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The Scientific World Selects Alchematrix to Power Its Online Marketplace

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The Scientific World Selects Alchematrix to Power Its Online Marketplace

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The Scientific World, Inc., an e-science knowledge network providing integrated online access to scientific information, resources, and tools, has announced the selection of Alchematrix, Inc., the wholly owned e-commerce subsidiary of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., to power the online procurement of equipment and supplies for TheScientificWorld members.

The Alchematrix technology solution will enable TheScientific World members to purchase scientific supplies and equipment from an electronic catalog of hundreds of thousands of scientific products from thousands of suppliers. Alchematrix will provide the front- and back-end functionality required to fulfill online purchases of scientific products, including content management, order fulfillment, billing and collections, and customer service.

"By partnering with Alchematrix, we can offer our members direct access to the most comprehensive virtual marketplace available for buying all the scientific supplies and equipment they need," said Eric Tomlinson, CEO of TheScientificWorld. "Alchematrix has an unmatched, robust e-procurement solution that's built on Fisher Scientific's nearly 100 years of experience in serving the scientific needs of customers, using proven order fulfillment and customer service capabilities coupled with leading-edge technology."

According to the announcement, Alchematrix and Fisher Scientific customers will benefit from the partnership by having immediate access to the world's leading databases of scientific information, coherently organized and navigable via unique and powerful search and data-linking tools. …

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