North America Sports Medicine Market 2020 to Witness Excellent Long-Term Growth Outlook

Pune, New York, USA, November 24 2020 (Wiredrelease) Research Dive :According to a new report published by Research Dive, titled, Sports Medicine Devices Market : North America Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025,the North America sports medicine devices market was valued at $3,580 million in 2018, and is expected to reach $5,382 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.7% from 2019 to 2025.

Sports medicine deals with the physical fitness of athletes. It is used for prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. Common sport injuries include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, ankle sprains, muscle cramps, and shin splints. Sports medicine doctors are trained to restore function to injured patients, so they can get moving again as soon as possible. Demand for sports medicine devices has increased considerably, owing to active participation of athletes in various sports across different countries. Various aspects of sports medicine such as indulging in sports activities for fitness, recommendations for physical training, and sports injury prevention treatment further contribute toward the market growth.

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Rise in incidence of sports-related injuries in the young population majorly drives the growth of the sports medicine devices market. Moreover, sports injuries have become highly prevalent among the young population, owing to increase in participation in sports. In addition, increase in initiatives by governments of various countries to promote sports activities and rise in demand for minimally invasive surgeries boost the market growth. Furthermore, easily accessible and advanced treatment products related to sports medicine for quick easy recovery fuel the demand for sports medicine. However, lack of skilled professionals as well as inappropriate administration and guidelines in the field of sports medicine hamper the growth of the market. Conversely, rising influx of athletes and technological advancements in sports medicine are expected to offer remunerative opportunities for the North America sports medicine market players.

The body reconstruction repair segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period. This is attributed to the fact that body reconstruction repair products are majorly used in the treatment and prevention of sport-related injuries. Among body reconstruction repair products, the bone/cartilage repair reconstruction segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Considering body support recovery products, the support devices braces segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2018, accounting for five-ninths share. The knee injuries segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2025, as athletes frequently suffer from such injuries. Sports medicines are principally employed in the treatment of knee injuries, owing to increase in incidence of meniscus tear among sportspersons.

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Key Findings of the Sports Medicine Devices Market:

The body support recovery segment is anticipated to generate the second highest revenue during the forecast period.
Artificial joint implants serve to be the highest contributor to the orthopedic sports medicine devices market in 2018 and is expected to maintain this dominance

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Prescription Apps: America Takes Its Medicine

If 2020 is the year that telemedicine went prime time, it’s no shock to the system that prescription pharmaceuticals are taking a similar, digital direct-to-consumer path.

And as the prescription drug sector undergoes its own digital shift, PYMNTS’ November Provider Ranking of Prescription Apps is the ideal remedy for those who watch the movers and shakers in the category for telltale signs of the rising Rx super-apps of the day after tomorrow.

The Top 5

Moving up one spot and new at No. 1 is RxSaver from the good folks at RetailMeNot, followed at No. 2 by the SingleCare app rising one spot from the previous Rx ranking. At No. 3 we find mammoth CVS Caremark rising two spots, with the OptumRx pharmacy care services holding steady at No. 4. Closing out the Top 5 this month is a big gainer, grocery chain Publix and its Publix Pharmacy app climbing two spot to land in the Top 5.

The Top 10

Another big grocery chain retains its spot at No. 6 on the PYMNTS Provider Ranking of Prescription Apps, and it’s KrogerRxSC unmoved at that spot. New to the No. 7 chart position is pharmacy benefit management app Express Scripts rising one spot, with the RxLocal discount app also climbing one spot to grab No. 8 this go around. At No. 9 is newcomer, Blink Health making its debut in the Provider Ranking of Prescription Apps, with another new face, CleverRX, entering the Top 10 at No. 10 in the current rankings.



About: Accelerating The Real-Time Payments Demand Curve:What Banks Need To Know About What Consumers Want And Need, PYMNTS  examines consumers’ understanding of real-time payments and the methods they use for different types of payments. The report explores consumers’ interest in real-time payments and their willingness to switch to financial institutions that offer such capabilities.

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Worldwide Industry for Home Fitness Equipment to 2025 – North America is Leading the Global Market


The “Home Fitness Equipment Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

The home fitness equipment market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.86% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

Companies Mentioned

  • Amer Sports
  • Nautilus Inc.
  • Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd
  • Dyaco International Inc
  • Technogym SpA
  • Icon Health & Fitness Inc.
  • Origin Fitness Ltd
  • Echelon Fitness Multimedia LLC

Key Market Trends

Consumers’ Interest in Customized Workout Regimes

The busy schedule and long hours of working, crowded fitness centers, and problems regarding vehicle parking have resulted in an increasing number of consumers actively inclining towards home workouts. The home fitness equipment eliminates the inconvenience of commuting to a gym to use the machines and are highly cost-effective in the long run. The small, recurring cost incurred in transportation, workout equipment, trainer fees, and membership fees is a major factor promoting consumer inclination for home fitness equipment.

Moreover, the increasing number of manufacturers investing in launching apps, which provides a platform for the customers to select their personal trainers for either online classes or home visits to meet their specific fitness requirements, such as bodybuilding. For instance, in 2019, MIRROR, the company that created the first nearly invisible, interactive home gym, announced the launch of one-on-one personal training. For the first time, members will be able to bring the country’s top trainers into their homes through MIRROR’s immersive technology.

North America is Leading the Global Market

The North American market witnessed significant growth, due to the rising health awareness among consumers with the growing adoption of exercises related to physical wellbeing, weight management, improving body stamina, and muscular strength driving the market growth in the country. The rising percentage of the obese population and increasing health concern are the other major factors that are driving the home fitness equipment market in the country. For instance, According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, in 2016, about 39.6% of American adults were obese.

Furthermore, the rising preventive healthcare measures and the augmenting healthcare costs are enabling consumers to engage in regular workouts to remain fit. Additionally, with the growing demand, manufacturers operating in the global market are expanding their presence to achieve a competitive advantage in the market. For instance, In 2019, Wattbike launched Wattbike Atom in the United States with real ride feel technology. The Atom offers the authentic, intelligent, and adaptable indoor performance training experience for the home, ideal for any cyclist and fitness enthusiast.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

1.2 Scope of the Study



3.1 Market Overview


4.1 Market Drivers

4.2 Market Restraints

4.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


5.1 By Product Type

5.1.1 Treadmills

5.1.2 Elliptical Machines

5.1.3 Stationary Cycles

5.1.4 Rowing Machines

5.1.5 Strength

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North America Fitness Equipment Market Size to Cross USD 6 Billion by 2026

Pune, Maharashtra, November 19 2020 (Wiredrelease) Graphical Research :According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titledNorth America Fitness Equipment MarketShare is set to Outpace USD 6 billion by 2026. Advanced technology landscape in North America will support the adoption of digitally connected gym equipment. There is a growing trend of connected fitness experience with several companies incorporating digital technologies in machines. Developments in technologies, such as cloud, AI, and wearable technology, will encourage people to adopt modern exercise techniques that enable immersive workout experiences. In October 2019, Nautilus launched a digital platform JRNY that uses AI to offer customized workouts, adjusting automatically with the user.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will negatively impact the North America fitness equipment market. The temporary closure of gyms and health clubs with the lockdown imposed by government organizations in the first quarter of 2020 has hampered the demand for fitness machines. With relaxations in the lockdown rules followed by the reopening of gyms, the fitness equipment industry will regain traction. With the increasing awareness about health immunity during the health crisis, there will be a demand for the equipment from fitness enthusiasts working out from their homes.

The demand for robust strength training equipment for bone health and enhanced joint flexibility will support North America fitness equipment market growth. The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least twice a week. Strength equipment enables to increase bone density and reduces the risk of fractures. It also helps to maintain flexibility in joints and reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Several companies are launching enhanced strength training equipment to enhance their product landscape. In March 2018, Matrix Fitness launched a training console that offers a guided training experience and facilitates strength training for new learners.

Companies including Google, Microsoft Corporation, and Intel Corporation are incorporating gyms in their infrastructure and have well-equipped fitness centers. Corporate offices integrate gyms into their campus to enhance employee productivity and ensure their health wellbeing. Retro Fitness is a health club franchise with around 120 locations across the U.S. They have a corporate sponsored wellness program that collaborates with companies, enabling them to integrate gyms into the work environment to boost employee productivity.

The growing trend of health club memberships in the U.S. will surge the demand for high-quality fitness equipment. According to IHRSA, gym memberships surpassed 62 million in 2018, an increase of 2.6% from the statistics in 2017. Gym memberships ensure a consistent exercise routine, ensuring enhanced fitness. Several fitness centers also offer discounts on memberships to maintain long-term contracts with new customers and retain the existing consumers. The rise in the number of memberships will encourage health club owners to equip their facilities with high-end machines, boosting fitness equipment market growth.

Major players in the market include Technogym S.p.A., Icon Health Fitness Inc., Johnson Health Tech, Fitness EM LLC., Amer Sports Corporation, Nautilus Inc., Torque Fitness, and True Fitness. Players are focusing on integrating advanced technologies into their

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North America fitness equipment market valuation to surpass USD 6 billion by 2026

Selbyville, Delaware, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to industry experts, North America fitness equipment market size is projected to exceed USD 6 billion by the year 2026. Rising adoption of digitally connected gym equipment facilitated by the presence of an infrastructure well-equipped with the state-of-art technology is accelerating the industry growth in the region.

Proceeding further, the research literature sheds light on the industry segments including equipment type, end-use scope, and geographical bifurcation. It extends a detailed account of the leading industry players and evolving competitive landscape. In addition, the study hosts cases studies on the impact of Covid-19 and predicts its aftereffects for a stronger realization of the growth potential.

Moreover, rising focus among several companies towards providing a connected and immersive fitness experience by integrating digital technologies in machines, along with advancements in AI, cloud, and wearable technology is augmenting North America fitness equipment industry growth. For instance, Nautilus Inc., a US-based fitness equipment manufacturer, in October 2019, launched a digital platform JRNY that utilizes AI to offer customized workouts by automatically adjusting to the user behavior.  

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Besides, increasing discounts on membership subscription for ensuring long-term contracts with new customers as well as existing consumers is positively impacting the business outlook.

Covid-19 impact:

The implications of Covid-19 outbreak have rippled across all sectors; however, fitness industry has been severely affected by the pandemic. The temporary closure of all non-essential businesses, including gyms and health clubs, as mandated by the government in Q1 of 2020 has disrupted the supply-demand chain for fitness machines, thereby hindering North America fitness equipment market expansion.

On the bright side, relaxations in lockdown rules and slow reopening of gyms is likely to rejuvenate the industry in the near-future. Besides, with growing awareness regarding health and immunity during these uncertain times, the central factor for people is to maintain and boost their health at home, which is likely to propel the demand for fitness equipment.

Equipment type overview:

North America fitness equipment market from strength training segment is likely to gain considerable traction in the upcoming years. Strength training equipment aids in increasing bone density, ultimately reducing the risk of fractures. Moreover, it allays the fear of arthritis by ensuring flexibility of joints. These health benefits coupled with new product launches are boosting the segmental share.

End-use scope:

Corporates offices are slated to contribute significantly to North America fitness equipment industry remuneration with major organizations like Google, Microsoft, and Intel incorporating gyms in their infrastructure in an effort to raise employee productivity and ensure their wellbeing.

For the record, Retro Fitness, a health club franchise present in about 120 locations across the U.S., boast of a corporate sponsored wellness program that works with companies to integrate gyms in office premises. Such programs and initiatives between corporates and equipment providers will propel the segment growth in the upcoming years.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Killing People Across Rural America, and in Missouri

In a normal year, hospitals in rural southern Missouri see a lot of snake bites and rolled ankles.

They’re ailments you acquire canoeing in the early autumn sun or “hold-my-beer-and-watch-this-ing” at night, as an emergency doctor in the area who requested anonymity because he had not been given clearance to speak on behalf of his hospital told The Daily Beast.

“Obviously, this year is really different,” said the doctor, who noted that he contracts out to several hospitals in the area, sometimes driving three hours from his home to serve rural communities coping with COVID-19 outbreaks. Although New York and Washington were dealing with overflowing hospitals and piles of body bags in March, the Missouri doctor told The Daily Beast he didn’t treat a coronavirus-positive patient until May.

Things increased slowly at first, but the past six weeks have been a test of fortitude for the doctor, his nurses, respiratory therapists, and their facilities staff. And regardless of who prevails in a presidential election that saw little campaigning in this erstwhile swing state, the scale of the suffering and loss of life here—coupled with lingering pandemic skepticism—demonstrates the size of the hole out of which the country must still dig itself.

“I get dirty looks going into the gas station wearing a mask,” said the doctor. “It’s just unfathomable the disconnect between being one of the worst areas for COVID, while people who are not necessarily healthy at a baseline are still just acting like there is absolutely nothing going on.”

As of Tuesday, Missouri had reported a total of 190,424 cumulative COVID-19 infections and 3,064 deaths. About 16,111 of those cases had been recorded in the past seven days, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard. Though there have been significant improvements in the state’s ability to test for the virus, its positivity rate measured over the past seven days was a staggering 28.6 percent. A popular threshold for a percent positive being “too high” is 5 percent.

A number of other largely rural states in the Midwest were struggling on Tuesday, with North and South Dakota in particular emerging as nationwide hotspots. North Dakota has seen a 167-percent increase in cases in just one month. Nationwide, on Tuesday alone, at least 540 new deaths and 93,581 new cases were reported. Those numbers are even more concerning when factoring in the 232,529 Americans who’ve already lost their lives from the virus—an amount some experts see doubling by the end of February 2021.

And the pandemic picture is a disastrous one even in rural areas that have failed to capture much of the national spotlight.

Missouri hit a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations for the fourth day in a row on Sunday, when the health department reported a total of 1,649 patients hospitalized with the virus. According to reporting from the St. Louis Public Radio, the rise in rural cases have driven the state’s numbers. When smaller rural hospitals must refer a majority of patients to larger ones in other parts

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Endometriosis Foundation of America Hosting A Virtual Run

ILLINOIS — The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) is hosting its second virtual “End Endo 5K” on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of a uterus — the endometrium — grows outside the uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. Currently, there is no cure for the disease.

EndoFound said attendees are encouraged to find their own course to walk, run, hike, bike, or even horseback ride, to help shine the spotlight and show support for urgent issues facing the endometriosis community, particularly during COVID-19.

Registration is required to participate in the event. The $25 registration fee includes an exclusive “End Endo 5K t-shirt,” racing bib and more, according to the website.

EndoFound, founded by Padma Lakshmi and Dr. Tamer Seckin, is the leading endometriosis
non-profit in the United States, according to a news release. The organization strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research, the release states.

EndoFound is engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public about endometriosis, according to the release. The organization emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention, while simultaneously providing education to next generation medical professionals and patients, according to the release.

“Endometriosis education is needed now more than ever. One in ten women has this disease, with
symptoms often appearing in adolescence,” the release states. “COVID-19 has forced students out of the classroom, so they aren’t receiving critical endometriosis education — one of the most vital tools for lessening the seven to ten-year delay in diagnosis.”

The organization said research has been affected due to the pandemic. EndoFound said now that researchers are back in the lab, they need support to continue the critical work of finding the origins of this disease, as well as better diagnosis and treatment options.

The release said with endometriosis legislation facing a vote on Capitol Hill that could double research funding in more states — following New York’s endometriosis legislation, educating students and practitioners of the disease— there is much to be done.

For more information on the event and to register, visit the EndoFound website.

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Dr. Fauci Says It May Be Years Before America Feels a ‘Semblance of Normality’ Again

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told a Melbourne, Australia audience on Wednesday that it could be years before Americans are able to resume their lives normally amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

a man holding his hand up to his mouth: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH testifies at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, Fauci said he believes it could be years before Americans can resume their lives normally.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH testifies at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, Fauci said he believes it could be years before Americans can resume their lives normally.

“I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 and perhaps into the next year before we start having some semblance of normality,” Fauci said during the University of Melbourne webinar.

“If normal means you can get people in a theatre without worrying about what we call congregate-setting super infections, if we can get restaurants to open almost at full capacity,” he added.

Fauci went on to explain that opening up the economy and maintaining public health safety is a “fine line” to walk.

“I firmly believe that you can continue to open to business [and] open up the country from an economic standpoint. But if you do that prudently with public health measures, that prevents surges of infection. We’ve seen it done before in countries and in sections of our own country,” he said.

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Fauci said that he believes a worldwide vaccine will be available within the next few months. However, a complicated mix of anti-vaccination beliefs and strong political divide could continue to make it difficult to contain the virus.

“Right now, there is a reluctance to take vaccines,” he said, adding that it was partly fueled by “mixed signals that are coming out from the government, that is not being very helpful.”

In a study conducted by CNBC/Change Research last month, only 42 percent of likely voters said they would probably or definitely get the vaccine when it is made available – a number that dropped 16 percentage points from July.

In addition to a vaccine, Fauci told the webinar that the development of antiviral drugs— which are being tested and studied in labs worldwide—could drastically shift the course of the pandemic by allowing patients to receive treatments as soon as they fall ill.

The infectious disease expert, who has been ridiculed by President Donald Trump over matters related to COVID-19, told the audience that experts should always be guided by science, and to not be afraid to stand up to politicians.

“You should always remember that in order to maintain your credibility, you should speak consistently based on the science. The science guides what we’re going to do and what we are doing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Fauci applauded Australia and New Zealand’s efforts to contain the virus, and said he wished the U.S. was on that same level.

“Australia is one of the countries that has done quite well. New

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North America Banana Flakes Market Forecast to 2027

The banana flakes market in North America is expected to grow from US$ 167. 25 million in 2019 to US$ 232. 91 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4. 4% from 2020 to 2027. The rising usage of banana flakes by food and beverage sector is also bolstering the growth of food and beverage industry.

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The demand for banana flakes in the food & beverage industry is drastically increasing owing to its application in ice creams, juices, desserts, breakfast cereals, salads, yogurt, and many others.

The consumers demand banana flakes in the aforementioned food products owing to their health benefits.For the last few years, there has been a significant demand for banana flakes from bakery sector in developed and emerging countries.

The sweet and snacks industry is also exploiting banana flakes for the production of healthy bars and sweets. The substantial farming of bananas across several regions is among the other factors expected to positively influence the demand for Banana Flakes.
In terms of application type, the household segment is estimated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.Banana flakes are widely being used owing to the increasing awareness about the low fat and gluten content along with its various health benefits.

Banana flakes are mixed with cereals and consumed as breakfast.They are also taken to be a healthy evening snack and are eaten regularly due to its low fat content.

Homemade face masks are prepared using banana flakes to control acne problems.It also helps in strengthening the hair and reduce hair fall owing to the high potassium content.

Further, banana flakes are also used as sprinkler to enhance the taste of foods such as homemade custards, ice creams, cakes, smoothies, and yogurt. Besides this, banana flakes are capable of thickening beverages and hot cereals. The use of banana flakes in household cooking relives pain and burning symptoms of occasional heartburn. It also helps in stimulating appetite. The health benefits along with diversified end-use applications across several industries drive the growth of banana flakes market.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, the North America region is likely to get affected with respect to the economic growth.Although, US is the global manufacturing hub and leading raw material supplier for various industries, it is one the worst affected countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak where all business operations are halted due to nationwide lockdown.

Food & beverages is one of the world’s major industries facing severe disruptions in the form of event cancellations, supply chain breaks, travel bans, business shutdowns, and lockdowns were imposed by the governments across North America, which is anticipated to affect the expected revenue generation and overall growth opportunities in North America.
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North America Food Allergen Testing Market Forecast to 2027

The North America food allergen testing market is expected to grow from US$ 201. 33 million in 2018 to US$ 403. 90 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8. 1% from 2019 to 2027. Anaphylaxis and food allergy are among leading causes of public health risk in developed countries such as the US and Canada.

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Although the prevalence is higher in young children, recent studies indicate it is becoming more common in adolescents and young adults.

Moreover, there is growing evidence of the increasing prevalence of food allergies in rapidly developing countries.Food allergy incidence is rapidly rising in developed regions such as North America.

According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), ~32 million people in the US have some kind of food allergies. ~11% of people between the age group 18–26 million adults have food allergies in the US. ~40% of children in the country have multiple food allergies, i.e., they are allergic to more than one food type. In the US, 200,000 people require emergency medical care every year for allergic reactions caused due to food. The country also witnessed 377% increase in medical procedures to treat anaphylaxis or food allergies from 2007 to 2016. This further bolsters the growth of the food allergen testing market
In 2018, the milk segment led the North America food allergen testing market, based on source.Milk, as well as milk product, allergy is one of the most commonly found food allergies among children.

Cow milk is one of the usual causes of milk allergies; however, milk from sheep, buffalo, goats, and other mammals can also cause allergic reactions, which occur occurs soon after the consumption of milk.Signs and symptoms of milk allergy range from mild to severe, and they include vomiting, wheezing, hives, and digestive problems, varying from person to person.

Milk allergy can also cause anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening reaction.Avoiding milk and milk products is the prime solutions to avoid complications associated with milk allergies.

Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, immediate signs and symptoms might include itching or tingling feeling around the lips or mouth; swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat; and coughing or shortness of breath.
Presently, major countries in North America are under lockdown due to the COVID 19 pandemic.In the high-impact countries in the region, isolation and social distancing measures have been put in place.

The lesser production of goods and commodities is hampering the growth of the North America food allergen testing market as the demand for these solutions has declined over the past couple of months.The US has reported the highest number of confirmed cases of as the disease in this region.

The outbreak and measures taken to contain the infection spread are likely to impact the food &

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