Blood Glucose Test Strip is a device on which the blood sample is taken for diabetic tests to be carried out. These strips are enabled with electrochemical biosensors or enzymes. Certain test strips provide direct results; whereas, others require glucose monitors for the test results to be accurately displayed.
Blood Glucose Test Strips form one of the major sectors of the Glucose Testing Devices market. There has been a rapid growth in the Blood Glucose Test Strips market, owing to the increase in the diabetic patient population. This increase can be mainly attributed to growing aging population, unhealthy lifestyle, and rise in obesity related issues. Further, remote diagnosis is driving the Global Blood Glucose Test Strips market. Also, the growth of this market can be attributed to empowered patients opting for more accurate and faster results.
The Blood Glucose Test Strips are being improvised through new technological enhancements with the use of nanotechnology, electrochemical bio-sensors and improved enzymes. These innovations facilitate easy, accurate, and painless blood glucose diagnosis for diabetic patients. Further, technical advancements in reagents used in test strips enable tests to be carried out with lesser blood samples and allow storage of Blood Glucose Test Strips for a longer period of time (as compared to older test strips).
Although Blood Glucose Test Strips have been aiding the diabetic patients remarkably, certain technical and compatibility challenges hinder the growth of this market. Also, patients avoid regular testing through Blood Glucose Tests Strips as these strips are expensive.
The report by Technavio Insights highlights the scope of the Global Blood Glucose Test Strips market 2009-2013, along with trends, drivers, growth inhibitors and a few major vendors in the market.