Exploring the Epigenetics Market

Bill KellyBased upon a survey of 200 scientists, BioInformatics, LLC benchmarks the state of basic epigenetic research. You can download a free executive summary and detailed table of contents at uour Website.

While epigenetics research can employ such commonplace molecular biological techniques as restriction enzyme digestion, primer extension and Southern blotting, it also involves more complex technologies such as DNA sequencing, PCR, real-time PCR, HPLC, and MALDI-TOF MS. Advances enabling faster and cheaper mapping of epigenetic modifications have accelerated discoveries in the field.

This report reviews progress in both the discovery of epigenetic markers and the development of new epigenetics-based tools, and highlights opportunities for suppliers interested in designing and manufacturing new technologies to support epigenetics researchers.

In this report, scientists elaborate on processes and techniques they use to do epigenetics research, problems with protocols and antibodies, changes expected in the time/effort devoted to epigenetics research over the next couple of years and the estimated change in spending on chIP-related consumables through 2011. Scientists also provide opinions about suppliers of chIP and non-chIP grade antibodies, and indicate how these products are used, satisfaction with suppliers and desired improvements with each.