DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gpmwqw/lab_automation) has announced the addition of the "Lab Automation Markets, 4th Edition (Systems [Sample Transport, Specimen Handling, Plate Readers, Storage & Retrieval, Robotics, LIMS], Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends)" report to their offering.
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 - both for the clinical diagnostics lab and the drug discovery and research laboratory. This report generally offers forecasts of future growth to 2017.
Market segments covered include:
- Sample transport systems
- Specimen and liquid handling systems
- Storage and retrieval systems
- Work stations
- Plate readers
- Dissolution testing
- 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:
- Analytical intelligence
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 have 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
- Brooks Automation-FluidX
- Molecular Devices-Roche
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:
- Abbott Diagnostics
- Accel Biotech
- Agilent Technologies Inc.
- Ai Scientific
- Analytik Jena
- Andrew Alliance
- Apricot Designs
- Astech Projects Ltd.
- Aurora Biotechnologies
- Brooks Automation Inc.
- Caliper Life Sciences
- Hamilton Company
- Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.
- HTI bio-X GmbH
- InnovaSystems Inc.
- J-Kem Scientific
- Labotix Automation
- Lab Services BV
- Peak Analysis and Automation
- PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences Inc.
- F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
- RTS Life Science
- SSi Robotics
- TAP Biosystems
- Tecan Group Ltd.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
Key Topics Covered:
1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4.0 MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
6.0 CORPORATE PROFILES
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