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Purchasing Program



The iBIO Purchasing Program provides members with discounts of up to 75% on essential products and services related to all business needs.


The program allows iBIO members to benefit from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) national group purchasing program and direct agreements with leading vendors outside the BIO program.


iBIO's program is designed to help emerging biotechnology companies afford essential products and services with member discounts of up to 75%.



In 2015 iBIO members saved $1.26M on lab equipment through the iBIO Purchasing Program.  


Products and services in the program


  • Laboratory, business and technology equipment
  • Employee investment and insurance options
  • News distribution
  • Relocation services and more.


You must be a member of iBIO to take advantage of these discounts.

Join now online or download the membership application.


Participating Companies 

Airgas offers a broad range of gases in all modes of supply; dry ice; cryogenic storage, gas handling equipment, and supplies. The program provides preferred pricing on gas products and 10-25% discounts on equipment and supplies and customized local solutions.


Executive liability insurance programs 


Business Wire
The preferred partner for news distribution, communications and financial discosure services

Property and Casualty Insurance, Clinical Trials Liability Insurance, Errors and Omissions Liability

BIO has selected the Chubb as its endorsed insurer due to their total insurance solutions for risks specific to life science companies.


Clean Harbors 

iBIO has partnered with Clean Harbors, one of the largest Environmental Services companies in North America.

Members of iBIO can now receive significant discounts on FedEx® shipping services as a benefit of membership.


FedEx Deep Frozen Shipping Solution

FedEx to now includes specialized deep frozen shipping solutions to member companies.


Nikon Instruments Inc.
Nikon Instruments offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase for expediting discoveries to commercialization at a cost savings.

Office Depot
Office supplies, furniture and equipment; up to 75% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price on "core list" items, 45% off furniture and 50% off all other catalogue items


ShareVault provides secure document sharing solutions for life sciences organizations


VWR International
A global leader in the distribution of scientific supplies, offering more than 750,000 products from more than 5,000 manufacturers



UniFirst, a leading supplier of workwear programs for businesses big and small since 1936, provides a range of apparel from traditional uniforms and industrial wear to protective clothing and “corporate casual” attire.



UniClean is a leading cleanroom services provider that supplies, launders, and services the work clothing of employees who manufacture sensitive medical, electronic, and pharmaceutical products in “ultra-clean” production environments (cleanrooms).




To take advantage of the great deals offered by the companies above, contact John Conrad at
 or 312.422.1111.


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