Increasing concern regarding prevention of pathogenic infection among the consumers has fuelled the demand for the bacteriological testing market. Bacteriological testing is defined as a service-oriented firm wherein consumable products such as water, cosmetics, food, and beverages are being tested for pathogenic contamination before consumption. The bacteriological testing clearly examines the presence of any harmful bacteria such as coliform, salmonella, campylobacter, and others which causes infections in the urinary tract, impetigo, cellulitis, food poisoning, and others. These harmful bacteria are present in organic compounds along with water in huge colonies thereby making the water unfit for consumption. Owing to this, bacteriological testing services are hired in by packaged mineral water producers in the developed economies so as to provide the hygienic and pathogen-free potable water. Through simplified various components, bacteriological testing becomes even simple and convenience thereby attracting more end users. Bound to all these positive factors it would be anticipated that the global bacteriological testing market remains positive during the forecast period.
Blistering Demands for Bacteriological Testing
As hygiene is often regarded as a public health concern in various developing economies, the bacteriological testing thus becomes an essential part of the preliminarily preventive analysis by governmental authorities, which has generated a strong demand for the bacteriological testing in various economies. The regulatory authorities including Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), and others have levied stringent regulation on bacteriological testing of various food and cosmetic products in order to ensure the safety of consumers. Due to this regulations, manufacturers of cosmetic and personal care products, processed food and beverage products and health care centers are increasingly utilizing the bacteriological testing services over the past decade which enhances the greater demand and lucrative growth for the global bacteriological testing market.
Global Bacteriological Testing: Market Segmentation
On the basis of bacteria type, the global bacteriological testing market has been segmented as-
On the basis of testing methods, the global bacteriological testing market has been segmented as-
- Agglutination Tests
- Specific Culture Media
- Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Chromatography & Spectrometry
- Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
On the basis of end use, the global bacteriological testing market has been segmented as-
- Food & Beverage Industries
- Healthcare Centers
- Water Treatment Plants
- Cosmetics & Personal Care Industries
- Public Health Laboratories
On the basis of components, the global bacteriological testing market has been segmented as-
- Reagents & Consumables
- Testing Kits
Global Bacteriological testing: Key Players
Some of the major players of bacteriological testing include SGS SA, Romer Labs Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., ALS Limited., Eurofins Scientific SE, Merck & Co., Inc., Intertek Group plc, TÜV SÜD AG, Bureau Veritas SA, etc. More industrialists and product manufacturers have been showing keen interests towards bacteriological testing as the demand is agglomerating every year.
Opportunities for Market Participants:
As a safety parameter, the bacteriological testing services have greater demand among the various end users all over the world. In addition, the bacteriological testing services are widely utilized by cosmetics and personal care formulators in recent years which have embracing demand among the consumers. Due to well-developed infrastructure in the supply chains and expanded distribution all over the world, it is anticipated that there would be higher returns for the investors and other service providers of global bacteriological testing in the future.
Global Bacteriological testing: A Regional Outlook
Bacteriological testing is commonly utilized all over the world due to safety and efficacy. Globally, among all regions, Europe has the utilization of bacteriological testing services especially in the countries such as U.K, Switzerland, Germany, and others due to stringent guidelines and regulations imposed by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In the region of North America, the bacteriological testing is highly by public health laboratories in order to prevent pathogenic infections thereby treating the potable water before consumption. In the region of Asia Pacific, the increasing utilization of preventive healthcare diagnosis has contributed to the growth of the bacteriological testing market. In the Middle East and Africa and Latin America the bacteriological testing is mainly carried out as a public health concern by governing bodies. In reference to all the above factors, the growth of the global bacteriological testing market is expected to remain positive over the forecast period.
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