Diagnostics: market research reports
Diagnostics is testing for a clinical purpose. It refers to the investigation and identification of disease states in medicine. The modern diagnostic industry generally falls into two broad categories: in vitro diagnostics and in vivo diagnostics. In vitro diagnostics involves the removal samples of tissue such as blood, saliva, biopsy samples from a living organism for examination in the laboratory setting, whereas in vivo diagnostics involves observing and testing tissue and function in a living organism—techniques such as medical imaging (x-rays, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, etc.) and monitoring like electrocardiography, electroencephalography, etc.).
In vitro diagnostics, a market valued at more than $54 billion, includes the manufacture of tests ranging from over-the-counter at-home kits, such as pregnancy tests, to highly sophisticated molecular tests.
The medical imaging sector (or in vivo) is a technology-intensive area of diagnostics that has traditionally been consolidated in the hands of a few large corporations. The sector is driven by innovation in both equipment (miniaturization, portability, integration with IT infrastructures) and in clinical and research application. Improvements in computer enhancement and in new contrast media as well as the advent of high-tech molecular imaging techniques has broadened the range of conditions that in vivo imaging can address.
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