Established in 2003, Single Source Procurement was founded on the premise of offering strategic sourcing and procurement services to emerging life science and biotech companies. Robert Engster, a former Pfizer executive, created SSP to assist startup companies focus on their research and business, rather than spend their day ordering lab supplies and equipment. In the aftermath of Pfizer’s reorganization and downsizing in Kalamazoo, these developing companies had great ideas, but not necessarily the purchasing expertise to keep on top of their supply needs. Startups lack the credit and purchasing power to get their consumables - the gels, solvents and tools necessary to operate a lab - at affordable rates from suppliers. They are too small and often do not have the staff or expertise to negotiate the best deals on the supplies and services they need to run their new business. SSP provides all that and more!