Assay Depot Announces Creation of Virtual Research Platform for Pfizer Scientists

  Assay Depot Announces Creation of Virtual Research Platform for Pfizer

 Market Exchange for Innovative Services to Support Innovation, Reduce Costs

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- August 13, 2013

Assay Depot Inc., the world’s leading provider of outsourced scientific
services today announced the launch of MXIS (Market Exchange for Innovative
Services), a virtual outsourcing platform for Pfizer scientists. MXIS, an
Assay Depot Enterprise Solution, brings together research services from
thousands of global vendors (aka CROs) into one secure website, enabling
Pfizer scientists to communicate with any research vendor.

Using MXIS, Pfizer researchers can query the marketplace for services, request
quotes, find and compare outsourced services, place orders, track projects,
create reports and much more. It is a centralized IT platform that enables
Pfizer scientists to create, customize and purchase any research service, and
to manage the sourcing project from initial request to service delivery.

“MXIS gives scientists rapid and efficient access to innovative research
services from any global service provider in Assay Depot’s network,” said
Robert Kaufman, Assay Depot’s VP of Engineering. “With just a few mouse
clicks, scientists can quickly order or custom design a research service and
then work closely with their outsourcing partners, significantly reducing the
time it takes to complete a research project.”

MXIS has many of the same features as today’s popular consumer websites.
Researchers can access it from anywhere they access the Internet, including
tablets and mobile devices. They also can view ratings and reviews and then
add research services and products to their shopping carts and checkout in
just a few minutes.

“The MXIS sourcing system fosters transparency across Pfizer’s global research
operations and external services,” said Sylvie Sakata, Pfizer’s Senior
Director, External Research Solutions. “It’s a new way to empower our
scientists and strengthen relationships with our external research partners,
promoting innovation across the entire Pfizer research community.”

MXIS serves as a benchmarking tool and a research platform designed to benefit
the entire chain of R&D stakeholders. Additional benefits include:

  *Greater level of integration with preferred service providers
  *Process simplification for sourcing operations
  *Standardization of sourcing governance processes
  *Reduction in costs by increasing efficiency and enabling apples-to-apples
  *Generation of metrics/tracking that inform development of new sourcing
    strategies and continuously improve existing ones

Assay Depot: Empowering Scientists

Assay Depotisthe world's largest scientific services marketplace.The
company operates a network of online Research Exchanges that dramatically
streamline purchases between scientists and more than 8,000 global research
vendors. Assay Depot is changing the way life science research is done. To
learn more about Assay Depot's enterprise software,
visit To use Assay Depot's free public
marketplace, visit

Pfizer: Working Together for a Healthier World^™

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and
well being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality,
safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines
for people and animals. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and
emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that
challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our
responsibility as the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, we also
collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to
support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care. Formore than
150 years,Pfizer has worked to makea difference. To learn more about our
commitments, please visit us


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