Chemical Sensors

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Biosensors will continue to be the largest type of chemical sensor, as the increasing number of diagnosed diabetics boosts demand for glucose test strips.

US demand to grow 8.9% annually through 2014

US demand for chemical sensors is projected to grow 8.9 percent per year to $6.1 billion in 2014. Biosensors will continue to be the largest type of chemical sensor, as the increasing number of diagnosed diabetics boosts demand for glucose test strips. Overall growth will be supported by recovery in automobile manufacturing and process industries; by technological advances that allow for price reduction and greater precision, which will expand the use of chemical sensors into new markets; and by new applications within existing markets.

Demand for chemical sensors based on emerging technologies, such as optical sensors, will see fast gains. Although the largest end use will remain the medical market, growth will be strong in all chemical sensor outlets, which also include industrial and environmental monitoring applications.

Electrochemical sensors to grow the fastest

Through 2014, electrochemical sensors are expected to see the fastest growth, with demand reflecting recovery in manufacturing -- particularly new motor vehicle production -- following the significant downturn that began in late 2007. Optical sensors -- including products based on infrared, fiber optic, photoionization, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, light-emitting diode, laser and ultraviolet technologies -- will also see substantial gains. Optical sensors will continue to benefit from their high sensitivity, stability, immunity to interference, and product improvements such as smaller size and enhanced ruggedness.

Biosensors are expected to provide good opportunities as well. Sales will be boosted by the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the population, and by growing demand for home and pointof- care testing and monitoring tools. While the development of multi-analyte sensors and the use of biosensors in high-density arrays will also support demand, biosensors used outside of medical applications will continue to face considerable challenges from other existing detection and measurement methodologies.

Automotive market to post favorable growth

The large automotive sensor market will post favorable growth due to a rebound in motor vehicle production. In addition, the development of lower-cost, more durable and higher-performance chemical sensors will drive demand in other markets such as process industries, water and wastewater monitoring, and homeland security. Demand in the process industries will also benefit from increasing regulation of food quality prior to distribution. In the medical market, fierce competition among suppliers of blood glucose test strips will lower prices as manufacturers strive to capture or maintain market share.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $4 billion US chemical sensor industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (e.g., biosensors, electrochemical sensors, optical sensors, pellistor/catalytic bead sensors, semiconductor sensors), analyte (e.g., liquids and solids, gases) and market (e.g., medical, industrial, environmental monitoring).

The study also considers market environment factors, reviews chemical sensor technology, evaluates company market share and profiles 43 industry competitors, including Johnson & Johnson, Roche and Abbott Laboratories.

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  1. Chemical Sensors

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Health Care Industry Outlook

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        1. 3.4.1 National Health Expenditures

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          1. Table | NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & SOURCE (billion dollars)

        2. 3.4.2 Epidemiological Patterns

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          1. Table | ACUTE CONDITIONS BY TYPE (million)

          2. Table | CHRONIC CONDITIONS BY TYPE (million)

          3. Table | PATIENT ACTIVITY BY TYPE (million)

          4. Table | HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION (million)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Motor Vehicle Outlook

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        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Analytical Instruments Outlook

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        1. Table | GAS & LIQUID ANALYSIS INSTRUMENT SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

      8. 3.8 Pollution Control Outlook

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        1. Table | POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      9. 3.9 Sensor Industry Overview

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        1. Table | TOTAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR PRICES (dollar per unit)

      11. 3.11 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

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        1. 3.11.1 Environmental Regulations

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        2. 3.11.2 Motor Vehicle Emissions

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        3. 3.11.3 Industrial Safety Regulations

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        4. 3.11.4 Medical Regulations

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        5. 3.11.5 Food Safety Regulations

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      12. 3.12 International Activity & Foreign Trade

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    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Basic Sensor Technology

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      3. 4.3 Chemical Sensor Technology

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        1. 4.3.1 Electrochemical

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        2. 4.3.2 Optical

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        3. 4.3.3 Pellistor/Catalytic Bead

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        4. 4.3.4 Semiconductor

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        5. 4.3.5 Other Sensor Technologies

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      4. 4.4 Biosensors

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      5. 4.5 MEMS & Other Microsystems

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      6. 4.6 Nanotechnology

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      7. 4.7 Biomimetics

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      8. 4.8 Electronic Noses & Tongues

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        1. 4.8.1 Electronic Noses

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        2. 4.8.2 Electronic Tongues

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    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Biosensors

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        1. Table | BIOSENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Sensing Elements

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          1. Table | BIOSENSOR DEMAND BY SENSING ELEMENT (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Transducer Technology

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        4. 5.2.3 Suppliers & Market Share

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      3. 5.3 Electrochemical Sensors

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        1. Table | ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Potentiometric Sensors

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          1. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE (million dollars)

          3. Table | POTENTIOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Amperometric Sensors

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          1. Table | AMPEROMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Conductometric Sensors

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          1. Table | CONDUCTOMETRIC ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.4 Other Electrochemical Sensors

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          1. Table | OTHER ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Optical Sensors

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        1. Table | OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Infrared Sensors

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          1. Table | INFRARED CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Other Optical Sensors

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          1. Table | OTHER OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE & MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER OPTICAL CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        4. 5.4.3 Optical Sensor Market Share

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      5. 5.5 Pellistor/Catalytic Bead Sensors

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        1. Table | PELLISTOR/CATALYTIC BEAD SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.5.1 Analytes & Markets

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        3. 5.5.2 Suppliers & Market Share

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      6. 5.6 Semiconductor Sensors

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        1. Table | SEMICONDUCTOR SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.6.1 Analytes & Markets

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        3. 5.6.2 Suppliers & Market Share

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      7. 5.7 Other Chemical Sensors

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        1. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 ANALYTES

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY ANALYTE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Liquids & Solids

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        1. Table | LIQUID & SOLID PHASE CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Carbohydrates

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          1. Table | CARBOHYDRATE SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 pH

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          1. Table | pH SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Oxidation-Reduction Potential

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          1. Table | OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Dissolved Gases

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          1. Table | DISSOLVED GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 6.2.5 Other Liquids & Solids

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          1. Table | OTHER LIQUID & SOLID PHASE CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Gases

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        1. Table | GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Oxygen

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          1. Table | OXYGEN SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Toxic Gases

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          1. Table | TOXIC GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Combustible Gases

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          1. Table | COMBUSTIBLE GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 Other Gases

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          1. Table | OTHER GAS SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 MARKETS

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Medical

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        1. Table | MEDICAL MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Glucose Tests

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          1. Table | GLUCOSE TESTING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Other Diagnostic Tests

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          1. Table | OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        4. 7.2.3 Patient Monitoring Equipment

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          1. Table | PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Industrial

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE OXYGEN SENSOR DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.2 Process Industries

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          1. Table | PROCESS INDUSTRY MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        4. 7.3.3 HVAC & Other Equipment

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          1. Table | HVAC & OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Environmental Monitoring

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        1. Table | ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        2. 7.4.1 Industrial Safety & Emissions

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & EMISSIONS MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        3. 7.4.2 Water & Wastewater

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          1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        4. 7.4.3 Automobile Emissions Testing

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          1. Table | AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS TESTING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

        5. 7.4.4 Other Environmental Monitoring

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          1. Table | OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING MARKET FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR CHEMICAL SENSORS (million dollars)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 8.1 General

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      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | CHEMICAL SENSOR SALES BY COMPANY, 2009 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share

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        1. 8.3.1 Merchant Sensor Suppliers

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        2. 8.3.2 Captive Sensor Producers

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      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 8.4.1 Research & Development

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          1. Table | RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SPENDING PATTERNS, 2007-2009: SELECTED SENSOR MANUFACTURERS (percent of corporate revenues)

        2. 8.4.2 Product or Market Focus

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        3. 8.4.3 Low-Cost Position

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        4. 8.4.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

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      6. 8.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 8.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 8.7.1 Abbott Laboratories

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        2. 8.7.2 Alere Incorporated

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        3. 8.7.3 Alpha MOS SA

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        4. 8.7.4 Alphasense Limited

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        5. 8.7.5 AMETEK Incorporated

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        6. 8.7.6 Bayer AG

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        7. 8.7.7 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

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        8. 8.7.8 Delphi Automotive LLP

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        9. 8.7.9 Delphian Corporation

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        10. 8.7.10 DENSO Corporation

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        11. 8.7.11 Draegerwerk AG & Company KGaA

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        12. 8.7.12 Emerson Electric Company

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        13. 8.7.13 e2v technologies Limited

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        14. 8.7.14 FIS Incorporated

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        15. 8.7.15 General Electric Company

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        16. 8.7.16 Halma plc

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        17. 8.7.17 Honeywell International Incorporated

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        18. 8.7.18 Horiba Limited

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        19. 8.7.19 International Sensor Technology

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        20. 8.7.20 Johnson & Johnson

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        21. 8.7.21 Mine Safety Appliances Company

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        22. 8.7.22 Nemoto & Company Limited

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        23. 8.7.23 NGK Spark Plug Company Limited

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        24. 8.7.24 Nipro Corporation

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        25. 8.7.25 Nova Biomedical Corporation

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        26. 8.7.26 Novatech Controls Pty Limited

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        27. 8.7.27 Osmetech plc

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        28. 8.7.28 Physical Sciences Incorporated

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        29. 8.7.29 Polymer Technology Systems Incorporated

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        30. 8.7.30 RAE Systems Incorporated

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        31. 8.7.31 Roche Holding Limited

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        32. 8.7.32 Schauenburg Group

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        33. 8.7.33 Sensata Technologies BV

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        34. 8.7.34 Sensorex Corporation

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        35. 8.7.35 Siemens AG

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        36. 8.7.36 Smiths Group plc

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        37. 8.7.37 Spectris plc

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        38. 8.7.38 Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

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        39. 8.7.39 Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated

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        40. 8.7.40 Tokuyama Corporation

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        41. 8.7.41 Vaisala Oyj

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        42. 8.7.42 VTI-Valtronics Incorporated

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        43. 8.7.43 YSI Incorporated

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      8. 8.8 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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