- Users also seek instruments that provide a greater range of colors and rapid analysis of multiple samples, finds Frost & Sullivan
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flow cytometry remains an indispensable part of the healthcare sector around the globe and keeping track of wide-ranging consumer needs is fundamental for success in this competitive market. In particular, ensuring user-friendliness, fluorescence capabilities, specialized research and clinical applications and detection sensitivity are the most important factors influencing end-user purchase decisions and help solution providers widen their consumer base.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, 2015 Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends (https://www.frost.com/nf60), finds core facilities that cater to hospitals, allocate the maximum budget for flow cytometry purchases. Academic and hospital laboratories account for the highest percentage of laboratory budgets between $71,000 to $1,000,000 USD. The study surveyed decision-makers working in laboratories, hospitals, academic institutions and government facilities.
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"Researchers demand instruments with multiple light sources and different wavelengths in order to excite a greater range of colors and facilitate the rapid analysis of multiple samples," said Frost & Sullivan Life Sciences Senior Industry Analyst Divyaa Ravishankar. "The increasing use of solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and mercury lamps, in addition to traditionally preferred gas lasers, as light sources has propelled fluorescence as an important criterion for consumers."
Consumer preferences shaping equipment adoption are:
- Scientists looking for flow cytometry instrumentation that allows complementary approaches for diverse applications
- Immunophenotyping, the most popular research application for flow cytometry, closely followed by cell proliferation and cancer applications
- Strong brands including: BD Biosciences (www.bdbiosciences.com), Beckman Coulter (www.beckmancoulter.com), and EMD Millipore (www.emdmillipore.com)
- Sony Biotechnology (www.sonybiotechnology.com), who is climbing up the ladder as a preferred brand
"Polymerase chain reaction and microarray technologies will continue to be predominantly used along with flow cytometry," observed Ravishankar. "As next-generation sequencing catches up, partnerships between flow instrument vendors and sequencing vendors will grow, quickening the deployment of automated workflows and broadening the application scope for flow cytometry."
2015 Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends is a Customer Research study that is part of the Life Sciences (http://www.lifesciences.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. The study analyzes the utilization of flow cytometry instruments and reagents, covering factors that drive the selection of flow cytometers, predominantly used applications for flow cytometers, preferred brands and why, complementary technologies used along with flow cytometry, unmet needs and challenges and laboratory budgets for new equipment and reagent purchases.
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