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Research and Markets: Japan Hospital & Retail Pharmacy Automated Dispensing Machine Market 2014-2018

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rsfmpf/automated) has announced the addition of the "Japan Hospital & Retail Pharmacy Automated Dispensing Machine Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

The Automated Dispensing Machine market in Japan will grow at a CAGR of 14% to 2018.

One of the key drivers in this market is the growing use of automation in the Pharmacy industry. Automation in this industry has helped in improving medication distribution efficiencies. It has also helped in reshaping the role of the pharmacist from that of a traditional, product-focused dispenser to a more patient-focused medication provider. Many hospitals and doctors prefer automation in their pharmacy as it is a cost-effective service and tends to lead to fewer dispensing errors.

The incorporation of various next-generation technologies in automated dispensing machines is one of the emerging trends in the Automated Dispensing Machine market in Japan. Some of the major technologies being used by vendors include bar code scanners, RFID tags, automated canister recognition systems, and special tray systems. Vendors are adopting these technologies to enable automated dispensing machines to function as a diagnostic tool, which can then work as an inventory controller, provide better packaging, and facilitate better standardized bedside scanning. By adopting next-generation technologies to offer such features, the vendors in Japan are continuously striving to improve the degree of customer satisfaction among their end-users.

Further, the report states that the high repair and maintenance cost of automated dispensing machines is one of the major challenges facing this market. Healthcare services are very expensive in Japan; therefore, the high repair and maintenance cost of automated dispensing machines further increases the burden on hospitals and pharmacies.

Key Vendors

  • Panasonic Corp.
  • Tosho Co. Inc.
  • Yuyama Co. Ltd.
  • Takazono Corp.

Key Market Driver/Challenge/Trends

  • Growing Automation in the Pharmacy Industry.
  • High Repair and Maintenance Costs.
  • Adoption of Next-generation Tools.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. List of Abbreviations
  3. Scope of the Report
  4. Market Research Methodology
  5. Introduction
  6. Market Landscape
  7. Market Segmentation by Application
  8. Market Segmentation by End-user
  9. Market Segmentation by Operation
  10. Buying Criteria
  11. Market Growth Drivers
  12. Drivers and their Impact
  13. Market Challenges
  14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  15. Market Trends
  16. Trends and their Impact
  17. Vendor Landscape
  18. Key Vendor Analysis

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