Cost Savings Program

Save on costs of goods and services your organization routinely purchases

As a member of the Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) your company can save on the cost of goods and services your organization routinely purchases. There is no additional cost to participate in these savings programs; this is included as a benefit of your BioME membership.

BioME, in partnership with Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the international trade association for the biotechnology industry, offer BioME members discounts and other benefits from leading service providers. Life sciences companies across North America saved more than $590 million last year on lab and office essentials through the BIO Business Solutions Savings Program. BioME Members alone saved $83+ million in 2021. That pays for your BioME membership many times over!

Additionally, BioME offers exclusive savings on energy costs through our partnership with Manufacturers Association of Maine.

To start saving, become a member, contact your local partner representative or contact Brianna at [email protected] with questions. Learn about each of our program partners below.

BIO Business Solutions Program Partners

75% off Lab Supplies
VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. VWR offers a diverse portfolio that includes over four million products and enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings.

25% off Discount on Service
ADP provides life sciences organizations of all sizes the opportunity to outsource their day-to-day administrative tasks across human resources, compliance, payroll, benefits, talent management, employee support, and more. ADP also provides an experienced and practical approach for guiding life science clients through the R&D tax credit process.

Competitive Premiums
Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. BIO and Aon have teamed up to bring comprehensive coverage for Executive Liability and Cyber Insurance programs as well as a wide range of human capital services spanning the areas of employee rewards, sales force compensation and effectiveness, talent assessment, total rewards strategy and optimization and work force analytics.

25% off Packaged/Bulk Gas
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the largest U.S. supplier of industrial, medical, specialty gases, dry ice and nitrous oxide.  Airgas has been contracted by BIO to deliver customized solutions for gas, equipment and cryogenic equipment storage with guaranteed savings to BIO members.

15% off Refurb Lab Equipment
ALT is a full-service provider of premium refurbished lab equipment and surplus strategy services for the life sciences. With more than 12,000 instruments in stock – all items are carefully refurbished and delivered with a one-year warranty.

Waived Fees & Bonus Points
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.

10% off Business Insurance
For more than 25 years, Chubb has been providing cost-effective risk management and insurance protection tailored to the unique needs of biotechnology companies. Chubb personnel specialize in the biotech market; they understand the issues and develop tailored solutions.

40% off Lab Waste Removal
Clean Harbors is one of the largest environmental services companies in North America. Clean Harbors manages waste recycling and disposal for almost all waste streams, planned environmental and industrial services, as well as Emergency Response Services.

Small Group Insurance Discounts
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Their group health insurance programs provide small employers quality group medical benefits at competitive pricing including Health, Dental, Vision, and Basic Employee Life/AD&D coverage.

15% off Microscope Systems
Nikon is firmly established as a market leader in optics instrumentation and the only microscope company to manufacture its own glass, ensuring the very finest quality assurance throughout production. Nikon offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy.

75% off Office Supplies
ODP Business Solutions, formerly Office Depot®, is a leading B2B solutions provider serving small, medium, and enterprise level companies, through office supplies, print, workspace interiors, workspace facilities, and technology solutions.

10-15% off Software Systems
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.

20% off VDR/File Sharing
ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms, that are frequently used by organizations to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties, while monitoring access and maintaining control.

50% off Workwear/Cleanroom
UniFirst, a leading supplier of workwear programs for businesses, provides a range of apparel from traditional uniforms and industrial wear to protective clothing and “corporate casual” attire. UniFirst outfits more than 1.5 million people in their work clothes each business day.

Moving/Storage Discounts
Humboldt Storage and Moving, a United Van Lines agent, is your one-stop for moving your entire company or a single employee, across town or overseas. Humboldt provides custom moving, relocation and storage services, and has a strong focus on customer service and has a unique expertise with serving the biotech industry.

70% off Shipping
UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company. BioME members receive up to 70% off overnight shipping and up to 55% off other shipping services.

BioME Exclusive Solutions

Energy Savings Program
In partnership with with Manufacturers Association of Maine, BioME offers our members an opportunity to save on energy costs through Constellation. Members can manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty, cost savings, and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions.

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