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2011 Quantitative Immunoassays Dashboard Series 1 -

pic_quantitative_series_1Catalog number: 1104IMM
Publication date: April 2011
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Immunoassays are commonly used laboratory tests used to identify and quantify proteins. With a range of applications in diagnosis of cancer, immunology and disease research, immunoassays are widely used by scientists in academia and industry. As life science suppliers continue improving products and services in the immunoassays market, immunoassays represent a key growth area in the life sciences industry.

In order to dive more deeply into the characteristics and dynamics of the market for Immunoassays, Percepta has introduced the Quantitative Immunoassay Dashboard™, designed to take a snapshot of the current market landscape with the future goal of repeating and publishing the study to give Dashboard readers the ongoing story of how the market is adapting to new products, new competitors and sales and marketing strategies.

he Quantitative Immunoassay Dashboard™ was developed from responses to a 25-question survey completed by 525 scientists predominantly located in North America and Europe. This Dashboard reveals key market indicators for the Immunoassay market as a whole as well as for the following methods representing market sub-segments:

  • Standard Colorimetric or Chemiluminescent ELISA
  • Fluorescent ELISA
  • Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassays
  • Bead-based Immunoassays

This report is focused on Immunoassays used in life science research.

Survey Methodology

In February 2011, Percepta fielded the Quantitative Immunoassay Survey to a subset of the company’s panel of life scientists. Individuals were invited by e-mail blast to click through to a webpage at where the survey was hosted. Invitations were delivered on February 17, 2011 and results collected through March 3, 2011. A total of 525 scientists completed the survey. Results based on the aggregate of collected responses are revealed in this Immunoassay Dashboard.

Respondent Demographics

Respondents from the academic, government and commercial market segments are well represented, with 30.1% of respondents employed in an industry setting and 69.7% of respondents employed in academic setting. 74.8% of respondents are from North America, while 24.2% reside in Europe.

Junior (Lab Tech, Grad Students), mid level (Post-Doc, Lab Manager) and senior (Professor/PI, Group Leader) scientists are well represented in the data set, with the most cited job titles being Scientist/Senior Scientist (26.1% of respondents) and Professor / Principal Investigator (17.1%).

A wide variety of scientific areas of specialization is also evident, led by Molecular Biology (named by 37.0% of respondents as their primary or secondary area of expertise) and Cell Biology (named by 26.3% of respondents). Immunology (25.5%), Biochemistry (19.8%) and Microbiology/Infectious Disease/Virology (16.0%) are the only other applications named by more than 15% of respondents.

Small (1-5 scientists), medium (6-20 scientists) and large (>20 scientists) laboratories are well represented: 35.6% of respondents work in labs where 1 to 5 people perform experiments; 49.2% in labs with 6 to 20 experimenters, and the remaining 15.2% in labs with greater than 20 bench scientists.

40.6% of respondents indicated that 1 to 3 people in their laboratories perform immunoassay experiments at least a few times each year. An additional 21.9% of survey participants revealed that 4 or 5 individuals perform immunoassay experiments in their labs at least a few times each year. Only 37.5% of respondents work in labs where greater than 10 people perform immunoassay experiments at least a few times each year.

Table of Contents

  • 6 Figures and Tables
  • 8 Executive Summary
  • 10 Key Findings and Implications
  • 13 Immunoassay Dashboard
  • 17 Immunoassay Market Opportunity Matrix
  • 18 Survey Methodology
  • 20 Survey Invitation Text
  • 21 Respondent Demographics
  • 33 Frequency of Performance of Life Science Techniques
  • 38 Frequency of Performance of Immunoassay Methods
  • 52 Reaction Throughput and Market Segment Growth Rates
  • 62 Respondent’s Stated Price Per Reaction
  • 65 Total Market Size, Market Segment Sizes and Total Market Growth Rate
  • 67 Market Shares by Segment (Share of Mention)
  • 75 Customer Satisfaction And Interest In Switching Suppliers
  • 81 Product Features That Influence Purchasing Decisions
  • 84 Primary Downstream Applications and Use of Proteins
  • 89 Desired Changes to Immunoassay Products
  • 95 Appendix: Survey Questionnaire and Legend Table

Figures and Tables 23 Figure 1: Respondent’s Place of Employment

  • 25 Figure 2: Respondent’s Country/Region
  • 27 Figure 3: Respondent’s Job Title
  • 29 Figure 4: Respondent’s Areas of Expertise/Specialization
  • 32 Figure 5: Number of Employees in Respondent’s Laboratories
  • 35 Figure 6: Percentage of Respondents Performing Various Life Science
  • Techniques at Least a Few Times per Year
  • 40 Figure 7: Percentage of Respondents Performing Various Immunoassay Methods
  • 41 Figure 8: Percentage of Respondents Performing Various Immunoassay Methods by Organization Type
  • 42 Figure 9: Percentage of Respondents Performing Additional Protein Related Methods At Least Once Every Six Months
  • 43 Figure 10: Percentage of Respondents that Perform Standard Colorimetric or Chemiluminescent ELISAs
  • 44 Figure 11: Percentage of Respondents that Perform Fluorescent ELISAs
  • 45 Figure 12: Percentage of Respondents that Perform Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassays
  • 46 Figure 13: Percentage of Respondents that Perform Bead-based Immunoassays
  • 72 Figure 14: Respondent’s Use of LUMINEX Bead-based Immunoassays
  • 73 Figure 15: Respondent’s Primary Supplier of LUMINEX X-MAP Technology
  • 77 Figure 16: Respondent Satisfaction with Immunoassay Methods
  • 83 Figure 17: Most Important Features of Products for Protein Analysis
  • 88 Figure 18: Respondent’s Use of Protein Classes/Categories
  • 30 Table 1: Respondent’s Areas of Expertise/Specialization (Values for Figures 4)
  • 36 Table 2: Frequency of Performance of Various Life Science Techniques
  • 37 Table 3: Frequency of Co-Performance of Various Life Science Techniques
  • 47 Table 4: Frequency of Performance of Immunoassay Methods
  • 48 Table 5: Immunoassay Reagent Preference
  • 50 Table 6: Frequency of Co-Performance of Life Science Techniques with Immunoassay Methods
  • 51 Table 7: Frequency of Co-Performance of Immunoassay Methods with Life Science Techniques
  • 54 Table 8: Median, Average and Trim Mean Monthly Throughput for Immunoassay Experiments
  • 55 Table 9: Percentage of Respondents Performing Various Numbers of Immunoassay Reactions Per Month
  • 57 Table 10: Projected Growth in the Performance of Various Immunoassay Methods
  • 64 Table 11: Median, Mean and Trim Mean Price Per Data Point for Immunoassays
  • 66 Table 12: Estimated Market Size for Immunoassays
  • 69 Table 13: Respondent’s Primary Supplier of Immunoassay Methods
  • 71 Table 14: Market Share Leaders for Immunoassays
  • 78 Table 15: Percentage of Respondents Satisfied with Various Immunoassay Methods and Reasons for Dissatisfaction
  • 80 Table 16: Percentage of Respondents That Have Switched Suppliers in the Last Six Months
  • 86 Table 17: Respondent’s Primary Focus/Application of Protein Analysis Research Using Immunoassays
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