In February 2013 we polled our panel of fluorescent imaging reagent users regarding their anticipated laboratory budget. Data reveals that commercial users anticipate a slight increase compared to academic users. As shown in the table, 24.1% of commercial users of fluorescent imaging reagents expect their budget to increase over the next 12 months, vs. 17.6% of academic users (a difference of 6.5 percentage points). Conversely, 21.9% of commercial users project a budget decrease vs. 35.5% of academic users (a difference of 13.7 percentage points).