I. Introduction
II. AIDS/HIV Worldwide Market and Technology Overview
A. Background
B. Diagnostic Tests: HIV-1/2/Combo, HIVAg/HIV NAT, Western Blot, HTLV-I/II
C. Vaccines and Drugs
D. Instrumentation Review and Market Needs
E. Emerging Diagnostic Technologies
III. France: Market Size, Growth and Major Suppliers'
Sales and Market Shares
IV. 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
V. 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

VI. Competitive Assessments

- Abbott
- Affymetrix
- Beckman Coulter/Danaher
- Becton Dickinson
- bioMerieux
- Bio-Rad
- Cepheid
- Diamedix/Erba
- DiaSorin
- Eiken Chemical
- Elitech Group
- Enzo Biochem
- Fujirebio
- Grifols
- Hologic/Gen-Probe
- ID Biomedical/GSK
- Kreatch/Leica
- Lonza
- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
- Qiagen
- Roche
- Scienion
- Sequenom
- SeraCare
- Siemens
- Takara Bio
- Thermo Fisher
- Wallac/PE
- Wako