PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Science Exchange, the world's leading and most secure platform for outsourced research and development (R&D), announced today that Gursatya "Guru" Singh has joined the company’s management team as Director of Scientific Content.
"Adding Guru to our team is part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen the management team with industry experts who are dedicated to disrupting the traditional R&D outsourcing model,” said Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Science Exchange. “Guru’s experience in this industry will help us better inform the scientific community about the benefits of accessing innovation through the Science Exchange platform.”
Singh’s background includes experience as a laboratory researcher and entrepreneur, as he has helped launch several life science startups. This included a previous role where he developed scientific content to promote the innovative services and technologies of scientific service providers. Singh also has published several scientific papers.
A frequent blogger and thought leader in pharma and biotech outsourcing, Singh founded a Facebook group – Mysteries of Biotech – that has amassed nearly 5,000 followers. He holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Sharda University in India.
"I am excited to join Science Exchange -- the most trusted outsourcing platform for scientific products and services," said Singh. “Science Exchange is a trailblazing company that is revolutionizing R&D outsourcing by helping companies around the world bring their innovations to market faster. I can’t think of a better place to be.”
About Science Exchange
Science Exchange is the world's leading platform for outsourced research, providing an efficient procure-to-pay platform for ordering services from a network of more than 2,500 qualified scientific service providers, all with pre-established contracts in place that protect client intellectual property and confidentiality. The platform increases scientists' access to innovation and improves productivity, freeing them up from the administrative tasks and delays associated with sourcing, establishing and managing service provider contracts. Additionally, the Science Exchange enterprise program enables R&D organizations to consolidate research outsourcing spend into a single strategic relationship, driving efficiency and cost savings. Since being founded in 2011, Science Exchange has raised more than $58 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Maverick Capital Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Index Ventures, OATV, the YC Continuity Fund, and others. For more information, visit www.ScienceExchange.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ScienceExchange.