Phosphor Screen Scanner Market - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2016–2024

Phosphor Screen Scanner Overview:

Phosphor screen scanner is a replacement for long-standing X-ray films. Phosphor screen scanner is a system for scanning an imaging plate. Using phosphor screen scanner, micro objects, biological material or substances can be directly scanned, viewed, and observed. As phosphor screen scanner allows direct in-depth visualization, it eradicates the need to develop a specific film by using chemicals or different scanning methods for observation purpose, like in other radio imaging methods. Phosphor screen scanner has various applications in autoradiography and medical diagnostics. Different types of phosphor screens are used depending on the application and specific requirement. Increasing application in various medical diagnostics are expected to lead to increasing adoption of phosphor screen scanners in rapidly expanding medical industry over the following decade.

Market Dynamics Global Phosphor Screen Scanner Market:

Technological advancements and versatile applications of phosphor screen scanner devices make it a very lucrative value proposition

Increasing application and popularity of phosphor screen scanners in autoradiography and medical diagnostics application are factors fueling growth of the global phosphor screen scanner market. Phosphor screen scanner combines application of two technologies namely spectrophotometry and autoradiography, and thus saves time. It is also highly sensitivity and offers high accuracy of quantitative data. These factors are driving medical professional’s attraction towards use of phosphor screen scanner, in turn driving growth of the related market. Phosphor screen scanners require less space are portable. Thus, growing need for diagnostics for various medical conditions creates a vastly conducive market for phosphor screen scanners in the medical industry. Versatile properties of phosphor screen scanners are increasing their uptake among researchers, as it offers accurate results for high energy isotopes and accurately detects low activity samples as compared to conventional technologies. This is expected to support growth of the global market. The growth of the veterinary healthcare industry is another major factor driving demand for phosphor screen scanners in veterinary medical applications, which includes intra-oral scanning devices and CR scanners, among others. Owing to various technological advancements and innovations in the field of medical devices, the phosphor screen scanner market is projected to show significant growth over the following decade.

Future Outlook of the Global Phosphor Screen Scanner Market:

Manufacturers are focused on product innovation and R&D to tap into upcoming market opportunities

Advancements in technology and R&D activities by market players is another trend boosting growth of the global phosphor screen scanner market. For instance, in 2014, Smartmatic International Corporation, registered a patent application for handheld phosphor screen scanner under the title; Portable apparatus for biometric and biographic data collection, storage and delivery, and method therefor. These aforementioned factors suggest that in order to tap into lucrative opportunities in the global phosphor screen scanner industry, manufacturers are expected to focus on product innovation and technological advancements through investments in research.

Phosphor Screen Scanner Market Segmentation and Regional Outlook:

On the basis of screen types, the global market can be classified into general purpose screens and tritium screen types. General phosphors screen types are generally screen of choice used in phosphor screen scanners for northern blots, western blots, southern blots etc. Tritium phosphor screen types are used in detection of weak energy signals. Phosphor screen scanners are also segmented on the basis of applications, which include medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical research, and industrial applications.

The global market is also been classified and studied on the basis of regions. The regional classification includes North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific market is expected to witness rapid growth due to growing medical diagnostic industry and rising awareness about phosphor screen scanner applications and advanced features.

Phosphor screen Scanner Market Competition Landscape:

Increasing applications and technological advancements in the medical devices field, as well as rising awareness about phosphor screen scanner advanced applications, offers a significant opportunity for product innovations and expansion to manufacturers in the near future. Manufacturers are focusing on tapping new opportunities and fulfilling market demand through product innovations. Few dominant players in the global phosphor screen scanner market include, Owandy, Examion, Apixia Inc, Soredex, GE Health Care, Konica Minolta, AGFA Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, 3Disc Imaging, 3D Systems, Durr NDT etc. These organizations also emphasize on strategies such as expansions, partnerships, and new product launches to retain a dominant position in the global phosphor screen scanning market.

Detail analysis of Global Phosphor Screen Scanner Market includes:

Market segmentation

By Screen Type:

  • General purpose screens; are reliable for a wide variety of applications, this is the screen of choice for Northern blots, Western blots, Southern blots, and gels. This screen type founds applications in medical diagnostics devices for dental diagnostics as well as for x-ray replacement.
  • Tritium screen; used to detect the weak energy signals thus used in devices where detailed biological material observation is needed such as in phosphor screen scanners for mammography.

By Applications:

  • Medical Diagnostics: application in medical devices used for oral, dental, mammography diagnostics etc.
  • Pharmaceutical Research: In the research to read low biological activity and enzyme kinetics studies as well as in educational research institutes etc.
  • Other Industrial Applications: Applications in radiology industry, in the manufacturing of various advanced electronic devices etc.

By Regions:

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

Regions are further divided into countries and country level market analysis is studied with prominent trends, drivers, and growth factors.

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