Lens On The Scientific Market
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Testing has been at the forefront of public health efforts and challenges since the beginning of the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease. By April last year, it became increasingly clear that testing would be crucial to public health and safety. However, global testing capacities substantially lagged behind demand as shortages […]
This month marked the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak as a pandemic. Virtually all aspects of normal life and business were quickly disrupted by the novel and deadly coronavirus as it spread across the world. But researchers and the analytical instrumentation companies that supply them rose to the occasion. […]
The coronavirus pandemic greatly disrupted every aspect of the economy with the analytical instrumentation market being no exception. From new system sales to consumables, nearly every product type and end market for analytical instrumentation was negatively impacted by the pandemic, although some key technologies for the fight against COVID-19 saw a paradoxical boom. One of […]
Instrument Business Outlook estimates the Analytical Instruments and Lab Products Industry is expected to grow at 9.4% in 2021. Is your business best positioned to take advantage of opportunities in this massive market? That’s the results from the 2021 IBO Annual Review and Industry Forecast Issue as an accurate source for predictions, news, and information […]
Artificial Intelligence has made something of a breakthrough in the prediction of protein structures. The results came about as part of the 14th Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction, a friendly contest and conference organized by the Protein Structure Prediction Center with sponsorship from the US NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS). The challengers […]
The academic market for lab instrumentation encompasses university research labs, core labs, non-profit research institutes, and clinical research activities performed at university hospitals. It is the single largest end market for instrument sales. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic halted many academic lab operations in 2020 due to mandatory and self-imposed shutdowns, which has resulted in a […]
As the number of coronavirus infection keeps climbing, especially in the US, there is a dire need to have a large-scale and accurate diagnostic test to prevent further spread. With the holiday season coming up, the infection rate is expected to spike as people are traveling and gathering for the holidays. Therefore, rapid and mass […]
Nucleotides form the building blocks of life on Earth with all living things built off chains of these chemical structures that encode the genetic instructions carried by DNA. Nucleic acids were first discovered in the mid-1800s by Friedrich Miescher, who was the first to recognize DNA as a distinct molecule separate from the nucleus of […]
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain for meat has made the headlines numerous times, as COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants have intermittently disrupted food supplies. While this has caused occasional inconvenience to consumers hoping to enjoy a delicious steak for diner, many other industries that rely on animal products are […]
When it comes to the sales of laboratory instruments, there are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about growth from the chemical industry over the next year. The current supply of commodity chemicals is exceeding demand. The diminished need for specialty chemicals continues to persist from downstream sectors, such as automotive and construction. Ongoing border […]
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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.
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