Mass spectrometry is one of the most powerful categories of analytical instrumentation in the world, and includes a dizzying array of technologies. Techniques such as FT/MS and SIMS that can cost more than a million dollars per system are used by world renown researchers in areas such as biology, medicine, electronics and nanotechnology to make breakthrough scientific discoveries. Pharmaceutical researchers use advanced mass spectrometry methods to discover potential new drug candidates, as well as to evaluate the efficacy and safety of all varieties of medicinal products throughout their development. Analytical laboratories around the planet make use of GC/MS, LC/MS and other mass spectrometry techniques to identify contaminants and other potentially harmful compounds in food and environmental samples. Soldiers and security professionals rely on portable mass spectrometry technologies to identify potential safety threats. The spectrum of applications is as diverse as the technology, and adds up to a global market that was worth nearly $4 billion in 2012.
In Mass Spectrometry: Limitless Innovation in Analytical Science, SDi provides detailed information on dozens of categories and sub-categories of mass spectrometry technologies, how demand is distributed across industries and regions, and how the market will change in the future. The results of an online survey of more than 450 mass spectrometry end-users from around the world is included, which provides substantive information on customer trends and opinions in the market. In addition, this report also includes an in-depth analysis of vendor shares in each area of the market, and evaluates the competitive position of all significant mass spectrometry vendors. This 370 page report is the most accurate, detailed and concise market research document on the mass spectrometry market available anywhere. It should be used as a reference for any individual or organization involved in the mass spectrometry industry for corporate planning, strategic marketing, business valuation, acquisition due diligence, and other business activities.