Assay Depot Inc. today announced the launch of a virtual research laboratory. Developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, the virtual laboratory is a powerful vendor relationship management (VRM) system that gives researchers easy access to a distributed network of thousands of research service providers located inside and outside the company.
“We brought together features of today's favorite consumer websites to create a virtual laboratory that empowers scientists”
"We brought together features of today's favorite consumer websites to create a virtual laboratory that empowers scientists," stated Kevin Lustig, Assay Depot's CEO. "A small group of talented scientists can now run an entire drug discovery program, from concept to clinic, from a laptop computer."
The private virtual laboratory (aka Research Exchange) enables researchers to search for research services and vendors, communicate with experts, purchase services, and rate and review services. In one simple and intuitive interface, scientists identify experts, initiate research collaborations, and track entire projects to completion.
Researchers can access the virtual laboratory from anywhere they access the Internet, including tablets and mobile devices. They can view their colleagues' ratings and reviews, view past transactions and determine at a glance which vendors have current legal agreements.