This 54 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 1st industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on mass spectrometry (MS)-based screening assays carried out in February 2013. The survey was initiated by HTStec as part of its tracking of emerging life science marketplaces. The questionnaire was compiled to meet the needs, requirements and interests of the MS systems and assays vendor community. The objective was to comprehensively document current practices and preferences in high throughput MS-based biological screening assays, to understand future user requirements, and interest in outsourcing. Equal emphasis was given to soliciting opinion from Pharma, Biotech and Academic Research market segments in both North America and Europe. The report is based on 188 responses from University, Pharma and Biotech Labs, mainly in North America and Europe.