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Automation is influencing health care, especially in clinical diagnostic and drug company laboratories where systems are improving work flow and adding speed and efficiency. Over the years, many laboratories in North America, Europe and elsewhere have installed fully functional automation systems, as well as individual automated systems.
Lab Automation Markets, 4th Edition, analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory automation systems and equipment â€“ both for the clinical diagnostics lab and the drug discovery and research laboratory. This report generally offers forecasts future growth to 2017. Market segments covered include:
Sample transport systems
Specimen and liquid handling systems
Storage and retrieval systems
Laboratory information management systems
This report gives insight into issues facing the industry and also reviews the nature and the direction of research and trends in automation equipment, including:
As automation companies seek to find new market opportunities and increase their sales, several of these firms have inked partnership agreements or have established other types of collaborative arrangements with in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies. For automation suppliers, these arrangements can lead to sales that might otherwise not been achieved without the attraction of the IVD systems. Partnerships discussed include:
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences-New England Biolabs
Beckman Coulter-IRIS Diagnostics
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences-Illumina
Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies. The report profiles companies involved in developing and marketing medical laboratory automation systems and equipment:
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Astech Projects Ltd.
Brooks Automation Inc.
Caliper Life Sciences
Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.
HTI bio-X GmbH
Lab Services BV
LabVantage Solutions Inc.
Peak Analysis and Automation
PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences Inc.
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
RTS Life Science
Tecan Group Ltd.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
The market data are generated into multiple year forecasts for different product segments covered in the report. 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.
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