Pharmaceutical vials

Implementing the appropriate laboratory instrumentation to support therapeutic development is crucial to the process of drug discovery. Life science and analytical instrumentation facilitates pharmaceutical R&D throughout these stages. SDi has observed the dynamics of the pharma/bio sector demand for instrumentation to support innovative biologics, small molecule drugs, regenerative pharmaceuticals, and biopharmaceuticals. Most of these drug […]

Service

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 […]

Mesa Labs Agena Bioscience logos

Clinical laboratory diagnostics has become an important area of investment and business transactions. Recently, Mesa Laboratories, a biotech company focused on quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical devices, announced the acquisition of Agena Bioscience for a cash purchase price of $300 million. According to the press release, Mesa is expected to pay for […]

Stem Cells

Cell and gene therapy (CGT) is a rapidly evolving field producing powerful new treatments for cancers and genetic diseases, with promising developments expanding into autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, and many others as well. The CGT field has generated great interest and hope among researchers, patient groups, and regulators, which has led to huge […]

NGS data

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 […]

Woman Standing in Front of PCR Machine

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. […]

Bioprocessing

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 […]