Quartzy, the free online laboratory management platform offering an extensive lab supply ordering system, announces the launch of its Quartzy Catalog, creating a centralized place online where labs can research and buy supplies, find competitive pricing, coordinate buying across multiple centers, track supplies all the way through the order process, and organize their inventory once it arrives. Combined with Quartzy’s free online laboratory management platform, labs now have an easy, cost-efficient way to order supplies and manage inventory from end to end across all of their multiple centers.
Quartzy also announces the opening of a warehouse in Redwood City, CA to store supplies from vendors and ensure they get to labs as quickly and efficiently as possible. The company is also identifying an East Coast warehouse location to offer customer service nationwide.
“Until now, researchers have been relying on spreadsheets, whiteboards, and even sticky notes to order supplies, with unreliable pricing and availability information from multiple vendors,” says Jayant Kulkarni, Quartzy’s co-founder and CEO. “When my co-founder and I were scientists, we were frustrated at having to order our supplies from dozens of different vendors. The Quartzy Catalog simplifies ordering by consolidating millions of products from the world’s leading manufacturers into one place.”
The catalog allows users to find what they’re looking for as easy as a Google search. When products are received, labs can automatically add them to their inventory data held in Quartzy and streamline future requests for those products when they’re ready to order again.
“We have found Quartzy to be one of the most valuable laboratory management tools we’ve ever encountered,” says Justin Lenoff of Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. “Having the Quartzy Catalog integrated into the lab management platform is a major value add. Aside from consolidating our ordering workflow, the Quartzy Catalog is significantly cheaper and far more convenient than ordering from a supplier. By consolidating all of this extra work and time we had spent on ordering and tracking supplies, we can now focus on the work we’re meant to do; accelerating scientific discoveries in our laboratory.”