Expands Resources to Support Entrepreneurial Endeavors in the Life Sciences With Launch of Start-Up Channel

Company Develops a Microcosm of Its

Life Sciences Global Hubsite for Industry Innovators

Jul 20, 2000, 01:00 ET from

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 /PRNewswire/ --, the global hubsite
 for the life sciences industry, has begun offering a host of services aimed at
 supporting the efforts of life sciences entrepreneurs.  The
 Start-Up Channel has been developed with the goal of accelerating innovation
 in the industry by focusing on the unique needs of those involved with
 creating start-up companies.  This newest addition to the site expands on's existing content and commerce services, which the company
 provides for its community -- the Internet's largest audience of life sciences
 professional, governmental and academic individuals and organizations.
     "The significance of entrepreneurship and the crucial role it plays in
 scientific progress has been well established in today's landscape," said
 Scott Clarke, CEO of  "Our goal is to provide easy accessibility
 to resources critical for advancement in the life sciences.  The Start-Up
 Channel is an extension of that dedication to the vital realm of
 entrepreneurial science."
     In creating the Start-Up Channel, has applied its established
 expertise as a leading life sciences website and service provider to develop
 what is essentially a microcosm of its global hubsite. currently
 offers a range of services targeting what the company has defined as the basic
 needs of the life sciences industry:  information, products & services,
 people, and capital.  With the Start-Up Channel, the company has catered
 solutions to these needs for an audience of start-up companies and their
 constituents.  Ongoing enhancements and the addition of educational resources
 to the channel, combined with's existing suite of services for
 the life sciences community, will create an all-encompassing resource that
 helps entrepreneurs bring their innovations to market.
     "Our global hubsite now provides venture-backed companies or those seeking
 venture funding with the tools necessary to effectively progress in a
 competitive market," said Aylene Lambert, Product Director for
 "This new service provides a number of targeted resources for young companies
 and entrepreneurs, as well as an opportunity for increased exposure within the
 investment community."
     Among the resources and services currently available at the
 Start-Up Channel ( are:

SOURCES -- Start-Up News - Breaking and archived news on life sciences start-up companies from over 550 worldwide sources, including top-tier mainstream and business publications, scientific journals and news wires. -- Start-Up Money Raised - News regarding funding and investments in start-up companies and developments in the venture capital market. -- Start-Up People - Breaking news and archives tracking the career moves of key talent. -- Start-Up Features - Exclusive pieces written by editorial staff and select third-party articles focusing on current industry trends and developments. SERVICES -- Start-Up Company Profiles - Comprehensive corporate profiles to help establish presence among's community; the largest audience of life sciences industry individuals and organizations on the Internet. -- Start-Up Events - Event listings emphasizing partnering and entrepreneurial showcases for both the life sciences and venture capitalist communities. -- Start-Up Jobs - Careers within start-up companies categorized by company and region. About ( is the global hubsite for the life sciences industry. The company has created a point of convergence for those who work in the industry by providing content, community, and commerce on a feature-rich platform. is dedicated to accelerating discovery in the life sciences by facilitating exchange crucial to the industry through the application of contextual commerce, an end-to-end e-commerce solution. attracts over 2 million page views per month from over 400,000 unique visitors seeking real-time industry news, information resources, investment data, company profiles, stock quotes, employment listings, and an innovative business-to-business (B2B) supply solution developed cooperatively with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).