Lab Automation Markets Worldwide (Next-Generation Systems, Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends)

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Published Aug 1, 2008 | 150 Pages | Pub ID: KLI1670001

The benefits of automation in the clinical laboratory are well documented. They involve replacing manual, potentially dangerous, error-prone steps with automated processes requiring minimal operator intervention. This approach can increase productivity, decrease turnaround time, improve staff safety, minimize errors, improve the handling of specimens, and allow labs to reallocate personnel to more important and productive tasks.

For drug discovery, automation also offers benefits. bringing a new drug to market has been both a very time-intensive, laborious and expensive undertaking.

This report analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory automation systems and equipment - both for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery research laboratories.

These are some of the recent developments that are assessed in the report and considered in market projections:

  • Next-Generation vs. Traditional Systems

  • Labcyte and Allegro Combine Operations

  • Agilent Acquistion of Velocity

  • New Closed-Loop Smart Gripper

  • Tecan-VWR Alliance

  • New Sample Processing Platforms

  • High Throughput Flexibility

  • Robotics Research Lab Established

  • Hamilton Purchase of TekCel

  • Low Temperature Sample Storage

  • Automated Microplate Processing

Current Market and Forecasts to 2012 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)
Revenues for clinical labs and drug discovery labs are broken out.

As a report with international focus, markets for North America, Europe and Asia are provided.

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. Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies.

The market data provide 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. Companies profiled in this report include:

  • Abbott Diagnostics
  • Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • Ai Scientific
  • Aurora Biotechnologies
  • Beckman Coulter Inc.
  • BioTrove Inc.
  • Caliper Life Sciences
  • Dynacon Inc.
  • Eppendorf AG
  • Hamilton Storage Technologies Inc.
  • InnovaSystems Inc.
  • Labotix Automation Inc.
  • LabVantage Solutions Inc.
  • Molecular Devices
  • Motoman Inc.
  • Olympus Corp.
  • PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences Inc.
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • RTS Group
  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.
  • Sotax
  • SSi Robotics
  • PaR Systems Inc.
  • The Automation Partnership
  • Tecan Group Ltd.
  • ThermoFischer Scientific Inc.
  • Xiril AG

1.0 Executive Summary

  • 1.1 Perspective
  • 1.1.1 Pressures to Automate in the Clinical Lab
  • 1.1.1.1 Variety of Processes
  • 1.1.2 Automating the Drug Discovery Lab
  • 1.1.2.1 Variety of Processes
  • 1.2 Emerging Trends
  • 1.3 Advantages and Trade-Offs
  • 1.4 World Market Summary
  • 1.5 Methodology

    2.0 Introduction

  • 2.1 Why Automate
  • 2.1.1 The Clinical Laboratory
  • 2.1.2 The Drug Discovery Laboratory
  • 2.2 An Evolving Market
  • 2.3 Key Issues
  • 2.3.1 Workflow
  • 2.3.2 Labor Issues
  • 2.3.3 Operating Costs
  • 2.3.4 Compatibility
  • 2.4 Targets for Automation
  • 2.5 Healthcare Trends Impacting Automation
  • 2.6 Automation Equipment Trends
  • 2.7 Total Lab Automation
  • 2.8 Modular Automation
  • 2.9 FDA Regulation
  • 2.10 Reimbursement

    3.0 Recent Market Developments

  • 3.1 Labcyte and Allegro Combine Operations
  • 3.2 Agilent Acquires Velocity 11
  • 3.3 New Closed-Loop Smart Gripper
  • 3.4 Tecan-VWR Alliance
  • 3.5 New Sample Processing Platform
  • 3.6 Automate Sample Preparation
  • 3.7 Modular Platform
  • 3.8 Test Liquid Handling Instrumentation
  • 3.9 High Throughput Flexibility
  • 3.10 Robotics Research Lab Established
  • 3.11 Hamilton purchases TekCel
  • 3.12 Workcell Enhancements
  • 3.13 Low Temperature Sample Storage
  • 3.14 Automated Microplate Processing
  • 3.15 Automation Partnership

    4.0 Markets

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 Clinical Lab Automation Markets
  • 4.2.1 Sample Transport Systems
  • 4.2.2 Storage-Retrieval Systems
  • 4.2.3 Work Stations
  • 4.2.4 Specimen Handling Systems
  • 4.2.5 LIMS
  • 4.3 Drug Discovery Lab Automation Markets
  • 4.3.1 Plate Readers
  • 4.3.2 Automated Liquid Handling Systems
  • 4.3.3 Robotics
  • 4.3.4 Dissolution Testing
  • 4.3.5 LIMS
  • 4.3.6 Storage-Retrieval Systems

    5.0 Corporate Profiles

  • 5.1 Abbott Diagnostics
  • 5.2 Agilent Technologies Inc.
  • 5.3 Ai Scientific
  • 5.4 Aurora Biotechnologies
  • 5.5 Beckman Coulter Inc.
  • 5.6 BioTrove
  • 5.7 Caliper Life Sciences
  • 5.8 Dynacon Inc.
  • 5.9 Eppendorf AG
  • 5.10 Hamilton Storage Technologies Inc.
  • 5.11 InnovaSystems Inc.
  • 5.12 Labotix Automation Inc.
  • 5.13 Lab Vantage Solutions Inc.
  • 5.14 Molecular Devices
  • 5.15 Motoman Inc.
  • 5.16 Olympus Corp.
  • 5.17 PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences Inc.
  • 5.18 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • 5.19 RTS Group
  • 5.20 Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.
  • 5.21 Sotax
  • 5.22 SSi Robotics
  • 5.23 The Automation Partnership
  • 5.24 Tecan Group Ltd.
  • 5.25 ThermoFischer Scientific Inc.
  • 5.26 XIRIL AG

    LIST OF EXHIBITS

  • Exhibit 1: World Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems
  • Exhibit 2: World Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems
  • Exhibit 3: Median Hourly Wages in the Clinical Laboratory
  • Exhibit 4: NAACLS-Accredited Educational Programs in Clinical Laboratory
  • Exhibit 5: National Employment of Laboratory Workers by Industry Setting, 2002
  • Exhibit 6: World Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 7: North American Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 8: European Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 9: Asian Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 10: Rest of World Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 11: Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems, US Installed Base - Major Systems, 2006-2012
  • Exhibit 12: World Market for Clinical Laboratory Automation Sample Transport Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 13: World Market for Clinical Lab Storage-Retrieval Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 14: World Market for Clinical Lab Work Stations, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 15: World Market for Clinical Lab Specimen Handling Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 16: World Market for Clinical LIMS, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 17: World Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 18: North American Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 19: European Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 20: Asian Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 21: Rest of World Market for Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 22: World Market for Drug Discovery Lab Plate Readers, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 23: World Market for Drug Discovery Automated Liquid Handling Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 24: World Market for Drug Discovery Robotic Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 25: World Market for Drug Discovery Dissolution Testing Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 26: World Market for Drug Discovery LIMS, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 27: World Market for Drug Discovery Storage-Retrieval Systems, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 28: Laboratory Automation Market Leaders