Science Exchange providers featured in Cell article!

July 23, 2012 | Posted by Elizabeth in Provider Spotlight |


We are really excited to see Cell mention Science Exchange in it’s latest issue “Science for Sale: Academic Meets Industry”. It’s great to see Cell recognize how academic research is evolving and provide concrete examples of how innovative scientists can use marketplaces like Science Exchange to establish collaborations, access specialist expertise, and create unique funding opportunities for their own research.

In particular, we are thrilled that both scientists featured in the article are providers at Science Exchange! This means you can easily access their specialist expertise from their Science Exchange facility pages (info below):

The Voss laboratory at Tulane University School of Medicine offers a broad array of laboratory services for drug, vaccine, and diagnostics development for infectious disease targets. The expertise offered is primarily focused in the development and use of cell-based and animal (mouse, ferret, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, swine, non-human primate) models of infection with a panel of viral, bacterial, rickettisal infectious agents and biological toxins including BSL-3 and select agents. Services from the Voss laboratory can be requested here.

The Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers a wide range of bioinformatics and data storage services to assist in the design and execution of next-generation sequencing projects. Services from the CCCB can be requested here.

One of the greatest advantages of requesting services from providers via Science Exchange is easy payment. One of the biggest hassles for researchers working with external research facilities is providing payment, as the facilities are often not approved vendors within university purchasing systems. This makes the process of payment difficult for a researcher, having to submit W4s, manual purchase orders, etc. We remove this hassle by being an approved vendor within university purchasing systems, including SciQuest, Peoplesoft, and Ariba. Researchers can choose Science Exchange from their ordering system and generate a purchase order for Science Exchange. We then take care of paying the provider once the experiment is completed.

We hope you will take advantage of these experts, along with the 1,000+ other expert scientific providers available at Science Exchange. As the author of the Cell article, Rachel Bernstein, wrote “researchers come together in new, more efficient ways. Both sides can often reach a solution more quickly and probably gain greater insight than if they had each tried to go it alone…it’s really about finding a way to get the research performed well, regardless of labels or the norms by which research has traditionally been conducted.” We are happy to be part of this exciting new model for efficient research.

-Elizabeth

About the author

Elizabeth Iorns is Co-Founder & CEO of Science Exchange. Elizabeth conceived the idea for Science Exchange while an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami and as CEO she drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth. She is passionate about creating a new way to foster scientific collaboration that will break down existing silos, democratize access to scientific expertise and accelerate the speed of scientific discovery. Elizabeth has a B.S. in Biomedical Science from the University of Auckland, a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and conducted postdoctoral research in Cancer Biology from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine where her research focused on identifying mechanisms of breast cancer development and progression.

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