Global Laboratory Product Purchasing Trends, 2020–2021

Global Laboratory Product Purchasing Trends, 2020–2021

  • March 2021 •
  • 58 pages •
  • Report ID: 6058077 •
  • Format: PDF
Readers of one of the analyst’s media partners were invited to participate in an online survey in September 2020 that centered on the state of their laboratories in 2020 and their expectations for 2021.The analyst has conducted similar studies among the same targeted respondents since 2012.

Where applicable, the study presents year-over-year data to illustrate yearly trend developments.To qualify for survey participation, readers had to play a role in their laboratory’s purchasing process, be familiar with their laboratory’s product budgets, and represent a laboratory that either uses or plans to use products in one or more of the seven specified laboratory product categories: instruments, equipment, chemicals, reagents and kits, general lab supplies, plasticware, and glassware.

A total of 211 decision makers qualified for and completed the survey, answering questions on purchases, budgets, top companies, and purchasing preferences.Respondents were segmented by type of laboratory: academic/government, biopharmaceutical, industrial, and clinical.

This end-user survey polled researchers on their preferences in order to understand the laboratory product purchasing process and how that differs among the various organization types. The data collected was quantitative in respect to budgets and qualitative with reference to end-user trends such as budget expectations, brand selection preferences, purchasing process steps, evaluation and sourcing of lab products, recent and expected instrument and equipment purchases, frequency of price comparisons, funding trends, unmet needs, product purchasing preferences, and the impact of COVID-19 on lab shutdowns and spending. This survey provides companies with actionable and trending information from laboratory professionals that will help drive business strategies and develop growth expectations. For the purpose of this analysis, respondents identifying as manufacturing, environmental testing, chemical or petrochemical, and food, beverage, or agricultural are combined as industrial laboratories. Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and contract research organization are combined as biopharmaceutical laboratories. State government and federal government laboratories are combined as government laboratories. Hospital laboratories and clinical reference laboratories fall under the clinical segment. Respondents indicated a wide range of job titles including researcher, scientist, investigator, director, manager, and technician.
Author: Christi Bird Ulan