|[February 11, 2013]
Research and Markets: Antibody Sourcing and Usage Survey - Understanding the Future Needs of Scientists
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zcmtt5/antibody_sourcing)
has announced the addition of the "Antibody
Sourcing and Usage Survey" report to their offering.
The core focus of this survey was to better understand the current and
future needs of the community of scientists that rely on research grade
antibodies for their experiments into key areas of human health and
The survey of 400 life scientists reveals that research antibodies
remain a hot commodity, with 94 percent of respondents planning to
maintain or increase their current antibody usage in the next year.
"The data suggests a real growth trend in the $2 billion a year research
antibody market," says Alex Hodgson, CEO, 1DegreeBio. "However, the ways
in which antibodies are used and sourced are changing. Companies need to
be aware and ready to evolve."
While some learning could be categorized as more confirmations, others
proved to uncover valuable insights.
- Social media has become a strong vehicle with only 3% of respondents
not participating on one of the four leading social media platforms
(Facebook (News - Alert), LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter) Google+, though being the
most recently launched platform, edged out Twitter in our survey.
- 94% of respondents stated that they would maintain or increase their
antibody usage levels in
the next 12 months.
- Of participants who plan to increase their antibody usage in the next
12 months, 53% will be adding 1-2 antibody-based applications each week.
- Multiple channels are used for product sourcing with varying types of
peer review (journals and user reviews) continuing to be significant
impact. Supplier websites are a key tool in the process, but they are
rarely used on their own.
- Our respondents learn of new products through visiting supplier
websites, sales representatives and direct email campaigns. This
suggests that existing customers - or those familiar with the brand -
are the first target market. As these customers use the product, they
pave the way for wider markets through the publication of research data
and recommendations that attract general users.
- 48% of respondents felt that up to 50% of the products they have used
are of insufficient quality.
Though some may question the validity of perception-based questions, the
takeaway for market stakeholders is that almost 50% of antibody users do
not have confidence in these products. - 30% of our survey participants
are currently considering the use of outside service providers to assist
with their antibody-based research with particular focus around
monoclonal facilities and providers.
Key Topics Covered:
CUSTOM ANTIBODY SERVICES
- BioSupply UK
- BioVectra Inc
- GE Healthcare
- Novus Biologicals
- Peprotech Inc.
- Precision Antibody
- U.S. Biologicals
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zcmtt5/antibody_sourcing
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