An upcoming report from Strategic Directions International will estimate and project the entire market for research laboratory instrument consumables; items required to keep instruments running and performing experiments and tests. According to this report, four categories dominate: HPLC, sequencers, nucleic acid extraction and purification platforms, and PCR.
HPLC: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography is one of the most ubiquitous advanced forms of analytical techniques in laboratories, whether used for analytical or preparative purposes. In fact, more laboratories around the world use one than those that do not. The consumables market for HPLC is quite large, as end users routinely have to replenish mobile phase solvents and replace their columns.
Sequencers: Sequencers are used to determine the order of nucleotides in a genetic sample, a technology which has revolutionized life science research phenomenally over the past decade, providing a practical means of expanding beyond traditional genomic and molecular biology applications into areas such as personalized medicine and environmental monitoring. The size of the market for kits and reagents used to support this technology dwarfs the size of the instrument market by itself.
PCR: PCR is an indispensable tool in all laboratories that work with DNA, a technique that allows millions of copies of DNA segments from only a single template. In fact, the growth of PCR is in part driven by the expanding use of sequencing, as the technique is required for most NGS library prep workflows. The market for PCR is dominated by consumables as it requires kits with enzymes, dNTPs, master mixes, and other reagents.
Nucleic Acid Preparation and Extraction: Used for both research and research sequencing, prep is also a large market, and covered in the report. Other life science techniques also have a sizable market for consumables, including flow cytometry, microarrays, transfection, and electrophoresis. These are also covered.
Strategic Directions International (SDi), part of Science and Medicine Group, will soon be releasing the first annual Global Laboratory Consumables Report 2020. This publication takes a dive into the market landscape for a variety of chromatography and life science consumables, offering market segmentation and five-year forecasts for products like HPLC columns & supplies, NGS library prep, NA prep consumables, PCR reagents, antibodies, oligonucleotides, chromatography resins, and many more.
The report can be found at: https://strategic-directions.com/the-largest-consumable-markets-for-lab-instruments/
About Strategic Directions International
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.