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Assay Depot launches Pfizer virtual research platform

Friday, August 16, 2013

Assay Depot, a provider of outsourced scientific services, has launched Market Exchange for Innovative Services (MXIS), a virtual outsourcing platform for Pfizer scientists. MXIS 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 and create reports. 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. Researchers can access the platform from anywhere they access the Internet, including tablets and mobile devices.

“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 vice president of engineering. “Scientists can quickly order or custom design a research service and then work closely with their outsourcing partners, reducing the time it takes to complete a research project.”

“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.”

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