GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Dec 01, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 21)

BioRating.com—Your Bio Research Experience

URL:www.biorating.com
  • Clever idea
  • Usefulness unclear
’Tis the season for college football, a sport where virtually everything is determined by the ratings. It seems only fair, therefore, that biotechnology should also reap the benefits of a ratings scheme. The system in question here is aimed at helping users to find the best antibodies for their antigens. Ratings include the Top 10 Best Rated Antibodies and the Top 10 Most Reviewed Manufacturers. Visitors can search for antibodies by name or click on an alphabetical listing of them. The site claims ratings are provided by users though it is not completely clear how (or if) companies are excluded from rating their own products. Antibodies are listed by name and when one clicks on a number in the column called View Antibodies, a listing of all the providers of that antibody is given. A great idea in theory, I’ll be curious to hear from readers how well it works in practice.
  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

Jobs

GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
 Searching...
More »

GEN Poll

More » Poll Results »

Megamerger Dealzapoppin Poll

What company not in this week’s M&A headlines do you think will be at the center of a megamerger, acquisition, or partial selloff this year?