San Diego, CA - The research community has been seriously challenged in recent years with reports of a “Reproducibility Crisis” that has threatened the public’s confidence in published data coming out of peer reviewed journals. It was estimated in 2015 that the economic costs associated with irreproducible research are approximately $28B in the USA alone.
Further analysis has estimated that nearly one third of the total monetary loss (~$10B) is due to the research products that are used in the experiments. While many have pointed to a lack of traceability of the reagents as a major reason for their culpability, there is now a growing concern of counterfeit research products infiltrating the research marketplace.
Caitlyn Simson -