Marc Andreesen said “Software is eating the world.” Software has created markets that were previously unimaginable or impractical. AirBnB is the largest provider of rooms and Uber is the largest taxi service, but neither owns the rooms or the taxis.
Will the same thing happen in science? It’s already beginning. There are scientists doing research without owning instrumentation. The market is definitely changing. What will it mean for manufacturers and suppliers as well as the labs that have and are skilled in the use of high end instrumentation?
Keith Osiewicz shared his thoughts as the VP and Head of Marketing at The Science Exchange, the Uber of scientific experimentation.
We talked about:
- How the types of instrumentation sold may change
- The possibility for science to expand globally
- Opportunities for manufacturers to provide new services
- How life science companies can serve their customers differently
Finally, imagine how the availability of shared scientific capability at the highest levels will affect how parents compete to win their kids’ science fairs!