AbstractAccording to our investigation below, there are already all kinds of ctDNA detecting services existed in the market. Therefore, it is hard to compete with those developed products. Our well designed paper chip has its own unique selling points which can open up a new small market. It is aiming to provide a fast and efficient method to detect ctDNA in individuals, leading to an early diagnosis of lung cancer or a monitor on cancer recurrence.
1. lung cancer in China
1.Trends in Incidence Rates (Age-Standardized to the Segi Standard Population) for Selected Cancers for Males: China, 2000 to 2011.Among the 10 most common cancers considered in the temporal trend analyses for men, lung cancer always has the highest incidence rate in China between 2000 and 2011, contributed almost 0.05% each year.
2.Trends in Incidence Rates (Age-Standardized to the Segi Standard Population) for Selected Cancers for Females: China, 2000 to 2011. For women, even though lung cancer has a lower incidence rate than that of men, it still has the second highest incidence rate in China.
3.Trends in Mortality Rates (Age-Standardized to the Segi Standard Population) for Selected Cancers for Males: China, 2000 to 2011.
4.Trends in Mortality Rates (Age-Standardized to the Segi Standard Population) for Selected Cancers for Females: China, 2000 to 2011.
5.Age-Standardized (Segi Standard Population) Incidence Rates for All Cancers Combined and Estimated New Cases (Thousands) for Selected Cancers in China, 2015, by Geographic Location (partial)
6.Age-Standardized (Segi Standard Population) Mortality Rates for All Cancers Combined and Estimated Deaths (Thousands) for Selected Cancers in China, 2015, by Geographic Location (partial)
2.Health check market in ChinaAccording to statistic data from ministry of public health, Chinese health market account for 373 million person-time in 2014. It had increased 62.17% compare to 230 million person-time in 2009. However, Chinese still has a relatively low percentage,27.27%, of people having health check each year as the population accounts for 1.368 billion people in China.
The number of people have health check each year from 2009 to 2014 (ten thousand)
the capacity of professional health check market from 2014 to 2020 (hundred billion yuan)
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|Internal attributes of the organization||Strengths: - Our product has a simple procedure. Compare to the detecting services provided by companies, individuals can complete whole detecting process. -This product is cheaper than other similar products and services. -The criteria of detecting lung cancer is the ctDNA in patients’ blood. It can be found earlier than other symptoms of lung cancer, which gives an advantage in early cancer detection. -The result is clear and easy to understand.||Weakness: -At the moment, our product has it limitation on detecting a variety of cancer. This product only aim for EML4-ALK mutation in lung cancer. Only 4–6% of lung cancer involve this fusion gene.|
|External attributes of the organization||Opportunities: -According to the discussion on health check market above, China has a huge health check market with sustained growth annually. Our product is easy to used and efficient which is suitable to be used in health check. Unlike other lung cancer detection method, our screening chip provide detection services for a massive number of patients in a period of time. Therefore it has its advantage to be in the health check market. -People are more aware to have regular health check to prevent diseases. More people accept the concept of “early discover, early diagnosis, and early cure”. Therefore an additional option for lung cancer detection during health check match the demand from patients.||Threats: -Public may distrust our product due to lack of understanding of our product. Therefore education is necessary before promoting the product.|
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ConclusionOverall, our product has it potential outcompete other lung cancer services and fill the demand in the market. The strengths of the product give it advantages to access the health check market but the weakness should be improved for our product to be used widely. We have to seize the opportunity in health check market but before that, wide promotion and education are necessary to prevent misunderstanding from public.