According to the report from Research and Markets, the Global Hematology Analyzers and Reagents market is to grow at a CAGR of 4.89% over the period 2015-2019.
The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions. It identifies the key vendors operating in this market as Abbott Laboratories, Beckman Coulter and Sysmex. Other prominent vendors include – Mindray Medical International, Nihon Kohden, Roche Diagnostics and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.
Modern laboratories utilize a wide range of hematology instruments such as analyzers, flow cytometers, and slide strainers. Hematology analyzers are used to recognize cell types in a blood sample and to count them individually to generate a complete blood count (CBC) with differential for disease detection and monitoring. They are also used to determine non-cellular parameters of the blood such as hemoglobin and hematocrit and can process samples alone, in batches, or continuously. Hematology reagents are used in conjunction with the analyzers.
The Research and Markets report highlights the following points:
- Rising popularity of automated hematology analyzers: Automated instruments enable faster processing of samples and generate results much faster than manually operated ones. Automated hematology analyzers are also more efficient and cost-effective.
- Increase in aging population is a key driver of this market: The number of older adults is increasing at a fast pace worldwide. As older people are susceptible to many age-related diseases, they require access to medical therapies that depend on accurate diagnostic test results. Hematology analyzers play an important role in the early detection of diseases.
- High cost of instrument: The report identifies the high cost of the instrument as a major challenge in the market. Modern automated hematology analyzers come are portable with advanced features, making it difficult for small vendors to gain from investing in them.
Established vendors of laboratory equipment supply new models of hematology analyzers at competitive prices, helping laboratories to enhance their capabilities, productivity and workflow. They also offer recertified instruments and reagent rental plans, both great options of labs with budget constraints.