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Industrial Microbiology Market Review, Fifth Edition: Global Review of Microbiology Testing in the Industrial Market

Microbiology Market Research Reports from Strategic Consulting

(IMMR—5)

Industrial Microbiology Market Review, Fifth Edition: Global Review of Microbiology Testing in the Industrial Market (IMMR—5) is a new, extensively researched analysis of the sizable market for microbiological testing in the industrial market. IMMR—5 tracks and compares microbiology test volumes, market values and methods used by companies in the production of safe and wholesome products that meet label claims.

IMMR—5 includes global test volumes and growth in industrial microbiology with further analysis of market sectors, geographic regions, test methods, organisms tested and sample sources. Current market values (2018) are detailed as well as projected market estimates through 2023, including 5-year projections of both testing volumes and market value, IMMR—5 provides critical input to strategic planning.

Strategic Consulting collected data from more than 850 companies and processor locations in 70 countries around the world as input to IMMR—5. IMMR-5 includes data from the fast-growing countries and markets throughout Asia and Latin America and includes a separate review of the Food and Pharma market in China and the Food market in Brazil.

IMMR—5 is based on primary research with the key quality assurance managers and other knowledgeable individuals at production facilities in all six sectors of the industrial microbiology market:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care Products and Cosmetics
  • Environmental Water
  • Industrial Processes

Analysis of each market sector includes testing by organism and methods used worldwide and in geographic regions (North America, Europe, Asia and ROW-Rest of the World) as well as a discussion of regulatory and topical issues specific to each sector.

IMMR—5 also includes a thorough discussion of market trends and drivers; a business review of the industrial diagnostics market including competition, consolidation and key success factors; and detailed company profiles of 21 of the leading companies serving the industrial diagnostics market including 17 leading test manufacturers and 4 major laboratory companies, with laboratories profiled for the first time due to the changing dynamics of the market and the greater influence they are having in industrial diagnostics.

Food Contract Lab Report (FCLR)

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Food Contract Lab Report (FCLR) from Strategic Consulting is the first ever report to examine this rapidly growing segment servicing the food industry and its food safety testing requirements. FCLR reviews test volumes, revenues and trends for quality and safety testing services conducted by third party laboratories for food producers around the world.

contract testing lab, food safety testing, Food Contract Lab ReportFood Contract Lab Report tracks the growth in quality and safety testing by third party contract testing laboratories for food production facilities around the world. Total revenues for food contract test labs are estimated to reach $3.05 billion in 2013, up from $1.95 billion just five years ago, at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% worldwide.

Contract testing labs offer a range of services to food producers, but chief among them are microbiology testing to detect food pathogens, and chemistry testing for nutritional analysis or contaminants such as pesticides and toxins. Other services can include food safety program development, plant audits and field assessments.

Strategic Consulting’s Food Contract Lab Report tracks the total revenues, test volumes and services of outside testing labs, which are increasingly integral to food producers and their food safety testing programs.

Food Contract Lab Report Includes:

Revenues, test volumes and growth rates for the following geographic regions:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Rest of the World (ROW)

Revenues, test volumes and growth rates by business area:

  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Services

Detailed market forecasts through 2018 including:

  • Projected revenues at contract testing laboratories
  • Revenues by geographic region and by food contract lab business areas
  • Trends driving growth including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), possible lab accreditation, and other factors

As with all Strategic Consulting market reports, Food Contract Lab Report is based on extensive market research including detailed interviews with managers of leading food contract labs.

Food Micro, Eighth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry

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Food Micro, Eighth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the Global Food Industry (Food Micro—8) tracks and compares microbiology test volumes, market values and methods used by food producers around the world, based on detailed interviews with more than 450 food production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, including China and India.

According to Food Micro—8, the global food industry will conduct 966.5 million microbiology tests in 2013 to ensure the safety of food products and detect dangerous pathogens in food. The report provides detailed breakdowns by microorganisms, food segments (meat, dairy, fruit/vegetable and processed foods) and geographic regions, and summarizes key trends and concerns in microbiology testing in food production facilities around the world.

Strategic Consulting’s research shows a continued increase in worldwide microbiology test volumes over the last 15 years. Total test volumes have increased 128%, and testing for specific foodborne pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli grew at an even faster rate. In 1998, pathogen testing represented just 13.7% of total food microbiology tests conducted, while today pathogen testing represents 23.2% of all such tests.

Download the research poster “Comparison of Current Food Microbiology Testing Practices in North America, Europe, and Asia” presented at the 2014 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting in Boston.

Food Micro—8 contains more than 100 pages of detailed graphs, analyses and discussion of key trends and issues, and includes a review of leading food diagnostic businesses and products. For the first time, additional appendices that delve into particular market topics are also available, including:

  • Organism Review
  • North America Review
  • Europe Review
  • Asia Review
  • Food Plant Lab Review

These appendices deliver an additional 70 pages of valuable charts and insights that enable a very detailed investigation of these specific food microbiology market segments.

Food Micro—8 is based on detailed interviews conducted by Strategic Consulting and integrated into its database of food microbiology diagnostics trends and practices, which has been built, analyzed and published in eight market research reports over the last 17 years. Delivering both extensive new data and detailed historical perspective, Strategic Consulting market research reports are widely accepted by leading diagnostic manufacturers and investors as highly credible analyses of the industry.

Food Micro, Seventh Edition: Comparison of the Food Microbiology Testing Markets in the US and EU

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Food Micro, Seventh Edition: Comparison of the Food Microbiology Testing Markets in the US and EU (Food Micro—7) summarizes and compares key data on the food microbiology testing markets in the US and Europe.

Food Micro—7 consolidates and compares extensive primary research conducted by Strategic Consulting in its two most recent food reports, Food Micro, Fifth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the U.S. Food Industry (Food Micro—5) published in May 2011, and Food Micro, Sixth Edition: Food Microbiology Testing in Europe (Food Micro—6) published in January 2012

Food Micro—7 compares market size, value and growth as well as the testing methods, practices and trends shaping food microbiology testing in the United States and Europe. By comparing the two markets, Food Micro—7 highlights the similarities, which can represent areas of potential growth/consolidation in the market, and explores the differences, which can indicate areas of possible differentiation and/or targeting in the market.

In 2010, 213.2 million microbiology tests were collected in the US food pro-cessing industry. “Routine” tests, used as indicators of the presence and levels of microorganisms in the plant or the food product, accounted for 78% of all food microbiology tests performed in the US. The remaining 22% of US food microbiology tests were pathogen tests. Pathogen tests, used to detect pathogenic organisms with the potential to cause human disease, include tests for Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and E. coli O157.

In 2011, 275.3 million microbiology tests were collected in the EU food processing industry. Routine tests numbered 225.4 million and 49.9 million tests were pathogen tests.

Perhaps more meaningful is the growth rate of testing in the two regions. The differences in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for total test volume, pathogen test volume and market value are striking, and speak to some underlying differences in the key drivers in these two markets.

Food Micro—7 sifts through the detail of its two predecessor reports to examine and chart the similarities and differences between the two large and important US and European markets. Food Micro—7 incorporates:

  • Charts and discussion summarizing data from more than 300 interviews with food processing plants in the meat, dairy, fruit/vegetable, and pro-cessed food segments in the U.S. and in 11 countries of the EU that represent 77% of the total agricultural/food value-added in Europe.
  • A discussion of key drivers and trends in food microbiology testing such as where samples are collected and analyzed, use of rapid methods, expected changes in test practices, and desired improvements in test products and methods.
  • Test volumes and methods used for routine, environmental and pathogen tests for TVO, Coliform, Yeast/Mold, ATP, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Listeria, L. mono, E. coli O157, and Campylobacter.
  • Forecasts for the state of the market in 2016 including routine, pathogen and overall test volumes, market values and growth.

Food Micro, Sixth Edition: Food Microbiology Testing in Europe

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Food Micro, Sixth Edition: Food Microbiology Testing in Europe (Food Micro—6) is the first definitive report to focus exclusively on the European food microbiology testing market. Food Micro—6 reviews the important methods, technologies, companies, regulations and trends shaping food safety testing in Europe.

Europe is a substantial market for food microbiology testing. With a population of more than 500 million (2009), the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) performed an estimated 275 million food micro tests in 2011. In comparison, there were 213 million tests conducted in the US in 2010.

In addition to size, the European food safety testing market differs from the US market in areas such as methods used, organisms tested and regulations. As a result, says Tom Weschler, president of SCI and lead author of Food Micro—6, “Europe must be examined and understood as a separate entity as it relates to food microbiology testing, and not simply thought of and treated as ‘like the US.’” Food Micro—6 tracks, analyzes and reports on the distinct and important EU food microbiology testing market.

 Europe must be examined and understood as a separate entity as it relates to food microbiology testing, and not simply thought of and treated as ‘like the US’.

In preparing this new and comprehensive review of the European food microbiology testing market, Strategic Consulting (SCI) conducted more than 175 detailed interviews in 11 European countries accounting for 77% of all agricultural/food value add in the European Union.

Because SCI conducted primary research with food-processing plants in Europe, Food Micro—6 is able to offer new, detailed data on European food safety testing such as test volumes, methods used for routine and pathogen testing, where samples are collected and analyzed, and costs per test performed. Differences in testing practices are analyzed for the meat, dairy, fruits/vegetables, and processed food segments. Variations within countries are outlined, and expected changes in future testing practices are discussed.

Like all SCI publications, Food Micro—6 is based on new, primary research and industry-specific expertise and analysis. Food Micro—6 incorporates:

  • Lengthy interviews with food processing plants in the meat, dairy, fruit/vegetable, and processed food segments in 11 European countries representing 77% of the total agricultural/food value-added in the EU.
  • A discussion of key drivers for food microbiology testing, and a country-by-country comparison of total testing, organisms tested, and methods used.
  • Test volumes, methods, and products used for routine, environmental and pathogen tests for TVO, Coliform, Yeast/Mold, ATP, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Listeria, L. mono, E. coli O157, and Campylobacter.
  • Forecasts for the state of the market in 2016 including routine, pathogen and overall test volumes and market values.
  • Insights from Strategic Consulting’s principals honed over more than 75 combined years in the worldwide industrial diagnostics marketplace.
  • Profiles of the leading diagnostic companies competing in the food safety testing market including a discussion of new technologies and market strategies: Becton-Dickinson, BioControl, bioMérieux, Bio-Rad, BIOTECON, DuPont Qualicon, Foss A/S, Idaho Technology, Life Technologies (ABI), Merck Millipore, 3M, Neogen, Pall Corporation, QIAGEN, Roka Bioscience, R-Biopharm, SDIX and Thermo Fisher.

Food Micro, Fifth Edition: Microbiology Testing in the U.S. Food Industry

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(Food Micro—5)

The food safety market is changing quickly: Recalls, regulations, new test methods, acquisitions, and a range of other factors are shifting priorities and altering the competitive landscape. Solid information and insights are critical as you determine how to successfully navigate this market.

Food Micro—5 is a comprehensive review of the markets, methods, technologies, and key companies shaping the future of microbiology testing in the US food processing industry.

  • The Food Sector represents almost 50% of the total industrial microbiology testing market, and is more than double the size of any other industrial segment including pharmaceutical, personal care, beverage, environmental, and industrial processes.
  • In 2010, the US food processing industry performed 213.2 million microbiology tests. The volume of routine/indicator tests went up by just over 10% between 2008 and 2010.
  • During that same three-year period, however, the volume of pathogen tests such as Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and E. coli O157 increased by more than 30%.

Through primary research on current testing practices at 9,350 US food processing plants, Food Micro—5 reviews macro market changes impacting testing requirements and competitive practices, and offers extensive market projections through to 2015. Industry-wide testing practices are compared with those of the top 30 food companies, and expected changes in future testing practices are discussed.

Like all SCI publications, Food Micro—5 is based on new, primary research and industry-specific expertise and analysis.

  • Lengthy interviews with food processing plants in the meat, dairy, fruit/vegetable, and processed food segments,
  • Detailed conversations with many of the senior quality and food safety officers at the top-30 food companies,
  • Expert review of important industrial diagnostic competitors
  • Strategic and operational perspectives on microbial testing in the U.S. food processing industry
  • Insights honed over more than 75 combined years in industrial diagnostics.

Food Micro—5 is more than 250 pages in length with more than 275 data tables/charts and 18 profiles of major competitors.

While food companies continue to make investments in their overall food safety programs, new regulations, outbreaks, and public concern are driving even more pathogen-specific testing. Pathogens are everyone’s focus.

Thomas R. Weschler, Food Micro—5 Lead Author

 

Pharma/PCP Micro, Second Edition: Global Review of Microbiology Testing in the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products Industries

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(Pharma/PCP Micro—2)

Globalization, increased regulation, and market pressures are forcing fundamental change within the pharmaceutical and personal care products industries worldwide. Pharma/PCP Micro—2 examines practices in what is now the second largest user of industrial microbiology testing.

Pharma/PCP Micro—2 details testing practices in each sector of the industry including which organisms are tested for, what samples are collected, and how samples are analyzed. The report tracks the adoption of rapid microbiology testing practices and examines the hurdles that have impeded their widespread acceptance.

In addition to extensive field interviews with QC managers at production facilities in multiple countries, this new report incorporates information gathered during in-depth interviews with more than 20 senior managers at leading Pharma/PCP companies. Current and future estimates of microbiology testing volumes and market values are provided, and a review of the key testing companies competing in these markets is included.

Targeted mainly to the information needs of Industrial Diagnostic Manufacturers, Pharma/PCP Micro—2 investigates the inner-workings of this market, examines the trends driving change, and projects requirements as this market expands to a nearly $2.4 billion opportunity by 2013.

  • Quantifies and characterizes all aspects of microbiological testing in both the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products industries.
  • Characterizes microbiology testing practices by reviewing frequency of testing by organism, where samples are collected, where samples are analyzed, and what test methodologies are used.
  • Reviews testing differences by type of sample collected—product vs. water vs. environmental.
  • Characterizes the market drivers influencing testing in Pharma and PCP, including the regulatory environment, and reviews how these factors might change over time.
  • Provides market projections (testing volume and market value) for microbiological testing through 2013 versus breakthrough technology.
  • Provides insights into 15 diagnostic companies serving the Pharma and PCP Sectors.
  • Explores in detail the use of rapid microbiological methods (RMMs) in the Pharma and PCP sectors including:
    • Projects the use of rapid methods by 2013 and how this will vary by sector.
    • Most desired improvements to RMMs.
    • Key organisms and applications for RMMs.
    • Hurdles to adoption of RMMs.
    • Key opinion leaders predictions for the future of RMMs over the next 5 years.

More than 150 pages in length, Pharma/PCP Micro—2 is presented in ten well-organized, tabulated sections. More than 180 data tables, charts, and exhibits provide extensive insights into this market. In addition, there are 15 diagnostic company profiles included in this Report.