Six key areas or forces to consider in an industry analysis are: barriers to entry, rivalry among existing competitors, substitute products
, complementors, supplier power, and buyer power.
included the use of deferred variable annuities converted to annuitization.
Economic structure of the industry (ability of new companies to enter it; risks of substitute products
and services; resource availability, including supplier dominance; customer dominance and competitiveness)
However, availability of substitute products
, such as egg white and fats containing trans-fatty acids (TFA), may hinder the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Bonesupport provides innovative injectable bio-ceramic bone substitute products
to treat bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery based on its unique CERAMENT platform.
Ireland-based Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a speciality pharmaceuticals manufacturer, has signed a merger agreement with Stratatech, a privately held regenerative medicine company focused on the development of unique, proprietary skin substitute products
, it was reported yesterday.
In this respect, it is also worth mentioning the first appearance of meat substitute products
based on insect meat becoming available in Belgium.
Israeli food producer Osem Investments (TLV:OSEM) said Tuesday it will take full control of vegetarian and meat substitute products
maker Tivall after agreeing with its kibbutz owners to buy the remaining 42% of it for ILS468.5m (USD129m/EUR95m).
The ratings reflect the company's 30-year experience, established position in the asbestos industry in eastern India, rising demand for asbestos sheets from rural market, diversified customer base, lack of cost effective substitute products
and improvement in its financial position in fiscal 2009.
MEPs insisted that legislative proposals be rapidly tabled in the following areas: the introduction of limit values for combustion installations, the application of mandatory anti-pollution measures at crematoria, a ban on primary mercury exports from 2010, the secure storage of surplus mercury, the control and processing of dental amalgam waste, limits on the use of mercury in dental amalgam (particularly since substitute products
are available), a ban on the use of mercury in monitoring equipment where reliable alternative solutions exist.
Regarding details, MEPs believe substitute products
exist in certain cases where exemptions are nevertheless envisaged.