Global Breath Analyzers Market - Segmented by Equipment, Sample, End User, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The global breath analyzers market is expected to register a CAGR of over 20% during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. Breath analyzers are devices that are used for estimating the alcohol content in the blood through an exhaled breath. These breath analyzer devices were first introduced in 1940 for detection of alcohol. However, enhancements in R&D have expanded the usage of these breath testing devices in the healthcare sector for diagnosis.
Stringent Laws for Mandatory Alcohol Testing
Every country, across the world, has some form of mandatory alcohol testing, as part of its legal framework. However, what varies between the countries is the scope and implementation of these laws. One industry, where alcohol testing is mandatory, globally, is the aviation industry. Other than the aviation industry, the scope of mandatory alcohol testing laws varies widely across countries. For instance, in the United States, alcohol testing is mandatory for people in the transport industry (aviation, commercial motor carriers, maritime, pipeline, railroad, and transit), construction industry, and for people working in nuclear reactors. Alcohol testing is not mandatory for everyone working in the aforementioned industries but applies to the Safety Sensitive Employees (SSE). So, there are laws for mandatory alcohol testing in almost every country in the world. This, in turn, is driving the growth of the breath analyzer market, globally. Others factors, such as increasing alcohol abuse and government initiatives toward alcohol testing, are increasing the growth of the market.
Alcohol Testing Considered as Violation of Privacy Rights
Except in cases where employees are considered as SSEs, the government does not mandate alcohol testing. As a result, many workers consider alcohol testing as a breach of privacy and some worker unions even call it hypocrisy. Hence, because of these privacy rights, few companies are unable to perform alcohol test using breath analyzers. Along with the privacy concern, the accuracy of breath analyzers and breathing sampling challenges are having an impact on the growth of the market.
North America to Dominate the Market
North America dominates the market of breath analyzers due to the region's large population that is addicted to consuming alcohol, leading to strict government policies for mandating the use of alcohol testing devices at workplaces. The European and Asia-Pacific regions follow North America, in terms of market share. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness high growth rate during the forecast period.
Key Developments in the Market
October 2017: Abbott had acquired Alere
August 2017: Thermo Fisher Scientific had acquired Patheon
Major Players: DRAGERWERK AG, KHN SOLUTIONS LLC BACTRACK BREATHALYZERS, QUEST PRODUCTS, INTOXIMETERS, ALCOLIZER, LIFELOC TECHNOLOGIES, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC, TRUTOUCH, AND ABBOTT, amongst others.
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