Aggregators provide access to the reports of many different market research publishers. In addition to "one-stop shopping,'' some reports are available for purchase by individual sections. This is extremely beneficial when only parts of an expensive market report are relevant to a given research request. Be aware that coverage of the various market research publishers varies, so make sure you know what you may be missing when using the different aggregators. It may be wise to search more than one aggregator's site. Also, if you aren't finding what you need, search directly on the market research company sites noted above.
MindBranch Inc. 160 Water Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, U.S.A. Phone: +1 800-774-4410, Int.: +1 413-458-7600, Fax: +1 413-458-1706. E-mail: [email protected]. URL: http:// www.mindbranch.com. Covers 350 research firms, including those in biotechnology, medical, and pharmaceuticals. Offers free weekly newsletter and customized alerting service. Searchable by subcategories within industries, keyword, and product type (market report, newsletter, company report, and more). Search tips provided. Most records provide a description of the report, table of contents, and often, an executive summary. The medical category is subdivided rather broadly into devices, diagnostics, products/equipment, surgical/dental applications, and others. Note that drug delivery falls under the pharmaceutical, not medical, category. Ability to sort by relevance, price, title, or publication date is a nice feature. Does not offer purchase-by-section option. From the home page, click on "Research Partners'' link to see which market research firms are included in the MindBranch database. Good source for some unique, otherwise hard to find publications.
MarketResearch.com. Address not provided. Phone: +1 800298-5699, Int.: +1 212-807-2600, Fax: +1 212-807-2676. E-mail: [email protected]. URL: http:// www.marketresearch.com. Offers 50,000 research reports from 350 research and consultancy firms, updated daily. The company owns Kalorama Information and FIND/SVP's Published Products division. Covers a variety of markets. Life Sciences topics are divided into the categories Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals. Each category is further subdivided. Advanced search feature offers guided search options—by keyword, title, publisher, date published, price range, geographic region, and report categories. Help topics include Using the Site and Search Tips. Free E-mail alerts. "Buy by the Slice'' option available for some of the reports. Use the "Search Inside Report'' option to search inside individual reports to see how often and in what context your keywords appear.
Research and Markets. Guinness Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland. Phone: none listed, Fax: +353-1-410-0980. E-mail: [email protected]. URL: http://www. researchandmarkets.com. Relaunched in 2004 and claims to be the world's largest resource for market reports. Covers 350 market sectors, including Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare and Medical Devices. In addition to market reports, also offers company and country reports. Register to receive free email updates from the sectors you select. Ability to sort search results by report name or price. Option to view report price in many different currencies. Advanced search allows keyword search of "All the Words,'' "Any of the Words,'' "Exact Phrase,'' or without the words. The scope of device and drug delivery coverage seems somewhat limited compared to the other market report aggregators. However, with its strong international focus, this source may yield publications not included elsewhere.
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