Flow cytometry is an analytical technique used to examine the physical and chemical properties of cells and microparticles, including beads. This method exploits a wide range of disciplines to provide information about size, shape, DNA content, surface receptors, and membrane permeability as well as to count the cells in a sample. Sorting capabilities are based on fluorescence activity that is measured while the sample is in flow.
Academia, hospital and clinical, independent testing and CRO, and government research are the top four industries using flow cytometers, with a combined market share of nearly 80%. The three types of technologies included in this category are full-scale analyzers, sorters, and benchtop and compact cytometers. Although full-scale analyzers account for the majority of the flow cytometry market, compact flow cytometers are expected to grow the fastest.The foregoing data were extracted and adapted from SDi's Global Assessment Report, 12th Edition. For more information, visit http://www.strategic-directions.com/