Our Company

About Us

Howe Sound Research is a market research and consulting company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In our spare time we like to sail in a large body of water nearby called Howe Sound.  We publish market research reports that address scientific industries with an emphasis on Biotechnology, Medical Imaging, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Diagnostic markets. We consider ourselves experts in these areas.  

We approach market research differently than other companies.  At any one time we have a limited number of reports and we update them two to four times a year.  Our reports are prepared by people who understand the industry and have worked and studied in the area.  This contrasts with the many research mills who produce canned reports on the Handbag market one day and the X-Ray market the next. 

Our reports are sold on a 12 Month Subscription basis.  Buying a report entitles you to the original current report plus an additional 1 to 3 follow on updated reports.  At least one of these will include numbers and forecasts with an additional year.  These reports are sent to you directly as they are released.  This allows you to stay current on the situation and outlook in your area of interest.  Your initial subscription can be renewed at a significantly discounted rate so that you can continue to keep on top of market developments.  This program allows you to follow very specific market areas in detail in an ongoing and cost-effective way.

We have been providing market research and consulting services since 2001.   We have a passion for providing research that is useful and readable; research reports that help our customers truly understand the size and the strategic issues of their market.

Our service goes beyond research reports.  We often provide, at no extra cost, information that will help you apply our numbers to your unique situation.  We've been doing this for years.  Buying more than one report at a time can provide significant savings and upgraded licensing.  Please enquire  for a specific no obligation quotation.   

Read more about our unique approach in Our Research below.  We think it provides more useful information.  If you have a question about our research services please email:  service@howesoundresearch.com.

Our Team

Our President is Greg Powell B.Sc.(Chemistry) and M.B.A.(Finance).  Mr. Powell is a graduate of the Harvard Business School program, Finance for Senior Executives and a graduate of The Burke Inc. program in Market Research.  He is a Member of The American Association for Clinical Chemistry.  He has considerable hands on experience with strategic investment analysis and market development in a range of technology and healthcare industries.  He has assisted many clients in the development of their businesses.  Our research reports are oriented to support business development initiatives, identification of market opportunities and forecasting/budgeting.  

All our full time staff hold graduate degrees from recognized universities with backgrounds in commerce, market research, scientific research, statistics and technical writing.  We employ temporary and contract staff to carry out survey work.

Our Research

Our reports are updated 2 to 4 times yearly.  We follow a limited number of markets and track their development, their growth, their ups and downs.  We know where the industry has been and where its going.  This allows us to provide the most accurate information on true market size and future prospects. Our large base of established customers helps us too.  We change our segmentation and breakouts as the industry changes, giving you the most relevant and current views on the latest hot growth areas and key technical developments.  We keep up with the market so that you can too. 

What good is last year's report?  You need to know what is happening now.  That is why we provide 12 Month Subscriptions for all reports at the price of a single report.  Your time is valuable too.  We strive to cut through the jargon and provide clear business oriented insights that our summarized in our Situation Analysis pages at the beginning of every report.  Many clients rely on these few pages to keep them quickly informed.  

Our Portfolio

We currently work in Biotechnology, Instrumentation, Medical Imaging, Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics/Pharmaceuticals.  We possess a unique expertise in these areas.  These "service" markets, and the science behind them, are poorly understood by most market analysts. We are firmly grounded in the past but always looking to the future.  We go to some trouble to make our reports readable. If you are looking for accurate, relevant and insightful information look no further.    

Our offices are at Suite 203B, 2780 Granville, Vancouver, BC.  We can be reached by phone at 604-377-8604.

Contact us via email at service@howesoundresearch.com.