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Breath analyzers are medical devices that are used to detect various compounds from exhaled breath of an individual. Breath analyzer mostly used to detect the blood alcohol content though it can also be used to detect the drugs, tuberculosis, asthma, and other diseases related to the respiratory system. However, it cannot measure the blood alcohol concentration directly, and further requires analysis of blood sample. The increasing road accidents due to over consumption of alcohol and the laws which have been enforced for prevention of this things are allowing the use of breath analyzers by law enforcement agencies or by person himself. Breath analyzers might be used in various areas such as by traffic policemen to detect over consumption of alcohol during driving, by professionals to restrict a drunken person to enter into the company premises or any other social places, or can be used in medical emergencies where many patients for emergency care are under the influence of alcohol that may give a diagnostic problem.

Stringent laws by government to avoid the rising cases of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is owing to growth of breath analyzers market

Increase in cases of drunk and drive cases are giving rise to road accidents and to prevent this rising cases of accidents, government has enforced some mandatory laws. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, 31% of deaths were due to alcohol impaired driving crashes in U.S. The stringent laws by government are helping to drive the breath analyzer market. Alcohol testing is important even at work places, where the increasing alcohol abuse allowing the use of breathe analyzers to restrict such instances. The advancement in technology, portability of devices and its numerous uses are fuelling the growth of breath analyzer market. For instance, the advanced BreathKey- a product by OmegaPoint Systems, is the smallest analyzer in the world that is made with a keychain design so that it can be easy to carry anywhere by any individual. And the model g10 of the same company is the only keychain breath analyzer in the world with fuel cell alcohol censor.

However, breath analyzers might give inaccurate results due to its inability of distinguishing alcohol from any other chemical compound containing methyl group compound. This factors have restraints for using the breath analyzers and hindering the growth of breath analyzer market. The increase in use of breath analyzers in emergency medical care is expected to future growth opportunities for the breath analyzers market, as the person who needs the medical care if under the influence of alcohol consumption then it might give differentiated diagnostic report, to avoid such cases breath analyzers are used.

Accuracy and mobility of fuel cell technology is helping this segment to hold the largest share in the breath analyzer market

Technological advancements in the field of medical devices is major factor for domination of North America in breath analyzer market

Regional segmentation of global breath analyzers market by Coherent Market Insights comprises of North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Middle East. North America dominates the breath analyzer market owing to the factors such as increasing road accidents, increase in number of infections and severe diseases, advancements in the medical devices, and well established healthcare infrastructure.  For instance, the advanced breath analyzer that is plugged into the smartphone made by San Francisco based BACtrack Incorporated, this breath analyzer connects via Bluetooth and it offers features such as personal tracking to national stat gathering. Followed by North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa might hold the major share in the breath analyzer market due to enforcement of laws to avoid the accidents and affordable prices of breath analyzers, and cheap availability of raw materials and labors.

Low entry and exit barriers making the new players entry easier in the breath analyzer market

Key players operating the global breath analyzer market includes Akers Biosciences Inc., Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, QUEST Products, Lifeloc Technologies, ENVITE- WISMER GmbH, AK GlobalTech corporation, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corporation, Intoximeter Inc., Alcovisor, and BACtrack Inc. The global breath analyzer market is highly fragmented and competitive due to various domestic players and some major international players.

Key Developments:

  • In 2019, the researchers in the University of Pittsburgh developed a breath analyzer in order to detect delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the main psychoactive component, which can be detected in breath. The device makes use of carbon nanotubes, (1/100,000) in order to recognize the presence of THC, in the presence of other substances in the breath, for instance alcohol. The THC molecule, from the breath, binds on the surface of the tubes, which then alters the electrical properties, which leads to its detection.
  • In 2017, Spirosure, Inc., launched Fenom PRO Point-of-Care Breathalyzer which is a portable and the device is battery operated and it comprises of a solid-state sensor. The PoC device works by using an electrochemical reaction in order to produce a millivolt output. This output is then converted into nitric oxide (NO) levels (“parts per billion” (ppb) level) by using an algorithm.

Global Breath Analyzers Market Taxonomy

By Applications

  • Alcohol detection
  • Drug base detection
  • Tuberculosis detection
  • Asthma detection
  • Pylori infection detection
  • Others

By Technology

  • Fuel cell technology
  • Semiconductor oxide technology
  • Infrared absorption technology

By End Users

  • Hospitals
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Individuals
  • Enterprises

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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