About Us

Brand Overview

Since its founding in 1959 (under the name Industrial Research), R&D has served research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at government, academic and industrial laboratories around the world.


Market Overview

Driving Innovation Through Effective Research Strategies and Technological Change

Laboratory R&D professionals across the globe face numerous challenges while striving to play a key role in significant advancements in research that improve our nation. Pressure is on these professionals to secure and obtain funding in a now-stabilizing economy, while devising innovative ideas and making them a reality to improve our everyday lives and futures.

The laboratory is a complex organism of workers, including technicians, scientists, engineers, supervisors, project managers, and laboratory owners. When integrated effectively, this hierarchy of responsibility is an extraordinarily effective generator of practical science, resulting in advances and innovations in many, if not all, major industries. This includes machinery, computers, chemicals, food, transportation, and healthcare. Laboratory workers must be familiar with strategies for effective research, the care and function of tools for scientific research and the efficient design and management of facilities used for R&D. Laboratory administrators must have access to the bigger picture. They need to evaluate trends and numbers so as to know where to direct research money and efforts. And program administrators must be able to manage their project teams effectively by procuring and implementing the appropriate tools for the research job.


Content Focus

R&D provides timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden our readers’ knowledge of the R&D industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D features the latest technology, products and equipment used in laboratory research.

R&D is represented in various mediums by multiple brands. The R&D brand includes our print magazine, the annual R&D Directory, the R&D Daily newsletters, www.rdmag.com, live technical conferences and special reports, including the annual Global Funding Forecast. Additional offerings include: the Laboratory Design Newsletter and its associated enewsletters, website at www.labdesignnews.com, and the annual Laboratory Design Conference.

R&D also sponsors the R&D 100 Awards, recognizing the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year, and presents honors for the Scientist, Innovator, and Laboratory of the Year.