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Leveraging Outsourced Partners in 2022: How to Scale Faster w/ Less Risk

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nathaniel “Sandy” Paige, MBA, CEO, Explora BioLabs (MODERATOR)

Do I rent or buy, hire or contract, outsource or insource? Some of the hardest decisions growing biotechs face are those that require a significant time investment or commit capital long-term. Early-stage biotech companies have special operational, regulatory, skill, and financial considerations. Experience and quality of care are crucial characteristics when trusting parts of your research to an outsourced service. Understanding when and how to leverage outsourced partners can help biotechs achieve preclinical milestones faster and increase investor attractiveness.


This discussion will cover:

  • How to analyze financial and growth considerations for leasing versus building research space
  • Contracting vs. hiring – balancing internal hires with flexible, temporary support
  • How to weigh quality, speed, and cost factors when choosing outsourced partners
  • A case study from a biotech that combined outsourcing with in-house control to grow faster
  • Outsourced research partners that support preclinical research and when to leverage them


Nathaniel “Sandy” Paige, MBA, CEO, Explora BioLabs (MODERATOR)

In May 2018, Nathaniel “Sandy” Paige joined Explora BioLabs as CEO, where he splits his time between Explora’s operations in San Diego and San Francisco. Before joining Explora, Sandy successfully expanded global relationships and distribution for JAX Mice & Clinical Research Services while he was the Director of International Sales & Distribution at Sacramento’s Jackson Laboratory. Over the course of a decade in Sacramento, California with JAX, he also served as Director of Business Development as well as Senior Site Director during the closing of one site while simultaneously opening a much larger facility, both on budget and on schedule.

Taylor Moyer, CEO, ManagedLab Services

Taylor Moyer is CEO of ManagedLab Services, a Certified Women-Owned Small Business leading the life science industry in lab support, vendor-managed inventory (VMI), and project management services for U.S.-based labs of all sizes, from startup through large pharma. ManagedLab Services offers a unique combination of highly trained people, documented processes, and reportable data, tied to their vendor-agnostic approach, ensuring scientists always have what they need. With nearly 20 years of experience serving the biotech community, Taylor has guided ManagedLab Services to be a better alternative to distributor-managed inventory, temporary employees, and internal support staff.

John F. Couse, PhD, MSPH, Vice President of Scientific Services, Taconic

As Vice President of Scientific Services, John is responsible for all custom contract services at Taconic. The Scientific Services portfolio is focused on services for the generation of custom genetically engineered mouse and rat models, contract breeding and colony management services, and preclinical conditioning and surgical services. His career has run parallel with the arc of the generation and use of genetically engineered mouse and rat models in biomedical research, first as a scientist in the application of these models, and now on the contract services side with Taconic leading their Scientific Services division.


November 16, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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