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2016 Global Laboratory Products Purchasing Trends

2016 Global Laboratory Products Purchasing Trends

Readers of the Lab Manager Magazine were invited to participate in an online survey in August 2015. To qualify, readers were required to play a role in their lab’s purchasing process, be familiar with their labs’ product budgets, and represent a lab that either uses or plans to use products in one or more of the 7 specified categories (instruments, equipment, chemicals, reagents and kits, general lab supplies, plasticware, and glassware). A total of 381 decision makers qualified for and completed the survey, answering questions on purchases, budgets, industry drivers and restraints, preferred suppliers, and purchasing preferences. Respondents were segmented by academic, biopharmaceutical, government, industrial, and clinical organizations.


  • Research Background, Objectives, Methodology, and Respondent Demographics
    • Research Objectives
    • Research Methodology
    • Respondent Demographics
  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Purchasing Drivers
    • Executive Summary-Laboratory Budgets
    • Executive Summary-Industry Drivers
    • Executive Summary-Instrument Purchases vs. Equipment Purchases
    • Executive Summary-Overall Rating of Purchasing Experience
    • Executive Summary-Desired Purchasing Changes
  • Laboratory Product Purchases and the Influential Factors of Selection
    • Information Sources for New Products
    • 2012-2015 Total Laboratory Products Purchases
    • 2015 Laboratory Products Purchases by End User
    • 2015-2016 Instruments Purchases
    • 2015-2016 Equipment Purchases
    • Matrix to Guide the Strategic Prioritization of Needs When Selecting Laboratory Products
    • Strategic Prioritization of Needs When Selecting Laboratory Products-2015 Results
    • Strategic Prioritization of Needs When Selecting Laboratory Products-2014 Results
    • Strategic Prioritization of Needs When Selecting Laboratory Products
    • Technical Note-Understanding Perceptual Maps
    • Perceptual Map of Laboratory Products
  • Product Budgets and Volumes
    • 2015 Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category
      • Table Average Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category: Global, 2015
    • 2015-2016 Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category
      • Table Expected Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category: Global, 2015-2016
    • End-users' Expectations of Laboratory Products Budget Percent Growth/Decline 2015-2016
      • Table Expected Laboratory Products' Budget Percent Growth/Decline: Global, 2015-2016
    • Laboratory Budgets Discussion
    • Sources of Laboratory Funding
    • Preferred Purchase Channel
  • Competitive Dynamics
    • Top Competitors in Instruments
    • Top Competitors in Equipment
    • Top Competitors in Chemicals
    • Top Competitors in Reagents & Kits
    • Top Competitors in Plasticware
    • Top Competitors in Glassware
    • Top Competitors in General Lab Supplies
    • Importance of Comparing Prices for Lab Products
    • Overall Rating of Purchasing Experience
    • Competitive Dynamics Discussion
  • Verbatim Responses-Academic Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Products Purchasing Experience-Academic Labs
    • Stated Growth Drivers-Academic Labs
    • Stated Growth Barriers-Academic Labs
  • Verbatim Responses-Government Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Products Purchasing Experience-Government Labs
    • Stated Growth Drivers-Government Labs
    • Stated Growth Barriers-Government Labs
  • Verbatim Responses-Biopharmaceutical Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Products Purchasing Experience-Biopharmaceutical Labs
    • Stated Growth Drivers-Biopharmaceutical Labs
    • Stated Growth Barriers-Biopharmaceutical Labs
  • Verbatim Responses-Industrial Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Products Purchasing Experience-Industrial Labs
    • Stated Growth Drivers-Industrial Labs
    • Stated Growth Barriers-Industrial Labs
  • Verbatim Responses-Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Products Purchasing Experience-Clinical Labs
    • Stated Growth Drivers-Clinical Labs
    • Stated Growth Barriers-Clinical Labs

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