Biotechnology Industry Organization Extends Agreement with VWR International, LLC
Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2012) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has extended its agreement for over five years with VWR International, LLC, a global distributor of laboratory supplies, equipment, chemicals and services for the life sciences industry. Now in its 15th year, more than 1,400 biotechnology companies nationwide utilize this program which provides member-only benefits.
“Through our agreement with VWR, BIO has forged a strong relationship with one of the industry’s leading laboratory supply and distribution companies. This relationship is particularly important for our member companies as it offers over a million products from thousands of manufacturers,” said Alan Eisenberg, executive vice president, Emerging Companies and Business Development, BIO.
By leveraging the large group spend of BIO members and participating state and regional biotech associations, VWR provides solutions that bring value to the members across its entire product offering. To date, 38state and regional biotech associations endorse this program, offering these benefits to their members. Since 2000, the number of companies participating in the program has grown 24% on average each year, as more and more members find true value in VWR’s offering.
“VWR is proud to support BIO and its members. As the leading biotechnology organization, we look to offer BIO’s members the tools they need to be successful,” stated Mark McLoughlin, SVP & President, U.S. Lab Solutions. “We look forward to providing superior service to the BIO members for years to come.”
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. BIO members include pharmaceutical and industrial companies, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
To learn more about BIO and the BIO Business Solutions® program, please visit here.