Lens On The Scientific Market
Key findings from our industry experts.
Single-use chromatography is a relatively new separation technology that hails from the bioprocessing industry. Single-use products, such as disposable filter capsules and single-use bioreactors, were initially applied to the upstream sector of bioprocessing to reduce cleaning time and minimize contamination. As the downstream sector also requires a sterile separation process, single-use applications also expanded towards […]
While China and Japan are the darlings of Asia Pacific, the rest of the region poses a promising growth opportunity. Korea and Singapore are already players on the world stage, but Southeast Asia with its rapid growth is just starting to flex its economic muscles. SDi took a look at this regional market in its […]
The demand for pharmaceuticals grows higher each year, as the global population ages and diseases once associated with so-called developed regions, become more prominent in other areas. As medical knowledge elucidates the underlying causes and mechanisms of various diseases in fine detail, approaches to disease treatment are shifting. With the rise of precision medicine, medical […]
Within the analytical instrumentation industry, mass spectrometry is certainly one of the most dynamic areas for growth over the next several years. Its increasingly sensitive analytical capabilities and enhancements continue to bring the technology to the edge of new scientific discovery and research applications. While SDi covers the market for eight separate mass spec techniques […]
The National Bureau of Statistics of China released its preliminary data on the second quarter of 2019. GDP growth was estimated at 6.2%, which marks the lowest quarterly growth for the country since 1992. China has been one of the best sources of growth for analytical instrumentation for decades, so the question arises: Is this a […]
Sulfur compound (SOx) discharge is one of the most regulated pollutants in every industry, as studies have shown that it is harmful both for humans and the environment. A study on health impacts associated with the delay of MARPOL global sulfur standards conducted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute in 2016 estimated that if the marine […]
Drug abuse is one of the largest global health issues in the 21st century, with millions each year being touched by the second largest black market in the world after arms sales. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million worldwide used an illicit drug at least once in 2016. Some drugs, like marijuana, are […]
Portable analytical instruments allow pharma companies and governments to do their job with maximum accuracy, efficiency and mobility. And it’s big business. The total portable instrumentation market was just under $1.5 billion in 2018, according to our latest report. The 2019 Market for Portable Instrumentation: In the Lab & In the Field expects future growth […]
The long road to a resolution of the Brexit situation appeared to be nearing an end earlier this year, with the deadline set for March 29 to finalize how Britain would exit the EU. A “hard” Brexit, the case if no EU-Britain agreement is reached, would remove Britain from the EU’s single market among other […]
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of SDI’s first Global Assessment Report in December of 1989. This was our first attempt to provide a comprehensive look at the entire analytical instrument industry. The spiral-bound tome weighed in at a trim 136 pages plus appendices. Over the ensuing 30 years, we have expanded […]
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Strategic Directions International (SDi), part of Science and Medicine Group, 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.