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  • Published On : Feb 2022
  • Code : CMI4908
  • Industry : Pharmaceutical
  • Pages : 204
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Drug abuse testing has been established to be a clinical screening process for detecting one or more illegal substances that patients are addicted to, such as narcotics, chemicals, or plant products. The patient's urine, saliva, blood, hair, or perspiration are tested as part of this clinical screening technique. Today's modern lifestyle tend to push adults towards drug usage, and the government is advocating Drugs of Abuse (DOA) testing to help them.

The North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market is estimated to be valued at US$ 683.7 Million in 2021 and expected to increase to US$ 1022.8 Million by 2028, witnessing a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Figure 1. North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market Share (%), in Terms of Value, By Country, 2021

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The rising prevalence of drug addiction is expected to drive the growth of the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market.

The increasing number of narcotics and drug addiction cases is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) had a substance use disorder in 2017.

Additionally, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2015, around 15.1 million adults aged 18 and older, which includes 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women, were reported to have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the U.S. and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2016, an estimated 467,000 were addicted to heroin.

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North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$  683.7 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 5.9% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 1022.8 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Breathalyzers (Semiconductor Based Breathalyzer, Infrared (IR) Based Breathalyzer, Fuel Cell Based Breathalyzer), Oral Fluid Testing Devices, Others
  • By Sample Type: Breath, Saliva, Blood, Others
  • By End User: SWAT Team, Patrol Division, Game Warden, School Resource Officer, Transit/Railroad Officer, Correctional Officer, Sheriff
Companies covered:

Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., Lion Laboratories Limited, Quest Products, Inc., Intoximeters, Inc., BACtrack, Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, C4 Development Ltd., Randox Laboratories Ltd., and Abbott Laboratories

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising prevalence of drunk and drive cases and drug addiction
  • Increasing government initiatives
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Inaccurate and false results of breath analyzers

Figure 2. North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market Share (%), By Product Type, 2021

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Increasing government initiatives are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Increasing initiatives by various government organizations to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are expected to increase the demand for alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing equipment, and subsequently, drive the market growth over the forecast period. The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is the major U.S. agency for conducting and promoting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and other alcohol-related issues. The National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) is funded by the NIAAA to investigate the effects of problematic alcohol use on the developing adolescent brain and to look for brain characteristics that predict alcohol use disorder.

For instance, in March 2016, the winners of the NIAAA's Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, a challenge to create a small gadget that can measure blood alcohol levels in near real time, were announced. BACtrack, a firm known nationwide for inventing and marketing portable breath alcohol testers for consumer and professional usage, submitted the winning prototype and received the US$ 200,000 first prize.

North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and subsequent lockdown in various countries have impacted the financial status of businesses in all sectors. The private healthcare sector is one of the sectors, which is majorly impacted by the pandemic.

According to a research article published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2020, forced isolation and quarantine during COVID-19 can impact the behavior of drug abusers. Also, due to the stringent lockdown measures and social distancing to combat the coronavirus spread, an increase in alcohol and drug abuse is expected, further leading to isolated overdosing and posing a striking challenge for drug addicts.

North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market: Restraint

Inaccurate and wrong results of some breathalyzers are hampering the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market. For instance, in 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that the breathalyzer device launched by the U.S.-based company Breathometer Inc. was poorly tested, and it gave inaccurate results, telling users that they were sober or clear to drive when they were not.

Key Players

Major players operating in the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market include Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., Lion Laboratories Limited, Quest Products, Inc., Intoximeters, Inc., BACtrack, Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, C4 Development Ltd., Randox Laboratories Ltd., and Abbott Laboratories.

Abuse of alcohol and drugs is a huge threat to society. Although the majority of users are harmless, the dangers of drunk driving and occupational accidents need the implementation of some limitations. As the dangers become more widely known and the capacity to detect users becomes more affordable, these measures are likely to be implemented more frequently in the future. The North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market is segmented by product type, sample type, end user, and country. By product type, the market is segmented into breathalyzers, oral fluid testing devices, and others. By sample type, the market is segmented into breath, saliva, blood, and others. Portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment include breathalyzers, oral fluid testing devices, and others.

Market Dynamics

The rising prevalence of drunk and drive cases is the major factor driving growth of North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market. For instance, according to the data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2018, 10,511 people were killed in the U.S. due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes, wherein an average of 1 alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred in every 50 minutes. According to the same source, these alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 29% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2018.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 2019 report, every day, 29 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Additionally, one death occurred in every 50 minutes and the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes is more than US$ 44 billion.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market, market size (US$ Million), and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021-2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market based on the following parameters – company highlights, types portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and market strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., Lion Laboratories Limited, Quest Products, Inc., Intoximeters, Inc., BACtrack, Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, C4 Development Ltd., Randox Laboratories Ltd., and Abbott Laboratories.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market, By Product Type:
    • Breathalyzers
      • Semiconductor Based Breathalyzer
      • Infrared (IR) Based Breathalyzer
      • Fuel Cell Based Breathalyzer
    • Oral Fluid Testing Devices
    • Others
  • North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market, By Sample Type:
    • Breath
    • Saliva
    • Blood
    • Others
  • North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market, By End User:
    • SWAT Team
    • Patrol Division
    • Game Warden
    • School Resource Officer
    • Transit/Railroad Officer
    • Correctional Officer
    • Sheriff
  • North America Portable Alcohol and Drug for Abuse Testing Equipment Market, By Country:         
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Company Profiles
    • Lifeloc Technologies, Inc.*
      • Company Highlights
      • Products Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Lion Laboratories Limited
    • Quest Products, Inc.
    • Intoximeters, Inc.
    • BACtrack
    • Alcolizer Pty Ltd.
    • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    • C4 Development Ltd.
    • Randox Laboratories Ltd.
    • Abbott Laboratories

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The North America portable alcohol and drug for abuse testing equipment market is estimated to be valued at US$ 683.7 Million in 2021 and expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.9% between 2021 and 2028.
The rising prevalence of drunk and drive cases, drug addiction, and increasing government initiatives are the major growth driving factors for the market.
Breathalyzers are the major product type in the market.
Inaccurate and wrong results of some breathalyzers are the major factors restraining the market growth.
Major players operating in the market include Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., Lion Laboratories Limited, Quest Products, Inc., Intoximeters, Inc., BACtrack, Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, C4 Development Ltd., Randox Laboratories Ltd., and Abbott Laboratories.

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