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Laboratory

Commercial Specialist responsible for the sector: 

Veronika Novakova, Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov

Reports available to US companies upon request:

Laboratory Equipment Market in the Czech Republic (2006)

Summary

The Czech laboratory instrumentation market is comprised of about 250 importers and distributors representing over 1,500 manufacturers.  Most of the companies in the laboratory sector are small and medium-sized companies with less than 100 employees. The Czech market is cost sensitive but offers good sales prospects, especially for more advanced products. The market for less sophisticated products, such as laboratory plastics and glass, is already very competitive and characterized by well-established local production and distribution systems.

Sales of laboratory instruments are driven by research and development expenditures (R&D).  The main centers of the biotechnology, molecular biology and pharmaceutical research and development in the Czech Republic are located in Prague and other large cities with universities-- Brno, Olomouc, Hradec Králové, Plzeň and České Budějovice.