(USA) 

A new innovation marketplace aims to boost research and development (R&D) opportunities for biotechs. Created through a collaboration between Scientist.com, a site where companies can access outsourced research services, and IndieBio, a startup accelerator, the marketplace is designed to accelerate the R&D process for young biotech companies.

IndieBio supports 15 early stage biotech companies from around the world via its twice yearly platform, helping them turn ideas into businesses. Those taking parts in its ‘product-directed discovery programs’ along with the accelerator’s alumni will be able to take advantage of the marketplace.

Dr Kevin Lustig, Scientist.com’s CEO, said: “Early stage biotech companies, like those at IndieBio, need to be able to find and engage experienced research suppliers quickly. IndieBio’s innovation marketplace gives their member companies instant access to our industry-leading supplier network and the sourcing support they need to get high-quality, timely research services at a competitive price.”