Take 5: Today’s Innovations to Bring Products of Future to Life

Many ambitious products such as ingestible robots, biological computers, edible electronics, and even anti-aging drugs are in the works. The R&D of these futuristic products, however, does require access to today’s latest innovations. Science Exchange makes accessibility to innovations a non-issue.  We zealously scout for innovative technologies and make them available instantly through the Science […]

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Take 5 – The Transcending Power of Innovation

Innovation is the spice of life; it brings out the complex flavors of our ideas and elevates them to new heights. Scientific research becomes stagnant without it, as does just about every other profession. To put it plainly, innovative breakthroughs have the potential to challenge the way we think and live. Within the past few […]

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Science Exchange Named Finalist for 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards

We’re finalists! Our entry, “Procurement as Innovative Driver,” describing our collaboration with GSK Consumer Health, could win a 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award next week. Read the announcement and full list of nominees at http://www.bio-itworld.com/2018/04/20/bio-it-world-announces-finalists-for-2018-best-practices-awards.aspx.   […]

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Science Exchange Named Finalist for Coveted Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards

Science Exchange shortlisted in two categories – Best New Procurement Consultancy Project and Best P2P Specialist Provider   PALO ALTO, CA, March 30, 2018 – Science Exchange, the world’s leading and most secure enterprise platform for outsourced research and development (R&D) services, today announced it has been named a finalist in two categories for the […]

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Take 5 – The Future of Now — How the Science of Today Shapes Tomorrow

Scientific research is advancing without pause; innovations are emerging at a breathtaking rate all over the world through the endeavors of diverse scientific disciplines. The future of scientific research is set on an unpredictable course teeming with both excitement and unease — whether AI-enabled tools will reshape drug discovery or if “patient-on-a-chip” technology will let […]

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Science Exchange Announces Outsourced R&D Collaboration with UC Davis Venture Catalyst Group


Palo Alto, CA – February 12, 2018 — Science Exchange, the world’s leading and most secure enterprise platform for outsourced research and development (R&D), today announced a strategic collaboration with Venture Catalyst, a unit within the Technology Management and Corporate Relations division of the UC Davis Office of Research which supports the development of new […]

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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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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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Accelerating Innovation and Mitigating Risk in Outsourced R&D


Science Exchange recently hosted a group of procurement executives from multiple industries for our 2017 Science Exchange Outsourced R&D Leadership Summit. During the informative and interactive sessions, we discussed both the challenges and opportunities that organizations are facing as they seek to effectively manage outsourced R&D services. From presentations by procurement leaders from major pharmaceutical […]

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