SAN DIEGO—Assay Depot today released the beta version of its outsourcing marketplace for pharmaceutical research services, located at assaydepot.com. The new marketplace makes research outsourcing easy for scientists and service providers alike.

Assay Depot’s outsourcing marketplace provides an easy-to-use, information-rich shopping experience for scientists working in thousands of academic and industry laboratories around the world. Scientists can now access a broad selection of services on the website, where they can find and compare services from different service providers before placing an online order or requesting a custom quote.

“We are committed to offering scientists access to a broad selection of services at the lowest published prices, supported by informative customer reviews and a host of other features that enhance their outsourcing experience,” commented Christopher Petersen, Chief Information Officer, Assay Depot. “We’ve created this marketplace to ease the pain of outsourcing for drug researchers.”

In the past ten years, thousands of service companies have been formed to accommodate an enormous increase in pharmaceutical outsourcing. By bringing together many of these companies onto one website, and making it easy to compare services, request quotes and place online orders, Assay Depot is transforming how research outsourcing is done.

About Assay Depot
Assay Depot is an online marketplace for research services, with a scheduled public launch date of September 15, 2008. By acting as a single point of contact between researchers and service providers, the marketplace dramatically improves the efficiency of outsourcing. At Assay Depot, we make outsourcing easy™.

For information on how to buy or sell services, please contact:
Mei Li, PhD
Senior Director of Business Development
Phone: (858) 455 1300 x402
mli@assaydepot.com
Assay Depot
433 Glencrest Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075