TOP NEWS Gets $24M

San Diego-based, a startup which operates a marketplace for outsourced research, has raised $24M in a funding round, the company announced Monday morning. The funding came from Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP) and 5AM Ventures along with Heritage Provider Network, Bootstrap Ventures and Jack Giarraputo, a Hollywood producer. The company--previously known as Assay Depot--is led by President and CEO Kevin Lustig, PhD. The company's marketplace helps to connect large pharmaceuticals firms with smaller companies willing to offer up outsourcing of pharmaceutical research efforts.