CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Percepta Associates released its 2015 Mammalian Cell Culture, Series 5 Life Science Dashboard™ market research report which draws comparisons to key market indicator data reported in Percepta's 2012 Series 4 Cell Culture Dashboard. This updated dashboard reveals continued strong annual spend and stable product usage for 2016 in six of eight segments studied, with highest anticipated growth of 6% for serum free media and growth & attachment factors. This report provides rapid access to actionable key market indicators for the mammalian cell culture market, such as market size, supplier share of spend, growth rates, customer satisfaction/ propensity to switch and end-user practices, in an 'at a glance' easy to understand format, for the following cell culture market segments in North America and Europe:
- Basal Media (e.g. D-MEM, RPMI, etc.)
- Fetal Bovine Serum
- Other Animal Sera
- Balanced Salt Solutions (D-PBS, etc.)
- Serum Free Media
- Dry Powdered Media (not for bacterial propagation)
- Growth and Attachment Factors
- Stem Cell Culture Reagents
With greater than 70% of respondents using three major product categories (basal media, fetal bovine serum and balanced salt solutions) on at least a monthly basis, the report reveals the cell culture reagent market grew at 4% CAGR since last reported in 2012. However, respondents indicate that utilization of specific cell culture reagents such as basal media, FBS, serum free media and dry powdered media, differ significantly by type of organization (e.g. for-profit versus non-profit places of employment) and geographic location (North America versus Europe). This Dashboard report also analyzes current primary and secondary applications for each cell culture reagent segment, uncovering key downstream application changes over the past three years.
"This new cell culture reagent report is a valuable resource for Product and Marketing Managers to rapidly access pertinent and current information about these critical life science components" said Anne St Louis, Director at Percepta Associates. "For example, though lot-to-lot consistency remains an important factor among users, an increased desire for animal origin-free options exists and influence purchasing decisions.”
The 2015 Cell Culture Series 5 Life Science Dashboard™ shows Thermo Fisher Scientific (NASDAQ: TMO) with its GIBCO brand continues to be the leading cell culture reagent supplier in all market segments surveyed. Other leading suppliers that have reported “share of laboratory spend” to be one of the top three suppliers in a segment include Sigma Aldrich which places second in seven of eight market segments, Cambrex, GE Healthcare, Corning, BD Biosciences and Peprotech. However, in two of the eight cell culture reagent product categories surveyed, more than 40% of respondents are considering switching suppliers primarily for reasons of product performance or price.
The growth and propagation of mammalian cells in culture is a routine but critical precursor to the investigation of such fundamental cellular processes as gene expression and protein function and to the development of therapeutics. Cell culture products are widely used not only by scientists working with traditional cell lines but also by researchers engaged in experiments with model systems as stem cells and engineered cell lines. The Cell Culture Dashboard was developed based upon the aggregated responses to a 20-question survey completed by 539 scientists actively engaged in mammalian cell culture predominantly located in North America and Europe.
To view cell culture sample data and questionnaire visit: http://www.perceptaassociates.com/reports/2015-mammalian-cell-culture-dashboard-series-5-na-eu/
Founded in 2005 in Carlsbad, California Percepta Associates is a specialized consultancy providing expert market research, strategic business planning, portfolio management, product and corporate branding and marketing communications services to life science research suppliers globally. For more information visit: www.perceptaassociates.com