Drug discovery is the ultimate goal for many of our clients. Speed is essential in the quest for new therapeutics. Most importantly, this is driven by the urgent search for cures and treatments for illnesses. It is also driven by financial concerns because anything that can shorten the time to market means larger returns on investment. Unfortunately, drug discovery is a long and expensive process.
As with personal relationships, trust is an important factor in business relationships. Basically, you want to be sure that you can count on a business partner to do what they say they are going do and that they will be there for you when you need them. How can one evaluate a business relationship before it is too late?
We are all pressed to get more done with limited resources. New projects are added. Deadlines and deliverables loom over us. There is only so much any of us can do alone. More specifically, we know how much time is taken up with growing cell cultures, finding high quality human tissues that are suitable for biomedical research, or making tissue or cell membrane preparations, etc. All of this must happen before an experiment can even be started.