Lens On The Scientific Market
Key findings from our industry experts.
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 […]
The chromatography market includes both gas and liquid separation techniques. All chromatography instruments incorporate the following: a sample-introduction port of some type; a delivery system for a mobile phase carrier which moves the sample through the system; a stationary phase, which may be held within a column, a capillary and one or more detectors that […]
SDi released its flagship 2020 Global Assessment Report at the end of February, which provides detailed market data for 83 categories of lab instruments, with revenues coming from over 1,200 supplier companies. Though the early part of 2020 had a rosier outlook for the year, laboratory suppliers have just recently had to adapt to […]
Sample preparation refers to the ways in which a sample is treated prior to its analyses. At first glance, sample preparation may seem like the most routine aspect of an analytical protocol. However, it is critical to remember that any test result is only as good as the sample preparation that has preceded it. As […]
February was a busy month for the team at SDi, and it’s only now in mid-March it seems that I can catch a breath to think over our accomplishments. On February 28th, we published the 2020 version of our flagship Global Assessment Report, which provides our market estimates and overall evaluation of the analytical and […]
Politico reported today that CDC Director Robert Redfield said on Tuesday that he is not confident that U.S. labs have an adequate stock of the supplies used to extract genetic material from any virus in a patient’s sample — a critical step in coronavirus testing. The article goes on to quote Michael Mina, MD, PhD […]
Life science instrumentation is the largest category of the instrumentation industry. It consists of 12 technology segments, with an ever-growing range of applications that offer significant opportunities for discovery, innovation, and expansion, while also serving niche research markets. Nucleic acid-based analysis remains at the forefront of research, as does research into gene expression, proteins […]
According to SDi’s recent publication, The 2019 Market for Live Cell Imaging, the total market for live cell imaging instruments, assays, and labeling reagents is projected to reach $1.9 billion in five years with a CAGR of 7.3%. Among the factors driving this high growth is the increasing adoption of advanced microscopy techniques for live […]
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 […]
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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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