Science Exchange has formed a partnership with QB3, the University of California hub for life sciences startups, offering its R&D service marketplace with more than 2,500 providers.
The new deal allows QB3-affiliated companies to order R&D services through Science Exchange’s provider network. The whole process from quotation, procurement to payment can be carried out on the platform. Instead of leaving the startups to navigate the network by themselves for potential service providers, Science Exchange will also support QB3’s companies in identifying the best providers for their particular demands and ordering complex R&D services.
“While QB3’s companies focus on discovery, we can help eliminate the barriers, including the time and expertise needed to research and qualify contract research organizations (CROs) and scientific service providers,” Science Exchange’s co-founder and CEO, Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D., said in a statement. “We also help save time and money in contract negotiation, all while ensuring the protection of intellectual property.”