SciQuest Launches New Public Buyer's Guide Web Portal for Life Science Products
SciQuest, Inc., a software, information and services company that provides solutions to enhance research operations for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other research-based organizations, announced the launch of the SciQuest Buyer's Guide, a web-portal that enables scientists to quickly and effectively source laboratory supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
The new Buyer's Guide portal is entirely free and enables researchers to source products by searching the largest database of scientific products in the world, all through one single site, and to prepare a "ready-to-send" requisition that they can either fax directly to suppliers or forward to their procurement office for processing. The SciQuest Buyer's Guide can be found at sciquest.com .
"The new SciQuest Buyer's Guide is a very powerful tool," said Dr. Wayne Litaker, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. "It's so much easier and more effective than surfing supplier sites individually. The search engine is fast and easy to use, and the database is massive. I will certainly start all my product searches here from now on."
The Buyer's Guide home page features an integrated set of sourcing functionalities that enable the scientist to:
- Search for products across a range of scientific categories or focus the search on a specific set of products
- Browse an extensive directory tree of product categories to follow a logical trail to the products of interest
- Locate a specific supplier and request a catalog
- Access new product information
- Follow interactive links to additional rich product information on suppliers' web sites
Combined with the breadth of SciQuest's electronic catalog of 1.5 million life science products from over 750 suppliers, these capabilities give bioscientists an unprecedented flexibility and performance in their approach to scientific product sourcing.
From the Buyer's Guide portal, researchers will also be able to directly access BioSupplyNet, the "yellow pages" of bioscience vendors with over 3,500 categorized supplier listings. The Buyer's Guide portal also enables scientists to browse the latest research breakthroughs on the award-winning SciCentral news and information site.
"Our goal is to leverage SciQuest's industry experience to provide research-intensive organizations with tools that solve real research and business problems," said Guy Orgambide, Ph.D., Director of Science Community for SciQuest. "We are pleased to offer this tool and will continue to enhance our service offering via on-going communication with our valued customers and supplier partners."