IHIF participates in the BIO Business Solutions group purchasing program, which gives IHIF members special access to discounts on services and supplies targeted to the needs of the bioscience and med tech sectors.
BIO Business Solutions access begins with a “Company” level membership. To become an IHIF Member click here. To learn more about the full range of programs and discounts available through BIO Business Solutions, please click here. See below for some of the most recent announcements and deals exclusively available to our Member companies.
ACE Essentials™ Promotion
PSC has launched a limited time offer exclusively for BIO members: Now through January 31, 2021, members can receive 50% off the initialization fee of their eQMS, ACE Essentials™, which equates to savings of $9,500!
Expanded Professional Service Offerings PSC now offers a 10% discount on all their professional services to BIO members. This includes 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
Regulatory Affairs Survey PSC Software, your compliance partner, with BIO Business Solutions ® is launching a free webinar series in January of 2021 focusing on Regulatory Affairs! PSC anticipates building a series that dives deep into regulatory topics to ensure your products make it to patients. We would appreciate your feedback and cooperation.
If your company is experiencing supply chain challenges with your workwear and cleanroom apparel needs, consider UniFirst, BIO’s preferred partner for workwear rental and facility services. A leading supplier for companies of all sizes since 1936, UniFirst provides a range of apparel from traditional uniforms, protective clothing, cleanroom gowning and “corporate casual” attire. UniFirst offers BIO members exclusive savings (30-50%) and favorable contractual terms.
Uniform Rental Services Include:
Benefits for BIO/IHIF Members:
- Competitive pricing – average savings between 30%-50%
- Customer favorable terms and conditions
- Reduced replacement cost pricing
- No price increases for 3 years
- No upfront program investment
- Hygienically clean garments & UHF Chip technology
- 1 week free service with new rental agreement execution
- Flat rate delivery/fuel charge of $7
- Free standard name and company emblems on initial installation
- Free lab coat pressing included with the rental program
Benchmarking Report and Life Sciences Resource Center
For more than 25 years, BIO’s preferred partner Chubb has been providing cost-effective risk management and insurance protection tailored to the unique needs of biotechnology companies. Read on to gain valuable insight from their expert analysis.
400 middle market Life Sciences companies were surveyed in March, 2020. This report, a collaboration between Chubb and The Ohio State University, recaps the challenges they face and shares insights in five key areas:
- Managing innovation
- Supply chains
- Partnerships to facilitate commercialization
- Managing risk
- Navigating the regulatory environment
For more information, visit the Chubb Life Sciences Resource Center
Chubb Benefits for BIO and IHIF Members
Property and Casualty Insurance:
- Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
- Low minimum premiums for early stage companies
- Dedicated loss control and claims specialists for members
- Access to proprietary tools to assist in developing insurance values
Clinical Trials, Errors and Omissions, Product, and Professional Liability Cyber Insurance: 10% premium credit (subject to regulatory limitations)
New Business Solutions Program Partner – Research Solutions
Open to Eligible IHIF Members
15% Off: On-Demand Document Retrieval
BIO’s newest partner, Research Solutions, is trusted by more than 70% of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies and emerging life science businesses. Through our partnership, we’re pleased to offer our members an exclusive 15% discount on its award-winning SaaS platform, Article Galaxy, for simplified and lowest-cost access to the latest scientific content.
• On-demand access to 70M+ journal articles
• Full-text PDFs delivered within minutes
• Integrated search with 70+ discovery websites
• Lowest-cost filtering, including Open Access
• PDF tracking and duplicate order alerts
• 20% savings on journal article spend
Exclusive benefits for BIO/IHIF members:
• 15% off annual Article Galaxy subscription
• 14 day, risk-free trial
Nikon BioPipeline – High Content Imaging System
BIO and IHIF’s preferred partner, Nikon, is pleased to introduce BioPipeline Live, your answer for automated high throughput and high content imaging of live samples, such as cells and organoids. Nikon offers BIO and IHIF members 15% off select BIO customized microscope packages.
With BioPipeline Live, Nikon seeks to provide seamless integration of the highest performance and most reliable technologies from top manufacturers as part of a unified platform for high content imaging of live samples. The system holds up to 44 wellplates, features robotics for automated exchange, and comes with complete incubation coverage. BioPipeline Live is configured on the Nikon Ti2-E inverted microscope, which features an industry-leading 25mm field of view (FOV) for maximizing throughput. Users have access to the full range of detectors and illuminators compatible with the Ti2-E, including Nikon’s A1R HD25 confocal system, which features a matching 25mm FOV. BioPipeline Live is completely integrated using Nikon’s NIS-Elements software.
Scale Therapies Faster and Safer
Avantor makes innovative and life-changing therapies a reality via our offerings in cGMP chemicals, single-use solutions, cell culture media and sera, and laboratory services.
Attend our webinar to learn how cGMP chemicals make a difference in cell and gene therapy scale up. Click on the video below and select Day 4 on the Sign Up Form.
Understanding the critical roles of cGMP chemicals and single-use technologies in cell & gene therapy manufacturing
VWR, part of Avantor, offers BIO members deep discounts and exclusive benefits, including up to 75% off lab supplies and equipment, waived freight and hazmat fees.
Special Deals on Eppendorf 5910R Multi-Purpose Centrifuge, CellXpert C170i CO2 Incubators, and CryoCube -80C Freezers
New BIO Business Solutions Discount Program
PSC BiotechTM (“PSC”) has partnered with IHIF and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to Provide Members Exclusive Cost Savings on Electronic Quality ManagementSystem Solutions and Computer System Validation Services. Through the BIO Business Solutions® Program, IHIF members can get discounts on PSC Biotech’s software solutions – Quality Management: Adaptive Compliance Engine® (ACETM) and Auditing: AuditUtopia®. For more information please visit https://www.bio.org/save/indiana-health-industry-forum-ihif.
Announcing Brex – the corporate card for Life Sciences
Brex is our newest preferred partner for corporate credit card services and is offering our members an exclusive sign-up bonus and waived card fees for life. Brex empowers 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. Points can be redeemed as cash back to pay down statement balance, book travel, or transfer miles to select partner airlines.
Full Member Benefits:
- 60,000 point signup bonus ($600 value) (FYI – IHIF Memberships start at just $300)
- 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
SPECIAL!! New content from Brex: “NIH Grant Application Tips | Insights from a Grant Reviewer” (featuring friend-of-the-Forum, Dr. Guillermo Morales)
One of the biggest challenges facing life sciences companies is finding sources of funding to keep their research and development moving forward. Within the life sciences industry, NIH grants provide a significant source of funding for researchers looking to get their idea off the ground. Brex recently sat down with Innoventyx CEO and frequent NIH grant application reviewer Dr. Guillermo Morales, PhD, MBA to share his insight into crafting a successful grant proposal in the life sciences industry.
Read the full article at this link, and to learn about the unique and distinctive features of Brex’s Corporate Card for Life Sciences, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIO’s preferred partner Chubb has compiled a special report on life sciences in the middle market titled: Balancing Innovation with Risk and Regulation to Drive Sustained Performance . This report presents key findings that can serve as a platform for middle market life sciences executives looking for insight into their own challenges as well as the challenges faced by their partners in the industry. It provides valuable information for regulators and economic development agencies who are, perhaps more keenly than ever, invested in the ongoing growth and vitality of this essential segment of the economy. As the industry evolves and new risks emerge, life sciences companies require integrated insurance solutions that can be crafted to meet the needs of each individual business. Industry trends and our own data suggest that a more holistic solution is required.
Transform Your Research with Scientist.com | Tools, Webinars & More
Scientist.com is the world’s largest online marketplace for outsourced scientific research services and products, with thousands of pre-qualified suppliers providing custom services. Scientist.com simplifies research sourcing by providing easy access to innovative tools and technologies – saving researchers time and money. IHIF and BIO Members benefit from exclusive discounts and from receiving competitive price quotes from multiple suppliers.
Learn about New Solutions for R&D Projects
Scientist.com’s VERIF.i® is a supplier pre-assessment program offering standardized on-site physical lab inspections that evaluate the facilities, personnel and processes supporting the sourcing of regulated services, such as human biospecimen and in vivo studies. VERIF.i® saves you time, money and reduces your risk in sourcing scientific research services.
ABOUT BIO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
BIO Business Solutions® is the largest cost savings purchasing program for the biotech industry, operated by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO leverages the purchasing power of the industry to negotiate with top suppliers to secure exceptional savings, favorable terms, and superior service for members. BIO Members can participate for no charge as a benefit of their membership and to save on items they need to run a successful biotechnology enterprise.