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 comparisons
  • Generation of metrics/tracking that inform development of new sourcing strategies and continuously improve existing ones

Assay Depot: Empowering Scientists
Assay Depot is the 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 http://enterprise.assaydepot.com. To use Assay Depot's free public marketplace, visit http://www.assaydepot.com.

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