The Strength of ALDA is the Strength of its Members

Bringing together the brightest and most talented minds in the life science and diagnostics space

Sharing Visions for Technology and Applications

Dialogue with top-notch speakers and leading industry senior executives

Access to Industry Trends and Global Information

Used to triangulate markets and benchmark operations

Meet Our Members

Membership

Annual Dues

Benefits of Membership

Meet Our Members

How to Join

Membership is open to companies with a life science, analytical, and diagnostics technology business.

These companies include manufacturers and suppliers of:

  • Analytical Instruments, Reagents, and Consumables
  • Lab Automation Tools
  • Life Science Tools, Reagents, and Consumables
  • Software and Informatics – pure play sales force software
  • Clinical In Vitro & Advanced Diagnostics

Please read: Qualifications for Membership

Please click on this link to read the full descriptions of ALDA membership segments.

ALDA meetings, market data, and surveys are tailored specifically for CEOs, presidents, and senior executives of member companies.

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We ask that all members adhere to our Code of Conduct: ALDA’s powerful network offers opportunities for connection and collaboration within our industry. By joining ALDA, I agree to uphold and preserve the unique nature of this executive network by refraining from overtly soliciting sales for my company’s products or services to other members.

Your annual dues should be calculated on your worldwide “analytical and life science systems” and “diagnostics” business revenues for the most recent business year of the member, its divisions, business units and subsidiaries. 

In addition to the annual dues members pay registration fees for attendees at some meetings.  For most member companies that is estimated to average between $5-7K USD per year.
“Diagnostics” business refers to revenues from: molecular diagnostics; companion diagnostics; and emerging and next generation diagnostic technologies such as cellular diagnostics.

 

Annual Revenues (in US Dollars)Annual Dues
Under $10 Million$2,750
$10-25 Million$5,750
$25-50 Million$12,000
$50-100 Million$17,000
$100-300 Million$24,000
$300-750 Million$33,000
$750 Million-$2 Billion$36,000
Over $2 Billion$39,000

ALDA meetings, market data and surveys are directed to CEOs, presidents, and members of their senior executive teams.  Most members agree that the most important membership benefit is the opportunity to regularly meet, have dialog, and develop strategic business relationships with others.

We offer the opportunity to connect the industry and its leaders and glad assist in making introductions between one member company to another.

Senior Executives Meetings

Semi-annual meetings focus on timely topics and feature world-class speakers who offer strategic insights into trends, emerging technologies, and new markets. Leading business-school academics and industry consultants provide keynote presentations.

The Spring Meeting is typically held in Boston on the first Sunday-Tuesday in May and our Fall Conference is held on the West Coast on the first Sunday-Tuesday in October. Our Fall 2022 Conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland.

»View the most recent Conference Program

»View the most recent attendance list

Recent ALDA Semi-annual Meeting Topics:

  • 2023 Fall: Leveraging Data & Artificial Intelligence
  • 2023 Spring: Spatial Biology: A New Dimension
  • 2022 Fall: Trends in Pharma
  • 2022 Spring: Unlocking Opportunities in Cell and Gene Therapies
  • 2021 Fall: The Proteomics Evolution: What’s New & What’s Next
  • 2021 Spring: Pandemics & Infectious Disease
  • 2020 Fall: Artificial Intelligence
  • 2020 Spring: ALDA Senior Executive Education: Scott Gottlieb and McKinsey & Company
  • 2019 Fall: Immunology
  • 2019 Spring: Single Cell Biology
Other Meetings
  • Annual Meeting for Senior Marketing & Sales Executives
  • Annual Meeting for Senior Customer Service & Support Executives
  • Two Regional Senior Executive Dinners – one in Boston and one in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Trade Show Breakfast Meetings which include AACC, AMP, Analytica, ECCMID, and SLAS
  • Virtual Working Groups for HR and Operations Executives called Collaboratives – these were designed to bring industry experts and your leadership teams together to share best practices used to help manage during the COVID crisis.  Work from Home, Back to Work, how member companies are handling the vaccination process for employees and most recently–two of the pressing issues our members are navigating–the War for Talent & DEI have been topics covered within these groups.
  • A series of D&I Collaboratives. Our sessions have focused on Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Culture of D&I and Navigating the Great Resignation and the War on Talent.
Powerful Networking

 

ALDA meetings offer opportunities to make valuable contacts and engage in dialogue. Increase your company’s visibility and gain valuable industry connections for business partnerships, OEM and sales opportunities, strategic investment, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, trade show events and annual dinner meetings on both coasts make it easy to network with other industry executives, customers, and international organizations.

Market Data

ALDA sponsors four market data reports.

1. The Industry Market Assessment Report is published quarterly and sent to all members of ALDA. The cost is included in your annual dues. The report contains a high level overview of the global market and 15 product/market segments, and is designed to complement your internal market research. Official and alternate representatives will automatically receive this report.

The following three reports are available only to participants:

2. The Global Lab Instruments Bookings Report tracks global bookings (orders) on a quarterly basis for about a dozen laboratory analytical instrument systems including LC, GC, LC-MS, GC-MS, UV/Vis, AA, FTIR and ICP products. ALDA jointly sponsors this report with instrument associations in Japan and Europe.

3. The Microplate Reader Sales Report tracks global sales on a semi-annual basis for three categories of microplate reader products: single-mode microplate readers, multi-mode microplate readers, and washers.

4. The Bio-Research Reagents Market Report tracks sales on a semi-annual basis for several categories of life science reagents and consumables. The report is offered on a subscription basis through the ABA Audits firm in the UK, and ALDA subsidizes a portion of the participation fee for our members.

Compensation Survey

ALDA members are invited to participate in the Pearl Meyer CHiPS One World Total Compensation Survey at the special fee of $995 USD. (2020)

The CHiPs One World survey reports positions based on salary, short-term and long-term incentives, total cash/target and direct compensation, and global merit increases.

Participants receive an all-participants report, a custom peer group report and an ALDA-only report, along with a full year of 24/7 access to CHiPs online with free on-demand features.

The CHiPS One World also offers one-to-one account support through their dedicated team of account managers. This customized approach ALDA members go beyond the data to understand how the survey results apply to their organization and its unique compensation needs.

D&I Benchmark Survey

More than 45 member companies submitted information and participated in our first D&I survey in 2021, which Pearl Meyers conducted. Members found that this survey was highly detailed and insightful for those participating companies. ALDA incorporated those results into our Strategic Plan and this will continue to be an important focus moving forward. 

ALDA will again conduct a Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking Survey in Summer of 2023 that will collect data on diversity in the workplace as well as diversity and inclusion practices.

How to Join

If you are interested in learning more about the association or if you are ready to join please contact Kerrie Peterson our Director of Membership at kpeterson@thealda.org.

Click here for a printable list of our members >

Applicants for membership in ALDA must be actively engaged in the manufacture and/or supply of “analytical and life science systems” or “diagnostics”.

Please contact Kerrie Peterson, our Membership Director for more information at KPeterson@thealda.org or (703) 647-6214.

Thank you for your interest!

About Us

About Us

Markets We Serve

Officers & Board of Directors

ALDA (Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association) is a non-profit industry trade association for global companies that develop and market products and services used in life science research, drug discovery, QA/QC and food testing, and clinical and molecular diagnostics.

ALDA’s meetings, data and programs are directed to C-suite executives, presidents and senior executives of our member companies to help them to develop business strategies to grow their business.

Member companies range from the industry’s largest suppliers to medium-size and small pre-product companies. Together, our analytical and life science members account for more than 70 percent of the industry’s global revenues. Our diagnostics members manufacture and supply molecular diagnostics, companion diagnostics, and emerging and next-generation diagnostic technologies.

ALDA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

ALDA members participate in the over $120 billion life science, analytical & diagnostics tools market. Participating companies supply instrumentation, reagents, consumables, assays, and related services for life science research, drug discovery, food safety, QA & QC testing along with clinical and diagnostics testing.

Having deep insights in the life sciences enables ALDA members to connect life science research to clinical diagnostics and brings diagnostic solutions faster to market. This enables better diagnostics and helps more patients throughout the world.

Officers

Jacob Thaysen 
Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Illumina

 

 


Achim von Leoprechting 
Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
TECAN Trading AG

 

Patrick Kaltenbach   Immediate Past Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Mettler-Toledo

 

 

Mike Copps  
President & CEO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors

Allison Ballmer
SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development
Agilent

 

 

Udit Batra 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Waters Corporation

 

 

Thierry Bernard
Chief Executive Officer
QIAGEN

 

 

 

Rainer Blair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Danaher Corporation

 

 

Mark D. Fischer-Colbrie
Member, Board of Directors
Strateos

 

 

Alexandra Gatzemeyer
Head of LPS Division
Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH

 

 

Brad Gray
President & CEO
NanoString Technologies

 

 

 

Tim Harkness
Chief Executive Officer
Unchained Labs

 

 

 

Dave Hickey
EVP & President
BD Life Sciences

 

 

Kim Kelderman
President & CEO
Bio-Techne Corporation

 

 

 

Frank Laukien
Chief Executive Officer
Bruker Corporation

 

 

William A. Linton
Chairman & CEO
Promega Corporation

 

 

Melissa Sherman 
Chief Executive Officer
MOBILion, Inc.

 

 

Dan Shine
Senior Vice President & President, Analytical Instruments
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 

Prahlad Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Revvity, Inc.

 

 

Meetings

All ALDA meetings feature strategic presentations and are designed to facilitate networking opportunities. Customers and users often attend these meetings and present insights about their evolving needs for our industry’s products and services.

ALDA offers a variety of meetings:

  • Semi-annual meetings for CEOs, presidents, and senior executives. These meetings focus on timely topics and feature world-class speakers who offer strategic insights into trends, emerging technologies, and new markets. Leading business-school academics and industry consultants provide keynote presentations.  The Spring Conference is typically held in Boston on the first Sunday-Tuesday in May and our Fall Conference is held on the West Coast on the first Sunday-Tuesday in October.

»View our most recent conference program
»View a list of our semi-annual meeting topics
»View our most recent Attendee List

  • An annual meeting for senior marketing and sales executives, and senior service and support executives
  • Two regional senior executive dinners – one in Boston & one in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Trade show breakfast meetings including ADLM (formerly AACC), AMP,  Analytica, ECCMID, and SLAS
  • Virtual Working Groups for HR and Operations Executives called Collaboratives – these were designed to bring industry experts and your leadership teams together to share best practices used to help manage during the COVID crisis.  Work from Home, Back to Work, how member companies are handling the vaccination process for employees and most recently–two of the pressing issues our members are navigating–the War for Talent & DEI have been topics covered within these groups.
  • A series of D&I Collaboratives. Our sessions have focused on Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Culture of D&I and Navigating the Great Resignation and the War on Talent.

“While the meeting content focuses on learning more about the scientific trends (which) help us as leaders to stay current, the meetings help with networking and understanding the various companies and actors in the industry.”

Rainer Blair, President & Chief Executive Officer, Danaher Corporation

Market Data & Surveys

Market Data

Compensation Survey

Diversity & Inclusion Surveys

ALDA connects our members with unique industry insights. We offer a suite of market data reporting, compensation surveys, and D&I benchmarking for members and their companies to leverage.

All of ALDA’s surveys are conducted by third-party, neutral partners, so your data is always private. With questions about our suite of market data and surveys, please contact us.

Along with our third-party partners, ALDA produces five market data reports that our members use to benchmark operations against industry data and averages and broaden their perspective on global users and markets.

These reports provide valuable insight independent of one another; they are each separate, nuanced reports. Examples of staff at ALDA member companies who find these reports valuable are data scientists, market intelligence strategists, and global commercial forecasting managers.

Industry Market Assessment Report - All Members

Summary: using public data and proprietary data collecting methodology, this is a high-level overview of the global market and 15 product sectors, including life science instruments and reagents, cell analysis, liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy, and lab automation.

Designed for: Senior executives at all ALDA member companies.

Frequency: Quarterly, 6-8 weeks following the end of the calendar quarter.

Who receives the data and how: ALDA member company representatives and any additional executives or staff added to the company membership who wish to receive this report. The report is sent via email in PDF format.

Cost: Complimentary with ALDA membership.

Produced by: Strategic Directions International (SDI).

 

View a sample Industry Market Assessment Report >

Emerging Markets Report - Laboratory Analytical Instrumentation

Summary: The report tracks several aggregated product categories for a number of emerging markets, including:

  • Region 1 – South Korea
  • Region 2 – Indonesia
  • Region 3 – Malaysia
  • Region 4 – Thailand
  • Region 5 – Brazil
  • Region 6 – Mexico
  • Region 7 – Turkey
  • Region 8 – Egypt
  • Region 9 – Eastern Europe (other than Russia)
  • Region 10 – Russia
  • Region 11 – Vietnam

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies.

    Frequency: Annual

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive the data via email in PDF & Excel format. To apply to be a participant in the data submission, please email ALDA President & CEO Mike Copps.

    Cost: Complimentary for ALDA member participants.

    Produced by: Withum, Smith & Brown

    Jointly sponsored by: ALDA, JAIMA (Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association), and EUROM II.

    Global Lab Instrumentation Bookings Report - Analytical Products

    Summary: In this nuanced report, bookings are divided into North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America, and rest of world (ROW). Bookings reflect when an order is shipped rather than placed. Several report participants operate in global markets; all companies report their bookings in U.S. dollars. There are 12 sectors covered in the report including total laboratory analytical business, gas chromatographs, and liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometers.

    12 sectors covered include:

    • Total Laboratory Analytical Business
    • Gas Chromatographs
    • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers
    • Liquid Chromatographs
    • Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers
    • Ultra Violet/Visible/Near Infrared Spectrophotometers
    • Atomic Absorption Spectrometers
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Instruments
    • Total Organic Carbon Analyzers
    • Fluorescence Spectrophotometers
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma Systems
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometers

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies that provide analytical products.

    Frequency: Calendar quarterly basis

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive the data via email in PDF format.

    Cost: Complimentary for ALDA member participants. To apply to be a participant in the data submission, please email ALDA President & CEO, Mike Copps.

    Produced by: Withum, Smith & Brown

    Jointly sponsored by: ALDA, JAIMA (Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association), and EUROM II.

    Bio-Research Reagents Market Report - Life Science Applications

    Summary: The report covers sales of products in 14 groups, including:

    • Genomics
    • Proteomics
    • Cell Research
    • General Biochemicals
    • Specialty Research
    • Amplification & PCR
    • Real Time
    • Labeling & Detection
    • Antibodies
    • Protein, Enzymes & Peptides
    • Inhibitors
    • Substrates & Receptors
    • Cell Research Kits & Specialty Kits
    • Assay Kits

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies who participate in these product segments.

    Frequency: Semi-annually

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive the data via email in PDF format.

    Cost: ALDA members receive a discount. Prices range for companies based on products.

    Produced by: ABA Audits Ltd., United Kingdom

    Microplate Reader Report - Analytical Products

    Summary: The report covers three product segments and contains data for the current period and past periods. Product segments include:

    1. Single-mode: combining scintillation, fluorescence, and luminescence
    2. Multi-mode
    3. Washers

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies that produce microplate readers.

    Frequency: Semi-annually

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive the data via email in spreadsheet format. To apply to be a participant in the data submission, please email ALDA President & CEO, Mike Copps.

    Cost: Complimentary for ALDA member participants.

    Produced by: Withum, Smith & Brown

    ALDA members are invited to participate in two annual compensation surveys, both open in April, with final reporting provided in July. Participating ALDA member companies receive tailored compensation data for employees across their entire organization, from executives to entry-level.

    Produced by: Pearl Meyer, a leading consultant on executive compensation and compensation surveys.

    How to participate: ALDA and Pearl Meyer send email communications when the surveys open. The Pearl Meyer team coordinates participation.

    CHiPS One World Total Compensation Survey
    • Provides valuable benchmarking data for positions across all segments of the organization (R&D, Sales, Finance, HR, etc).
    • Reports out detailed base salary, short-term incentive, and long-term incentive data.
    • Also includes a comprehensive section focusing on compensation Policies and Practices.
    Executive Compensation and Benchmarking Survey
    • Provides data for over 80 executive-level positions at the top level of the organization.
    • Detailed base salary, total cash, and total direct compensation data is provided.
    • Includes an online survey questionnaire that collects data on a wide range of executive compensation programs and perquisites.

    In partnership with Pearl Meyer, ALDA offers members two diversity and inclusion surveys that are confidential and anonymous.

    These data sets help members to make strategic decisions and gain insight into how their diversity and inclusion efforts compare to the rest of the industry.

    How to participate: ALDA and Pearl Meyer send email communications when the surveys open. The Pearl Meyer team coordinates participation.

    Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking Study

    Summary: Launched in 2020, the study benchmarks industry performance in two primary areas: diversity in the workplace and diversity and inclusion practices.

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies.

    Frequency: Every odd year.

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive an Executive Summary with high-level data as well as the entire study via email in PDF format.

    Cost: Complimentary for ALDA member participants.

    Produced by: Pearl Meyer

    2021 participation: 45 ALDA member companies, with representation data on ~265,000 employees worldwide.

    2023 participation: 42 ALDA member companies, with representation data on more than 385,000 employees worldwide.

    Diversity & Inclusion Pulse Survey

    Summary: A shorter survey that is conducted between the biennial Benchmarking Study to provide valuable input regarding how other ALDA member companies are tracking, communicating, and expanding D&I efforts.

    Designed for: Senior executives at ALDA member companies.

    Frequency: Every even year.

    Who receives the data and how: Report participants receive an Executive Summary with high-level data as well as the entire study via email in PDF format.

    Cost: Complimentary for ALDA member participants.

    Produced by: Pearl Meyer

    2022 participation: 47 ALDA member companies.

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