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Lab Automation Markets, 3rd. Edition (Systems, Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends)


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This report, Lab Automation Markets, 3rd Edition, (Systems, Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends), represents Kalorama Information's latest study of the market for systems that enable labs to store, identify and transport large quantities of specimens.  The report analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory automation systems and equipment - both for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery research laboratories.

Many clinical laboratories are facing a number of issues that are challenging their ability to remain competitive. These challenges have been caused by the reduction of government reimbursement rates for laboratory tests, cost-restraint measures established by the managed care industry, and the continuing trend toward containment of national health care costs. In order to survive in the future, it will be necessary for labs to run more tests; test in fewer sites; operate with less equipment; maintain lower operating costs; hire less skilled labor; and harness additional automation.

Since the last edition, systems have been introduced, market share has shifted and alliances and mergers have concluded. These are some of the recent developments that are assessed in the report and considered in market projections:
 

  • Fully Automated Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Alter  the Commercial Landscape
  • Co-Development, Co-Marketing, Co-Selling
  • Automation Solves Sample Lysis Bottleneck
  • Automation for Secondary Screening
  • Pfizer UCB Partnership
  • BioTrove Acquisition
  • PerkinElmer Caliper Acquisition
  • BD Kiestra Acquisition
  • Labotix and NoemaLife Collaboration
  • Higher-Throughput Drug Discovery Automation
  • Blood Sciences Laboratory Automation
  • Optimizing Liquid Handling
  • Bench top Platform Controls Automation
  • Integrated Laboratory Automation
In its previous two editions, the report has been a useful tool for business planning for top automation companies. The report allows companies to benefit from estimates of the part of the market most beneficial to them. Current Market and Forecasts to 2017 for the following segments are included:
  • Sample Transport Systems
  • Specimen Handling Systems
  • Storage and Retrieval Systems
  • Work Stations
  • Plate Readers
  • Robotics
  • Dissolution Testing
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
As a report with international focus, markets for North America, Europe and Asia are provided. Revenues for clinical labs and drug discovery labs are broken out.Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies.


The information presented in this report is the result of data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives and researchers. This report also reviews the nature and direction of research and trends, and gives insight into some issues facing the industry. The report profiles several companies involved in developing and marketing these systems. Companies profiled in this report include:
  • Abbott Diagnostics
  • Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • Ai Scientific
  • Aurora Biotechnologies
  • Beckman Coulter Inc.
  • BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
  • BioTrove
  • Brooks Automation Inc.
  • Caliper Life Sciences
  • Dynacon Inc.
  • Eppendorf AG
  • Hamilton Storage Technologies Inc.
  • InnovaSystems Inc.
  • Labotix Automation Inc.
  • LabVantage Solutions Inc.
  • Molecular Devices
  • Motoman Robotics Division
  • Olympus Corp.
  • Peak Analysis and Automation
  • PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences Inc.
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • RTS Life Science
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Sotax
  • SSi Robotics
  • TAP Biosystems
  • Tecan Group Ltd.
  • ThermoFischer Scientific Inc.
  • Wako Automation
  • Xiril AG


  • Executive Summary
    • INDISPENSABLE TECHNOLOGY
      • Competitive Pressures for the Clinical Lab
      • Automation Speeds Drug Discovery
    • TRENDING TOWARD CUSTOMIZATION, SPEED AND STANDARDIZATION
      • Table Significant Trends in the Laboratory Automation Market
      • Miniaturization
    • ADVANTAGES AND TRADE-OFFS
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Introduction
    • The Basis of Laboratory Automation
      • Benefits of Automation
    • The Clinical Laboratory
      • The Labor Challenge
    • THE DRUG DISCOVERY LABORATORY
      • Increasing Throughput
    • NEW RANGE OF TOOLS
    • PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
    • KEY ISSUES
      • Issues in the Clinical Laboratory
      • Issues in the Drug Discovery Laboratory
        • Table Laboratory Automation Issues
      • Work Flow
      • Labor Issues
        • Table Median Annual Earnings for Lab Technologists, May 2010
        • Table Median Annual Earnings for Lab Technicians, May 2010
        • Table Median Hourly Wages for Lab Technologists and Technicians, 2010
      • Operating Costs
      • Compatibility
    • TARGETS FOR AUTOMATION
      • Liquid Handling
      • Test Tube Processing
      • Decapping
      • Microplates and Microarrays
    • HEALTH CARE TRENDS IMPACTING AUTOMATION
      • Affordable Care Act Tax Impact
    • AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT TRENDS
      • Miniaturization
      • Standards, Connectivity and Integration
    • Total Lab Automation
      • Higher-Volume Laboratories
    • Modular Automation
      • Opportunities for Smaller Labs
      • Connectivity Concerns
    • FDA REGULATION
    • REIMBURSEMENT
      • Payment Infrastructure
      • Assessing Outcomes
  • Market Developments
    • DANAHER ACQUIRES BECKMAN COULTER
    • ROCHE ACQUISITION
    • PFIZER, UCB PARTNERSHIP SPEEDS DRUG DISCOVERY
    • LABOTIX ACQUISITION
    • LIFE TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES BIOTROVE
    • PERKINELMER ACQUIRES CALIPER
    • BD ACQUIRES KIESTRA
    • LABOTIX, NOEMALIFE COLLABORATE TO OPTIMIZE EFFICIENCY
    • FULLY AUTOMATED SYSTEM
    • EXPANDING TO LABORATORY AUTOMATION
    • PARTNERING
    • CO-DEVELOPMENT, CO-MARKETING, CO-SELLING
    • AUTOMATION SOLVES SAMPLE LYSIS BOTTLENECK
    • AUTOMATION FOR SECONDARY SCREENING
    • HIGHER-THROUGHPUT DRUG DISCOVERY AUTOMATION
    • BLOOD SCIENCES LABORATORY AUTOMATION
    • OPTIMIZING LIQUID HANDLING
    • BENCH TOP PLATFORM CONTROLS AUTOMATION
    • INTEGRATED LABORATORY AUTOMATION
    • AUTOMATED STEM-CELL PICKER
  • Markets
    • A WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE
      • Merges and Acquisitions Alter the Commercial Landscape
    • CLINICAL LAB AUTOMATION MARKETS
      • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in billions)
      • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in billions)
      • Table Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems US Installed Base - Major Systems 2012-2017
      • Sample Transport Systems
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Sample Transport Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Sample Transport Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • Storage-Retrieval Systems
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Storage-Retrieval Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Storage-Retrieval Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • Work Stations
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Work Stations 2012-2017 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Work Stations 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment Revenues (in millions)
      • Specimen Handling Systems
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Specimen Handling Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems Specimen Handling Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • LIMS
        • Table World Market for Clinical Lab Automation Systems LIMS 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
    • DRUG DISCOVERY LAB AUTOMATION MARKETS
      • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in billions)
      • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in billions)
      • Plate Readers
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Plate Readers 2012-2017 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Plate Readers , 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • Automated Liquid Handling Systems
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Automated Liquid Handling Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Automated Liquid Handling Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • Robotics
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Robotic Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Robotic Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • Dissolution Testing
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Dissolution Testing Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Dissolution Testing Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment (US, Europe, BRIC, Japan, ROW) Revenues (in millions)
      • LIMS
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems LIMS 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
      • Storage-Retrieval Systems
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Storage-Retrieval Systems 2012-2017 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Automation Systems Storage-Retrieval Systems 2012-2017 by Geographic Segment Revenues (in millions)
    • MARKET SHARE
  • Corporate Profiles
    • ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS
    • AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    • AI SCIENTIFIC
    • AURORA BIOTECHNOLOGIES (Nexus)
    • BECKMAN COULTER INC.
    • BD (BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY)
    • BIOTROVE
    • BROOKS AUTOMATION INC.
    • CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES
    • DYNACON INC.
    • EPPENDORF AG
    • HAMILTON STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    • INNOVASYSTEMS INC.
    • LABOTIX AUTOMATION INC.
    • LABVANTAGE SOLUTIONS INC.
    • MOLECULAR DEVICES
    • MOTOMAN ROBOTICS DIVISION
    • OLYMPUS CORP.
    • PEAK ANALYSIS AND AUTOMATION
    • PERKINELMER LIFE AND ANALYTICAL SCIENCES INC.
    • F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD.
    • RTS LIFE SCIENCE
    • SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
    • SOTAX
    • SSI ROBOTICS
    • TAP BIOSYSTEMS
    • TECAN GROUP LTD.
    • THERMOFISCHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
    • WAKO AUTOMATION
    • XIRIL AG

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