News | July 17, 2017

Life Science Connect Announces The Acquisition Of Industry Standard Research

life science connect is a resouces for pharmaceutical and medical device development

Erie, PA – July 17, 2017- Today Life Science Connect (LSC), a leading B2B marketing services and engagement company, announced the acquisition of Industry Standard Research (ISR), also known as ISR Reports.

Founded in 2009 and based in Cary, North Carolina, ISR is a leading market research provider to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical services industries. Leaders in these industries purchase ISR’s research products and services to gain a competitive advantage within their own customers, markets, products, and services.

“We’ve seen the tremendous benefit that primary market research provides both our readers and our customers, and this is one more way LSC will help its customers achieve the growth and success they’re after,” stated Jon Howland, CEO of Life Science Connect. “For nearly 10 years ISR has cultivated a reputation in the industry for high quality market research, and integrating their products, services, and reputation into our own will serve LSC and our customers very well for a long time to come.  As a customer of ISR, we know firsthand the quality and attention our customers will receive from the ISR team.”

The combined company will offer best-in-class data-driven marketing and sales enablement programs to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

“LSC and ISR share a common philosophy regarding the value of providing quality, unbiased content,” stated Kevin Olson, CEO of Industry Standard Research. “It genuinely educates customers and enables them to make better decisions. This shared philosophy made LSC an easy, natural partner for us,” Olson continued. “LSC wins by broadening its offering, ISR wins by accessing a larger market of customers, and most importantly, our customers win by having access to quality people, products, and services in one place.”

The acquisition closed June 30, 2017.

About Life Science Connect

The Life Science Connect community includes Life Science Leader magazine, a number of industry-leading pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device websites, Outsourced Pharma Events, Clinical Leader Forum, and the Life Science Training Institute.  LSC has been serving the Life Sciences industry for nearly 20 years.  Life Science Connect helps by connecting the people and ideas to more efficiently develop and manufacture life-saving and life-improving therapies. Life Science Connect is part of VertMarkets, Inc., a Pennsylvania privately held corporation.  Learn more at

About Industry Standard Research

Industry Standard Research is the premier, full service market research provider to the pharma and pharma services industries. With a decade of experience, ISR delivers an unmatched level of domain expertise. For more information about ISR’s off-the-shelf intelligence and custom research offerings, please visit the company’s Web site at, email, or follow ISR on Twitter @ISRreports.


Jon Howland, CEO
Life Science Connect

SOURCE: Life Science Connect