San Diego, CA – October 17, 2012 – Assay Depot, the world’s leading provider of outsourced scientific services, announced today it has been selected to be a presenter at the 10th Annual WBT Innovation Marketplace taking place October 24 – 26, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center. Assay Depot CEO Kevin Lustig will speak on Friday morning, October 26, about the company’s Research Exchange and its impact on drug discovery and development to some of the country's leading venture capital firms, Fortune 1000 corporate licensees, federal agency representatives and university technology transfer managers.
“We are honored to present alongside a wide array of highly regarded researchers and technologists from around the world who are making ground breaking discoveries,” said Lustig. "We look forward to showcasing the Research Exchange, which is quickly becoming the platform for drug discovery and development of the future by opening access to all scientists, including nearly 1,000 vendors from 56 countries, and supporting more than 10,000 requests for research services.”
“We are pleased to include Assay Depot in this choice group of emerging companies and technologies to our exclusive forum of institutional investors, angel investors, and corporate licensees,” said Paul Huleatt, CEO, WBT Innovation Marketplace. “We hope Assay Depot will join the WBT alumni that have received over $786 million in early and seed stage funding and licensing. One in three WBT presenters goes on to license, secure venture funding or sell their IP outright.”
As with each year previously, the 2012 WBT Innovation Marketplace represents the collaborative, yearlong effort of investors, licensees, and tech commercialization professionals. The WBT is deal-focused and diverse, showcasing companies and technologies that vary by geography, funding source and type of research institution. Participating technologies are selected by and presented to seasoned venture investors and Fortune 500 licensing scouts representing a variety of growth oriented industries.
WBT 2012 will be hosted by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and CONNECT, an internationally recognized and award winning regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.
About Assay Depot
Assay Depot is the world’s leading provider of outsourced scientific services. The company operates a network of online research marketplaces 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 http://enterprise.assaydepot.com. To use Assay Depot’s free public marketplace, visit http://www.assaydepot.com.
About WBT Innovation Marketplace
The WBT Innovation Marketplace is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. Attendees will experience an unparalleled forum that is both deal-focused and unbiased with regard to geography, funding source or originating research institution.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.wbtshowcase.com.