The servicing of analytical and life science instrumentation is vital to maintaining instrument performance capabilities and maximizing the life of costly lab assets. Whether provided by the original instrument manufacturer or by a third-party service provider, the instrument service market includes all service contracts and any replacement parts installed during servicing. Other services like software […]
About Ivan Gandayuwana
Ivan earned his BS in chemical engineering from UCLA. He worked in food safety testing for several years before pursuing his MBA with a concentration in management information systems. He also worked as a research assistant during his MBA years with specialization in data analysis and market research.
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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 […]
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the enzymatic method of replicating DNA sequences, is used to detect and amplify a specific DNA sequence. Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) combines the reverse transcription of RNA into complementary DNA (cDNA) with DNA amplification using PCR. RT-PCR uses RNA as a template and starting material for nucleic acid amplification. RT-PCR is […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a dire need for a vaccine that can effectively immunize populations and stop the spread of the disease. Consequently, many pharma companies around the world are participating in the race to develop a vaccine. Governments are also supporting these activities with public funding and by expediting the regulatory process for […]
As COVID-19 has spread from its origins to almost every corner of the world over the past six months, it has engendered major changes around the globe. The virus has caused a global slowdown due to lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and reduced production levels, while also stimulating a vaccine race among pharmaceuticals and biotech companies. […]
As of April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions and killed more than one hundred thousand people, requiring lockdowns and social distancing measures that, in turn, greatly hurt the profitability of many industries. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception to the economic downturn, despite its activities being more important than ever.
For the past year, the upstream oil industry has suffered from low crude oil prices, which translates to less revenue for oil producers. The situation started when the US succeeded in shale oil and gas exploration, which doubled its production volume since 2009. With the sudden increase in supply, the oil price tumbled down as […]
Water is essential to all life on earth, and no less so for human health, inasmuch as the majority of the human body is made up of water. But above all, water is the major component of the earth’s ecosystem, as more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered by it. Hence, every government […]
Electron microscopy has long been a staple microscopy technology, especially for characterization in the semiconductor industry as well as for other materials. However, new technological innovations combined with emerging industries have opened the door to new applications where electron microscopy is likely to be of significant demand for the long-term. According to SDi’s recent The […]
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 […]
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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.