NGS data

Testing has been at the forefront of public health efforts and challenges since the beginning of the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease. By April last year, it became increasingly clear that testing would be crucial to public health and safety. However, global testing capacities substantially lagged behind demand as shortages […]

Woman Standing in Front of PCR Machine

This month marked the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak as a pandemic. Virtually all aspects of normal life and business were quickly disrupted by the novel and deadly coronavirus as it spread across the world. But researchers and the analytical instrumentation companies that supply them rose to the occasion. […]

Bioprocessing

The coronavirus pandemic greatly disrupted every aspect of the economy with the analytical instrumentation market being no exception. From new system sales to consumables, nearly every product type and end market for analytical instrumentation was negatively impacted by the pandemic, although some key technologies for the fight against COVID-19 saw a paradoxical boom. One of […]

Saliva collection kits

As the number of coronavirus infection keeps climbing, especially in the US, there is a dire need to have a large-scale and accurate diagnostic test to prevent further spread. With the holiday season coming up, the infection rate is expected to spike as people are traveling and gathering for the holidays. Therefore, rapid and mass […]

Researcher setting up qPCR

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the enzymatic method of replicating DNA sequences, is used to detect and amplify a specific DNA sequence. Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) combines the reverse transcription of RNA into complementary DNA (cDNA) with DNA amplification using PCR. RT-PCR uses RNA as a template and starting material for nucleic acid amplification. RT-PCR is […]

Antibodies & COVID-19

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, much of our attention at SDi has been on technologies that have benefited in the wake of the pandemic. The few bright spots in an otherwise dismal market have been technologies used in clinical diagnostic testing for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To […]

Researcher looking at tubes

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a dire need for a vaccine that can effectively immunize populations and stop the spread of the disease. Consequently, many pharma companies around the world are participating in the race to develop a vaccine. Governments are also supporting these activities with public funding and by expediting the regulatory process for […]

Soil Testing in Progress

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact across all areas of analytical instrumentation, from small academic labs to large pharmaceutical production. Environmental testing labs have been no exception, with many having to focus on COVID-19 testing or having to furlough staff. Environmental testing is conducted by a variety of industries, including utilities, government regulators, […]

covid-19 outbreak

The 2020 SDi Global Assessment has been updated for the first time in the publication history of the report in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2020 SDi Global Assessment Report contains insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global instrumentation industry. With this completely updated report and a new add-on item, the Global Quarterly Datastream, your company can leverage […]