BioSavings Program

BioForward Member Purchasing Savings Program. Great deals that will save your company time and money

BioSavings Program

BioForward Wisconsin Member Purchasing Savings Program

BioForward’s BioSavings Program translates into significant cost savings for member companies. In fact, members saved over $28 million in 2020 alone. The combined purchasing power in conjunction with pre-negotiated rates with carefully selected vendors ensures that your company receives the best discount and incentives available on high-quality products and services.

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Did you know?

member companies are taking advantage of the BioSavings Program

diverse and respected vendors in our network

saved by member companies in 2020 alone!

How it works 

There is no obligation to use all our vendors while participating in the program. Work with one or as many vendors as you like to maximize cost savings, operate efficiently, and advance your organization.

Members with
100+ employees=

Bottom line savings of
$139,587

Please note that savings listed are just samples and your savings on the BioSavings Program may be different.

BioForward is a non-profit organization, so any incentives we are provided by vendors go directly to members via activities that support Wisconsin’s biohealth industry.

Major Supplier

Fisher Scientific, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, has been BioForward’s trusted partner in providing competitive savings on state-of-the-art lab equipment and supplies to our members so they can focus on defining the future of integrated healthcare solutions.

fisher scientific

Providing laboratory and safety supplies: Fisher Scientific offers a one-stop shop for life science products and services. As a part of BioForward’s Purchasing Savings Program, members have access to over 800,000 laboratory and production products.

Scientific Suppliers

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Airgas

Specialty gases and dry ice

Information & Discounts

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and the largest U.S. producer of dry ice and nitrous oxide. Airgas provides local service to your business with more than 17,000 associates and 1,100 locations nationwide. Airgas is also the official gas service of BIO, BioForward and many other BIO affiliates worldwide. 

Services 

  • Expertise to assist you in engineering your gas supply systems 
  • Local capabilities to deliver your gas requirements in cylinders, dewars, MicroBulk, and bulk modes of supply 
  • Full supply mode services: Cylinders, Dewars, Microbulk, Bulk and Pipeline, and Dry Ice services 
  • The ability to help you plan, optimize and maintain your cellular storage needs 

BioForward Member Pricing and Benefits 

  • 10% to 25% discounts on cryogenic equipment, gas distribution equipment and safety products 
  • Hotlist of medical-grade nitrogen, helium, argon & carbon dioxide, plus custom offerings tailored to specific member needs 
  • Customized product service agreement for renewal, removal, and remedy terms and guaranteed price savings option 
  • National sales and support combined with local industry specialists to assist your business 

Contact Info 

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Nikon

Microscopes and imaging systems

Information & Discounts

Nikon offers a wide selection of Research-grade imaging systems including award-winning live-cell imaging platforms, super-resolution systems, confocal microscopes and High Content imaging systems and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase.

BioForward Member Pricing And Benefits

  • BIO Exclusive pricing on Nikon and third party items: 15% off select BIO customized microscope packages, 7% off individual Nikon items, and 5% off third party products Free installation, unless specified on quote
  • 1 Year Warranty Full on Systems, 5 Year Warranty on Microscopes, and 15% off a wide variety of Warranty Extension Programs
  • Free on-site customized training
  • Highly trained Nikon teams throughout the Americas partner with customers to build unique systems solutions
  • Fully integrated flexible customized packages for expediting discovery to commercialization – easily scaled up for larger operations
  • Seamless integration of third party products
  • One unified software solution

Contact Info

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Fisher Scientific

Lab equipment and highest-quality supplies

Information & Discounts

Fisher Scientific offers a one-stop shop for life science products and services for the bioscience community. As a BioForward member, you have access to over 800,000 laboratory and production products. 

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Business Suppliers

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Aberdean 

Information technology solutions

Information & Discounts

ABERDEAN is a professional services firm that provides Information Technology solutions to small and mid-size companies located in the greater Madison region.

BioForward Member Pricing and Benefits

An agreement with Aberdean Consulting recognizes Aberdean as the preferred IT provider to BioForward member companies. The agreement provides for discounted rates for company consulting services, a one-time company Early Stage IT plan, and discounts on a variety of cloud based computing solutions.

Contact Info

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Brex

Corporate credit card for the life sciences

Information & Discounts

Brex, the Corporate Credit Card for the Life Sciences, is designed to empower its life sciences customers to spend less time on end of month closes and more time on life-changing R&D. The card offers its customers streamlined reporting functions, rewards, and unmatched controls including; no personal guarantee requirements, higher limits than traditional credit cards, instant creation of virtual cards, automatic receipt capture and, tailored rewards such as 3x points multipliers on lab equipment.

Brex offers members an exclusive sign-up bonus and waived card fees for life.

  • 60,000 point signup bonus
  • Waived card fees for life ($60 p/card p/year)
  • Tailored rewards and points with 3x on lab supplies, 7x on conference registrations, and 4x on travel
  • 5-minute application process (completely online) with instant access to virtual cards
  • No personal guarantee or collateral requirements

Learn More

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Cascade Development 

Hotel rate discounts 

Information & Discounts

With a real estate history that ties back three generations, Cascade Development was formed in 2016 on midwestern principles of a hands-on, hard work approach to all aspects of our business. As a boutique firm that acts as a developer, contractor, and manager of its ground-up properties, Cascade Development strives to provide great buildings staffed with quality employees that provide exceptional service. Our local Madison, WI hotels are excited to partner with BioForward Members on the following benefits.

BioForward Member Pricing and Benefits

Our connections to IHG Properties Worldwide offer BioForward members a unique discount of 7% off all bookings at over 5,400 IHG hotels globally through our Business Edge Program!

Additional Business Edge Membership Benefits:

  • Upgrade to IHG Rewards Club Gold Elite status (After first Business Edge stay member will receive an automatic upgrade)
  • Last Room Availability

For Global Reservations through Business Edge:

  • Visit IHG.com.
  • Select destination you wish to travel to.
  • Pick your preferred dates.
  • Enter the BioForward Corporate ID of: 786976176
  • Click Search.
  • Once your search query comes up click “Select hotel” for the hotel you wish to stay at.
  • Pick your room type preference from the listings along the top.
  • Click “Select Room” on the right-hand side.
  • Select the BioForward Inc EDGE rate to receive your 7% discount.

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CHUBB

Life science insurance solutions 

Information & Discounts

For more than 25 years, Chubb has been providing cost-effective risk management and insurance protection tailored to the unique requirements of biotechnology companies. This experience and expertise, coupled with Chubb’s financial strength and superior claims service, were the reasons BioForward selected Chubb as an insurance partner.

Services: 

  • Property and Casualty Coverage
  • General liability insurance
  • Insurance for R&D operations, including business income
  • Highly protected risk (HPR) arrangements
  • Worldwide coverage territory
  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • “Damage to your products” insurance
    Clinical Trials Liability, Errors and Omissions Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability Coverage
  • Commercialized products as well as products in all stages of human clinical trials
  • Financial loss to third parties arising out of negligence
  • Contract research

Contract Highlights: 

  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early-stage companies
  • Broad coverage tailored to meet the unique needs of the biotech industry
  • Dedicated loss control and claims specialists for BioForward members
  • Use of proprietary software for determining business interruption limit
  • Devoted underwriting teams providing five-day turnaround for BioForward members

Contact Info

  • Brian Matzke
  • Senior Underwriter, Life Sciences, Commercial Insurance
  • matzke@chubb.com
  • (612) 373-7447
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Hausmann | Johnson 

Life science and business insurance solutions 

Information & Discounts

Since 1995 Hausmann-Johnson Insurance has specialized in insuring life science companies for property, liability, workers compensation, directors and officers, clinical trials, professional liability, errors and omissions, umbrella, cargo and many other areas of business insurance.

International exposures including human clinical trials can be accommodated through a dedicated network of foreign life science specialty underwriters in more than 32 countries.

BioForward Member Pricing And Benefits

Working with The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Monitor Liability Managers, both members of national BIO’s “Business Solutions” program, BioForward members save time and money and will benefit from working with professional risk managers who understand the science behind your IP.

For more information visit www.hausmann-johnson.com

Contacts

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Office Depot 

Office and cleaning supplies 

Information & Discounts

Office Depot is one of the world’s largest sellers of office products and offers member companies significant discounts on office supplies, furniture, and equipment. The BIO-Office Depot program offers aggressive pricing based on $6 million of total annual volume. Office Depot also offers discounted pricing on Copy Print Depot services which provide professional printing, copying, binding, and finishing as well as Promotional Products services with over 1,200 promotional items available for customized company branding.

Member Benefits

  • Up to of 80% off MSLP on a core list of over 1,000 frequently ordered office, cleaning and breakroom supplies
  • Deep discounts on copy, print and finishing services
  • More than 90,000 items discounted below retail
  • Exclusive discounts on HP ink & toner
  • Flexibility to customize to fit your needs
  • Free delivery on qualifying orders
  • Exclusive member promotions
  • Same great price online or in-store
  • Dedicated account management

Contact Info

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PSC Biotech 

Quality and inspection management software 

Information & Discounts

PSC Software provides electronic quality management and inspection management software solutions that enable life science companies to efficiently deliver their products to regulated industries. PSC Biotech also provides customized solutions for computer systems validation projects.

Member Benefits 

  • 10% discount on all professional services, such as Computer System Validation, Commissioning, Qualification and Validation, Regulatory Affairs, Audits, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, Technical Writing, Calibration, Project Management, and more.
  • 15% discount on the Initialization Fee for PSC Software™ such as the Adaptive Compliance Engine® (ACE™), ACE Essentials™, AuditUtopia®, user subscription licenses include the hosting, cloud storage, technical support, and upgrades to future versions of ACE™.
  • 10% discount on configuration of custom workflows, PQ validation of ACE™ software systems, Implement Management and migration of software systems, data migration and development of new, custom ACE™ features.
  • 45-day free trial of ACE™ and AuditUtopia®

Contact https://www.bio.org/save/psc-biotech

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ShareVault

Secure document sharing and virtual solutions 

Information & Discounts

BIO has chosen ShareVault as its official virtual data room provider. ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms, that are frequently used by organizations of all types to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties.  In contrast to consumer-grade file sharing services, ShareVault allows organizations to easily share documents with third parties, while monitoring access and maintaining control. 

Because it provides bank-grade security, ShareVault is commonly used in the following applications:

  • For due diligence activities such as licensing, partnering, M&A, and investment
  • To replace older, slower and clunkier virtual data rooms (VDRs)
  • For biopharma companies that need to securely share their intellectual property and regulatory submissions (e.g. IND, NDA, and MAA) with prospective partners and to enable partners to easily review these submissions
  • For frequent and ongoing business needs to share sensitive documents with other parties such as business consultants, manufacturers, distributors, researchers, attorneys and board members
  • To meet regulatory and compliance requirements such as HIPAA
  • As an efficient and more manageable alternative to FTP/sFTP and CD/DVD shipments

Spanning life sciences, financial services, legal services, energy/natural resources, technology, manufacturing, education and other markets, ShareVault has enabled more than $20B in transactions for organizations in 47 countries.  Across these markets, ShareVault’s service is recognized for its ease-of-use, speed, industry-leading features, customer support and cost-effectiveness.

Member Benefits

  • Through this program, ShareVault offers the following specialized benefits to member companies:
  • Minimum 20% discount on ShareVault’s primary products.
  • Minimum 30% savings off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint.
  • At least 5% additional discount on subscriptions with terms of two or more years.
  • eCTD tag structure available at no cost.
  • Creation of document index available at no cost.
  • Migration services from existing VDRs at no cost.
  • Assistance with high-performance uploads at no cost.

Contact Info

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STAT+ 

Exclusive analysis of biotech and life sciences 

Information & Discounts

STAT Plus is a premium subscription service, offering access to exclusive, in-depth coverage of early science and clinical trials, pharma and biotech news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, and disruption in health care in Silicon Valley and beyond.

An indispensable resource for biotech, pharma, and health care policy professionals, STAT Plus also provides access to an exclusive set of benefits including subscriber-only newsletters, exclusive events, profiles of industry power players, a powerhouse team of reporters, live chats with industry experts, and “cheat sheets” on industry terms.

BioForward Member Pricing and Benefits

  • Save $150 off an annual subscription using the code BIOFORWARD. Visit com/subscribeto sign up.
  • Your subscription to STAT+ includes:
  • Daily reporting and analysis
  • Comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters
  • Subscriber-only newsletters
  • Two daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day
  • Exclusive industry events
  • Free access to subscriber-only networking events around the country
  • STAT+ Conversations
  • Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations
  • And so much more!
  • Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools

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UPS

Shipping solutions 

Information & Discounts

BioForward members can now save up to 70% off UPS Express air and 65% off international shipments. That’s a significant savings over FedEx published rates! All this with the peace of mind that comes from using the carrier that delivers outstanding reliability, greater speed, more service, and innovative technology.  UPS guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the US than any other carrier, including FedEx. Simple shipping!  Special savings!  It’s that easy!

**Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.

BioForward Member Pricing and Benefits

  • Save up to 50%-70% on UPS Next Day Air® services
  • Save up to 30%-50% on UPS 2nd Day Air® and services
  • Save up to 38%-47% on UPS Ground services
  • Save up to 65% on UPS Worldwide International services

Sign Up Now

New And Existing UPS Customers https://www.ups.com/mrd/promodiscount?loc=en_US&promoCd=C0GZYKZ09

After you enroll, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that shows the estimated date your new discounts will be applied to your account. The discounts will also be noted on your next UPS billing statement.
Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.

Contacts

  • Josh Perkins
    Healthcare Marketing Manager
    UPS Worldwide Services
    Northern Plains District
    Email: jperkins@ups.com

The Three Worst Reasons Not to Join the BioSavings Program 

If you are a member, you are eligible for the BioSavings program. There is no obligation to participate in any one part.

We know that your purchasing department (whether a unit in your business or the CEO of the company) is busy taking stock of the supply base, evaluating new value opportunities, and analyzing expenses. In this challenging environment, why not take advantage of a competitive edge?

Let’s work together to start saving your company time and money today!

Despite proven savings, many companies have simply not taken advantage of the purchasing savings program. Of all of the reasons to not join the BioSavings Program, these reasons might be the worst:

  • I have it under control.
    Going it alone is not always the best idea. With the world changing quickly and procurement staffing limited, procurement leaders can do themselves and their companies a service by being open to free help from the outside in the form of the purchasing savings program.
  • My company is large, so I have all the leverage I need.
    Large companies have more leverage, but only in the areas where they have both massive volume and expertise with the vendor and products. Even a large company might not have a high enough volume of supplies to drive deeper savings or the intense knowledge of the inner workings of the supplier to find the best deals.
  • I am a tough negotiator, so I don’t need help.
    Being a tough negotiator can be a benefit. But no matter how tough you are, it is difficult to improve your negotiating position if the company lacks sufficient purchase volume in specific product and service areas and/or true subject matter expertise in those areas. Get the best prices without the extra effort!