Atrium Research Publishes Results of 2012 ELN Survey

Wilton, Connecticut USA (October 15, 2012) - Atrium Research, the only independent market research organization dedicated to scientific informatics, announces the availability of the 2012 Electronic Laboratory Notebook Survey. Now in its 5th edition, this study contains the results and analysis of a comprehensive survey of information technology, management, and scientific personnel in the life sciences, chemical, academic, government and food markets. Data from 416 professionals from over twenty countries are reported with detailed analysis. This 74 page report contains 84 charts and tables to highlight user and prospective user opinions on data management challenges, areas of use, motivations, project goals, purchase timing, and integration needs. Comparisons are made with Atrium Research's previous ELN surveys to highlight market trends.

ELN users provided their opinions on the performance of suppliers and their products; key suppliers are rated across several categories. The report also contains market share data for the major solution providers. New to this year’s report are details on how companies are employing digital signature technologies to support their intellectual property and records management requirements.

Improving laboratory efficiency continues to be the major driver for investment in new systems. However, there is an evolution in the types of organizations that are investing. “We are starting to see a slowing of new ELN sales to large biotech and pharmaceutical clients,” said Michael H Elliott, CEO of Atrium Research. “Interest in ELN is still strong, but small and mid-sized biopharma and markets outside of biopharma are the green fields for new license sales.”

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