cost savings program

Through it’s partnership with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the international organization that represents the biotechnology industry, Delaware Bio offers it’s members the opportunity to take advantage of several Bio Business Solutions programs, as listed below.  Bio membership is not a requirement for Delaware Bio members to use these programs and it is FREE TO SIGN UP!

Over 3,400 companies saving money with BIO Business Solutions. Through our exclusive partnership, Delaware Bio members can save money on everything from office supplies to lab equipment. Scroll down to learn more about how to take advantage of these exclusive savings.

Program Facts:

    • Largest cost savings program for the life science industry operated by Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
    • Provides purchasing power on the products and services critical to running your business.
    • Member Benefits for Delaware Bio members
    • No fees to participate

Laboratory Supplies


Up to 75% off List Prices

VWR International helps accelerate scientific innovation by providing the most effective and efficient products, equipment,and services for the life science industry so they can focus on what’s truly important; discovery.

  • Pricing based on an aggregate annual volume of more than $200 million in sales
  • Hot list of more than 8,000 items, with savings of up to 75% from list
  • Hot list flexibility—pricing for high volume items commonly ordered can be added to the hot list to match your company's local pricing 
  • Discounts across the entire VWR product offering
  • Special pricing on capital equipment items with list price of over $1,100
  • E-commerce rebate if most of your orders are placed online
  • Generous rebates sent back directly to you on annual contract spend growth
  • No minimum order required
  •  Next-day delivery to most locations
  • No shipping charges for products shipped from any of VWR's regional distribution centers
  • No hazardous materials handling fees
  • No fuel surcharges.
  • Sophisticated VWR inventory and planning software at no charge
  • Discounts on third party purchase fees.
  • Detailed quarterly usage and performance reporting

Brian Haigh                                                    E:                                                  T: 302-275-0803

Business insurance

office supplies


80% off MSLP

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..


•  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


Sara Glazier                                E:                                          T: 704-497-4022

research grade microscopic systems

Shipping Services


70% off UPS Express Air

BIO is proud to partner with UPS to bring members up to 70% off UPS Next Day Air® services, and up to 65% off UPS Worldwide International services. This is a significant savings off published rates! UPS offers BIO members great savings, and the peace of mind that accompanies reliable service with guaranteed delivery, and innovative technology.  UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company, and reaches more U.S. ZIP Codes by 8:00AM than FedEx.  Speed, reliability, and special savings for BIO members—it's that simple!

Members currently enrolled in the BIO - FedEx program, or who are existing UPS customers must re-enroll to take advantage of this exclusive offer.


•  Save from 50-70% on UPS Next Day Air® services
•  Save from 30-55% on UPS 2nd Day Air® services
•  Save from 35-55% on UPS 3 Day Select Services®
•  Save from to 18-47% on UPS Ground® Commercial services
•  Save from to 12-40% on UPS Ground® Residential services
•  Save up to 65% on UPS Worldwide International services
•  Special pricing on UPS’ Proactive Response
•  UPS Capital Flexible Parcel Insurance
•  UPS Temperature True® Packaging
•  UPS Store Business Services discounts and other Value added services


Joe Walat                                                                                                E:                                                                              T: 215-588-7644

news distribution services


10% Premium Credit

Chubb's products include property and casualty, product liability, clinical trial liability, and professional liability insurance. Benefits include 10% premium credit (subject to regulatory limitations) Conner Strong & Bucklew is Delaware Bio's Chubb Appointed Broker


Property and Casualty Insurance

  •  Very competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  •  Low minimum premiums for early stage companies
  • Dedicated loss control and claims specialists for BIO members
  •  Access to proprietary tools to assist in developing insurance values

Clinical Trials Liability Insurance; Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance; Product Liability Insurance; Professional Liability Insurance

  • 10% premium credit (subject to regulatory limitations)
  • Very 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

Daniel Brettler                                                                                 E:                                             T: 973-659-6456


15% of Customized Microscope Packages

The Nikon Instruments Research Grade Microscope Systems program is available to Delaware Bio members and offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions to microscopy.


BIO Exclusive pricing on Nikon and third party items

  • 15% off select BIO customized microscope packages
  • 7% off individual Nikon items, 5% off third party products
  • Onsite NO CHARGE (unless specified on quote) installation
  • Includes installation of all items on invoice inclusive of hardware & software, including 3rd party items
  • 1 Year Warranty Full on Systems, 5 Year Warranty on Microscopes
  • 15% off a wide variety of Warranty Extension Programs
  • On-site No Charge training, customized to Customer needs
  •  Includes training on hardware, software provided after installation on an as needed basis
  • Products relevant for wide range of Biotech company sizes and needs
  • 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
  • Research-grade imaging systems including award-winning live-cell imaging products, super-resolution systems, confocal microscopes, and High Content imaging systems
  • Seamless integration of third party products
  • One unified software solution
  • Dedicated customer service and support network

Melvina Vratny                                                                                E:                                              T: 631-547-8500


10% off News Release Distributions

Organizations depend on Business Wire to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists and professionals. Member companies save distribution circuits and more when bundled with any of our additional services.

  • Multimedia Distribution
  • NewsHQ/InvestorHQ – create your own branded online newsroom
  • EDGAR formatting and filing services
  • XBRL Services
  • IPO Services
  • VentureBeat – direct distribution to the venture capital investment community
  • Market Impact Reports – see how your stock behaves based on your news
  • News/Picture Capsule – turn your press release into a full multimedia experience
  • NUVI – real-time social media monitoring and analytics
  • NewsTrak Clips – online news clipping and monitoring
  • Public Policy Wire
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Wire

Leon Harbar                                                                                       E:                                                          T: 310-820-9473

laboratory equipment

Secure document sharing


15% off List Price

American Laboratory Trading (ALT), an Agilent Technologies Channel Partner, is a customer-focused, full-service provider of premium refurbished lab equipment and asset management services for the life sciences. With sales, service, and warehouse facilities on both coasts, ALT stocks more than 12,000 instruments ranging from small benchtop accessories to robust triple quad mass spectrometers -- all carefully refurbished and delivered with a one year warranty.

ALT also provides asset management services to some of the largest companies in the life sciences. Services include asset disposition, equipment valuation, decontamination, de-installation, move management, decommissioning, and cleanup.


•  Free one-year equipment warranty
•  15% no-hassle discount on list price*
•  10% additional discount on sale items*
•  5% discount on all Agilent Certified Pre-owned products, up to a maximum of $1,500
•  2% store credit toward future equipment purchases from ALT
* Agilent factory-refurbished equipment excluded


Ben Schuman                                                                                      E:                                                                           T: 415-603-0872

20% off Cloud Based Sharing Services

ShareVault offers secure, cloud based document sharing solutions that are frequently used by organizations of all types to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties. Benefits include minimum 20% discount on ShareVault's primary products, and minimum 30% savings off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint.

  • 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.

Steven Joseph                                                                                     E:                                                       T:  650-333-2030

Moving & Storage


65% off Employee Relocation Programs

Humboldt Storage and Moving, a United Van Lines agent, is your one-stop for moving a lab, your entire company or employee relocation, across town or overseas. Benefits include up to 65% discount on employee relocation programs.

  • Up to 65% Discount on Employee Relocation Programs for Bio Members
  • Regulatory-Compliant, Climate-Controlled Specimen Relocation
  • Laboratory and Office Moving
  • Guaranteed Pickup and Delivery Minimize Downtime
  • Value-Added Services on Residential Relocations for Bio Members such as: PC and Home Theater Hookup, Maid Service, Free Utility Connection, Kids Program and more
  • Custom Crating and Packing Solutions
  • Personal Move Coordinator for Every Move

Howard Goldman                                                                           E:                                                   T:  800-225-9845

Gene sequencing solutions

workwear services

Cleanroom SerVICES


Exclusive Rebates for First Time Customers

Illumina, A global genomics leader, provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing (NGS) solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data.1 Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. By empowering large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function, Illumina is enabling studies that were not imaginable just a few years ago, moving us closer to the realization of precision medicine.
1Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015.


Through this program, Illumina offers exclusive rebates to first-time Illumina customers only on the following benchtop sequencing instrumentation to member companies


Katherine Atkinson                                                                        E:                                                        T: 858-255-5305

Up to 50% off Uniform Services

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. UniFirst also offers various floorcare and restroom products. Serving over 275,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada, UniFirst outfits more than 1.5 million people in their work clothes each business day and offers customers rental, lease, and purchase programs to enhance their business image at the very best value. Whether national, regional, or local, UniFirst customers receive the highest quality garments and services, complete with full program management.


Through this program, UniFirst offers the following specialized benefits to member companies:

  • Uniform and facility service savings of 30-50%
  • Hygienically clean garments
  • Dedicated customer service team
  • 3-year agreement term
  • 3-year fixed pricing
  • Free lab coat pressing included with rental program
  • Free company and name emblems on initial installation
  • No upfront program investment
  • 1 week complimentary service upon new agreement execution

Alex Toledo                                                E:                                                      T: 800-934-8641 ext. 754

30-50% off Services

UniClean, a division of UniFirst Corporation, 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). UniClean operates ISO 3 and ISO 4 facilities that service the United States and Canada.


Through this program, UniClean offers the following specialized benefits to member companies:

  • Uniform and facility services savings of 30-50%
  • UHF chip technology for inventory control
  • Sterile and/or non-sterile services
  • Dedicated customer service team
  • 3-year agreement term
  • 3-year fixed pricing
  • 1 week complimentary service upon new agreement execution

Anna Sandler                                    E:                                              T: 877-527-9200