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"Advances in Nanosensors" Provides Overview of the Nanosensor Industry

Published on March 3, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Advances in Nanosensors" to their offering.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled 'Advances in Nanosensors' provides an overview of the nanosensor industry, its technology growth accelerating and inhibiting factors, and the various strategies that have been adopted to tackle the associated problems. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: biomedical, defense or security, industrial process control, environmental monitoring, automotive, and agriculture.

With several industries proving somewhat reluctant to be early adopters of new technologies, nanoscience developers will face challenges in proving their technology's capabilities in real-world conditions. This cautious wait-and-watch approach of end users has rather constrained nanosensor technologies from achieving their potential for technical innovation and progress, causing nanosensor technologies to remain at an emerging stage. This has belied its promise of widespread commercialization and potential to open up new sensor markets in diverse applications such as chemical sensors, biosensors, and wireless sensing networks, driven by the ability to create significantly smaller, more sensitive, faster-responding, and less costly sensors. "Scientists will have to ensure that they iron out the several technical difficulties and issues of high production costs encountered during technology development in laboratory environments," says the analyst of this research. "Being a disruptive technology, such diligence is crucial if nanosensing solutions are to be considered market worthy."

Research and development in the nanosensor domain is driven by specific market or application requirements and societal concerns.. As the sensor industry is highly fragmented, it is difficult to identify the nanosensing product that is likely to do well commercially in the immediate future. It is equally tricky to spot the sensor market segment that is likely to be most influenced by nanotechnology, as new opportunities are spawned on a daily basis.

"The identification of market needs at the extreme ends of the supply chain provides a solid leveraging platform and definitive roadmap for subsequent developments for specific cases," notes the analyst. "Collaborations between manufacturers in different segments of the supply chain can facilitate better understanding of market needs, upon which the technology developers can fine tune their products to meet customer requirements and accelerate the entry of the product into the industrial space."

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following application sectors in this research:

  • Food process and control technology
  • Electronics and security
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Healthcare
  • Chemicals materials and foods
  • Technologies

The following technologies are covered in this research:

  • DNA sequencing technologies
  • Pathogen testing technologies
  • Chemical and gas detection systems
  • Clinical diagnostic equipment
  • Sensor platform configurations
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