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Nanosensor Markets—2014

Nanosensors -- devices capable of detecting nanoparticles -- are already in use in the medical diagnosis field, but are expected to see near-term commercialization in military, domestic security and environmental monitoring applications, as well as several other areas. NanoMarkets believes that longer-term revenue generation from nanosensors will also emerge from a variety of uses for such sensors in microelectronics manufacturing and in the construction market.  In addition, we also believe that the near-term development of nanosensors will be an important enabling technology for the “Internet-of-Things” and robotics.

This report identifies where and how the commercial opportunities presented by nanosensors will appear and provides detailed projections of the size of these opportunities over the coming eight years.  Each nanosensor application is analyzed in detail, showing how it will be brought to market.  The report also discusses the strategies being deployed by nanosensor firms and also provides an overview of noteworthy nanosensor commercialization initiatives.

In addition, to being a valuable guide for marketing and product management in the sensor industry, this report will also be required reading for executives in the specialty chemical industry, since it discusses how specific biological and nanomaterials will be used in nanosensors. Coverage of materials includes biological materials and inorganic nanomaterials including graphene and quantum dots.  This report also analyzes the business implications notable trends in the fabrication of nanosensors including developments in bottom-up assembly, self-assembly and top-down lithography.

Executive Summary
E.1 Opportunity analysis for nanosensors
E.1.1 Opportunities for the sensor industry
E.1.2 Opportunities for the specialty chemical industry
E.2 Eight firms to watch in the nanosensor business
E.3 Regulatory factors impacting the nanosensor market
E.4 Summary of eight-year forecasts for nanosensors
E.5 Alternative scenarios
Chapter 1: Introduction
Background to this report
1.2 Objective and scope of this report
1.3 Methodology for this report
1.3.1 Forecasting methodology
1.4 Plan of this report
Chapter 2: Commercial Trends in Nanosensors
2.1 Generic advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology in sensing applications
2.2 Critical materials trends for nanosensors
2.2.1 Biological materials
2.2.2 Chemicals
2.2.3 Mechanical devices
2.2.4 Electrical and electronic devices
2.2.5 Opportunities for quantum dots in nanosensors
2.2.6 A future role for graphene in nanosensors?
2.2.7 Moving from spherical nanomaterials to wires, cylinders and tubes
2.3 Solar-powered nanosensing
2.4 Notable trends in the fabrication of nanosensors
2.4.1 Top-down lithography
2.4.2 Bottom up assembly
2.4.3 Self-assembly
2.4.4 Reliability issues with nanosensors
2.5 Noteworthy nanosensor commercialization initiatives
2.6 Key points from this chapter
Chapter 3: Current Applications and Futuristic Opportunities
3.1 Security, surveillance and military applications
3.1.1 Identification of hazardous explosives - chemicals and gases
3.1.2 Detection of biological weapons 
3.1.3 Fiber optic “nano-cameras”
3.1.4 Eight-year forecasts of nanosensors for security, surveillance and military applications
3.2 Biomedical and healthcare applications
3.2.1 Monitoring of blood sugar for diabetics
3.2.2 Total blood testing
3.2.3 Detection of genetic defects
3.2.4 Cancer detection
3.2.5 Nanosensors and therapeutics
3.2.6 A convergence of the macro and nano world: labs-on-a-chip
3.2.7 Eight-year forecasts of nanosensors for biomedical and healthcare applications
3.3 Environmental monitoring applications
3.3.1 Pollution particulate matter
3.3.2 Pesticides and organophosphates
3.3.3 Eight-year forecasts of nanosensors for environmental monitoring applications
3.4 Food management
3.4.1 Beverage Industry
3.4.2 Detection of harmful pathogens
3.4.3 Eight-year forecasts of nanosensors for food management applications
3.5 Other applications for nanosensors
3.5.1 Transportation
3.5.2 Construction
3.5.3 Energy storage
3.5.4 Nanoelectronics and plasmonics
3.5.5 Nanosensors for mass and pressure measurement
3.5.6 Eight-year forecasts of nanosensors for food management applications
3.6 Nanosensors, robotics and the Internet-of-Things
3.7 Summary of eight-year forecasts for nanosensors
3.8 Key points of the chapter
List of Exhibits and Tables
Exhibit E-1: Summary of Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Various Applications  ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 2-1: Nanomaterials and their Use in Sensors
Exhibit 2-2: Biomolecule Segment for Nanosensors Development and some Latest Research Projects    
Exhibit 2-3: Notable Chemicals and Their Key Functions in Nanosensors    
Exhibit 2-4: Mechanical Devices and Nanosensors    
Exhibit 2-5 : Some Important Developments in QDs Production and Nanosensor Utilization    
Exhibit 2-6: Prominent Producers and Suppliers of Various Types of QDs    
Exhibit 2-7: Selected Major Graphene Manufacturers    
Exhibit 2-8: Producers and Suppliers of CNTs and Wires    
Exhibit 2-9: Important Nanosensing Research Activities on CNTs, Wires and Cylinders    
Exhibit 2-10: Major Research Initiatives    
Exhibit 2-11: Noteworthy Nanosensors and their Commercialization Initiatives    
Exhibit 3-1: Significant R&D Trend in Nanosensor and their Developers    
Exhibit 3-2: Research Activities for the Detection of Biological Warfare Agents and Their Opportunities    
Exhibit 3-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Identification of Hazardous Explosives - Chemicals and Gases ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Detection of Biological Weapons ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-5: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Fiber Optic “Nano-cameras” ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-6: Major Research Projects Biomedical Nanosensors and Their Future Impact    
Exhibit 3-7: Some Very Innovative Concepts for Diagnosis and Detection for Medical Applications    
Exhibit 3-8: Research Projects in Development of Nanosensors for Monitoring of Blood Sugar for Diabetics    
Exhibit 3-9: Research Activities Pertaining to Total Blood Testing    
Exhibit 3-10: Important R&D in Cancer Diagnostics    
Exhibit 3-11: Some of the Important LOC Products and Commercial Techniques for Making LOCs, Their Features and Applications    
Exhibit 3-12: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Monitoring of Blood Sugar for Diabetics ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-13: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Total Blood Testing ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-14: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Detection of Genetic Defects ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-15: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Cancer Detection ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-16: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Therapeutics ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-17: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in a Convergence of the Macro and Nano World: Labs-On-a-Chip ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-18: Current Important Funded Projects for Monitoring Environmental Conditions and Pollution    
Exhibit 3-21: Categorization of Applications of Nanosensors in Food Management and their Potential Opportunities
Exhibit 3-22: Commercially Available Nanosensors and Their Key features    
Exhibit 3-23: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in the Beverage Industry ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-24: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Detection of Harmful Pathogens ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-25: Significant R&D in the field of Nanosensors and Energy Storage    
Exhibit 3-27: Nanopressure Sensors and Features    
Exhibit 3-28: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Transportation ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-29: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Construction ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-30: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Energy Storage ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-31: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Nanoelectronics and Plasmonics  ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-32: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors for Mass and Pressure Measurement  ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-33: Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Other Robotics and the Internet-of-Things  Applications ($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-34: Summary of Eight-Year Forecast of Nanosensors in Various Applications 

New NanoMarkets Report Forecasts $485 million Nanosensors Market in 2019

Glen Allen, Virginia:  The market for nanosensors will grow from $13.1 million in 2014 to $485 million in 2019, according to a new report by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets.  This report is the latest market study from this firm, which regularly covers the latest developments in sensors.  The report claims that the demand for sensors will be driven by the latest trends in healthcare and national security needs, as well as the trend toward an Internet-of-Things (IoT).
For additional details of the report see:
About the report:
NanoMarkets new report on nanosensor markets includes a detailed eight-year forecast with breakouts by type of application in both volume (units sold) and value ($millions) terms.  Like other sensor markets, the nansosensor market is highly fragmented and spread across many applications.  Applications covered in the report include identification of hazardous explosives, detection of biological weapons, fiber optic nano-cameras, diabetes monitoring, total blood testing, detection of genetic defects, cancer detection, therapeutics, labs-on-a-chip, pollution control, detection of pesticides and organophosphates, detection of other harmful pathogens, energy storage, mass and pressure measurement, robotics, nanoelectronics/plasmonics and applications in the beverage, transportation, construction, and beverage industry,.
The report also analyzes the commercialization strategies of leading players in the nanosensor space.  Companies covered include Addison, Affymetrix, Agilent, Altair Nanotechnologies, Bangalore Genie, Bayer, Biacore Technologies, BioCrystal, Bio-Rad, Boeing, Debiotech, Diabetech, EPIR Technologies, GE, IBM, iCx, INanoBio, Life Technologies, LamdaGen, Lockheed Martin, Microfluidics, Nanobiogène, NanoCellect, Nanocor, Nano Detection Technologies, Nano Engineered Applications, NanoInk, Nanomix, Nanoscience Diagnostics, Nanosensors, Naturgas, ND-array Technologies, Nippon Hosp Kyokai, Opel, Oxonica, PEPperPrint, PerkinElmer, pSivida, Renishaw, Sigma Aldrich, Ted Pella, Texas Instruments, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Specialized Imaging, SpectraFluidics, VASEMA and Vista Therapeutics.
While many of the firms covered are small, the report notes that major multinationals are also involved in the nanosensors space and that they will deploy their large resources – both dollars and marketing channels – to make the nanosensor business a success. 
From the report:
Nanosensor development is initially being driven by military and domestic security applications where cost is not the primary issue.  Detecting small traces of toxic substances in this sector can mean the difference between life and death. The demand here is immediate, but relatively limited compared to medical and industrial segments – sales of nanosensors for detecting harmful substances will reach no more than $55 million by 2019 and $142 million in 2021.  Nonetheless, nanosensor technology originally developed for military/security applications will ultimately be repurposed for industrial and medical markets.  GE is already working to take nanosensor technology developed by Boeing for aerospace into a much wider range of markets.
Over the next eight years the largest market for nanosensors will come from the medical/healthcare sphere, with the single biggest medical application being blood sugar monitoring for diabetics.  NanoMarkets projects that this application – spurred by the dramatic recent growth in the number of diabetics -- will lead to nanosensor sales of $153 million in 2019, growing to $457 million in 2021.  Other important medical applications for nanosensors will include total blood testing and therapeutics.
Today most IoT applications do not require nanosensors, but this will change. Nanosensor technology may reduce the cost of sensing spurring the ubiquitous sensing that lies at the core of the IoT concept. The NanoMarkets’ report notes how the deployment of nanosensors may transform wireless sensor networks into “smart dust” used for both healthcare and military applications.  Other IoT applications may also benefit from the sensitivity of nanosensors.  One possibility is nanosensor-based networks of self-monitoring components in planes and cars and pervasive gas sensing capabilities in the chemical and power-generation industries.  Also important in this context is that several companies, including IBM, are developing technologies that interface nanosensors to conventional silicon chips.  NanoMarkets believes that this will better enable the use of nanosensors in IoT networks.
About NanoMarkets:
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the sensor sector.
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Robert Nolan 
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posted Mar 31, 2014

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