Assay Depot launches virtual study laboratory Assay Depot Inc article . Announced the release of a virtual study laboratory today. Developed together with AstraZeneca, the virtual laboratory is a powerful vendor relationship administration system that provides researchers easy access to a distributed network of thousands of research providers located inside and outside the company. ‘A small band of talented scientists can now run a whole drug discovery program, from concept to clinic, from a laptop computer. In a single simple and intuitive user interface, scientists identify experts, initiate analysis collaborations, and track entire projects to completion. Researchers can access the virtual laboratory from anywhere they gain access to the Internet, including tablets and cellular devices.