The most significant mean budget hikes were in the areas of commodities, supplies and consumables, while the steepest mean budget reduction was for additional and replacement staff.
"Although 2008 to 2011 were unstable for the laboratory industry, some may argue the survivors emerged leaner and more committed to progressing R&D," said Olszewska. "Moreover, the economic turmoil served as a learning experience on staying afloat when faced with limited funding. Given current expectations from 2012, laboratories can certainly put that education to good use."
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