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Global Laboratory Products Purchasing Trends, 2016–2017

Global Laboratory Products Purchasing Trends, 2016–2017

Readers of Lab Manager Magazine were invited to participate in an online survey in July 2016. To qualify for survey participation, readers had to play a role in their laboratory’s purchasing process, be familiar with their laboratory’s product budgets, and represent a laboratory that either uses or plans to use products in 1 or more of the 7 specified laboratory product categories: instruments, equipment, chemicals, reagents and kits, general lab supplies, plasticware, and glassware. A total of 557 decision makers qualified for and completed the survey, answering questions on purchases, budgets, top companies, and purchasing preferences. Respondents were segmented by type of laboratory: academic, biopharma, government, industrial, and clinical.


  • Research Background, Objectives, Methodology, and Respondent Demographics
    • Research Objectives
    • Research Methodology
    • Respondent Demographics
  • Executive Summary
    • 2016-2017 Laboratory Product Budget Growth Expectations by End User and Product Category
      • Table Expected Laboratory Product Budget Percent Change, 2016 to 2017 (Average*)
    • 2015-2016 Overall Lab Product Purchase Experience
    • Executive Summary-Desired Purchasing Changes
    • US Presidential Election and European Uncertainty Impact on Purchasing Decisions
  • Laboratory Product Purchases and the Influential Factors of Selection
    • Information Sources for New Products Research
    • Total Laboratory Products Purchase
    • Laboratory Products Purchase by End User
    • Preferred Purchase Channel
    • Instruments Purchases
    • Equipment Purchases
    • Purchasing Experience for Instruments
    • Purchasing Experience for Equipment
    • Purchasing Experience for Reagents and Kits
    • Purchasing Experience for Chemicals
    • Purchasing Experience for Plasticware
    • Purchasing Experience for Glassware
    • Purchasing Experience for General Lab Supplies
    • Importance of Purchasing Factors
    • Technical Note-Understanding Perceptual Maps
    • Perceptual Map of Laboratory Products
    • Product Price Comparison Frequency for Lab Products
  • Product Budgets and Volumes
    • Overall Laboratory Products Budget Change
    • Laboratory Products Budget Change by Product Segment
    • Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category
      • Table Average Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category: Global, 2016
    • 2016-2017 Laboratory Product Budgets by End User
      • Table Expected Laboratory Product Budgets by End User and Product Category: Global, 2016-2017
    • 2016-2017 Laboratory Product Budget Growth Expectations by End User and Product Category
      • Table Expected Laboratory Product Budget Percent Growth/Decline: Global, 2016-2017
    • Laboratory Budgets Discussion
    • Sources of Laboratory Funding
  • Top Companies
    • 2015-2016 Overall Experience with Lab Products Purchase
    • Top Companies for Instruments by Segment
    • Top Companies for Equipment by Segment
    • Top Companies for Chemicals by Segment
    • Top Companies for Life Science Reagents and Kits by Segment
    • Top Companies for Plasticware by Segment
    • Top Companies for Glassware by Segment
    • Top Companies for General Lab Supplies by Segment
    • Competitive Dynamics Discussion
  • Verbatim Responses-Academic Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Product Purchasing Experience-Academic Laboratories
    • European Uncertainty Impact-Academic Laboratories
    • US Presidential Election Impact-Academic Laboratories
  • Verbatim Responses-Government Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Product Purchasing Experience-Government Laboratories
    • European Uncertainty Impact-Government Laboratories
    • US Presidential Election Impact-Government Laboratories
  • Verbatim Responses-Biopharma Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Product Purchasing Experience-Biopharma Laboratories
    • European Uncertainty Impact-Biopharma Laboratories
    • US Presidential Election Impact-Biopharma Laboratories
  • Verbatim Responses-Industrial Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Product Purchasing Experience-Industrial Laboratories
    • European Uncertainty Impact-Industrial Laboratories
    • US Presidential Election Impact-Industrial Laboratories
  • Verbatim Responses-Clinical Laboratories
    • Desired Changes to Laboratory Product Purchasing Experience-Clinical Laboratories
    • European Uncertainty Impact-Clinical Laboratories
    • US Presidential Election Impact-Clinical Laboratories
  • Appendix
    • Additional Sources of Information

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