16 Feb, 2012Sunnyvale’s BioCurious Is a Haven for Innovators


Biology has never been so sexy. BioCurious, a 2,500-square-foot hacker space in Sunnyvale, opened in October with the idea that innovations in biology…

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31 Jan, 2012Company ‘Democratizes Science’ with Cloud-Based Research Exchanges


Locally based Assay Depot is offering the scientific industry a one-stop shop to find vendors and request bids, as well as software to…

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22 Sep, 2011Make Your Own Cancer Diagnostic Test: It’s Easier Than You Think


The idea behind most diagnostic tests is simple: Identify a telltale chemical and look for it in a blood sample. The PSA test…

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12 Jul, 2011San Diego’s Assay Depot Creates Private e-Commerce Sites for Pfizer, Other Big Pharmas


Entrepreneurs are often advised to stay nimble during the startup years of a new venture, so they can quickly change direction as new…

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01 Feb, 2010The Matchmaking Market


Last August, Kunhua Chen, CEO at Exon Biosystems—a San Diego–based contract research organization (CRO) specializing in protein services—got a request from Elan Pharmaceuticals…

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17 Dec, 2009Assay Depot Founders Morphed Their Biotech Startup Into e-Commerce Provider of Drug Discovery Services


The three co-founders of San Diego’s Assay Depot started the company in 2006 as a for-hire cancer research outfit, with the big idea…

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15 Sep, 2008Assay Depot: ‘Ebay’ for Drug Discovery Services Debuts


While other marketplaces targeting researchers in academia and industry do exist, they focus on laboratory equipment, consumables and other products. Assay Depot is…

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17 Oct, 2007Online Drug Discovery Database to Be Launched


Its founders have announced that sum of $1.8m (€1.3) has been raised from private investors in a Series A financing that will allow…

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