Scientific Research & Development in the US: Market Research Report

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Scientific Research & Development Market Research Report | NAICS 54171 | Apr 2015

Useful properties: Stronger private spending is expected to accelerate industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Scientific Research & Development market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increased funding from the government, corporations and academia have benefited the industry over the past five years. While still overwhelmingly funded by public sources, a shift toward private funding is slowly changing the focus of industry research. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to benefit from growing environmental concerns throughout the public and private sector. Nonetheless, a new bipartisan budget agreement that puts an emphasis on new R&D spending is essential to the industry's future growth prospects... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The costs of setting up a research facility are extremely high, primarily requiring state-of-the-art research equipment (which is extremely expensive) and skilled staff. A new entrant will require a significant amount of liquid capital to hire skilled employees, bearing in mind that in most cases, neither funding nor contracts have been secured. Many larger, not-for-profit research institutes were set up either many years ago, before the prohibitive expenses became significant, or established as the result of a trust fund, or both (such as Battelle, which was founded as a memorial to Gordon Battelle in 1929 with $1.5 million left to such a purpose in his will)... purchase to read more


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What is the Scientific Research & Development Industry?

This industry includes companies and organizations that are involved in physical, engineering or life sciences research and development (R&D). The industry only includes operators whose primary purpose is R&D and excludes players such as pharmaceutical or manufacturing companies that may undertake R&D to support their primary operations. Government entities are also excluded from this industry, though these entities may contract and fund the research this industry undertakes.

Industry Products
Physical and engineering sciences R&DBiotechnology R&DPharmaceutical R&DOther R&DLicensing of intellectual property rightsDevelopment services
Industry Activities
Agriculture research and development laboratories or services Biotechnology research and development laboratories or services Cancer research laboratories or services Computer and related hardware research and development laboratories or services Environmental research and development laboratories or services Genetics research and development laboratories or services Health research and development laboratories or services Mathematics research and development laboratories or services Medical research and development laboratories or services Physics research and development laboratories or services

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