19 Feb, 2013Contract Research Organizations: Has the Future Arrived?


It’s not hard to find articles, blog posts, or market reports these days that state contract research organizations, and outsourcing in general, is the future for the pharmaceutical industry. What I haven’t seen, until today, is anyone claiming that future has arrived and become the present. An article published by Industrial Info Resources titled “Big Pharma Keeps CMOs and CROs on Speed Dial, an Industrial Info News Alert”[1] seems to do just that. Their opening line of the article’s abstract states, “Outsourcing can no longer be regarded as the wave of the future. At least in the case of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry …”, but I’m not sure we are there just yet.

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12 Feb, 2013Contract Research Organizations Offer Scientists Opportunity and Expertise


Although pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations operate in the same preclinical drug discovery space, working for the two types of companies can…

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20 Dec, 2012Assay Depot’s 2012 Wrap Up


As 2012 comes to a close, we wanted to look back at the blog and provide a short review of the past year….

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15 Nov, 2012The Science of Marketing a Research Exchange


Ask any scientist whether their research requires them to collect and analyze data, and I hypothesize that 100% of them will answer with a resounding “yes”. Now ask that same question to marketers; do you think the response will differ? You may be surprised to find out that it doesn’t, and Assay Depot’s approach to gathering, analyzing, and utilizing data to build and improve our research exchange is certainly no exception.

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25 Sep, 2012TEDMED 2012 talk highlights Assay Depot


An Assay Depot user reminded me last week of Atul Butte’s TEDMED 2012 talk, which showcases Assay Depot’s outsourcing marketplace. While speaking about…

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05 Sep, 2012Contract Research Map Updated!


First of all, we would like to thank everyone for their comments and feedback regarding our site, Contract Research Map. It is growing…

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23 Jul, 2012Contract Research Maps


Over the years, Assay Depot has accumulated a lot of data about many aspects of the drug discovery and life science industry. It…

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20 Jul, 2012Assay Depot Webinar Schedule Update


We are still offering webinars to users looking to take advantage of the tools Assay Depot has to offer, and now we are…

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28 Feb, 2012Assay Depot is offering Webinars!


As use of the Assay Depot Public Research Exchange continues to grow at a rapid pace, we thought it would be a helpful…

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02 Dec, 2011Celebrating Over 10,000 Requests


We are pleased to announce that we recently received our 10,000th request!  To date, scientists, students and consultants from 56 countries have registered and…

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