101 Ways supports Abcam to Accelerate Life Science Research

101 Ways helps Abcam digitally transform to better empower life science researchers at a time when it is needed most
101 Ways and Abcam are working together to accelerate life science research

Technology consultancy 101 Ways today announces that it is working with Abcam a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, to expand its digital services to the life science community. Aiming at developing and delivering a new digital operating model, 101 Ways will support Abcam‘s purpose to enable scientific breakthroughs that can positively impact society.

With 1,600 staff throughout the globe, Abcam identifies, develops, and provides high-quality biological reagents and tools to serve more than 750,000 life science researchers in over 130 countries annually. In a drive to digitise its existing systems to scale and ensure the rapid delivery of its high-performance products, Abcam needed to expand its current digital teams.

However, due to a well-publicised global digital skills shortage, companies such as Abcam are increasingly struggling to build high-performing technology teams quickly. The issue shows no sign of abating either, with the Learning and Work Institute recently warning that the number of young people taking IT subjects in the UK has dropped by 40% since 2015.

“The recent pandemic has galvanised the need to release new innovative digital platforms that make it easier for life scientists to interact with us and speed up their important research. Engaging with 101 Ways was the fastest and most reliable route to scale and improve our high performing team in the UK and in our new Digital Hub in Amsterdam,” explains Dan Phelps, VP of Technology, Abcam

101 Ways was brought in to help Abcam by providing expert consultants with deep sector knowledge who could help on its mission to digitise existing processes and create new platforms that would benefit Abcam’s life science customers. 101 Ways was able to complement Abcam’s existing team to help reach its strategic digital goals in both the UK and the Netherlands.

“101 Ways has helped us build a world-class engineering team in under six months, enabling a faster path to engineering and product excellence. Together, we are reimagining our entire customer experience, with the goal to provide a next generation digital platform for life scientists to achieve their goals faster,” adds Phelps.

Companies often struggle to create high performing teams quickly and effectively. In the digital era where first-to-market advantage can mean everything, unblocking progress on digital projects can be the difference between success and failure. That is where 101 Ways comes in. It ensures clients have access to some of the best product and tech talent in the world. It is an expert partner who can help to improve ways of working by establishing a first-class engineering and product development culture. 

“It has been particularly rewarding to partner with Abcam and helps it transform its digital operating model. By supporting life scientists more effectively, they can make the research discoveries and clinical breakthroughs that will help transform our planet into a better place to live in the future,” comments Zane Gambasin, Chief Executive Officer, 101 Ways

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If you would like to know more about 101 Ways and how we can support you, your teams and your organisation to achieve your outcomes then please get in touch at contact-us@101ways.com.

About 101 Ways

Due to the global skills shortage, companies often struggle to create high-performing product development teams quickly and effectively, hindering progress on business-critical digital projects.

101 Ways helps technology leaders at market-leading companies, such as Just Eat, Tesco and Zoopla, to solve challenging problems and build great digital products, through advice, leadership, coaching and delivery. 101 Ways’ mission is to improve and enrich people’s lives through technology and is a technology consultancy that believes that whilst technology is important, it is the people that create and use the products that matter most. 101 Ways has offices in London and Amsterdam. For further information visit https://www.101ways.com/