The potential for this type of collaborative forum is an exciting prospect for science enthusiasts, science professionals and the supporting players in the industry
Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
Today, LabGrab (http://www.labgrab.com) - a science news web site developed to bridge the gap between science enthusiasts and industry professionals - officially launches its offering to the scientific research community.
With a current, collaborative and user-friendly interface, this new site provides a hub for sharing science news, discoveries, and research findings from around the world. The most unique characteristic of LabGrab is its cross-functioning ability to combine interesting topics in the science news realm with relevant services and products for the science industry. The products - including laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies, and industry marketing tools for the web - will be highlighted within the site, and offer the user a chance to discuss, review and rate products through posting comments on LabGrab.com.
Ben Friedle, co-founder of LabGrab.com and marketing and advertising professional, has been collaborating with companies within the science industry for the last ten years. "Often there is a disconnect between what the researcher needs or wants, and what the supplier perceives is needed and provides. Additionally, with new scientific discoveries being made almost daily, we saw a need to help searchers find interesting news stories, help researchers connect to a broader audience, and create networks to stay current with up to the minute commentary. LabGrab is designed to be not only a news portal, but to also help bridge the gap between the user groups - hopefully providing an extremely useful forum through the use of an entertaining and engaging medium."
At its core, LabGrab is a science news purveyor powered by a user-friendly blog architecture. This allows the users' contributions, along with the site's offerings, to inherently provide the link between business and entertainment in the science world. Scientific companies can register to promote themselves, while individuals - from the average science fan to a NIH funded researcher - can sign up to create content and contribute to the site. "The potential for this type of collaborative forum is an exciting prospect for science enthusiasts, science professionals and the supporting players in the industry," commented Friedle.
According to Jed Herzog, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for LabGrab, today's announcement is just the start. "We are thrilled to have reached this milestone today, but believe this is only the beginning. We envision LabGrab to evolve much in the same manner as does scientific discovery itself - morphing into a powerful tool for enhancing the relationships between researcher, supplier and science enthusiast. The feedback we acquire from our users will drive development of the site towards a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience."
For more information visit http://www.labgrab.com/