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Ground-breaking medical research institute takes a lead in procurement

PRLog - Feb. 12, 2014 - LEEDS, U.K. -- Science Warehouse, one of the fastest growing companies in the UK e-business sector and a leading provider of cloud-based procurement solutions, has won a five-year contract to roll out an e-catalogue solution for The Francis Crick Institute.

The Francis Crick Institute is a unique partnership between six of the world’s most influential and respected scientific organisations: the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. Due to open in 2015, it will be a world-class research centre and one of the most significant developments in UK biomedical science for a generation.

Annie Kent, Finance Director at The Francis Crick Institute, said: “The Crick had three key themes that its chosen systems must deliver: usability (a highly intuitive user interface and efficiency tools), flexibility (ability to respond quickly to future changes), and integration (seamless working with other systems). Science Warehouse was carefully selected after a rigorous tender process and we are looking forward to its implementation supporting our scientists.’’

Dr David Hames, Chairman of Science Warehouse, commented: “The Crick has an exciting and ambitious vision of research excellence – with the scale and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease. Science Warehouse is absolutely delighted to have been chosen by the Crick to help it achieve these inspiring goals.”

“Leading researchers are not interested in procurement – nor should they be. They need to get the equipment and reagents they need for their research as quickly as possible and with minimum hassle. As Science Warehouse has proven at many other leading research bodies, our solutions are data-rich, fast and intuitive – geared to delivering the information that researchers need quickly to their fingertips. That lets researchers focus on world-class research, not procurement.”


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For further information please contact Narendra Kumar at Science Warehouse, 0333 600 6300, narendra.kumar@sci-ware.com (mailto:narendra.kumar@sci-ware.com?subject=Crick%20PR).

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About Science Warehouse

Science Warehouse is a leading provider of on-demand procurement and managed catalogue solutions that deliver purchasing efficiencies and control, spend visibility and drive savings. Science Warehouse help organisations to achieve full procurement control by collating all of their preferred suppliers for indirect goods and services in a single, easy-to-use web-based application. Its product suite integrates seamlessly with any finance system and the managed catalogue engine at its core accelerates procure-to-pay programmes. Continuous, customer-driven product development ensures that the solution evolves in line with market needs. Science Warehouse counts some of the world’s leading research and teaching organisations amongst its customers as well as businesses of all sizes in sectors as diverse as construction, life sciences and manufacturing. To find out more please visit our website at http://www.sci-ware.com  or join the conversation at http://www.sci-ware.com/blog.cfm.

About The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London. The Francis Crick Institute will conduct ground-breaking medical research to understand why disease develops and find new ways to prevent and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The institute, scheduled to open in 2015, will be situated in the London Borough of Camden amid a unique cluster of scientific skill, leading hospitals and one of the world's top universities, UCL. It will provide a new focal point for the extraordinary talent and knowledge in the area while playing its part in the life of the local community. To find out more about The Francis Crick Institute please visit http://www.crick.ac.uk.

Narendra Kumar

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