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Pumps for Microfluidic Devices Patent Landscape 2017-2027 - Research and Markets

Research and Markets
Posted on: 21 Dec 17

The "Pumps for Microfluidic Devices Patent Landscape" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The global micropump market should reach $5.28 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.2%.

The worldwide market for pumps for microfluidic devices is growing quickly. Pumps are the cornerstone of microfluidic systems. They are the key component that allows the motion of fluids in an accurate and reliable manner through a device's reservoirs, chambers and microchannels.

The biomedical and pharmaceutical industries are driving the market. Micropumps are essential in DNA chips, lab-on-a-chip and drug delivery. They are also used in other domains, including flow chemistry, inkjet printing or electronic cooling. The intellectual property (IP) landscape related to pumps for microfluidic devices involves both industrial applicants like Epson, Baxter, Debiotech, Honeywell and Medtronic, and academic ones like Caltech, Stanford and Fraunhofer.

This indicates that technologies for micropumps are still in development. This development is driven in particular by an increasing number of biomedical devices but also by the increasing need for micropumping systems for microelectronic components. To match all the various applications, many different technologies have been developed. Mechanical pumps include electrostatic, electromagnetic, piezoelectric, thermopneumatic, shape memory alloy, bimetallic and ion polymer conducting film technology. Non-mechanical pumps include magneto-hydrodynamic, electro-hydrodynamic, electroosmotic, electrowetting, electrochemical and bubble-type. This patent landscape report analyzes IP activity for each technology.

The analysis of the technical issues addressed by patents related to pumps for microfluidic devices supports what we observe in the market. Mechanical pumps dominate, but new applicants, in particular from China, could accelerate the development of non-mechanical pumps for microfluidics.

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

  • Pumps for microfluidic devices
  • Scope of the report
  • Key features of the report
  • Objectives of the report
  • Related reports

2. METHODOLOGY

  • Patent search, selection and analysis
  • Search strategy
  • Key patent identification
  • Terminologies for patent analysis

3. MAIN ASSIGNEES MENTIONED

4. PATENT LANDSCAPE OVERVIEW

  • Time evolution of patent publications
  • Countries of patent filings
  • Time evolution by country of filing
  • Ranking of most prolific patent applicants
  • Mapping of main current IP holders
  • Mapping of main current IP applicants

5. IP POSITION OF MAIN PATENT ASSIGNEES

  • Strength index of patent portfolios
  • Patent citation analysis
  • IP blocking potential of patent applicants
  • Time evolution for main patent applicants
  • Countries of filings for main patent applicants
  • Summary of applicant's patent portfolio
  • Patent applicants IP network
  • IP leadership of patent applicants
  • Granted patents near expiration
  • Degree of specialization
  • Potential future plaintiffs

6. TECHNICAL ISSUES

  • Main IPC classes: Global analysis
  • Time evolution by IPC: Global analysis
  • Matrix main priority countries / main IPC
  • Main IPC classes: Main assignees
  • Matrix main applicants / main IPC
  • Technical segmentation
  • Time evolution by technical issue
  • Legal status by technical issue
  • Countries of filings by technical issues
  • Time evolution by country of filings
  • Key patent analysis

7. IP PROFILE OF KEY PLAYERS

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Baxter International
  • Bigfoot Biomedical
  • Robert Bosch
  • Debiotech
  • Seiko Epson
  • Hitachi
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Konica Minolta
  • Medtronic
  • Panasonic
  • Roche
  • Seiko Instruments
  • Waters Corporation
  • Caltech
  • Fraunhofer
  • ITRI
  • MIT
  • Stanford University
  • University of California

CONCLUSION

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bxsqr7/pumps_for?w=4

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171221005471/en/

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Last updated on: 21/12/2017

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