Acknowledgments

The authors thank David Feigal, MD, MPH, Medical Deputy Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the USA Food and Drug Administration for providing us with infor

Table 17.3 Product sales by market segment

Average company

Average 1997

Increase over

sales/company ($)

1996 (%)

Diagnostic

21605 000

9

Therapeutic

29 882000

20

Agricultural biotech

56198 000

30

Supplier

31679 000

15

Chemical, environmental

178 430000

23

and services

Market definitions: the diagnostic and therapeutic categories include human health care products; the agricultural category includes microbial crop protectants, plant genetics, food processing and animal health; the supplier category includes instrumentation, laboratory supplies, reagents and other similar products; and the chemical, environmental and services category includes fine chemicals and bioremediation. Except as otherwise noted, all data in the State of the Industry Section are derived from Ernst and Young (1998).

Market definitions: the diagnostic and therapeutic categories include human health care products; the agricultural category includes microbial crop protectants, plant genetics, food processing and animal health; the supplier category includes instrumentation, laboratory supplies, reagents and other similar products; and the chemical, environmental and services category includes fine chemicals and bioremediation. Except as otherwise noted, all data in the State of the Industry Section are derived from Ernst and Young (1998).

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