New Internet Company Provides Access to Comprehensive Testing Laboratories

Jan. 24, 2000
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 24 -- A new e-Commerce company,, has created the first Internet exchange for comprehensive scientific measurement services. provides companies needing scientific testing and expertise with access to world-class laboratories and other scientists through its secure Web site, The new venture allows scientists to quickly overcome scientific impasses by identifying member laboratories capable of delivering virtually any type of scientific services, based on its growing proprietary database of the world's finest labs. "We have an exciting opportunity to provide the dominant e-Commerce platform for business-to-business scientific outsourcing," said Todd Peterson,'s president and CEO. "'s capabilities and infrastructure are unmatched in this arena."Commenting further, Peterson said: "Outsourcing of scientific testing is a fast-growing industry trend limited only by the lack of known options. solves this problem by efficiently providing companies with one convenient source to meet their outsourcing needs. We also enable large testing laboratories to leverage their internal resources and sell their excess capacity."'s member laboratories include Fortune 500 companies, university facilities, commercial research centers and individual consultants. Many of these laboratory resources are unavailable outside their organizations except through Current member labs include BP Amoco, Phillips Petroleum, Ticona Chemical, the University of Missouri's Research Reactor and Impact Analytical/Michigan Molecular Institute, among others.SOURCE:

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