratory disorders forecasting this to 2016. The report then goes on to give in depth analysis of the major diagnostic technologies including: blood gas analyzers, pulse oximeters, spirometers, full spectrum testing equipment, and polysomnographs. For each of these technology types an overview is given of the leading players and their products.

Your key questions answered

  • What is the patient potential for respiratory disorders including Asthma, COPD, ARDS, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and sleep apnea?
  • What is the size of the market for blood gas analyzers, pulse oximeters, spirometers, and sleep diagnostic equipment and what will it be in 2016?
  • Who are the leading players in the key segments of the respiratory diagnostic devices market and what are their product portfolios?
  • Who are the end users for the various diagnostic devices and what are their needs?
  • What are the drivers and resistors of the respiratory diagnostics device market?

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