The report found most systems were in Brazil and Mexico, though next-generation sequencing is also present in Argentina, Columbia, Peru and other countries. In terms of number of systems, Life Technologies with 65% units installed is leading the regional market, followed by Illumina, Roche and others. According to Kalorama this is a much higher installed base than exists in the United States.
“Life Technologies systems benefit from a well established distribution network and legacy installed base,” said Bruce Carlson, Publisher of Kalorama Information. “We expect that over the years as NGS grows in this region, the rivals will catch up.”
The report says that Life Technologies has subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico plus a huge distributor’
“Most of the Latin Amercian countries but especially Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay show a constant and sustained increase of its investment in S&T as a percentage of GDP. It is consistent with the investment trend and goals defined by governmental and private sectors,” the report said.
Kalorama’s market survey Next-Generation Sequencing in Latin America and analysis shows information about geographical distribution, lab category distribution, manufacturer’
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