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Our mission is to advance science by helping developers of innovative scientific technologies identify market opportunities that solve end-user challenges.

Collect. Analyze. Report.

Data is at our core of what we do.

TDA is a management consulting firm focused on providing decision-making information to the leaders of scientific technology companies. We specialize in analytical technologies used for laboratory and process applications. Our dedication to the field allows us to offer clients a level of detail and insight that comes from constantly monitoring industry developments and from our ongoing market research projects and publishing activities.

Focused on lab and process markets

For companies in the laboratory and process analytical instrumentation industry, we are the company of choice for benchmark data (i.e., primary and secondary research) in scientific markets. We empower executives and leaders of scientific technology companies with decision-making information, allowing them to confidently execute strategic initiatives of their company.

Our Leadership Team

Glenn Cudiamat

Glenn Cudiamat

President & CEO

Glenn has 25+ years of market research experience dedicated to the analytical, life science and process instruments industry. Prior to his current role at TDA, Glenn served as the primary curator of market information on the analytical instrumentation industry for SDi. He has work with many of the leading lab and process analytical instrument companies and industry associations (e.g., ALDA, GAMBICA, LPA, SEFA) and has published over a hundred market reports on the scientific instrumentation and equipment industry throughout his career as a market researcher.

Alexa Bontrager

Alexa Bontrager, PhD

Director of Research

Alexa manages and curates TDA’s information and benchmark database, conducting secondary research for lab and process markets. Alexa is well versed in the market for analytical instrumentation, including an array of scientific technologies, critical laboratory applications, and the competitive landscape. With a PhD from the Division of Biology, Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at the University of California, San Diego, she has spent many years conducting laboratory research in genetics and cell biology. Alexa has also worked in the editorial offices of a number of publications in academia and in the analytical instruments industry.

Aruna Rajan

Aruna Rajan

Consultant – Life Science Research Tools

Aruna, founder of Arogyam, has about two decades of experience helping companies in the healthcare sector make strategic decisions and accelerate ROI through guided assessments. Prior to Arogyam, Aruna worked in the market insights group at Illumina conducting market and competitive analyses to support senior executives, product marketing, investor relations and sales. Before Illumina, Aruna was a strategy consultant at Scientia Advisors, a boutique life science strategy consulting company.

Her primary expertise lies in providing strategic insights and actionable information to life science companies. Lead problem solving efforts by identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing, and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions into recommendations.

Scott Janko

Scott Janko

Independent Moderator

Katherine Eriksson

Katherine Eriksson, PhD

Analytics Consultant/Economic Advisor

Katherine is a professor of Economics at University of California, Davis, specializing in applied microeconomics with a focus on economic history, labor economics, developmental economics, and econometrics. Her research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Development Economics. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Cliometric Society, and the Economic History Association. Dr. Eriksson serves an advisory role with TDA for economic forecasting and data analytics.

Proudly serving members of associations


GAMBICA is the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK. Our insight and influence help our members to be more competitive by increasing their knowledge and impact. Together we remove barriers and maximise the market potential in our industry.

Since its founding, the LPA has played a vital role in the growth and stature of the laboratory products industry. Traditionally, LPA member companies are manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of lab products and services such as glass and plasticware, chemicals, equipment, and supplies used in scientific research and applied science and life science worldwide.


SEFA members work closely with laboratory owners, architects, contractors and others to advance the goal of creating a safe “Laboratory Grade” environment. SEFA takes a leadership role in advancing the cause of good laboratory planning. SEFA member-directed package of services reflects the importance attached to cost-effective construction and delivery, lab space use, safety, productivity and environmental issues.

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