in April 2007
Scientist.com (officially The Assay Depot, Inc.) was founded in 2007 by Chris Petersen, Kevin Lustig, PhD, and Andrew Martin, PhD. While working together at Kalypsys Inc., a biotech company founded by Kevin in 2001, they realized that the cutting-edge drug research programs of the future would likely use external laboratories to run many of the experiments needed to develop a new medicine. Why? Because if done right, external research can be better, faster and cheaper than research done in internal laboratories.