(PRWEB) March 26, 2010
MolPort.com, the chemical marketplace, today launches its chemical supplier ratings library. This new feature enables the accumulation of knowledge on the quality of suppliers of chemical molecules.
Lack of trust in suppliers for chemicals has long been an unresolved issue and a subject of intense discussion. For example see, among others, Derek Lowe’s blog http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2010/03/19/the_chemical_suppliers_customer_reviews.php
CEO of MolPort, Dr Zudans said “There are thousands of suppliers for fine and research chemicals and millions of molecules available, yet frequently chemists resort to the few suppliers that are well-known to them. This is often,because they are unaware of, or are not confident in, the service of the smaller suppliers. This hurts the efficiency of synthesis, as chemists, not being able to buy the desired compound, engage in unnecessary synthesis or resort to buying available molecules that do not match their real needs. Thus the time and cost of research are needlessly increased”.
The new ratings feature on the MolPort website builds trust in the chemical community by increasing transparency and drives improvement of supplier performance and customer satisfaction. Such ratings systems have long helped other industries such as internet book retailers. Sharing the experience of sourcing rare and fine chemicals will help the chemistry research community cut their costs and timelines and is an important step forward in realizing the full potential of commercially available compounds worldwide.
MolPort is a rare chemical compound marketplace enabling worry free centralized ordering of chemicals from over 200 companies. To make the marketplace work MolPort has created a world class database of commercially available chemical compounds. The free access online search portal http://www.molport.com features unmatched advanced chemical structure search capabilities that are especially suited for a sophisticated and demanding user.