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Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drug Testing Equipment Market – Insights
Alcohol and drug testing equipment are used to test the level of intoxication caused by alcohol and drug in the body. Some of the equipment used for testing alcohol and drug content are breathalyzers, urine testing devices, oral testing devices, hair testing devices, immune assay analyzers, and chromatographic instruments.
The global alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing equipment market is estimated to account for US$ 15,790.5 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027
Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drug Testing Equipment Market: Drivers
Increasing number of drunk and drive cases and drug addiction is expected to be a major factor increasing demand for alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing equipment, thereby driving the market growth. For instance, according to 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a U.S. federal agency, 10,511 deaths were registered in the U.S. in 2018.
Stringent government regulations and laws to reduce incidences of driving under influence of drugs and alcohol are also expected to propel growth of the market. For instance, the state government of New Jersey imposed new drunken-driving laws from December 1, 2019 that eliminates license suspensions for most first offenders while requiring all motorists convicted of driving under the influence to install ignition interlocks, the in-car breathalyzers that immobilize a vehicle if the driver's breath registers too much alcohol.
North America region held dominant position in the global global alcohol breathalyzer and drugs testing equipment market in 2018, accounting for 51.9% share in terms of value, followed by Europe.
Figure 1. Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drug Testing Equipment Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2018
Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drug Testing Equipment Market: Restraints
Inaccurate and wrong results provided by some breathalyzers is expected be a major factor hindering growth of the global alcohol breathalyzer and drugs testing equipment market. For instance, in November 2019, The New York Times investigation found that breathalyzers “generate skewed results with alarming frequency, owing to improper calibration or improper programming in a breathalyzer’s software.
Moreover, the low cost of alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing equipment manufactured by local players in the unorganized sector is also expected to hinder growth of the overall market, especially in emerging markets. The cost of products manufactured by local players is 20% – 30% less compared to those of established players in North America and Europe.
Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drug Testing Equipment Market: Opportunities
Development and launch of technologically advanced alcohol breathalyzer and drugs testing equipment is expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in March 2019, BACtrack, the leader in personal and professional alcohol testing, announced the launch of its next generation BACtrack View remote alcohol monitoring platform.
Favorable product pricing in large untapped markets in emerging economies is also expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for market players.
Alcosensor (Fuel Cells) segment in the global alcohol breathalyzer and drugs testing equipment market was valued at US$ 2,809.4 Mn in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 5,430.5 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.
Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drugs Testing Equipment Market: Trends/Key Takeaways
Approval for the use of marijuana in various countries in North America is expected to boost demand for marijuana breathalyzers. For instance, in November 2019, Cannabix Technologies Inc. reported that engineers have completed assembly of a handheld portable version of the (UBC) THC Breath Analyzer.
Key players in the market are focused on strategic collaborations with regulatory bodies and industries to enhance their market share. For instance, in July 2018, BACtrack partnered with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in a statewide, high-visibility advertising campaign to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving.
Medical devices are classified into three categories such as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 medical devices. This classification is risk-based, where risk posed by the device to the patient represents category of the medical device. Alcohol breathalyzers come under class I of medical devices that have the lowest risk
Global Alcohol Breathalyzer and Drugs Testing Equipment Market: Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global alcohol breathalyzer and drugs testing equipment market include, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lion Laboratories, Lifeloc Technologies, Intoximeters, Andatech Private Limited, BACtrack, Quest Products, Inc., Alere, and C4 Development Ltd.
Key players in the market are focused on product development to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in June 2018, BACtrack launched BACtrack C8 that features ZeroLine, a technology that allows users to learn how long it will take for the alcohol to be eliminated from their system.
Key players in the market are focused on offering environmentally friendly products to enhance their market share. For instance, in September 2018, Alcolizer Technology replaced all supplies of plastic straw mouthpieces with only environmentally biodegradable ones such as biodegradable straws for Alcolizer Wall Mounts and PLA straws (Poly Lactic Acid) for Alcolizer Wall Mounts.