The healthcare industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation, with activity driven by telemedicine, real-time diagnostics, smart hospitals, and access to digital therapies, and the growing importance of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), robotics, and data management practices. In the last three years alone, there have been over 106,000 patents filed and granted in the healthcare industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Environment Sustainability in Healthcare: Automated biochemistry analyzers.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 443,000 patents to analyse innovation intensity for the healthcare industry, there are 200+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
Automated biochemistry analysers is a key innovation area in environmental sustainability
Fully automated biochemistry analysers are compact, simple, fully automatic and reliable instruments that can analyse entire blood, serum, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine samples for clinical chemistry parameters such as proteins, catalysts, salts, metabolite, and even pharmaceuticals in a short amount of time.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 40+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established healthcare companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of automated biochemistry analysers.
Key players in automated biochemistry analysers – a disruptive innovation in the healthcare industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patent and broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of different countries each relevant patent is registered in and reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to automated biochemistry analysers
|Company||Total patents (2010 - 2021)||Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies|
|F. Hoffmann-La Roche||187||Unlock company profile|
|Sysmex||152||Unlock company profile|
|Abbott Laboratories||96||Unlock company profile|
|Hitachi||89||Unlock company profile|
|Danaher||77||Unlock company profile|
|Labrador Diagnostics||72||Unlock company profile|
|Agilent Technologies||67||Unlock company profile|
|Caris MPI||42||Unlock company profile|
|Meso Scale Technologies||37||Unlock company profile|
|Koninklijke Philips||34||Unlock company profile|
|Siemens||31||Unlock company profile|
|Becton Dickinson and Co||30||Unlock company profile|
|Fujifilm Holdings||22||Unlock company profile|
|Inpeco Holding||22||Unlock company profile|
|Meso Scale Diagnostics||18||Unlock company profile|
|C. H. Boehringer Sohn||16||Unlock company profile|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific||15||Unlock company profile|
|Fio||14||Unlock company profile|
|Shimadzu||12||Unlock company profile|
|Bio-Rad Laboratories||12||Unlock company profile|
|DNAnudge||11||Unlock company profile|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||11||Unlock company profile|
|Elemental Scientific||10||Unlock company profile|
|Techno Medica||10||Unlock company profile|
|BioRad Laboratories||9||Unlock company profile|
|Laboratory Corp of America Holdings||8||Unlock company profile|
|Leavitt Medical||8||Unlock company profile|
|GE Healthcare||8||Unlock company profile|
|Toshiba||7||Unlock company profile|
|Johnson & Johnson||7||Unlock company profile|
|SYMAX||6||Unlock company profile|
|Yaskawa Electric||6||Unlock company profile|
|Alere Scarborough||6||Unlock company profile|
|Ems Pathology Medical Solutions||6||Unlock company profile|
|Mycenax Biotech||5||Unlock company profile|
|Essenlix||5||Unlock company profile|
|Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics||5||Unlock company profile|
|AT&T||5||Unlock company profile|
|Eppendorf||5||Unlock company profile|
|Nippon Chemi-Con||5||Unlock company profile|
|Boditech Med||5||Unlock company profile|
|Quidel||5||Unlock company profile|
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Sysmex are the leading patent filers in the automated biochemistry analysers for environmental sustainability. Some other leading patent filers include Abbott Laboratories and Hitachi.
In terms of application diversity, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Alere Scarborough are leading companies, followed by Abbott Laboratories. With regards to geographic reach, DNAnudge, Fio, and Agilent Technologies are the top companies.
Automated biochemistry analysers can help in optimising time-consuming testing and analytical processes and provide reliable diagnostic information as well as foster product innovation.
To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the healthcare industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Healthcare.