Monday, 22 June 2015

Rising Concerns over Infectious Diseases Triggers Growth in Nonwoven Medical Disposables

Nonwoven medical disposables have emerged as key constituents of the healthcare sector with the product’s one-use trait providing an edge over the age-old woven fabrics used in the hospitals. Furthermore a news published on the company site of, ‘Smithers Apex’ adds to the former speculations by indicating that the medical nonwoven segment is ready to observe a hike of approximately $2 billion by the end of 2018. Undoubtedly this magnification in the international market for nonwoven disposables are being felt due to the factors such as tremendous advancements in the production technology, strengthening concentration on irradiating the HAIs or hospital acquired infections and doctoring up the healthcare infrastructure and offering across developing nations. In a recent outbreak of Ebola in the Sierra Leone has recently brought two hull players Microgard and Arco, who paired up to supply safety systems like disposable suits to British troops against Ebola.

Growing focus on controlling deadly infection as a way to cut down on the healthcare cost reveals that clinics, hospitals and various healthcare facilities are considering disposables as prerequisite. Eyeing this 150 attendees from over 55 countries attended the Asia Pacific Asia Pacific Nonwovens Symposium to catch up with the future market trends into hygienic applications. Meanwhile, the rising concerns over the widespread infectious diseases like hepatitis, Ebola and AIDS has triggered demand from medical facilities for hygienic, clean sanitary disposables for protecting health professionals as well as patients from infection. To top it all the wound care and closure segment that is estimated to reach nearly $20 billion, worldwide by the end of 2020 too has contributed to the growth of the medical nonwovens. 

Health requirements of the aging population, rising instances of chronic illness as well as the constant increase in hospital and clinic admissions have resulted in a huge demand for nonwovens. The market growth can also be traced to hike in inpatient as well as outpatient procedures and emerging trends in the home care industry. In a recent report published by Allied Market Research titled “Global Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market”, the most lucrative regions to witness rise in the nonwoven medical disposables includes LAMEA, North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe . The report also indicates that the medical nonwoven disposable industry worldwide is believed to see a CAGR of approximately 9.6 percent through 2015 to 2020. The study also reveals that the medical nonwoven products industry had accounted for an industry share of nearly 54.8 percent in 2014 and would continue to progress through 2020. 

To top it all, the strict regulations embraced for safety purpose in different hospitals or healthcare centres have increased need for various products including wipes, facial masks, gloves and gowns among other disposables. A latest invention in the disposable product segment the GoGown has been developed on a simple self-contained bundled concept to reduce contamination risk. Further the nonwoven sale of Ahlstrom this year has reached $1.35 billion making it the leading nonwoven manufacturers globally. The vice president of communication, at Ahlstrom Liisa Nyyssönen said “We need a more open mindset,” Nyyssönen explained  “The sweet spot of innovation is to combine these new technological opportunities with the market needs…what our customer’s customer is looking for.” 

Lastly, the companies playing an active role in the nonwoven medical disposable industry include Asahi Kasei Corporation, Medline Industries Inc. Unicharm Corporation, Polymer Group Inc. and MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd among several other market players.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cognitive Computing Technology Era Is Ready To Dominate Major Sectors

The cognitive computingbrings to light the basic difference in the way systems are designed andcommunicate with humans. Furthermore, the cognitive – centric systems by market players such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Tibco Software, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Nuance Communications Inc. among many others fuel knowledge and communicate with humans more naturally compared to the traditional systems. Earlier this year, IBM’s start-up accelerator program Alpha Zone announced their preliminary screening procedure to back budding Israeli start-ups and enhance solutions using cognitive computing technologies. Through this program IBM plans to concentrate on the enterprises that can effectively combine their services with cognitive computing technologies.

Additionally, a recent discovery in trajectory from an imaginary buddy to a cognitive playmate is from the brand, Elemental Path. Last month the company launched dino a plastic dinosaur which can outshine its predecessors in terms of magnitude. Dino seems to poses a brain of its own and is capable of initiating and managing interactive dialogues. The toy is believed to revolutionize kids’ education by answering plain-English questions. Recently Allied Market Research published a report titled “Global Cognitive Computing Market (Technology, Application, End User, Deployment Type and Geography) - Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.”The report takes a closer look at the cognitive computing industry globally in terms of technology, application, end-user, demographic regions and deployment type.

Amongst many such momentum in the cognitive computing industry WayBlazer a budding travel cognitive start-up has secured approximately $ 5 million from IBM. In another event in June Perpetuuiti TechnoSoft inaugurated its R & D centre in Chennai to concentrate on the various development taking place in the area of both cognitive computing as well as artificial intelligence. In April the ‘itNews’ reported that ACARA (Australian National Curriculum Authority) has plans to introduce cognitive computing technology in order to mark the benchmarking exams sat in the country.  Eyeing the growing investment pockets, news partnerships and application of cognitive computing technology in energy sector, healthcare, education, travel and so on the future of the aforesaid technology looks promising.

Robust Self – Service Technology Takes Several Industries by Storm

The self–service technologies over last the decade has significantly revolutionised the mechanism of user interaction in order to streamline certain service results. Further, the self –service segment across the world is very technology driven and comprises of the usage of ATM, vending machines and kiosks. The key market players operating in the aforesaid includes Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co Ltd, Kiosk Information Systems, Inc., Azkoyen S.A, NCR Corporation and Crane Merchandising Systems among many others. The demand for vending machines that are often classified into candy, gumball, snacks, cigarette and beverage vending machines are being increasingly felt in regions such as LAMEA, North America, APAC and Europe over the last four to five years.

Additionally, the biometric technology is assisting to drive ahead a great expansion pertaining to the self-service technology segment. The self-service technology is now ready to gear up a living room of Palmerston North City Library in Australia. The library has recently introduced an intuitive RFID self – service device to help visitors learns digital skills and guidelines for various devices, assist them to prepare their content and teach them how to access databases and books online. Recently, Allied Market Research has published a report titled “Global Self Services Technologies Market (ATM Machines, Kiosk Machines, Vending Machines, Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.” The report takes a closer look at the executive overview, market analysis, Porter’s five force evaluation and analyses the self –service technology industry in terms of market, application and geography.

Earlier this month state of Iowa in nearly 24 locations consisting of libraries in Kum & Go and Hy-Vee stores stationed Motor Vehicle kiosks driven by self-service technology to help the Iowans renew their ID cards as well as driver’s license. Companies like McDonald's are also fixing their newly introduced self-service device after experiencing cases such as system hacking for a free meal. Eyeing such developments in the self –service technology segment the market looks way promising for the aforementioned segment.

Cutting–Edge Syphilis Testing In Demand Due To The Sudden Rise In Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Last month the ‘Daily Mail ‘in one of its article brought to light the fact that many in Rhode Island suffer from Syphilis due to dating applications such as Tinder as well as Grindr. The article further uncovers that the Syphilis cases in Rhode Island alone has increased up to 79 percent and hasraised concerned across the United States , as warned by the health officials. Furthermore, aspects such as high-risk sexual relationships including sex on different social media platform have triggered growth in diseases like HIV and Syphilis. Health experts also warn that those having unsafe sexual relationship with multiple partners put themselves at the risk of such (aforesaid) diseases.

To top it all, The Vermont Department of Health reveals that it is keeping a very close watch on the growing cases of on syphilis, followed by the figures disclosed by centres for Disease Control that shows the states that upticks in the transmission of the bacteria due to unsafe sex in US. Regions consisting of LAMEA, North America m Asia-Pacific and Europe indicate that they are experiencing rising Syphilis cases as a result of men preferring men partners for sex. Since 2000, the counts of sexually transmitted diseases have been soaring in United States, United Kingdom, Australia as well as Canada majorly among the MSM. The growing Syphilis cases are increasing irrespective of tremendous advancements made to control the disease.

To curb such issues it’s important for the patients to access paramount diagnostics, excellent medical therapy and effective pathogen which stays penicillin-susceptible. Syphilis, albeit very infectious can be easily cured at its primary as well as secondary stage which are believed to be the highly contagious stages of the Syphilis disease. Recently Allied Market Research has published a report titled “Global Syphilis Testing Market (Types and Geography) - Global Industry Analysis, Country-Wise Market Size, Share, Growth, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.” As per the report the Syphilis testing industry is ready to rise up to $3,650.3 million by the end of 2020 and observe a CAGR of 1.2 percent through 2014 – 2020.

Apart from this a team of expert researches guided by biomedical engineering professor, Samuel K. Sia have launched a cost –effective microfluidic mChip that can diagnose Syphilis disease in just 15 minutes. Eyeing the growing cases of sexually transmitted diseases and breakthroughs in the diagnosis technology the future of the Syphilis testing market looks promising. 

Growing Application of the Fish Oil to Receive Great Returns In 2015

Popular as a natural medicament to an array of ailment, the nutrient –rich fish oil is derivedeither from the belly cavity or the tissues of few species. These species are famous as ‘oily fish ‘and majorly include Sardine, Salmon, Mackerel, Trout as well as Mackerel. The oil released from the aforesaid species are a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins A as well as D and Omega 3 notably EPA and DHA. Furthermore, as human body is not capable of producing oil naturally, there is a growing need to supplement this nutrient externally. Apart from this, on getting this supplement human body can conveniently synthesize which furthers gets converted into different hormones.

Results of a latest study reveals that the intake of fish oil can be beneficial in restoring the damage caused to the nerves related with diabetic neuropathy. The research was carried out on mice, and scientists have further plans to conduct research on people suffering from diabetes with naturopathy. Moreover, receiving Omega – 3 fatty acids which is found in various species would also benefit patients who have a family medical history of Alzheimer's disease, as cited by a latest study. To top it all, the supply of fish oil is believed to exert pressure on the rates in a short span as revealed by Bret Scholtes the CEO of Omega Protein. Recently Allied Market Research has published a report titled “Global Fish Oil Market (Application, Species and Geography) - Country Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Growth, Opportunities, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.” The report takes a closer look at the market overview and global fish oil segment by species, applications and geography. 

According to several studies the fish oil is also believed to potentially lower the risks of air pollution that are often caused by very small fragments of solids as well as liquid.  This year there has been a growing demand for fish oil products or supplements considered to be effective for human skin and hair. Eyeing so many benefits and optimistic views on the market share and size of the fish oil market its future looks promising. 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Anti-Counterfeit Countermeasures to Drive Packaging Technologies In 2015

Counterfeiting means imitating, generally one that is produced with the purpose to fraudulently sell off a product as genuine. Fraudulent practices have been stacking up in recent years, though the statistics cannot be validated, as counterfeit items are often impossible to monitor. Since copying is not substantiated, tracking it becomes realistically challenging.

Imitations are developed in different ways. The aim is to persuade the end-customers to believe he/she is purchasing a legitimate item, and many buyers are misled into trusting it. The bottom line is, they are investing in a product that looks authentic. High tech enterprises, pharmaceutical companies and industries producing luxury items are facing counterfeit problems. Counterfeiting occurs due to parts extinction; deficient inventory for an item’s design life; incapability to procure from an authorized source and dumping too much inventory without monitoring or traceability.

Lack of stringent anti-counterfeiting measures will continue to disturb businesses and result in huge losses. Luckily, there are an array of effective methods of implementing anti-counterfeiting measures. Some of them include the trademark system, penalties for counterfeit activities, RFID technologies and civil procedures. The major factor that catalyses the adoption of proven anti-counterfeit packaging technologies includes the demand for genuine items by government regulators, company investigators or typically the customers. Furthermore there is a growing necessity for restraining measures to run-in manufacturing units who second and are involved in malpractices. Anti-counterfeiting technologies facilitate food and beverage and pharmaceutical brands to adopt secure product packaging and adhere to government regulations. 

Last month, The Global Closure Systems invented an anti-counterfeit closure that has an in –built adroit tamper evidence ring. This ring immediately breaks, if someone attempts a forced removal from a bottle offering a permanent evidence – clearly visible by an end-customer. Philips has also been seen promoting its Anti-Counterfeit Xenon HID Pack to make sure consumers are buying genuine products. Recently a report published by Allied Market Research titled “Global Anti-CounterfeitPackaging Market in Security Documents and Event Ticketing - Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends, Opportunities, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” focuses on the major market strategies adopted by popular brands to curb counterfeiting activities.

To top it all, these aforesaid aspects have got several research analysts interested in the anti-counterfeit packaging technologies market. The anti-counterfeit packaging industry in 2013 was accounted for nearly $57.4 billion and is expected to soar up to $142.7 billion by the end of 2020. Besides, the aforementioned market would see a CAGR of 13.9% through 2013 – 2020. Major pharmaceutical brands have suffered approximately $514 billion in the year 2012 as a result of counterfeit activities for a wide range of non –prescribed medicines.

Lastly, with so much momentum across the world to combat malpractices, the future of anti-counterfeit packaging industry looks promising.

The Demand for Luxury Furniture Grows With The Rise Of Salaried Urban Population

Luxury furniture retailer Casa Convenienza pairs up with Roche Bobois the popular premium luxury furniture designer to explore the Romanian market, opening new stores in Bucharest. This is just another climb in the luxury furniture segment that is appending aesthetic value of offices, shopping centres, offices and so on.  Additionally, it won’t be wrong to quote that the premium furniture is now a part of nearly Euro 396.46 billion furniture industry.

This metier business market of sans pareil finishing and fixture looks much disunited when it comes to fulfilling demands, by majorly family run business. Furthermore, by geographic region, Europe leads the market for premium furniture, followed by the developed nation United States as well as Asia –Pacific region. To top it all, since last four to five years, the luxury furniture market has observed animpeccable growth as a result of growing economy, HNW, ever-changing behavior of the consumer across the globe and rising impact of the upcoming markets. 

The Italian lavishness in at peak of premium brand Fendi Casa’s latest 2015 collection which stole several hearts at the Maison & Object held in Paris. In addition, RH CEO Gary Friedman who plans on positioning his company to be “one of the most dominant and exclusive luxury home furnishings collections in the marketplace.” Friedman adds “But it’s important to note that this aspiration is not born out of greed or power.” He writes on his RH’s site, “I believe we are making a difference, creating a ripple…It’s not about the furniture. “

According to a report published by Allied Market Research titled “Global Luxury Furniture Market (Material, End-Use and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.” As per the report the luxury furniture sector is highly influenced by the dynamic environment of its five distinct product category including the Lighting, Living and Bedroom, Bathroom, Outdoor as well as Kitchen furnishings . Albeit, the living and bedroom furniture market have emerged as the flourishing segment, the swift in outdoor living has fuelled growth of outdoor furniture. To conclude rising counts of aspirational end –users, majorly the young working class and home owners have contributed to the demand for more premium and durable furnishings.