Article | June 5, 2019

Report: Trends In HPLC Sample Preparation

Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences

This report summarizes the results of an anonymous online survey conducted by The Analytical Scientist (Texere Publishing) on behalf of GE Healthcare. The intent was to learn more about the needs and preferences of individuals who were involved with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) sample preparation. The survey was fielded from 12 February to 14 March 2018. During the time that this survey was open, 383 qualified surveys were collected which served as the basis for this report.


Forty-five percent (45%) of the survey respondents were located in Europe, while 39% were located in North America. Eight percent (8%) were in Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim. Very few respondents were located in Central or South America (4%) or in the Middle East or Africa (4%).

Forty-five percent (45%) of the respondents were researchers/scientists. Thirty-one percent (31%) were group leaders, lab supervisors, or lab managers. Twelve percent (12%) of the respondents were department heads/managers or executives.

Two-fifths (39%) of the survey respondents were affiliated with academia, universities. Thirty percent (30%) worked in biotech, pharma, or biopharma companies. Eight percent (8%) worked in environmental testing laboratories, 5% worked for chemicals manufacturers, and 4% worked in food/beverage manufacturing.

The most common work group was research and development, which accounted for 74% of the respondents. Fifteen percent (15%) worked in QA/QC, 5% worked in core facilities, and 2% worked in manufacturing groups.