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Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Analytical Instrument market in the US for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of four segments: Laboratory Instruments, Process Control Instruments, Electrical Measuring Equipment, and Others.
TechNavio's report, the Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on the US; it also covers the Analytical Instrument market in the US landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
• ABB Ltd. • Agilent Technologies Inc. • Danaher Corp. • Siemens AG • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors
• Ametek Inc. • Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. • General Electric Co. • Honeywell International Inc. • Hubbell Inc. • Life Technologies Corp. • Mitsubishi Electric Corp. • Nikon Corp. • Sigma-Aldrich Corp. • Yokogawa Electric Corp.