Every Laboratory around the world must deal with the requirement to properly prepare samples for testing and analysis. This seemingly mundane requirement is in actuality a complex, large and growing field of endeavor, and a very complementary activity for many firms involved in making and selling analytical instrumentation of all types.
This report provides a strategic perspective on the current situation and projected potential for preparative chromatography, extraction, and concentration. Technology segments and sub-sections covered in the report include:
LLE & Microwave-assisted Extraction
SFE & Pressurized Solvent Extraction
Volatile Extraction (Headspace, Purge & Trap, Thermal Desorption)
This report examines the markets for each of the major technology groups through detailed tables and figures along with analysis of the numbers. Five-year forecasts of sales are estimated by SDi for each technology, and are segmented by sub-product and global geography.
One compelling aspect of the sample prep market is the enormous consumables trail that delivers high product margins and increased profitability. In fact, sample prep aftermarket items represented 57% of the market and is expected to drive growth over the next five years. Considering the size and the low average cost of consumables this amount is nontrivial. Demand for these products continues to grow primarily because of increased workloads, throughput and overall productivity.
Competition and Strategic Analysis
Although many of the sample preparation markets are mature, there are certainly a number of opportunities companies perhaps need to explore to improve their position in the marketplace. Optimizing sample preparation methods with novel technology, making protocols less cumbersome and easy to use, developing new products or expanding technology portfolios are just some ways companies can strategically position themselves ahead of their competition.
In addition to vendor share analysis, there is discussion about the ways each vendor participates in each market, and how significant their presence is. There are also figures for each market that help to provide an assessment of how the vendors compare to each other in their competitive strength and position versus their long-term attractiveness, along with discussion.