04 Apr, 20136 Ways Near Sourcing Helps the Life Sciences


Outsourcing is frequently associated with overseas work, however it encompasses all work that you are sending outside the company,including work to those CRO’s…

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28 Mar, 2013Contract Research Outsourced in Minutes


The ultimate goal of Assay Depot is to connect scientists with service providers. There are thousands of Contract Research Organizations (CROs) that provide…

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19 Mar, 2013Pharmaceutical outsourcing: strategic versus tactical partnerships


Successful pharmaceutical outsourcing requires realistic and well-defined expectations, a strong vendor-client relationship, and continued client involvement in the outsourced project as it evolves….

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05 Mar, 2013Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Where is the Work Going?


Last week we blogged about the growing trend in pharmaceutical outsourcing. When people hear the word “outsourcing”, many assume that means that work…

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27 Feb, 2013Outsourcing Offers Flexibility and Potential Cost Savings


By some estimates, the pharmaceutical outsourcing market could grow to $65 billion by 2018, fueled by a compound annual growth rate of nearly…

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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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03 Jan, 2013Scientific Research in Pigs is on the Rise


We all know bacon and other fatty foods can lead to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases but the four-legged creature from where these foods come has become an international sensation with regards to its use in scientific research. Pigs are used in efficacy and toxicity models to study cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and even has applications in dermatology and inflammation.

The pig has become a superstar in scientific research, primarily in its use as a valid animal model to study human diseases. The Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium, in their efforts to better understand pig evolution/domestication, production and health monitoring, and applications for biomedical research, has identified 112 genes in pigs that are also responsible for human metabolic disorders [1]. With such similarities, pigs can be used for drug testing in applications of various therapeutic areas.

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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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