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BIO Business Solutions Extends Agreement with VWR

June 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2016) – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced a new agreement with VWR to provide members with laboratory supplies, equipment and chemicals through June 2023.  BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.  This agreement will allow VWR, a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, to continue collaborating with the 3,000 BIO Business Solutions members across North America. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

”With this agreement, VWR will continue to be a key provider of cost savings and value to the thousands of life science companies participating in the BIO Business Solutions program,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “VWR has consistently delivered exceptional service to our members and state and regional affiliates, allowing the innovators in our industry to preserve capital and focus on the science that is transforming how we heal, fuel and feed the world. BIO is extremely pleased to extend our program with VWR, which has proven itself with 18 years of consistent growth.”

BIO members and members of endorsing state & regional affiliates will see enhanced benefits from this new agreement, building upon the already significant savings and value being generated as a result of the purchasing power of thousands of life science companies.  The new agreement will provide increased discounts on hundreds of commonly ordered items, reduced freight and hazardous materials surcharges, growth rebates and more.

“VWR has been a proud supporter of BIO Business Solutions for over 18 years,” said Mark McLoughlin, SVP and President, Americas Lab and Distribution Services.  “Our solutions have supported BIO members in enhancing productivity and reducing complexity while delivering innovative products to meet their goals and enable science. We are excited to continue providing this superior service to all the BIO members.”

BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.   VWR looks forward engaging members at the BIO International Convention this June in San Francisco.  Visit the BIO Member Services Pavilion, #1505 to learn more about the BIO-VWR program.

Upcoming BIO Events 

BIO International Convention
June 6-9, 2016
San Francisco, CA

BIO Latin America Conference
October 26-28, 2016
São Paulo, Brazil

BIO Investor Forum
October 18-19, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Animal Biotech Summit
September 21-23, 2016
Bethesda, MD


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