2013 Winner Profile

Assay Depot, Inc.

Project Description:
Assay Depot is a cloud-based drug research exchange that enables researchers-whether employees at major pharmaceutical companies or citizen scientists working out of their garage-to find service providers for any scientific service involved in the drug development process. Often referred to as "Amazon.com for scientists," the exchange allows researchers to browse vendors, compare detailed service descriptions, read customer reviews, ask questions, request price quotes and place service orders. The public site has users in 126 countries and handles tens of thousands of requests annually. In 2012, Assay Depot signed agreements with some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and the National Cancer Institute.
Project type:
Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS), Databases or Data Warehouse, Enterprise Architecture
Business Functions:
Research & Development
Business Goal:
Financial Impact
Chris Petersen, CIO
Kevin_ Lustig, CEO
Solana Beach, Calif.
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
Revenue (2012):
$1 million
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