Bruce Carlson

Bruce Carlson

Associate Publisher for Kalorama Information

Recent Posts by Bruce Carlson:

Trump Will Find Reducing Drug Prices a Difficult Task

President Donald Trump’s stated goal of lowering drug prices won’t be easy. The President told drugmakers at a White House meeting that prices were “astronomical” and hinted at negotiating with Medicare and reducing regulation on new drugs. Congress has also proposed more generic drugs as a way of saving on costs.

While lower drug prices is an admirable goal, an across-the-board reduction of pharmaceutical prices will face many obstacles and most likely would not happen, according to our research at Kalorama Information. If somehow, Congress and the administration were able to achieve a reduction, it might impair the creation of new drugs.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Kalorama Information Industry Insights

Hospital ‘Superbugs’ a Concern for Hospitals & Medical Device Firms

The outbreak of a hospital associated infection (HAI) known as CRE (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae) has raised concerns about hospitals and the medical devices they use. However, it is often the case that a problem for one business is an opportunity for another. With hospital infections on the rise, there is now a focus on services that can help hospitals sterilize facilities and devices.

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices Kalorama Information

Projected 2015 Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information has identified the top five trends in the healthcare field that made an impact in 2014 and will continue to be an influence throughout 2015. Kalorama compiled its list based on news events, growth rates of markets the firm studied in 2014, and information requests the firm receives from industry participants. 

Topics: Diagnostics Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Medical Devices

Diagnostics Industry Sees Growth From Emerging Markets

Growth in the $54.6 billion in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market during 2013 came from emerging markets while developed nation markets grew at a much slower pace. All of the major IVD companies reported large increases in the top seven emerging markets. This is mostly fueled by privatization and health insurance initiatives by governments and employers. Medicare price cutting in the U.S. is expected to continue, and the IVD market in Europe should remain essentially flat for the next few years. 

According to Kalorama Information’s biennial survey of the IVD industry, The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 9th Edition, China, Brazil and Korea were among the countries that received industry interest in the form of acquisitions, partnerships and expanded sales efforts.

Topics: Diagnostics Healthcare

Veterinary Diagnostics: Disease Threats to Animals Continues to Boost Need for New Tests

The diseases that can affect cattle, pigs and other livestock and endanger the food supply are numerous, yet still growing. Swine fever, neosporosis, foot-and-mouth disease and other diseases are among the threats to animals that humans eat. Test makers have answered the call to develop products that can help food manufacturers and government agencies protect livestock and ensure a safe food supply at the beginning of the chain. For this reason, the Veterinary Diagnostics market can expect healthy revenue growth, according to insights from a Kalorama Information report on the topic.

Topics: Diagnostics Pets Kalorama Information

Medical Devices: Using Market Research to Find Growth Areas

Few industries will be challenged in the coming years like the medical device industry. Many observers project that the overall medical device market may suffer from reduced profits, less venture capital spending, and R&D due to the double-effects of a new excise tax in the United States and reimbursement cuts in world markets. But, this doesn’t mean the whole industry will suffer. Without market research, one might be tempted to generalize the industry, resulting in missed opportunities. Market research reports can help market-watchers find these right opportunities. 

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices

Market Research Questions To Ask in the Biotechnology Industry

Successful market research is all about asking the right questions. No matter what industry you are in, there are specific questions to consider before diving into your market research. Particularly in the Biotechnology industry, certain factors must be taken into consideration in order to ensure that your research will be the most relevant and effective. Bruce Carlson, Publisher at one of the industry's leading market research producers, Kalorama Information, has laid out three of the most important questions to ask when researching in this field:

Topics: Market Research Strategy Biotechnology

Projected 2014 Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The start of a new year is a time for new beginnings and progress, and the healthcare industry is no different. As we enter 2014, healthcare will experience some very notable changes. To find out some of the most substantial trends to note in the coming year, I spoke with Bruce Carlson, Publisher at one of the industry's leading market research producers, Kalorama Information.

Here are some of the biggest talking points for 2014:

Topics: Market Research Strategy Healthcare Kalorama Information