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The 2023 Global Assessment Report: The Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Industry

SDi Global Report

The 2022 Global Assessment Report: The Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Industry

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Life Science Research & Drug Discovery

We have vast experience in exploring all aspects of the life science market from basic and translational research to biopharmaceutical process development, scale-up and manufacturing.

Analytical Instrument Markets

In addition to the life sciences, we cover adjacent markets wherever analytical instruments are used, including food & beverage quality control, environmental testing, materials science and chemical manufacturing.

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Clinical Diagnostics

We investigate the unique needs of clinical labs to understand the issues surrounding accreditation, platform adoption, test panels, reimbursement issues for both clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics.

Strategic Directions International (SDi) is the leading business intelligence firm in the highly specialized field of analytical and life science instruments. Its client list includes virtually every major analytical instrumentation company in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Founded in 1981, the Los Angeles-based company has published hundreds of market reports and provided proprietary consulting services for a multitude of clients.

In September 2014, SDi was acquired by BioInfomatics LLC, the leading research and advisory firm serving life science markets. As of 2018, both companies operate independently as members of the Science and Medicine Group. However, since the content of market research publications produced by SDi and Bioinformatics is often complementary, collaboration on certain aspects of their development and/or marketing is not uncommon.

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