Flow Cytometers: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 28, 2008
Research and clinical laboratories are the largest end-use segments of cytometry equipments. Clinical labs are the conventional growth drivers while the research segment, spurred by increasing use in pharmaceutical, biotech and discovery tools companies, is expected to be the major factor driving growth over the next few years. Developing reagents, assays, instruments, and testing services customized to pharmaceutical research and clinical development segments is a key focus area for instrument manufacturers. Revenues in flow cytometry are derived primarily from sales of instrumentation as well as reagents. Complete integration of multiplexing platforms such as the Luminex beads into up-and-coming applications such as pharmacogenomics research; discovery of drugs targeted at genetic subpopulations; and in vitro diagnostics including specialized reference laboratory tests for clinical diagnosis and monitoring, are likely to emerge as potential sources of revenue.
Lymphocyte phenotype is a key application of flow cytometric analysis. Despite new methods such as highly specific/direct methods for assessment of immune cell function and cell subset enumeration, flow cytometry remains an important application in immune status monitoring. Another area of growing flow cytometer use is the designing human cell line for functional genomic and cell-based high throughput screening. Flow cytometers are widely used in drug discovery, biomedical research, fetal cell selection, sex selection/DNA content analysis, and stem cell sorting.
As stated by Global Industry Analysts Inc., world Flow Cytometers Market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11.24% over the years 2011 through 2015. In Asia-Pacific, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.73% over the years 2000 through 2010. The market for flow cytometers is characterized by relatively fewer players, given the high levels of investments required.
Key players dominating the global flow cytometers market include Bangs Laboratories Inc, Beckman Coulter Inc, BD, Partec GmbH, Guava Technologies Inc., and Luminex Corp.
The report titled "Flow Cytometers: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, competitive scenario, product overview, application areas, technology overview, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study also analyzes market data and analytics in value sales for regions such as United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
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