Updated on 4 April 2013
Due to the maturity of the qPCR market, the gap in terms of technology, instrument performance, and quality has narrowed among competitors. Manufacturers lowered prices to stay competitive, reducing the potential value of the market. Additionally, budget constraints in the United States academic sector continue to alter the purchasing cycle of new instruments, despite lowered qPCR pricing.
Meanwhile, pricing of dPCR instruments remains expensive as a new technology, as many laboratories find adoption cost-prohibitive. dPCR currently serves a limited customer segment including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as large academic laboratories or core facilities with substantial capital equipment budgets.