Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Increasing Prevalence of Heart Disease Drives Growth of Cardiac Biomarkers Diagnostics Market

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013
Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Participants need to focus on product customization, ease-of-use and reliability.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in the EU, killing over 2 million people annually and costing the economy nearly €192 billion. Prevention, through constant monitoring of heart health, is seen as the best way to tackle this high death rate.

The most accurate way of monitoring heart health is through cardiac marker testing. Regular monitoring of cardiac health through brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) testing is being practiced across Europe, thereby boosting the cardiac marker testing market.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Analysis of European Cardiac Biomarkers Diagnostics Market, finds that the market earned revenues of about $607.9 million in 2011 and estimates this to double to reach $1,216.0 million in 2018.

The research covers acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and congestive heart failure (CHF) biomarkers diagnostics.

The increasing role of cardiac markers in patient triaging is further boosting market expansion. Effective implementation of cardiac markers can enable decreased bed occupancy, reduced hospital costs and physician time.

“Cardiac markers rank among the best available tools to assess the patient’s status,” notes Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst K. Srinivas Sashidhar. “For instance, in cases where a test is positive for certain markers, especially cardiac troponin, this would indicate a heart attack. Subsequently, the appropriate treatments and interventions could be administered.”

Due to the urgent nature of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, healthcare practitioners have to obtain rapid results for immediate diagnosis and treatment. This need for quick turnaround times has fuelled interest in point-of-care (POC) cardiac testing.

As these trends accelerate market development, saturation will pose a key restraint, especially for the troponin testing segment.

“The troponin testing segment, which now constitutes about a third of the cardiac marker testing market, has reached saturation,” explained Sashidhar. “It is expected to grow slowly, especially in lab-based testing, with growth likely to be mainly through POC testing.”

To sustain market momentum, participants need to develop customized solutions. Multi-menu options for cardiac tests and products that meet market needs, paralleled by alliances with pharmaceutical companies to develop better targeted, therapy-oriented solutions, will keep the market on a growth trajectory.

“Companies need to develop monitoring systems with sufficient product differentiation features to stay competitive,” concluded Sashidhar. “Regardless of the test solution, ease-of-use and reliability will be essential to sustain growth.”

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Changing Phase of Biomarkers
Discover the current scenario and changing business models of the biomarkers field.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Drug Developers Drawn to Orphan Drugs Market
Breakthrough therapies for rare diseases command premium pricing, particularly if no alternatives exist.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Scientific News
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections Revealed
The findings point to new therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
World’s First Therapeutic Venom Database
Open-source library describes nearly 43,000 effects on the human body.
Measuring microRNAs in Blood to Speed Cancer Detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.
Potential Persistent Tuberculosis Treatment
Researchers have discovered several first-in-class compounds that target hidden TB infections by attacking a critical process the bacteria use to survive in the hostile environment of the lungs.
Metabolic Profiles Distinguish Early Stage Ovarian Cancer with Unprecedented Accuracy
Studying blood serum compounds of different molecular weights has led scientists to a set of biomarkers that may enable development of a highly accurate screening test for early-stage ovarian cancer.
The Do’s and Don’ts of SPR Experiments
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a technique that is becoming more widely used, particularly by anyone who wants to obtain accurate on (association) and off (dissociation) rates for biomolecular binding.
Long-Sought Protein Sensor for the ‘Sixth Sense’ Discovered
In a study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)the sensor protein for propioception has been identified.
New Anti-Malarial Drug Screening Model
University of South Florida researchers demonstrate novel chemogenomic profiling to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria.
Shedding Light on “Dark” Cellular Receptors
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos