Innovation Drives Operational Challenges that Impact R&D Productivity


by Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Science Exchange Originally appeared in the 2017 Fierce Life Science Innovation Report (download PDF) R&D productivity and efficiency are key measures for evaluating the success of biotech and pharma companies. In theory, investing resources into R&D to boost those measures should yield positive results. Unfortunately, recent trends suggest […]

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Breakout Labs Partners with Science Exchange to Empower its Portfolio Companies with External Research Innovations


Palo Alto, CA – December 18, 2017 — Science Exchange, the world’s leading and most secure enterprise platform for outsourced research and development (R&D), today announced a strategic partnership with Breakout Labs, a fund within the Thiel Foundation that backs scientist-entrepreneurs working at the intersections of technology, biology, materials, and energy. The newly formed partnership […]

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New on Science Exchange: BiTE Screening for Immunooncology, Editing Primary Cells, and Advances in NGS


–Chandreyee Das, Ph.D. | Senior Content Manager, Science Exchange Screening for immunotherapies: Take a BiTE out of cancer Bispecific T-Cell Engager Antibodies, or “BiTE” antibodies, are thought to be safe and efficacious candidates for cancer immunotherapy. But the specificity of membrane receptor binding is hard to characterize. A unique new technology from Retrogenix has caught […]

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Survey of Outsourced R&D Leaders Reveals Barriers to Innovation


Procurement leaders met with the Science Exchange team to discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing as they seek to effectively accelerate innovation while mitigating risk in outsourced R&D.

Summit attendees responded to a survey asking them about specific aspects of their R&D outsourcing process. 72% of the respondents agreed that procurement was viewed as a “necessary partner” in an “arduous process”– neither standing in the way nor adding value. In the survey, we uncovered these ‘arduous’ aspects of outsourcing that posed major barriers to innovation. […]

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Data Protection and Compliance


Are Your Outsourced R&D Partners Ready for 2018? The latest news from investigates the compliance challenges being faced by companies, their information technology teams, and their outsourced R&D partners in light of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, which will go into effect on May 25, 2018, has been called […]

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Bioinformatics Solutions, Inc. Chooses Science Exchange as the Primary Online Channel to Offer Protein de novo Sequencing Services to Scientists


PALO ALTO, CA, December 11, 2017 – Science Exchange, the world’s leading and most secure enterprise platform for outsourced research and development (R&D) services, announced the partnership with Bioinformatics Solutions, Inc. to offer online access to its protein de novo sequencing services to scientists around the globe. As the creators of the well-known, highly established […]

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