Introduction
Worldwide Market and Technology Overview
A. Major Drugs of Abuse
1. Overview
2. Test Methodologies
3. Amphetamines
4. Barbiturates
5. Benzodiazepines
6. Cannabinoids/Marijuana
7. Cocaine
8. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
9. Methadone
10. Methaqualone
11. Opiates
12. Phencyclidine
13. Tricyclic Antidepressants
B. Instrumentation Review: Operating characteristics
and features of high-, medium-, and low-volume/POC
analyzers manufactured by Abaxis, Abbott, Alere/Inverness,
Alfa Wassermann, AMS, Awareness Technologies, Beckman Coulter/Olympus,
Binding Site, bioMerieux, Carolina Chemistries, DiaSorin, Grifols, Horiba,
Medica, Nova Biomedical, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Polymedco, Randox,
Roche, Siemens, Tosoh, Vital Diagnostics and other suppliers
C. Major In Vitro Diagnostic Technologies
And Their Potential Applications
1. Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibodies
2. Immunoassays
a. Technological Principle
d. Chemiluminescence
c. Enzyme Immunoassays (EIA)
° Overview
° ELISA
° EMIT
° Electrochemical


d. Radioimmunoassays (RIA)
e. Immunoprecipitation
f. Affinity Chromatography
3. Tandem Mass Spec
4. IT and Automation
5. Dry Chemistry
6. Biosensors
D. Market Size, Growth and Major Supplier Shares
Alternative Market Penetration Strategies
A. Internal Development
B. Collaborative Arrangements
C. University Contracts
D. Distribution Strategies for Decentralized
Testing Markets
1. Marketing Approaches
2. Product Complexity
3. Customer Preference
4. Established Suppliers
5. Emerging Suppliers
6. Major Types of Distributors
7. Market Segmentation
Potential Market Entry Barriers and Risks
A. Market Maturity
B. Cost Containment
C. Competition
D. Technological Edge and Limitations
E. Patent Protection
F. Regulatory Constraints
G. Decentralized Testing Market Challenges
Competitive Assessments
- Abbott Laboratories
- AdnaGen/Alere
- Agilent Technologies

- Beckman Coulter/Danaher
- Biomedical Diagnostics
- BioMerieux
- Bio-Rad
- DiaSorin
- Eiken
- Fujirebio
- Grifols
- Instrumentation Laboratory
- Kyowa Medex
- Matritech/Alere
- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
- Quest Diagnostics
- Roche
- Siemens
- Sysmex
- Thermo Fisher
- Tosoh
- Wako
- Wallac/PE


List of Tables
Major Companies Developing or Marketing
Drugs of Abuse Tests
Italy, Drugs of Abuse Test Volume Forecast
By Market Segment
Italy, Commercial/Private Laboratories, Drugs of Abuse
Test Volume Forecast by Assay
Italy, Drugs of Abuse Reagent Market
Forecast By Market Segment
Italy, All Market Segments, Drugs of
Abuse Reagent Market Forecast by Assay
Italy, Hospital Laboratories, Drugs of Abuse
Reagent Market Forecast by Assay
Italy, Commercial/Private Laboratories, Drugs of Abuse
Reagent Market Forecast by Assay
Italy, All Market Segments, Drugs
of Abuse Test Volume Forecast by Assay
Italy, Hospital Laboratories, Drugs of Abuse
Test Volume Forecast by Assay
Italy, Major Suppliers of Immunodiagnostic Products,
Estimated Market Shares