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Assay Depot

Assay Depot's Research Exchange network is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry and transforming how new medicines are discovered.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2007
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Assay Depot has created a research marketplace that empowers scientists, promotes innovation and saves time and money. Thousands of industry, academic and citizen scientists use Assay Depot each month to find research services, communicate with research suppliers, purchase services and track work progress. Assay Depot has created a simple and intuitive interface that enables scientists to find or custom create any research service imaginable.


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    Christopher Petersen
    Founder and CIO

    Previously: Head of Software Development at Kalypsys Inc., a drug discovery company. Director of Engineering at Learning Framework, a distance learning company. Recently named one of "San Diego's Top Tech Execs" by the San Diego Business Journal.

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    Kevin Donald Lustig, PhD
    Founder and CEO

    Previously: Founder and Research Director, Kalypsys, Inc, a drug discovery company spun out of Novartis that raised $170M in VC funding. Research Director at Tularik Inc., a drug discovery spun out of Genentech that was purchased by Amgen for $2.5B. Postdoc in Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSF. Recently named one of the Pharmaceutical Industry’s "100 Most Inspiring People" by PharmaVoice Magazine.

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    Darren Thompson, MBA
    VP Business Development

    Previously: Head of Portfolio Management at Merck Millipore, Director of Innovation Management at Life Technologies. MBA from Warwick Business School.


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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati (WSGR)
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    Rob Harris, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Jack Garriaputo, Hollywood Producer
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    Richard Haugland, Founder Mol. Probes
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    Rosaria Haugland, Founder Mol. Probes