As part of AMDeC’s ongoing efforts to offer programs and services that will increase efficiencies and promote collaboration between biomedical researchers and the academic community, last week the consortium announced that it has implemented upgrades to AMDeC F.I.R.S.T. (Facilities Instrumentation Resources Services Technologies) as well as added information about several new vendor partners. These upgrades will allow searches to be conducted more easily and quickly, streamlining the process of finding resources such as core facilities and other research services. The addition of new vendor partners brings AMDeC’s members more opportunities to minimize research expenses.
AMDeC is a consortium of New York-based academic medical research institutions, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, with the goal of expediting discovery through collaborations between these institutions and the life science industry. Through resource-sharing and vendor partnership programs, which secure preferred pricing on products and services essential to the life science industry, AMDeC works to facilitate collaboration and the efficient use of resources needed for biomedical research. In addition to existing vendor partners, like Sigma-Aldrich and NuGEN Technologies, recently added vendor partners include QIAGEN and Xiacon.
Russo Partners continues to bring awareness of AMDeC’s services to the members of the consortium through educational events involving vendor partners at member institutions. These events are a key forum to inform members of the services they receive through their AMDeC membership, encouraging them to take advantage of the benefits they receive to support their research. Additionally, these events provide an opportunity for vendors to educate members about their services as well as answer questions about their products.
As AMDeC continues to expand its programs to support biomedical research, Russo Partners looks forward to bringing awareness to new services and products available to AMDeC’s members. You can learn more about AMDeC, its vendor partnership program and the F.I.R.S.T. registry in this interview with AMDeC’s president, Maria Mitchell, published recently in Xconomy: NYC Consortium Promotes Collaboration Among Scientific Researchers.