Many chemical and biological processes of a laboratory’s work release hazardous gases into the air and protection for personnel and the lab environment is required.   The most common way to do this is with the use of a  fume hood.   This has created a market of hundreds of millions of dollars, as detailed in our […]

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held its annual meeting March 29-April 3, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting, the largest cancer research conference in the world, brought together approximately 21,000 attendees from a diverse cross section of the cancer research community, with researchers and clinicians spanning academia, government, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, […]

Strategic Directions International (SDi), just released the 2019 Global Assessment Report: The Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Industry. In this article we discuss some key trends our analysts observed in 2018 and where we believe the industry will find opportunities for growth in 2019 and the upcoming years. The 1000+ page report details updated size, growth and […]

“What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Ebola?” asked speaker John Dye, PhD, of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Biothreats conference, held last week in Arlington, Virginia. Ebola was one of the most talked about high-consequence pathogens at the event. However, the […]

Process Control

Process analytical instruments (PAI) are used for monitoring, modeling, analyzing, and controlling manufacturing processes through timely measurements of critical process parameters with the goal of controlling process safety and optimization while maintaining product quality. These instruments have been used for some time in various manufacturing industries. Significant research and development has been done in past […]

Cannabis has experienced a global wave of decriminalization and outright legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes over the past few years. The situation in the United States has been particularly complex, as individual states have taken different approaches, while the federal government continues to enforce drug laws everywhere. Regulations and protocols for growth, distribution, […]

In modern times, Japan has been a haven for high technology, with its companies often paving the way for new technological advancements that help shape industries – such as innovations in robotics, semiconductors, and electronics. Although Japan remains a country of technological innovation and scientific research, current scientists in the country face hurdles in the […]