Assay Depot brought together features of today’s favorite consumer websites to create a cloud-based research platform called a Research Exchange that empowers citizen and professional scientists in a way never before possible. On Assay Depot’s public and private Research Exchanges scientists can search for research services and vendors (like Google), compare services side by side and then purchase (like Amazon), communicate with experts (like Facebook) and rate and review services (like Yelp). In one simple and intuitive interface scientists can identify experts, initiate research collaborations and manage an entire project through to completion with a suite of communication and data exchange tools. Research Exchanges make it possible now for one talented person to run an entire drug discovery program, from idea to human clinical trials, from a laptop computer.
Assay Depot's Research Exchange network has created a free online marketing channel for thousands of small US and Canadian research suppliers. To date, more than 700 US and Canadian research suppliers have joined the network and received requests through the platform. By enabling direct scientist - vendor communication, Research Exchanges level the playing field for small research vendors with the chance for them to compete head-to-head with the larger and more established vendors/CROs that currently dominate the pharmaceutical space.
Nominated by Kim Richards