In this edition of the Bulldog tech roundup: Amazon Exclusives will sell new products funded by Kickstarter ; Duke study says clinical trial researchers aren’t following reporting law; Carolina Hurricanes go with SciQuest.

Amazon Exclusives to highlight “Up and Coming brands”

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched Amazon Exclusives (, a new store that gives customers direct access to innovative new products from popular up-and-coming brands. It will provide a strong retail outlet for new products that did well via crowdfunding or won innovation awards.

Customers can explore a unique range of electronics accessories, toys, sporting equipment and much more. The new store will feature brands from new product inventors including some featured on the TV program Shark Tank and Kickstarter successes such as Zackee’s cycling turn-signal gloves and Olloclip phone camera lenses.

“Our mission on behalf of customers is to make Amazon the destination for brands and innovators to launch and sell their products, providing our customers early access to new products,” said Peter Faricy, VP of Amazon Marketplace. “We understand that helping brands gain exposure for their award-winning new products is beneficial to customers that desire to be the first to have the hot new item.”

Products in the Amazon Exclusives store are available on Amazon or directly from the brand’s website or its physical stores. Items are fulfilled by Amazon. For more, see:

Duke study says clinical trial researchers not following reporting law

Many scientists are failing to live up to a 2007 law that requires them to report the results of their clinical trials to a public website, according to a study in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

The website is, which draws 57,000 visitors a day, including people who are confronting serious diseases and looking for experimental treatments. A study from Duke University finds that five years after the reporting law took effect, only 13 percent of scientists running clinical trials had reported their results.

“We were really surprised to find that very few people are following the law,” says Dr. Monique Anderson, a cardiologist and the study’s first author. For the full story, see:

Carolina Hurricanes turn to SciQuest

SciQuest has successfully broadened its markets outside the science research fields, as one of its latest deals shows. The Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League have selected its Contract Director solution to automate contract lifecycle management.

The Hurricanes are looking to make league-leading contract management automation a priority, by replacing a manual, time-consuming and labor-intensive process with a cloud-based contract management solution that will reduce long cycle times and improve compliance.

Among other things, the software reduces the time to create sponsorship and event contracts, creates a central repository for all contract items, and provides an audit trail. For more: