Breathalyzers Market Size will attain considerable proceeds between 2021 and 2027 owing to the growing rate of road accidents and increasing alcohol consumption levels. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), over 1.3 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes each year.
The increasing intensity of alcohol-related crimes as well as abuses worldwide has made way for severe legislation by several governments for the necessary testing of alcohol levels. The rising need for advanced breath analyzers, soaring emphasis on workplace screening, and growing adoption for detecting chronic and infectious diseases are other factors driving the market growth.
A breathalyzer is mainly a device deployed to administer a breath test of a person suspected of fostering while intoxicated. The higher availability of forbidden drugs, along with growing R&D in devices for testing marijuana, will add to the product demand. However, the rising concerns over the accuracy of the devices will pose a major challenge to the industry progression.
Based on technology, the market share from the fuel cells testers will expand with increasing need for compact sizes, longer life, higher accuracy, and lower power consuming devices. The fuel cell technology is primarily used to determine the blood alcohol content and does not necessitate the use of multiple sensors. These devices are increasingly preferred as they can be regarded as handheld alcohol testers that have both personal and professional uses. The increasing efforts undertaken by several manufacturers for coming up with innovative technologies and enhanced features will favor the segment growth.
The acceptance of breathalyzers in alcohol detection applications will rise significantly with the presence of stringent government regulations pertaining to driving under the influence (DUI). On the other hand, the medical application segment will witness considerable expansion with the higher availability of advanced technologies.
North America is expected to emerge as a lucrative revenue source for the breathalyzers market led by the growing consumption of alcohol and related beverages. The spiraling number of drink-driving incidents and alcohol-related accidents has led to the higher government emphasis and increased usage of alcohol-testing equipment. The presence of severe laws for mandatory alcohol testing, growing consumer awareness, and the higher deployment of semiconductor sensor technologies will anchor regional growth.
Some of the prominent providers of breathalyzers include Alcolizer Pty Ltd., Lifeloc Technologies Inc., Intoximeters, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, BACtrack, and Abbott.
These companies are constantly coming up with inorganic marketing strategies, such as partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, as well as novel product launches for attaining competitive edges whilst proliferating their portfolio and customer base.
For instance, in July 2020, Lifeloc Technologies launched LT7 and LX9, its two new handheld breath alcohol testers, also known as breathalyzers. These testers are USA DOT/ NHTSA approved and record significant footprint in law enforcement and workplace markets to offer enhanced and user-friendly features whilst assisting in creating safer roadways and communities.
In another instance, in August 2019, Abbott partnered with Intoximeters to market SoToxaTM Mobile Test System, its oral fluid handheld roadside testing solution that reliably and quickly detects recent drug use along with Alco-Sensor®, the latter’s brand breath alcohol-testing products.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the industry for breathalyzers witnessed a record high growth due to increased adoption for detecting patients infected with the virus. This can be ascribed to the rise in developments of super-rapid testing methods via breath samples. The growing regulatory support also added a positive edge to the product demand amidst the pandemic. For instance, the 60-second COVID-19 breathalyzer test from Breathonix received a provisional green light from the Health Sciences Authority in Singapore.
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