Point of Care Diagnostics
The global point-of-care (POC) diagnostics market reached $13.4 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $13.8 billion in 2011. It will further grow to $16.5 billion in 2016 for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% between 2011 and 2016.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This study will describe the market for POC diagnostics at the global level. It focuses on the accelerating growth in this important diagnostic market segment and the key industry players. Specifically, the report:
- Describes the POC industry
- Estimates the current and future market size
- Provides breakdowns for U.S. markets
- Describes product segments and the continuous updating of POC products
- Analyzes market influences in the industry and predicts the changes that will shape the future POC market
- Discusses trends within the market and provides a future outlook
- Reviews business activities of market leaders
- Lists patents for POC technologies
MELISSA ELDER is a healthcare market analyst specializing in treatments, medical equipment and devices. As a research analyst for more than 20 years, she also worked in medical training and advanced medical technologies. She holds a B.S. degree in business management and is pursuing an MBA in health care management from California Coast University.
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