Chemical Sensors

US chemical sensor demand will grow 7.4 percent annually through 2009. Biosensors will continue to dominate and drive gains followed by optical, ultrasound, conductometric, liquid crystal and other emerging sensor technologies. Fast growing markets include glucose tests, motor vehicles, air quality monitors and drug and alcohol detectors.

This study analyzes the $2.9 billion US chemical sensor industry. It presents historical demand data (1994, 1999 and 2004) and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by sensor type (e.g., enzyme, potentiometric, amperometric, infrared, semiconductor, pellistor), by analyte (e.g., carbohydrates, pH, oxygen, toxic gases, combustible gases, carbon dioxide, refrigerant gases, VOCs, ozone), and by market (e.g., medical/diagnostic, motor vehicle, environmental monitoring).

The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, evaluates company market share, reviews technology and competitive strategies, and profiles 50 major producers including Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, NGK Spark Plug, Robert Bosch, and Bayer.

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