Drug for Abuse Testing Devices Market
Drugs for abuse testing devices are used for detecting presence of drugs in the human body by studying blood, saliva, sweat and urine. These devices include kits that help to measure drug intake. These tests can be carried out at home and laboratories. Different samples are screened using immunoassays in the test and definitive analytical techniques such as chromatography and spectrometry are required for confirming the screenings of samples. Drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, diazepam, lorazepam, marijuana, inhalants and anabolic steroids are considered addictive and cause health issues as well as severe illnesses in adults. Many of the anti-doping agencies employ drugs for abuse testing device to measure steroid consumption in athletes.
Increasing cases of drug abuse are expected to propel growth of the global drug for abuse testing devices market. For instance, in 2013, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported 246 million individuals all over the world in the age group of 15 to 64 years consume illicit drugs. Moreover, in 2014, globally 9.8 million people are affected with severe mental illness due to high use of drugs.
Factors such as increasing workplace screening across the world to keep a safe work environment, rising government and non-profit organizations initiatives to lower the rate of drug abuse is also expected to boost growth of the drug for abuse testing market.
The global drug for abuse testing devices market divided into device type, testing, end user, and geography.
By device type:
- Immunoassay analyzers
- Chromatography instruments
- Breath analyzers
By end user:
- Diagnostics Laboratories
- Forensic Laboratories
- Drug rehabilitation centers
- Government and private departments
The drug for abuse testing devices market is regionally divided into North America, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa.
Among regions, North America is expected to witness substantial growth in the drugs for abuse testing devices owing to strict government policies that manages the increasing number of drug and alcohol users to control occurrence of chronic diseases. For instance, in 2015, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated 830,000 people consumed heroin in the U.S.
Moreover, Asia Pacific is expected to witness strong growth in the drug for testing devices market due to increasing technological development, portability and numerous uses of drug for abuse testing devices.
Major players active in the drugs for abuse testing device market include Drägerwerk, Siemens Healthineers Inc., F. Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Alere, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Express Diagnostics International, Inc., and Shimadzu Corporation.
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