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It is predicted that the global nanotechnology sensor market will grow to $2.8 billion in 2008.

nanomarkets LC recently released a report, predicting that the global nanotechnology sensor market will grow to $2.8 billion in 2008 and is expected to reach $17.2 billion by 2012. The main application fields include medicine and health care, military and national plug-in force experiments: solving the fixture problems of various connection tests, soil safety, industrial control and robotics, network and communication, environmental monitoring, etc

the following is a brief analysis of various factors affecting the development of the nano sensor market

1. Market constraints:

a. nano sensors are in the early stage of development, and the time for rapid market penetration is not yet ripe: at present, nano sensors of nanomix, Nanosys, nanoink and other companies are still in the stage of design and development. It is estimated that they will be officially released in the commercial market after 1-2 years. Before entering the big market, the accuracy and reliability of these product prototypes still need to be verified and improved. In most applications, people have been used to using analog sensors, and the step of "analog → digital → nano" can not be achieved overnight

b. the conservative attitude of downstream users towards new technologies slows down demand: the main obstacles between the nano sensor industry and the terminal application industry include acceptance, access and mutual communication. The key factors that make end users hesitate are the anti-interference, correlation reliability and safety of nano sensors. Nanosensor manufacturers must try to convince end users that nanosensors can be easily transferred from research laboratories to commercial markets. In the foreseeable future, this factor will have a considerable impact on the nano sensor market

c. the high segmentation of the market hinders the strategic penetration of nano sensors: the sensor industry is divided into various market segments by more than 100 different sensor technologies. The high aggregation of technology has become a constraint for the rapid penetration of nano sensors, especially for nano gas sensors and nano chemical/biological sensors, where the origin of the curve shows local deviation. In some cases, existing sensors can provide the advantages of nano sensors. For example, MEMS sensors are smaller and cheaper; Intelligent sensors have self calibration ability, ease of use and various environmental adaptability. Nanosensor manufacturers must quickly bring their innovative products to market and prove their effectiveness and ease of operation. As end users become more familiar with the performance and great advantages of nano sensors, this constraint will gradually weaken

2. Market promotion

a. laws and regulations increase the use of nano sensors: unlike other sensors, nano sensors will be primarily used in detection equipment and preventive measures. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have put forward higher requirements for gas monitoring in the environment. Europe has also formulated quite strict regulations, such as mandating that if operators are exposed to toxic and carcinogenic substances, employers must determine the type, degree and time of exposure of such substances. In Asia and other regions, the process of legislation is slow. Various market analyses show that these Regulations are the biggest market drivers for highly reliable and powerful nano sensors

b. military and homeland security applications have increased the demand for nano sensors: "9/11 terrorist attacks" have turned people's attention to nanotechnology to national defense applications. Nanosensors will be used in the next generation of military uniforms, equipment and personal belongings to detect anthrax and other dangerous gases. Chemical protective clothing that protects soldiers and discourages employees from intruding into the market and is injured by harmful chemicals and deadly microorganisms will enter a new development stage

c. the high segmentation of the sensor market creates opportunities for nano sensors to enter: Although the high segmentation of the sensor market imposes certain constraints on nano sensors, it also gives this new technology the opportunity to form a unique positioning in special market segments. Nano sensor companies need to invest a lot in improving the design, so that nano sensors can quickly penetrate the high growth medical, homeland security, genetic testing and environmental monitoring markets

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