Reportlinker Adds Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth

Jan 12, 2010, 08:46 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth

Over the past 12 months, the cord blood banking industry has expanded through double digit growth, due to new entrants in the cord blood banking industry as well as revenue growth at existing operations. Deeper analysis reveals that of existing cord blood banks, most fall into one of two camps, either experiencing flat line growth (less than 3% per annum) or substantively building revenue (17% or more per annum).

This finding begs the questions:

* What factors are causing a substantial number of new cord blood banks to open up business? Is it the result of a profit opportunity, an effect of advances in therapeutic applications, a social response to more parents being aware of the opportunity to store cord stem cells at birth, or are other factors driving the activity?

* What will be the effect of these new entrants to the cord blood banking industry for existing competitors?

* Perhaps most critically, what are the differences among the cord blood banks that are experiencing flat-line growth, versus those that have substantively built revenue over the past 12 months?

In BioInformant's initial version of this report, Choices in Cord Blood Banking – Factors Influencing Parental Decision-Making, launched April 2009, an survey of 1,200 expectant parents was used to provide a roadmap for how cord blood banks can best communicate and market their services to potential clients. The top-selling report explored the specific reasons that parents elect to store cord blood and what factors influence their decision-making in choosing a specific bank. (Click here to read the Executive Summary for the original version of the report.)

This expanded and updated version includes all content from the original report, as well as supplemental analysis of factors that have produced double-digit industry growth over the past year. It provides guidance on how to break through flat-line growth to become a fast-growing competitor within the cord blood industry.


I. Rate of Entrants to the Cord Blood Banking Industry

II. Revenue Distinctions among Existing Cord Blood Banks

A. Flat-Line Growth Companies (< 3% per Year)

B. Substantive Revenue Growth Companies (17% or More Per Year)

III. Effect of New Entrants for Existing Competitors


I. Summary of Conditions

II. Background

A. Fetal Cord Blood Characteristics

B. Existing Treatments

C. Future Applications

III. Cord Blood Banking Industry

A. History

B. Private vs. Public Cord Blood Banks

1. U.S. Public Banks

a. Overview

b. Number of Public Banks

c. Geographic Distribution

2. U.S. Private Banks

a. Overview

b. Number of U.S. Private Banks

c. Geographic Distribution

3. Programs for Families with Medical Need

4. International Banks

a. Overview

b. Number Private Cord Blood Banks by International Region

IV. Market Characterization

A. List of U.S. Private Cord Blood Banks

B. List of U.S. Public Cord Blood Banks

C. U.S. Mail-In Donation Cord Blood Banks

D. Breakdown of Canadian Cord Blood Banks – Public vs. Private / AABB Accredited vs. Non-Accredited

E. International Cord Blood Banks

1. Mexican

2. South/Central America

3. UK

4. Europe

5. Middle East

6. India

7. Asia

8. Australia / New Zealand

9. Africa

F. List of International Public Cord Blood Banks (Alphabetical by Country)

G. Worldwide List of AABB Accredited Cord Blood Facilities

V. U.S. Cord Blood Banking Legislation

A. U.S. State

B. U.S. Federal

1. Institute of Medicine Recommendations Study

2. Presidential Executive Order Expanding Approved Stem Cell Lines in Ethically Responsible Ways

3. The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005

VI. International Analysis – Trends, Policies and Industry Conditions, by Country






VII. Cost Analysis: Cord Blood Banking

A. Reasons for Variation in Cord Blood Pricing

1. Pricing Flexibility

2. Variable Services

3. Fee Breakdown Differences

B. Range of Pricing for U.S. Cord Blood Companies (1-100th percentiles)

1. U.S. Cord Blood Banking Price Range (1-100th%)

2. Lowest U.S. Pricing

3. Highest U.S. Pricing

4. Average U.S. Cord Blood Costs (25-75th percentiles)

5. Median Cost of U.S. Storage (50% percentile)

C. Range of Pricing for Canadian Cord Blood Companies (1-100th percentiles)

1. Canadian Cord Blood Banking Price Range (1-100th%)

2. Lowest Canadian Pricing

3. Highest Canadian. Pricing

4. Average Canadian. Cord Blood Costs (25-75th percentiles)

5. Median Cost of Canadian Storage (50% percentile)

VIII. Comparative Analysis of Quality Variables

A. Technical Variables

1. Vapor-Phase Storage vs. Liquid-Phase Storage

2. Cryo-bags vs. Cryo-vials

3. Pentastarch vs. Hetastarch

4. Computer Controlled vs. Manual Rate Freezing

5. Whole Sample vs. Volume Reduction

6. High-Control vs. Low-Control Aseptic Processing

B. Corporate Variables

1. Corporate Stability

2. Scientific Expertise


I. Survey Overview

A. Survey Population

B. Characterization of Market Survey Respondents

1. Geographic Distribution of Market Survey Respondents

2. Household Income Distribution of Survey Respondents

a. All Respondents

b. U.S. Respondents

3. Respondent Breakdown by Race

4. Respondent Breakdown by Gender

5. Respondent Breakdown by Level of Education

6. Respondent Breakdown by Location (City vs. Suburban vs. Rural)

7. Regional Breakdown of U.S. Respondents

8. Demographic Conclusions

II. Rates of Awareness: Unaware / Minimally Informed / Moderately Informed / Knowledgeable

A. Overall

B. By Gender

C. By Household Income

1. All Respondents

2. U.S. Respondents

D. By Education

E. By Race

F. By Geographic Location

1. Region within U.S.

2. Location (City vs. Suburban vs. Rural)

G. By Number of Existing Children within Family (e.g. Birth Order)

III. Factors Influencing Awareness

A. Personal Exposure: Relative Impact of Family, Co-Workers, Peers

B. Informational Sources: Information Sites, Books Medical Pamphlets, Government Sources

C. Medical Exposure: General Doctors, Ob / Gyn, Midwifes, Nurse, Other

D. Promotional Sources: Internet Advertisements, Print Advertisements, Radio, TV, Other

IV. Factors Influencing Parental Decision-Making

A. Factors Influencing the Decision Not to Store Cord Blood

1. Knowledge Level

2. Price Sensitivity

3. Safety Concerns

4. Lack of Access

5. Misconceptions

B. Factors Influencing the Decision for Private vs. Public Storage of Cord Blood

1. Ethical Beliefs

2. Gender

3. Total Household Income

4. Level of Education (Highest Level Achieved by at Least One Parent)

5. Race

6. Geographic Location

a. Region within U.S.

b. City vs. Suburban vs. Rural

7. Access to Reliable Healthcare

8. Number of Existing Children within Family (Birth Order)

9. Source of Knowledge

10. Perceived Support of Medical Staff

11. Family Medical History

C. International Analysis of Cord Blood Banking Perceptions (Region-by-Region)

V. Parental Responsiveness to Health Statistics

A. Overview

B. Health Statistics

C. Health Statistic Conclusions

VI. Parental Expectations

A. Quality of Services

B. Willingness to Educate/Inform

C. Reputability of Organization

VII. Informative Websites: Online Sources Utilized by Expectant Parents

A. Overview of Websites

1. Information Only

2. Commercial Affiliation

B. Dominant Regional Websites (International Analysis)

C. Most Important Criteria Used to Identify Sites to Inform Decision-Making

D. Underlying Reasons for Visiting Online Resources

VIII. Trends

A. Rates of Cord Blood Storage (units per year)

B. Rates of Parental Awareness

C. Cord Blood Research Publication Rates

D. Cord Blood Research Funding Levels

E. Cord Blood Patent Breakdown

F. Rates of Cord Blood Research Product Development

IX. Conclusions

A. Traits of a "Model Customer"

1. "Model Customer" for a Private Cord Blood Bank

2. "Model Customer" for a Public Cord Blood Bank

B. Ideal Price Range

C. Approaches for Communicating with Expectant Parents

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