Revealed in New Protein Electrophoresis & Western Analysis Life Science DashboardTM from Percepta Associates

Carlsbad, Calif. – February 1, 2012 – Today, Percepta Associates announces the launch of the 2012 Protein Electrophoresis & Western Analysis, Series 1 Life Science DashboardTM market research report. This Dashboard reveals key market indicators, such as market size, market shares, growth rates, customer satisfaction/ propensity to switch and end-user practices, for the protein electrophoresis and western analysis market as a whole as well as for the following sub-segments:

  • Protein capillary electrophoresis systems
  • Protein electrophoresis gels or gel casting reagents
  • Protein standards
  • Protein stains
  • Western blotting membranes
  • Western detection reagents

Market share information is provided for the following apparatus segments:

  • Protein electrophoresis apparatus
  • Western transfer device
  • Electrophoresis power supplies

Leading suppliers for these market segments include Bio-Rad, Life Technologies, Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sigma and GE Healthcare. However, no clear overall leader exists for the market as a whole. Findings reveal that over one third of respondents, regardless of segment, expressed an interest in switching primary suppliers. Further approximately 40% of respondents would like to see improved products and protocols for precast protein gels and western detection reagents. Specific product and protocol improvement needs, cited by respondents, are detailed in this new report.

“The Protein Electrophoresis & Western Analysis report is the third in our series of Life Science DashboardsTM focused on protein techniques and applications. Other recently released protein-related reports target researchers performing Flow Cytometry and Quantitative Immunoassays. This new study shows that customers are clearly looking for improved performance from suppliers in products for both protein electrophoresis and western analysis”, said Alison Rowland, Co-founder and Principal at Percepta Associate.

The Protein Electrophoresis & Western Analysis Series 1 Life Science DashboardTM was developed from responses to a 36-question survey completed by 462 scientists predominantly located in academic and industrial organizations in North America and Europe.

To view the Protein Electrophoresis & Western Analysis Series 1 Life Science DashboardTM sample data and the survey questionnaire visit:

Life Science DashboardsTM are readily accessible sources of current, segment-specific, market research. Designed and implemented by industry veterans, each dashboard provides key life science market indicators compiled from the survey responses of qualified decision-makers and researchers actively using life science research products. Unlike other market research reports, Percepta’s Dashboards feature an “at-a-glance” format that provides rapid access to actionable key market indicators in an easy to understand framework, including:

  • Market size
  • Market share
  • Market growth and sample/reaction throughput rates
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Propensity to switch
  • Competitive intensity
  • Perceived pricing
  • Top suppliers
  • Technique usage frequency
  • Fastest growing techniques
  • Bottlenecks in protein electrophoresis and analysis
  • Primary downstream applications

About Percepta
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:

Percepta Associates Inc.
Alison Rowland
Co-founder and Principal