TDA is a management consulting firm focused on providing decision-making information for 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. Our staff of analysts and consultants follow the markets for laboratory products, chemicals/reagents, consumables, and lab and process instruments and automation techniques.


Our mission is to…

  • be top of mind and company of choice for benchmark data (i.e., primary and secondary research) for the lab and process analytical instruments industry
  • support our clients with a quality team to service their market research needs in a timely and efficient manner
  • perform and conduct research in an ethical and professional manner
  • provide quality market research reports that accurately portrays the landscape and identify opportunities
  • market and educate companies about the importance of utilizing professional, unbiased, independent market research firms such as TDA

Our Leadership Team

Glenn Cudiamat

Glenn Cudiamat (President & CEO)
Glenn has 20+ years of market research experience in 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, LPA, SEFA) and has published over a hundred market reports on the scientific instrumentation and equipment industry throughout his career as a market researcher.


Arkady Hagopian (Director of Research)
Arkady’s management consulting experience for the analytical instrumentation, life science tools, and laboratory equipment industries spans 15+ years. During his 10 years at Strategic Directions International, Inc., Arkady played a pivotal role in both research and consulting operations of the company. After his term at SDi, Arkady founded Market Nerds, LLC., a market research and data analytics consulting firm, where he published numerous market research reports, managed large survey projects, and analyzed complex datasets. Arkady is widely regarded as an expert voice in the genomic analysis, scientific equipment, and laboratory furniture markets.


Alexa Bontrager, PhD (EIC)
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.


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 Top-Down Analytics for economic forecasting and data analytics.​


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