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Despite eight years of research and development, and program implementation, at a cost of more than $49.7 billion (in the U.S. alone), virtually all significant targets are as vulnerable to biological warfare today as they were in September 2001.
In the words of President Obama: “Just as we must guard against the spread of nuclear terrorism, it’s time for a comprehensive effort to tackle bio-terror. ..we know that the successful deployment of a biological weapon whether it is sprayed into our cities or spread through our food supply could kill tens of thousands of Americans and deal a crushing blow to our economy.”
Homeland Security Research Corporation (HSRC) forecasts that, led by the US, Germany, France, China, Japan and India, the cumulative global bio-detection market (systems, service and upgrades and R&D) will grow from $2.3 billion in 2009 to $4.9 billion in 2014 at a CAGR of 16%.
Developed using HSRC’s tested methodology, the report delves into:
- Global market by expenditure segments: systems, upgrade and service segments
- Global market by technology generation: first, second and third
- Global market by installation segments: indoor, outdoor, hand-held and mobile labs
- Leading global bio-security projects
- Current and pipeline technologies: e.g..advanced collectors-concentrators, reagent-less triggers, DNA-based diagnostics, antigen/anti-body methods, signal analysis algorithms
- Competitive analysis: e.g. barriers to entry, barriers to substitution, competitive rivalry
- Regional market analysis: e.g. USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Spain China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Middle East
- Business opportunities: e.g. emerging threats, human and animal sentinel surveillance, reagent-less detection assays, IC3
- Market drivers and inhibitors: i.e. government fears and government funds, inadequate detection technologies, strong public and media support for bio-defense