3D Spheroid Culture Technology

  • ID: 4308272
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 59 Pages
  • Select Biosciences
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The Maximum Pricepoints for Microplates with a Single Spheroid per Well or Hanging Drop Were $15 for a 96-Well Plate and $20 for a 384-Well Plate

This market report summarizes the results of an industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on three dimensional (3D) spheroid culture technology trends carried out in October 2016.

The survey was initiated as part of our ongoing tracking of this rapidly emerging life science marketplace, and to update and extend the previous report entitled 3D Spheroid Culture Trends (published June 2015).

The questionnaire was compiled to meet the needs of vendors interested in 3D spheroid culture trends.

The objectives were to understand respondent's current interest in, experience of and progress made in applying 3D spheroid culture/generation technologies.

The survey looked at the following aspects of 3D spheroid culture/generation technologies as practiced today (2016) and in a few cases as predicted for the future (2018):

  • Main application area of interest/activity involving spheroids
  • Level of implementation of spheroids into research activities
  • Awareness or direct use of approaches currently available to generate/culture spheroids
  • Awareness or direct use of commercial technologies/products promoted for 3D spheroid culture/generation/assay
  • Preferred type of spheroid culture format
  • Yype of spheroid culture most are interested in investigating
  • Cell types used to generate spheroids
  • How many different cell types are represented in spheroids
  • Number of spheroids generated/used per year
  • Number of different primary screens performed using spheroids and number of wells to be tested per screen
  • Expectations for primary screening using 3D spheroid culture systems versus conventional 2D tissue culture
  • Assays types applied to isolated spheroids
  • Maximum pricepoints for cell culture microplates that enable spheroid generation
  • Annual budget for spheroid culture/generation consumables and its breakdown into component parts
  • Vendor/supplier that first comes to mind as the leading player in area of spheroid generation/culture
  • Vendors/suppliers from which the majority of the spheroid culture consumable products are purchased
  • Level of interest in purchasing assay ready products or 3D spheroidrelated services
  • Aspects of currently available approaches to spheroid culture/generation which need to be improved
  • Specific requirements to transfer spheroids out of their original culture vessel
  • Types of detection instruments mainly used to monitor/assess spheroid cultures
  • What respondent’s most want to achieve from monitoring/assessing spheroid cultures
  • Awareness or direct use of commercial instruments currently being specifically promoted for spheroid imaging
  • Whether any of respondent’s research necessitates 3D imaging/3D reconstruction of imaged spheroids
  • Is 3D imaging/3D reconstruction needed when undertaking primary screening (HTS) against cultured spheroids
  • Main criteria for choosing to focus research on spheroids versus other approaches to 3D cell culture
  • Level of success achieved with spheroid culture
  • Time frame over which spheroid cultures are expected to become the ‘established’ 3D culture platform of choice for drug research
  • Main priority when selecting a particular 3D model or spheroid technology, assay or application
  • Most important resources when seeking technical support on a new 3D spheroid culture technology
  • And any gaps/limitations in existing spheroid culture-related products.

The main questionnaire consisted of 31 mainly multi-choice questions. In addition, there were 7 questions related solely to survey administration and demographics.

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Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Survey Methodology
Respondent's Organisation & Response to Survey
Respondent's Geographic Origi
Respondent's Company or Organisational Origin
Respondent's Job Role
Currently Culturing or Planning to Culture 3D Spheroids
Main Application Area of Interest/Activity Involving 3D Spheroids
Level of Implementation of Spheroids Into Research Activities
Awareness of Approaches Available to Generate/Culture 3D Spheroids
Awareness of Commercial Technologies/Products Promoted for 3D Spheroid Culture/Generation/Assay
Kind of Spheroid Culture Format Respondents Most Want to Achieve (1)
Kind of Spheroid Culture Format Respondents Most Want to Achieve (2)
Summary of Survey Findings (1)
Type of 3D Spheroid Culture Respondents Are Most Interested in Investigating
Cell Types Used to Generate 3D Spheroid Cultures Today
Cell Types Used to Generate 3D Spheroid Cultures in Future
Number of Different Cell Types Per Spheroid Generated
Number of Spheroids Generated/Used Per Year
Number of Spheroid Primary Screens Per Year
Number of Spheroid Containing Wells Per Primary Screen
Expectations for Primary Screening Using 3D Spheroids vs. Conventional 2D Tissue Culture
Assay Types Have Applied or Plan to Apply to Isolated Spheroids (1)
Assay Types Have Applied or Plan to Apply to Isolated Spheroids (2)
Maximum Pricepoints for Cell Culture Microplates for Spheroid Generation
Annual Budgets for Spheroid Culture/Generation Consumables
Breakdown of 2016 Budget for Spheroid Culture/Generation Consumables
Market Estimate for Spheroid Generation Consumables
Breakdown of Spheroid Generation Consumables Market Estimate
Spheroid Culture Vendor That First Comes to Mind
Main Sources of Spheroid Culture Products Purchased (1)
Main Sources of Spheroid Culture Products Purchased (2)
Level of Interest in Purchasing Assay Ready Products or 3D Spheroid-Related Services (1)
Level of Interest in Purchasing Assay Ready Products or 3D Spheroid-Related Services (1)
Summary of Survey Findings (2)
Aspects Spheroid Culture/Generation Technology in Need of Improvement (1)
Aspects Spheroid Culture/Generation Technology in Need of Improvement (2)
Requirement to Transfer Spheroids Out of Their Original Culture Vessel
Detection Instruments Frequently Used to Assess/Monitor Spheroid Cultures
What Respondents Want to Achieve By Monitoring Spheroid Cultures
Awareness of Instruments Being Promoted for Spheroid Imaging
Does Research Necessitate 3D I
maging/3D Reconstruction of Imaged Spheroids
Is 3D Imaging/3D Reconstruction Needed When Undertaking HTS Against Spheroids
Most Important Criteria for Choosing to Focus in 3D Spheroid
Level of Success Achieved in 3D Spheroid Culture
Time Frame for 3D Spheroids to Become the Established 3D Culture Platform for Drug Research
Priority When Selecting a Particular 3D Model or Spheroid Technology for an Assay or Application
Most Important Resource When Seeking Technical Support an a New Spheroid Technology
Gaps in Existing Current Spheroid Market Offerings
Summary of Survey Findings (3)

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