Electronic marketplace grows

Biolab Scientific has announced Computerland, Dick Smith Electronics and OTC have joined Corporate Express as suppliers for its electronic marketplace.

Biolab Scientific has announced Computerland, Dick Smith Electronics and OTC have joined Corporate Express as suppliers for its electronic marketplace.

The Onezone exchange, which Biolab launched during the e-commerce summit at the beginning of November, is to sell not only medical and laboratory supplies but engineering, stationary, computing and travel products by the time it goes live next year.

The University of Auckland and Waikato University have joined AgResearch as buyers.

Built by Arthur Andersen, the marketplace uses an Ariba marketplace platform hosted by esolutions, and runs on Microsoft Windows NT4 with an Oracle database and Biztalk messaging.

Biolab says it is testing the system this month with a pilot site scheduled to go live in February 2001.

OneZone is to be set up as a separate company, with Biolab as one the main shareholders and Biolab’s e-business general manager Catherine Calarco as chief executive officer.

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