Since the Industrial Revolution, the chemical industry has played a critical yet relatively unseen role in developing consumer products and pharmaceutical ingredients and quality control of chemical product production. The chemical industry’s influence in the manufacturing sector is buoyed by the scientific instrument industry’s analytical techniques and product offerings. In October 2020, Strategic Directions International […]

Biomanufacturing is becoming increasingly influential as a method of production in many industries, from generating high-yield pharmaceutical precursors, to biofuel conversion from biomass, and even in food and beverage production. As bioprocessing, the mass production of desired biological products using living cells, continues to expand, the key concerns of efficiency and contamination risk have become […]

This month, the European University Association, a representative of more than 800 European universities, issued a new report, “Public Funding Observatory 2020/2021: Part 1: Financial and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on universities in Europe.” The report is based on a survey conducted this summer of 29 national European university associations. The report illustrates […]

Laboratory consumables, non-durable goods used for laboratory-related consumption, enable drug discovery and development and research and production of therapies and vaccines and lately. These products have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, consumables offerings are the growth driver of the scientific instrument industry, whose vendors play a crucial role in providing consumables, leading to […]

As the stock market continues its gyrations this year in the face of the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19 and subsequent macroeconomic downtown, how are life science tool companies’ stocks doing? One way to answer this question is to look at companies that have completed IPOs over the past two years. New to the public market […]

The food and beverage safety testing market is critical to making sure the food and beverages people consume are safe. The manufacturing of GMO food products, developing countries enacting stricter food safety and quality regulations, and the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the issues that analytical instrument providers tackle to fulfill […]

Published this month, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) review of US business R&D spending in 2018 indicates the robust contribution of business R&D to the economy and the diversity of industries conducting R&D in the US. It also lays out the importance of both manufacturing and non-manufacturing R&D to innovation. Top Spending Total US businesses’ […]

A new consensus report, “Genomic Epidemiology Data Infrastructure Needs for SARS-CoV-2: Modernizing Pandemic Response Strategies,” from the National Academy of Sciences offers recommendations to address the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic through the integration of genomic, clinical and epidemiological data. The main focus of the report is how viral sequencing is being utilized to address COVID-19 and the […]

The water quality analysis and testing market’s role in improving water waste infrastructure on a global scale has shined a light on various issues related to the natural element. Access to clean water, government regulations addressing water pollution, extreme weather occurrences, and the attempt to update different regions’ aging water infrastructure are some of the […]