Proteomics is only one strand of life sciences research or a field that is comprehensively tasked with elucidating various biological molecules in terms of their structure and interaction within cells and organisms. The discovery and validation of protein biomarkers and drug targets is integral to the development of many pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Proteomics research represents a multi-billion market for mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, arrays and immunoassays.