Critical care diagnostics is primarily associated with intensive care of patients dealing with life threatening conditions, which especially require sophisticated invasive monitoring devices alongside other monitoring and life support systems. The need for critical care diagnostics is growing due to growing demand for rapid diagnosis and treatment and especially the rising geriatric population globally. Currently, the U.S. is the key country contributing towards critical care diagnostics market, where the quality of life of the patients with painful symptoms that are difficult to manage have become manageable. In addition, the market for critical care diagnostics is expected to grow at a healthy rate in the next few years. Moreover, lack of skilled personnel and the higher cost of these diagnostic equipment can prove to be a restraining factor for the overall growth of this market especially in low to medium income countries of the world.
Some of the critical care diagnostic tests such as microbial and/or infectious disease tests, allow physicians to identify and isolate microorganisms/bacteria rapidly and accurately in a short time span of time. These tests further guide the concerned physicians to react immediately for proper treatment using the right antimicrobial treatment without any delay and terminate the use of preventable drugs. In addition custom chemicals and new technologies has to be incorporated to result high performance, fast response time, and cost-effective devices. There are different type of critical care diagnostics that are available world over such as flow cytometry, coagulation testing, routine and special chemistry, hematology, immunoproteins, microbial and infectious diseases, and others.
Furthermore, microbial and/or infectious disease tests segment is expected to witness fastest growth rate in the near future. This is majorly attributed to the ability of these tests to diagnose a large number of patients rapidly and accurately with chronic infections. Certain medical procedures and conditions can increase the use of different critical care diagnostic tests in different parts of the world. Critical care diagnostics are expected to grow at a high rate owing to increase in geriatric population. Moreover, scientific improvements, and increase in number of patients worldwide will also support market growth.
The critical care diagnostics market can be segmented based on type of tests, end-users, and geography. Based on test type, the critical care diagnostics can be categorized into flow cytometry, immunoproteins, hematology, special chemistry, microbial and infectious diseases, coagulation testing, and others. Based on end users, the market can be segmented into surgery and/or operation units, emergency units, intensive-care unit (ICU) and others.
Globally, North America was observed to be the largest critical care diagnostics market due to extensive use of such tests alongside large number research and development activities in the region. Additionally, the U.S. and Canada have been successfully utilizing several critical care diagnostic tests, which as a result would boost the market growth. Moreover, presence of well-established healthcare organization, government initiatives in implementing critical care diagnostics and improving reimbursement scenario would further boost market growth. Moreover, Europe was witnessed to be the second largest market in the critical care diagnostics owing to enhanced healthcare processes and implementation of high healthcare concerns in the region.
Asia Pacific was observed to be the fastest growing regional market globally. The major factor that would drive the growth of the critical care diagnostics market in Asia Pacific include increasing number of patients, and rising use of telehealth and remote communications between diagnostics and laboratories in the region. China and India are the top emerging countries in the region and hence would increasingly contribute towards the market growth for critical care diagnostics. In Latin America, Mexico and Brazil are the countries that have significant potential for growth due to developing medical organization, and rising disposable incomes.
Key players operating in the global critical care diagnostics market include Abbott Laboratories, Alere, Inc., Beckman Coulter, Inc., Becton Dickinson and Company, Bayer AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Siemens Healthineers among other significant players.