African Biosciences Ltd. a subsidiary of US-based African Biosciences Inc. today announced the launching of the first ever e-commerce platform in Nigeria to bridge the gap of access to reagents and supplies by the bioscience and clinical research community.
African Biosciences Ltd is the first company to use an e-commerce driven model to deliver reagents and supplies to meet the needs of researchers into the biology of animals, humans, microbes and plants and medical testing laboratories in Nigeria.
This achievement is part of plans to provide integrated bioscience research services that includes ground-breaking research advisory services, structured technical training, lab-for-rent, contract research and data analysis services, thus addressing some key challenges of the Nigerian bioscience research system.
With research advisory services covering project design, data acquisition, data analysis and technical report writing in biosciences, African Biosciences Ltd. is positioned to be a key player in the biosciences research market by being a leading service provider to build technical capacity in bioscience research in Nigeria and soon across Africa.
According to Dr.IkhideImumorin, Co-founder and President/CEO of the company “This is a turning point in the ability of Nigerian researchers to access reagents and supplies to facilitate their research work, removing significant barriers of entry into the exciting field of biosciences in general and biotechnology and molecular biology in particular.”
African Biosciences Ltd. entered the biosciences research market as the only biosciences research company in Nigeria providing a unique integrated research design-to-data analysis pipeline to assist customers to achieve their research project goals from concept to data which will help push the frontiers of bioscience research in Africa.
Echoing the same sentiments, Mr.CalistusIgwilo who is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the company said “We listened to our customers and are committed to providing a robust platform to help folks conduct bioscience research, and this e-commerce platform is the first stage to be soon followed by opening a state-of-the-art bioscience research laboratory to provide lab-for-rent and contract research services to the research community.”
In addition to the e-commerce platform, the planned state-of-the-art commercial research laboratory will be the first of its kind in Nigeria for modern bioscience research and will provide comprehensive solutions for genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics with platforms for high throughput DNA analysis, gene expression profiling, chemical and biochemical analysis, histological, immunological and cell biology assays for academic and clinical researchers. These applications will benefit research in agriculture, healthcare and environmental management. African Biosciences Ltd. aims to be the premier bioscience research service provider in Nigeria and across the African continent with plans to expand to Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda in the near future.