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Clinical Diagnostics in India: Market Analyses and Participant Directory

NOTE: This report is based on 2008 Market Data

The current population of India is 1.14 billion, and with a growth rate of 1.7%, India will surpass China to become the world’s largest country around 2030. For diagnostic manufacturers, this enormous market is just now being recognized as a high-growth area as the pace of economic growth in India accelerates and modern laboratory practices become established.

This comprehensive report, produced in collaboration with IVD research firm McEvoy and Farmer on the market for clinical in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests in India, covers both reagent and instrumentation markets for the following IVD sectors:

  • Routine Chemistry
  • Critical Care Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation
  • Immunochemistry
  • Molecular Testing

McEvoy and Farmer have a long history of watching markets in Asia, and this report is based on their 2008 on-the-ground research, which is their latest research round in India, and contains their estimates, observations and analysis regarding the Indian IVD market. The report details all the critical market data in each segment, including:

  • Current size of the reagents market by subsegment
  • Current size of the instrumentation markets by subsegment
  • Number of units and tests by type
  • Average cost per test by type
  • Key distributors and manufacturers
  • Market share of the major reagent suppliers
  • Number and types of labs in operation
  • Installed base market share of the various instruments
  • Growth rates and trends
The report also provides an overview of the Indian economy as a whole and the structure of the healthcare system in particular. In addition, profiles of major international and domestic manufacturers and major distributors contain local contact information, local staff size, product offerings, and marketing and distribution representation relationships.

This study is the result of on-the-ground primary research by the well-known Seattle-based team of McEvoy & Farmer. Although the focus is on what is happening now, the report provides historical background from McEvoy & Farmer’s 12+ years of studying IVD markets in Asia and particularly India and China. As part of the report's extensive coverage, the following companies are profiled:


  • Abbott Diagnostics
  • Audit Diagnostics
  • BD Diagnostics
  • Beckman Coulter
  • bioMérieux
  • Bio-Rad
  • BioSystems
  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Inverness Medical
  • Logotech
  • Merck
  • Mindray
  • Nova Biomedical
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
  • Randox
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products
  • ThermoFisher/Qualigens


  • Accurex Biomedical
  • Agappe Diagnostics
  • Arun & Company
  • Bhat Bio-Tech
  • Diagnova
  • Eastern Medkit
  • Genome Diagnostics/Professional Biotech
  • J. Mitra and Company
  • Lilac Medicare
  • Nicholas Piramal
  • Rashmi Diagnostics
  • Robonik
  • Span Diagnostics
  • Systronics
  • Transasia Bio-Medicals
  • Tulip/Orchid Diagnostics
  • Xcyton Diagnostics


  • ADG Biomedicals
  • Anand Brothers
  • Analytical Automation
  • Ark Diagnostics
  • Biotron Healthcare
  • CL Micromed
  • Compact Diagnostics
  • CPC Diagnostics
  • Genetix Biotech Asia
  • Gentech Diagnostics
  • H. D. Consortium
  • Immunoshop India
  • J. H. Bio Innovations
  • Kopran Limited
  • Krishgen BioSystems
  • Medsource Ozone Biomedicals
  • OSB Agencies
  • Priman Instruments
  • Rapid Diagnostic
  • Spectrum Medical Industries
  • Suyog
  • Trivitron
  • Unison Bio-Med
  • Wheecon Instruments

Shortage of Reagents to Drive Growth of IVD Market in India, Says Kalorama Information

August 23, 2010, New York - As the GDP growth rate in India nears 9%, diagnostic manufacturers are gearing up to collect their share of the IVD market, which, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information, is expected to enjoy a 15% growth rate through 2014. Private companies are marching ahead of the public sector as laboratory chains prepare to meet the growing medical needs of the 1.18 billion people living in India. However, the report notes that such strong growth is producing a shortage of reagents on the market.

Low costs and a readily available talent pool are promoting growth efforts in the IVD market—mainly low cost and speedy registration of new products and an exponentially increasing number of university graduates. According to Kalorama, notable companies, such as SRL Ranbaxy, Dr. Lal PathLabs and Quest are building new laboratories, often engaging in partnerships with the public sector. This immense cycle of growth is leading to a shortage in the availability of reagents, as private and public sectors compete for supplies from a growing reagent rental program.

“It’s not surprising to see a shortage of reagents in the market,” notes Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information. “With the considerable growth in India, there is likely to be a shortage of some medical supplies at various times.”

Metropolitan growth in India has led many of India’s rural citizens to flock to its new urban centers, increasing prosperity, insurance availability and the number of individuals willing to pay for healthcare. The Kalorama report also notes government activity, which has made strides in promoting medical tourism, attracting foreign patients interested in paying less for similar healthcare services offered in the west.

Kalorama’s report, Clinical Diagnostics in India: Market Analyses and Participant Directory, has market projections, pricing comparisons, and profiles of major competitors in the industry and covers routine chemistry, urine chemistry, hematology, coagulation, cytometry, immunochemistry, rapid testing, blood screening, and molecular testing.


  • Market Totals
  • What’s New?
  • Summary
  • Population
  • The Economy
  • The Health Sector
  • Insurance
  • Laboratories
  • Reagent Rental
  • Segmentation
  • External Quality Controll
  • Growth
  • Product Registration
  • The Association of Diagnostic Manufacturers of India
    Market Total, Chemistry
  • Instrument Market Shares<
  • Reagent Market Shares
  • Lipids
  • Chemistry Autoanalyzers
  • Chemistry Distribution; International firms with local offices
  • Chemistry Distribution; Domestic manufacturers and distributors
  • Market Total, Critical Care
  • Market Total, Urinalysis
  • Market Total, Hematology<
  • Instrument Market Shares
  • Reagent Market Shares
  • Automated Hematology Instrumentation
  • Hematology and Coagulation Distribution
  • ESR Systems
  • Flow Cytometry Market Totals
  • Market Total, Coagulation
    Market Total, Immunochemistry
  • Reagent Market Shares
  • Instrument Market Shares
  • Non-Isotopic Immunochemistry Instrumentation
  • Blood Screening
  • Diagnostic Immunoassays
  • Rapid Tests
  • RIA Testing
  • Immunochemistry Analytes
  • Immunochemistry and Molecular Distribution; International firms with local offices
  • Immunochemistry and Molecular Distribution; Domestic Manufacturers
  • Immunochemistry and Molecular Distribution; Local Distributors
  • Market Total, Molecular Testing
  • Molecular Testing Market Shares
  • Abbott Diagnostics
  • Audit Diagnostics
  • BD Diagnostics
  • Beckman Coulter
  • bioMérieux
and others...

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