Depot Inc., the pharmaceutical industry's leading marketplace for
scientific services, today announced a partnership to build an academic
Research Exchange for use by scientists at ten leading research
hospitals, institutes, and universities in the Midwest. Research
Exchanges are powerful relationship management systems that help
scientists collaborate internally, and provide on-demand access to a
global network of external research partners.
"Academic researchers are struggling to do more research in the face of
reduced government funding," said Kevin Lustig PhD, Assay Depot's CEO.
"Research Exchanges are a new way to empower scientists, promote
innovation, and reduce research costs at the same time."
Leading the effort are the University of Missouri, University of Kansas,
Kansas State University and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
(KCALSI). Other organizations participating in the exchange include
Children's Mercy Hospitals, Kansas City University of Medicine and
Biosciences, Kansas University Medical Center, MRIGlobal, Saint Luke's
Health System, and the Truman Medical Centers.
"Our mission is to foster innovative research by providing our
scientists with access to the latest and greatest tools available," said
Keith Gary, Director of Program Development at KCLSI. "By connecting
our scientists to one another and to the wealth of external resources
available in the biological sciences today, we are ensuring we stay at
the forefront of research and discovery."
About Assay Depot
Assay Depot is the world's largest scientific services marketplace, with
Research Exchanges installed at four of the world's top ten
pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Assay Depot
simplifies sourcing, saves time/money and provides scientists access to
innovative research technologies while maintaining full compliance with
an organization's purchasing policies. To learn more about Assay Depot's
enterprise software, visit http://enterprise.assaydepot.com.
To use Assay Depot's free public marketplace, visit http://www.assaydepot.com.
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KCALSI's vision is to lead the transformation of the Kansas City region
into a nationally-recognized center of excellence in life science
research, development and commercialization. KCALSI holds the promise of
a healthy future for the region through scientific research, next
generation medicine, economic development, improved quality of life,
enhanced education and new job opportunities.
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