Assay Depot, the pharmaceutical industry’s leading marketplace for scientific services, today announced the creation and launch of the ‘Center for Cancer Research’ Exchange (CREx) – an online medical Research Exchange developed in partnership with the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), an Intramural Division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CREx, an Assay Depot Enterprise Solution, is a powerful relationship management system that enables NCI scientists to work efficiently with an extended global network of internal and external research partners.

“The mission of CCR is to conduct cutting-edge, basic, translational, and clinical cancer research,” said Sherman Tang, Assay Depot’s NCI Site Director. “By empowering NCI scientists with easy access to thousands of research experts, we believe CREx will promote innovation and reduce costs at the same time. CREx is an entirely new way for NCI scientists to collaborate effectively with internal and external research partners.”

CREx enables research investigators to identify experts, initiate research collaborations, exchange files and track entire projects to completion. Researchers can also view their colleagues’ ratings and reviews and view details of past transactions.

For large research organizations, a private Research Exchange enables complete transparency across global research operations, while still retaining local control over research sourcing decisions. It enables vendor consolidation while also helping researchers identify and access cutting-edge research services from the most current providers. A Research Exchange simplifies legal and compliance verification, standardizes sourcing governance and serves as a versatile all-in-one platform that benefits the entire chain of pharmaceutical stakeholders, from discovery research to lead optimization, preclinical development and supply chain management.

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Depot is the world's largest marketplace for scientific services. 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