Mass spectrometry is one of the most important categories of the analytical and life science instrumentation industry. It encompasses a variety of technologies and instruments ranging in cost from a few thousand dollars to more than a million dollars. Its utility ranges far beyond enabling advanced research applications at academic & government institutions and pharmaceutical & biotech companies, discovering the potential of new drug candidates, or evaluating the efficacy and safety of medicinal products.
Analytical laboratories are employing GC/MS, LC/MS and other mass spectrometry techniques to identify contaminants and other potentially harmful compounds in food and environmental samples. Law enforcement, military and security professionals rely on portable MS and ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to identify potential safety threats. Doctors and patients are benefiting from faster, more reliable diagnostic tests based on mass spectrometry technologies. Applications continue to diversify at the high-end and low-end of the technology spectrum. The development of higher performance MS technologies are able to address stricter environmental regulations, while lower-cost MS systems are being adopted by non-traditional customers.
In this report, Mass Spectrometry: Research-grade to Routine-ready, 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 about 400 mass spectrometry end-users from the Science Advisory Board (SAB) provide 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 400+ page report is the most comprehensive resource on the mass spectrometry market available. 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.