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New Frost & Sullivan Report Estimates Global Sales of Tissue Diagnostics Products to Reach $3.5 Billion by 2017

Medical laboratories could benefit by fewer customers for U.S tissue diagnostics products

Even as anatomic pathology laboratories in the United States see a decline in reimbursement for many pathology testing services, the demand for tissue diagnostics products will continue to be robust in coming years. There are at least three reasons why this will be true.

Research analysts at Frost & Sullivan predict that global sales of tissue diagnostics products will grow from $2.4 billion in 2012 to $3.5 billion by 2017. They attribute this to the increased use of anatomic laboratory automation.

These predictions were made in a new report issued by Frost & Sullivan. About 79% of the global tissue processing market is in the United States and Europe. (more…)

Predicted Growth for In Vitro Diagnostics Markets Globally Signals Upward Trajectory in Medical Laboratory Business

Growth in global IVD markets is indicator of increasing demand for clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology testing

During the next 24 months, the global in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market is predicted to exceed $50-billion in revenues. However, this robust growth has an upside and a downside for the clinical laboratories and pathology groups that purchase IVD analyzers, reagents, and consumables.

In a recent story in about the IVD industry, Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting and research firm, made predictions in different segments of the IVD market. It won’t surprise pathologists and clinical laboratory managers that the two fastest-growing segments are molecular and tissue diagnostics. (more…)

Researchers Predict that Aging Populations in Europe Will Increase Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing Volume by 69.5% in Only Seven Years

Study evaluated the Western European market for in vitro diagnostic manufacturers

Are clinical laboratories in the United States and other developed nations around the world capable of meeting the expected surge of medical laboratory testing that is expected to come as large numbers of people age into their 60s and 70s? That is a question which has yet to be answered with much confidence by leading healthcare experts.

Recently a respected research firm offered its best guess at what lab specimen growth rates may be and its predictions may surprise many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers. At the same time, the right answer to this important question is critical for lab administrators when planning strategy.

It Takes Years to Expand Capacity of a Clinical Pathology Laboratory

That is because it typically requires years to expand the capacity of a medical laboratory organization. Then there is the challenge of hiring additional pathologists, Ph.D.s, and laboratory scientists at a time when many developed countries already report an acute shortage of trained medical laboratory professionals.