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- Employees were hunting high and low for received orders and missing inventory
- Quartzy helped the company streamline their ordering and receiving process through email notification systems and designated pick-up locations
- The scientists now save one to two days of work each week, and the company is speeding up the advancements of gut-brain disorder treatments
A biotechnology company has developed cutting-edge technology to understand the complex communication between the brain and gut, known as the brain-gut axis. Gut cells regulate metabolism, digestion, and the central nervous system, making them an accessible mechanism for treating difficult-to-treat nervous system disorders. By listening to the music of gut-brain connections, the company hopes to use the gut as a safe and effective way to treat diseases of the brain.
Mapping gut-brain circuits has enabled the company to develop innovative treatments for disorders involving the gut-brain axis. Their approach leverages the gut's responsiveness to create hormone signaling pathways that treat the brain and other parts of the body, while minimizing side-effects. This breakthrough could have far-reaching implications for improving treatments for neurological diseases like Parkinson's, as well as mood disorders like depression.
Since their founding in 2015, the company has made impressive strides in decoding the intricate connections between the gut and the brain. They have grown from a small team to a growing 65-person company. Back when they were starting out, they used Quartzy to help streamline their ordering process. Now, they are taking advantage of Quartzy’s full-range of features, and they find that it saves them at least one to two days of work per week – effectively filling the role of one or two full time staffers.
Now, they are taking advantage of Quartzy’s full-range of features, and they find that it saves them at least one to two days of work per week – effectively filling the role of one or two full time staffers.
With all of that time saved, the company has been able to develop gut-brain therapeutics even faster. In fact, the first clinical trials for their new obesity treatment started just last year.
The company has even taken advantage of Quartzy’s email notification system to save them more valuable time. By setting up a series of receiving shelves, fridges, and freezers, all of the supplies that their scientists order from Quartzy are safely stowed until they come to pick it up.
“Because of the notification, the people know to go find them, and [other people] don't need to hunt high or low for 50 different employees to find where they are to give them packages,” the company says.
With a streamlined and efficient work flow, the company is accelerating advancements in treating gut-brain disorders that have been difficult to treat thus far. Soon enough, disorders that upset normal communication between the gut and the brain will be brought back into harmony with new therapeutics.
Because of the notification, the people know to go find them, and [other people] don't need to hunt high or low for 50 different employees to find where they are to give them packages.
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