13 Aug, 2013Assay Depot Announces Creation of Virtual Research Platform for Pfizer Scientists


Assay Depot  announced this morning, the launch of MXIS (Market Exchange for Innovative Services), a virtual outsourcing platform for Pfizer scientists. MXIS, an Assay…

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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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29 Jan, 2013Pharmaceutical Innovation: Incubators and Collaboration


Pharmaceutical innovation doesn’t just happen because a lot of money is thrown at it or the company has been restructured. It requires a setting that promotes new research and collaboration amongst brilliant scientists. Incubators support entrepreneurs by providing support resources and close working space with similar minded individuals, a concept which has taken off for tech companies in Silicon Valley. The idea is being embraced by Pharma, as we briefly discussed as an alternative way of pharmaceutical innovation to mergers and acquisitions.

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15 Jan, 2013Pharmaceutical Innovation: Structure and Alliances


“Pharmaceutical Innovation” is a broad term that can encompass and affect any step of the drug discovery and development process, so how exactly…

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28 Nov, 2012Research Exchange Upgrade – Feedback from Pfizer and AstraZeneca


We are proud to announce that the Assay Depot scientific research exchange has just undergone a huge upgrade. Although much of the upgrade was under-the-hood in preparation for future ehancements and new features, researchers logging on to Assay Depot will now see many changes to the User Dashboard. Vendors will also notice a few new tools available through the Assay Depot Backoffice.

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