Frequently Asked Questions
Direct emails - Overview
We collect emails for CEO, President, CSO, CMO, VPs of scientific related areas and some other management like COO, CFO. For each company we usually have one or two email contacts in our database, but occasionally as many as four. As of June 04, 2018 we list 2,860 unique contacts at companies with U.S. headquarters.
We do not have very many CIO, IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Facilities or other non-scientific people.
Roughly 60% of our contacts are either CEO or President. We look for those first. If we cannot find this person's email, we move down through the scientific ranks. For companies with 5000+ employees, we do not track any emails.
How up-to-date is this information?
We add and remove companies to our local database almost every day. We usually update the online database Friday afternoon. Different types of data are checked/confirmed on varying schedules:
Names/Job Titles: Confirmed by looking at company websites and LinkedIn.
(Oldest data checked on January 20, 2018)
Direct Emails: These are validated using a commercial email validation service.
(Last done on June 12, 2018)
Mailing Address/Phone: Confirmed by looking at company websites and using search engines.
(Last checked August 10, 2017)
Lead Molecule Info: Confirmed mostly by checking company websites.
(Oldest data confirmed October 17, 2017)
Where did you get this information?
We found it all at publicly accessible websites. We have never purchased data from anyone and we have never sold contact information obtained through peoples' use of BioPharmGuy.com
How accurate is this data?
A data set this large cannot be perfect as even one company a day might change their phone number, email contact info, website, etc. We do our best to ensure accuracy, but there are no guarantees.
We check every company website periodically to ensure it is in working order. We add or remove companies almost daily from reading newsletters, trade publications and general business news.
For our Direct Emails, we verify that the person is still with the company and in the same job by checking LinkedIn or the company's own website. We do this every four months. We also use a commercial email validation service twice per year, most recently February 2018. Some emails that were recently gathered may not be validated by the time you purchase the data. We check phone numbers and mailing addresses once per year most recently in August 2017.
How many companies do you list?
As of May 21, 2018, we list 4,644 companies at 5,660 locations in the United States. However, these figures change almost daily. We classify companies according to where they operate, so some of these may be branches of foreign-based companies.
What do you mean by email protocol/format?
This is simply the way a company assigns email adressess. For example John Smith who works for a company called "Biotech BBB" may have the email address (email@example.com). If he did, we would say that Biotech BBB uses the following email protocol: FN_LN@biotechbbb.com, FN = first name, LN = last name
Why would someone want email protocol/format?
A lot of people search for potential employees, business partners, employers, etc on LinkedIn and if they have the person's name and the company email format, they can attempt to contact them directly.
Do you have direct line phone numbers?
No. Our phone numbers are the main company line. If you purchase our direct email contacts, then you could possibly ask to be connected to that individual.
Can I see a sample?
Sure: Data Sample
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Are the emails all "@companywebsite.com"?
Additionally, for companies that are subsidiaries of larger companies we generally have an email address for the parent company.
Is this only U.S. Companies?
No. We also have direct contact information for Canadian companies and Basic info for European companies. If you have an interest in something we currently do not offer, please don't hesitate to ask if we have it. We are always working on new things.
How does the purchase process work?
Once you decide on a data set, just request an invoice by contacting us. We will send you a PayPal invoice and once you pay it, we send the spreadsheet within a day.
I am outside the U.S. Can I still buy data from you?
Yes, as long as you aren't in Syria, North Korea, Iran, Cuba or Sudan.