Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers

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Published on February 26, 2009

Author: Bill_Kelly



During this tumultuous time in our industry, the opportunity for life science suppliers to thrive—rather than survive—will be predicated on a detailed understanding of how labs will allocate 2009 funds. This report, scheduled for release in March is designed to provide guidance, backed by hard data, as to how scientists plan to cut corners, modify experiments and change purchasing behaviors in response to shrinking budgets.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT #09-001 Prospering in a Down Market: March 2009 Overview Print: $3,200 $2,700 Strategies for Life Science Suppliers Electronic (.pdf): $5,200 $4,500 Enterprise: $7,940 $6,750 This pre-publication discount price is only available until March 15, 2009! Overview Report Highlights With an estimated $21.5 billion in federal research and themselves, and what types of incentives, discounts and development (R&D) funding signed into law on February packaging would entice a lab to purchase more. The study 17th, many suppliers are breathing a sigh of relief that the also includes feedback as to whether or not scientists will life science market will be immune from the global economic turn to vendors for advice—on how to conserve reagents, crisis. But it is unclear how quickly these funds will be how to preserve the shelf-life of instrumentation and how to released, what programs will be funded, and how much of go “green,” thereby counting on suppliers to become more this infusion will translate into purchases of instruments, involved in promoting efficient operations in the lab. kits and reagents. In the meantime, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government labs continue to With a fifteen-year tradition of informing life science react to the deepening recession with budget freezes and supplier strategy, BioInformatics’ March release of this staff reductions. In fact, 65% of the scientists surveyed report will make the first step of decision-making—finding Methodology & Demographics report that their research has already been affected by the out how customers plan to spend their money—both timely downturn in the economy. and accurate. In light of budget cuts and in the spirit of collaboration with life science suppliers, Prospering in a During this tumultuous time in our industry, the opportunity Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers will be for life science suppliers to thrive—rather than survive—will available at a pre-release price of $2,700 (print copy only), be predicated on a detailed understanding of how labs will $4,500 (electronic plus print copy), or $6,750 (enterprise) allocate 2009 funds. This report, scheduled for release in until March 15, 2009. A comprehensive study packed with March is designed to provide guidance, backed by hard data, responses from the people who have budget authority and/or as to how scientists plan to cut corners, modify experiments make purchasing recommendations in the lab, this report is and change purchasing behaviors in response to shrinking Company Information mandatory for the life science supplier who intends to come budgets. With unparalleled access to the voice of the out ahead in 2009. customer, BioInformatics, LLC analyzes in this report the broad scope of how scientists plan to control lab costs, what Contact us at 703.778.3080 x13 to review the products will be affected and the degree of concern scientists study questionnaire fielded to more than have about the economic climate. 500 U.S. life scientists. Providing a roadmap for the life science supplier, this study compares and contrasts FY2008 (actual) and FY2009 How This Report Can Be Used (projected) budgets, revealing anticipated trends and changes. Expenditures for capital equipment (greater than • Prepare to answer the urgent questions from Boards $25k), instrumentation ($25k or less) and consumables of Directors, analysts and investors. are detailed, and sources of funding for research and Order Form drug discovery are listed for both years. Fourteen product • Pinpoint areas of growth, stability and decline by categories are examined using multiple variables, including market segment, region and product category current suppliers, price points that increase likelihood of switching and projected expenditures through FY10. • Reposition marketing and sales resources across Additionally, the respondents provide insight as to how their major product categories. labs are adapting to this crisis—65% of those surveyed say their organization has already implemented a hiring freeze • Tailor marketing programs to enhance customer and 63% are delaying or canceling non-essential purchases loyalty and prevent switching to lower cost suppliers. for their labs. • Focus R&D and Product Development on areas of Quick responders will win in this tight economy. Prospering growth. in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers 2111 Wilson Blvd is not only a compilation of how life science customers Suite 250 are planning to allocate 2009 budgets; it also outlines in Arlington, VA 22201 detail how scientists expect suppliers to respond. Scientists BioInformatics share their opinions about how suppliers can differentiate market insights from gene to drug 703.778.3081 (fax) Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers Executive Summary Page 1 of 7 ©2009 BioInformatics, LLC

Report Highlights Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers REPORT #09-001 Overview I. The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Laboratory Budgets IV. The Adoption of Cost-Saving Lab Practices • Fiscal year starts/ends • Cost saving measures employed • FY08 Lab budget • Planned Cost saving measures • FY09 Lab budget Bulk ordering • Percentage spent on Change direction of inquiry Capital equipment (>$25,000) Conservation measures Instrumentation (<$25,000) Decrease/stop long-term experiments Report Highlights Consumables Defer capital equipment purchases Other Delay/cancel nonessential purchases • Sources of funding FY08 and FY09 Downsize staff Percent of funding by source Halt new initiatives Anticipated change in FY09 Increase energy efficiency Anticipated change in through 2011 Increase the use of core facilities Lease instrumentation II. Scientists’ Reactions to the Current Economic Climate Outsource work Participate in “reagent rental” programs • Impact economic recession on current research Methodology & Postpone or suspend projects Demographics • Level of concern Postpone or suspend specific experiments Perception of overall impact compared to other Purchase through alternative channels Specific budget cutbacks in the lab Purchase/acquire used instrumentation Specific budget cutbacks in the institution Purchasing groups • Overall impact on purchasing Reduce/cease experiments with animals • Changes in grant applications Rent instrumentation for the duration of a project Reuse products III. Anticipated Changes in Laboratory Purchases in 14 Product Categories Share resources with other labs Company Information Standing orders • Products in use/Primary Supplier Switch to less expensive alternatives Cell biology instruments—Flow cytometer-based • Interest in used lab equipment Cell biology instruments—Microscope-based • Impact of cost saving measures on service contracts Cell biology kits and reagents • Attractiveness of special offers from suppliers Cell culture media and reagents • Interest in assistance/advice of suppliers Computer hardware • Credibility of supplier advice Gene expression analysis products • Interest in environmentally-friendly products High throughput screening and analysis systems Image analysis systems Additional Analysis by Instrumentation for genomic analysis Years of experience Instrumentation for protein analysis Order Form Lab size Laboratory plasticware Purchasing authority (consumables) Nucleic acid purification and separation products Purchasing authority (instrumentation) Protein purification and separation products Product category RNAi products Market segment • Anticipated change in purchases by product category U.S. geographic region • Planned capital equipment purchases by product category • Potential for customer switching Appendix A. Verbatim responses to the questions: • Despite this economic recession, is your lab planning on adopting new technologies this year? Why or why not? If so, which technology(ies) will your lab will be adopting? • Do you think your research or the research in your field will change due to policies implemented by the new presidential administration? Why or why not? Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers Executive Summary Page 2 of 7 ©2009 BioInformatics, LLC

Methodology Report Objectives Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Suppliers, BioInformatics, LLC’s first report of 2009 Science Suppliers is based on responses to a 43-question Overview provides detailed insight into each of the following online survey conducted by BioInformatics, LLC. The topics: questionnaire was completed by 530 life scientists in the • Understand current sources of funding for research U.S. between January 30 and February 2, 2009. To be and drug discovery and what effect the current eligible to complete the questionnaire, all respondents economic situation will have on each, including a were required to demonstrate knowledge of the FY2008/FY2009 comparison. laboratory’s annual budget and be regular users of at least one of the 14 specified product categories. The questions • Measure life scientists’ near-term level of concern were answered by highly-qualified members of The with the impact of the economic crisis on their lab's Report Highlights Science Advisory Board™. BioInformatics sponsors The operating budget. Science Advisory Board™, an online community of more • Correlate level of concern with planned purchases in than 40,000 scientists engaged in basic biological research, 14 product categories. clinical research and drug discovery and development. These experts have agreed to make themselves available • Identify strategies life scientists intend to employ to to answer questions including emerging areas of research, “stretch” budgets and suggest effective positioning the tools and techniques used in their labs, and their and marketing programs for suppliers. satisfaction with their current suppliers. Methodology & Demographics A Highly-Qualified Survey Population The 530 scientists were pre-screened to ensure a representative sampling of the U.S. life science market reflective of our clients’ product offerings in 14 product segments. Company Information All Major U.S. Market Segments Represented Perspectives From Across the Life Science Spectrum Government Basic research 71% 8% Drug discovery/development 32% Preclinical research 18% Translational research 17% Academic Industrial Clinical research 16% 53% 39% Order Form Molecular diagnostics 12% Other 3% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% (continued) Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers Executive Summary Page 3 of 7 ©2009 BioInformatics, LLC

A Highly-Qualified Survey Population (continued) A Breadth of Scientific Knowledge and Job Responsibilities Overview Molecular Biology 49% Staff Scientist 29% Biochemistry 41% Principal Investigator 25% Cell Biology 41% Lab Director/Supervisor/ Biotechnology 26% 19% Coordinator Drug Discovery/R&D 23% Post Doctoral Fellow 12% Genetics 21% Report Highlights Immunology/Virology Professor/Teacher 11% 20% Protein Chemistry 17% Laboratory Technician 3% Microbiology 16% Other 3% Oncology 15% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Methodology & The Voice of Experience…With Purchasing Authority Demographics Less than 5 years 0% 5 to 10 years More than 25 years 15% 17% 21 to 25 years Company Information 15% 11 to 15 years 29% 16 to 20 years 24% Budget Authority—Instruments Budget Authority—Consumables Order Form End-user only End-user only 3% 3% Evaluate consumables and make recommendations I have budget authority 37% for and/or authorize Evaluate these purchases instrumentation and 43% make recommendations I have budget authority 54% for and/or authorize these purchases 60% Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers Executive Summary Page 4 of 7 ©2009 BioInformatics, LLC

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