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IBO’s company of the year for 2021 is Thermo Fisher Scientific. During 2021, Thermo Fisher balanced the demands of recent and pending major acquisitions (see IBO 4/16/21), the unpredictable COVID-19 marketplace, the roll out of multiple new products and a commitment to the fundamentals of its business strategy. IBO selects a company of the year […]

According to IBO’s publisher Strategic Directions International (SDi), part of Science and Medicine Group, the analytical and scientific instrument industry plays a crucial role in various end-markets in Latin America. For instance, SDi states that top vendors that  supply products, such as GCs and petroleum analyzes, to Latin American oil and gas companies benefit greatly; […]

Service revenues play a small yet pivotal role in lab instrumentation companies’ revenues. As analytical and life science technologies’ applications diversify in various end-markets, the maintenance and upkeep of associated instruments become even more important. For example, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, remote and software support proved essential for end-users due […]

The biopharmaceutical industry plays a critical role in ensuring people’s health and treating disease. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 tested the biopharmaceutical industry’s capabilities as new vaccines and therapies were urgently required to counteract the virus’s spread. Aiding the biopharmaceutical industry in this goal as well as its overall R&D efforts is […]

The complete version of this article can be read by subscribing to IBO, a twice monthly newsletter covering the scientific tools industry. IBO is published by Strategic Directions International (SDi), a leading business intelligence firm in the highly specialized field of analytical and life science instruments. SDi is part of Science and Medicine Group, the […]

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Table of Contents

Volume 31, Issue 1 (April 15, 2022)

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The Top 20 Analytical Instrument Companies of 2021: A New Firm Joins the List

New Labs Span the US

Correction and Update

Executive Briefing

The latest on Bruker, MilliporeSigma, Olympus and more


Fourth Quarter 2021 Results: HORIBA, NanoString Technologies, Oxford Nanopore, Pacific Biosciences, Sartorius and Spectris

Market Profile

Biocompatible/Bioinert LC

Industry Watch

Chemicals & Government



Region Watch





Life Science Consumables

Gene-Based Analysis

Cell-Based Analysis

Protein-Based Analysis


Laboratory Products

Sample Prep

Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory Automation

Lab Consumables


Materials Characterization

Bottom Line

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