Scientist.com and Novaseek Partner to Offer a Patient-Driven Approach to Sourcing Human Biospecimens

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Marketplace users now have online access to EMR data and biosamples from consenting patients

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The Scientist.com marketplace is a great way to expose more researchers to Novaseek's award-winning human sample sourcing platform.

Scientist.com, the life science industry’s leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today that it has collaborated with Novaseek Research, Inc., a health IT for life sciences organization, to create a first-of-its-kind process for sourcing human biosamples. Scientist.com users can now access Novaseek’s ever-expanding network of patients that have consented to ongoing access to their electronic medical records (EMR) and related biospecimens.

“Novaseek’s unique platform helps marketplace users find biospecimens and data that are not available anywhere else,” stated Kevin Lustig, PhD, CEO and Founder of Scientist.com. “Researchers can now use redacted clinical data from consented donors to conduct searches and make smart biospecimen sourcing decisions.”

Using its proprietary CDNR platform, which is embedded in a network of participating hospitals, Novaseek scans live EMR data from thousands of consented patients to find precise matches to research requirements; searchable data includes ICD10 diagnoses, medication lists, lab testing results, narrative reports and more. The platform then finds clinical laboratory specimens that are immediately available from these matching subjects – including blood, serum, urine and all types of fluids.

“The Scientist.com marketplace is a great way to expose more researchers to our award-winning human sample sourcing platform,” commented Andrei Soran, CEO of Novaseek Research. “The ability to find fresh specimens in real-time based on highly granular data, such as lab test values or medication histories, is unprecedented. And the data keeps coming – updates to the EMR are visible for each case provided.”

About Scientist.com
Scientist.com is the world's leading marketplace for outsourced research. The marketplace simplifies the entire research sourcing process, saving time and money and providing access to the latest innovative tools and technologies while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies. Scientist.com operates private enterprise marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, VWR and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its founding in 2007, Scientist.com has raised more than $33 million from Leerink Transformation Partners, 5AM Ventures, Heritage Provider Network, Bootstrap Ventures and Hollywood producer Jack Giarraputo among others. Visit scientist.com to learn more.

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About Novaseek
Novaseek Research, Inc. is a game-changing health IT for life sciences company that provides turn-key, dynamic access to real world clinical data and biospecimens from a network of healthcare organizations. We envision a world where a clear understanding of real-world patients is central to every stage of life sciences research and drug development. For more information, please visit http://www.novaseekresearch.com.

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