The world of analytical microchips is the fastest growing technology segment in the life sciences today. The range of applications to which these miniature laboratories may be directed is very broad–covering fields as different as pharmaceutical development, food testing, clinical diagnostics, forensics, and environmental analysis. Moreover, while the number of such products is currently limited, the number of applications is rapidly expanding through the development of significant enabling technologies. Where chips were initially envisioned as carriers of microscopic binding sites for reactive molecules, today these chips are taking shape as miniature analyzers–smaller versions of analytical instrumentation. Newer chip technologies include microelectrophoresis and gas chromatography systems.
U.S. Markets in Analytical Chip Technology reports on the range of technologies currently available and in development, including DNA and protein chip technologies, tissue arrays, cellular arrays, reactive microchips, and more. In addition to the technologies and products in development, the report analyzes emerging applications and their market potential, including genomics, pharmacogenomics, drug discovery, proteomics, diagnostics, genetic family planning, prenatal testing, tissue-typing, agricultural and environmental applications, and food processing applications.
Extensive profiles of the industry’s top 20 participants, product reviews and R&D directions, as well as strategic planning and alliances are also included.