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Market Research

Custom Research

Our research librarians are trained in biotechnology/life sciences reference and business research. They regularly work with small startup companies and consultants to provide custom market research in the life sciences for a contracted fee:

  • $110 per hour for North Carolina clients
  • $145 per hour for out-of-state clients

Information on pharmaceutical product development and patents can sometimes involve additional costs. Cost estimates can be provided in advance, with options tailored to your needs.


Published Market Research

The library subscribes to life sciences-focused market research reports from two publishers, BCC Research and Kalorama Information.  More than 400 reports are available for use within the library and at our regional offices (with advance notice).

In connection with the purchase from Kalorama Information, the library also gained access to Profound. Profound enables the purchase of small portions from more than 820,000 research reports, so that you can stretch your budget by purchasing only the sections, tables, and charts you need. For example, you may be able to purchase a specific figure or table from a $4,000 report for $100-200.  Contact a librarian for assistance in identifying the appropriate purchases and related costs. 


Please visit our Library Services page for directions, contact information and operating hours.