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Fisher Scientific Company LLC: BCNJ Primary Supplier

Fisher Scientific has led the industry in developing alliances with organizations seeking to aggressively improve their business processes. The opportunity to member companies of the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey for savings is significant. The following is a synopsis of the major components of this contract:

  • Competitively negotiated pricing
  • Special Market Basket
    -Cost plus 15% pricing on 300 hot listed items
  • 100% Fill Rate on high-volume market basket items
  • Next-day delivery on orders placed by 1 p.m.
  • Dollar volume incentive ? additional discounts secured as milestone volumes are achieved by member companies in aggregate
  • Comprehensive product offering
  • Utilization of Fisher resources to identify opportunities to implement programs to reduce member expenses through product cost-reduction and process improvement
  • Service level and usage reports for members and the association on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Professional Sales Representatives and Customer Service for all members
  • Broad product offering to increase dollar commitment and reduce overall costs
  • Service and leasing agreements available for laboratory instruments at discounted rates
  • Immediate credit line established for BCNJ members
  • Internet volume incentives

For more information, please contact BCNJ Headquarters at .

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BIO Business Solutions Program Listing: A BCNJ Benefit

BCNJ members are able to capitalize on the Biotechnology Industry Organization's Bio Business Solutions program. Current programs include:

Tech Depot - Computer and Technology Products

Tech Depot (a subsidiary of Office Depot, the world's largest seller of office products) to offers members significant discounts on computer and technology products. Tech Depot has direct relationships with leading manufacturers and distributors. The program offers many other benefits beyond significant savings, as outlined below.

Member Benefits

  • A selection of over 100,000 technology products, including PC hardware, software, peripherals, network servers, accessories and supplies
  • Authorized reseller for major manufacturers, such as HP, IBM, Compaq, Toshiba and Palm Computing
  • Aggressive Cost Plus pricing and low shipping rates
  • Unparalleled access to hard to find technology products
  • Tech Depot Advantage: Local account manager (Office Depot representative) with technology expert partner (Tech Depot representative)

For more information, including specific pricing, contact Matt McDonald of Tech Depot at 1- x7437 or by email at .

For general information about Tech Depot and to enroll online go to bio.techdepot.com.

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BioSurplus - Online Used Equipment Exchange

BioSurplus matches buyers and sellers of pre-owned or surplus biotechnology & IT equipment & IT equipment. For sellers, BioSurplus can help turn under utilized lab & IT assets into cash, while the buyer can save significantly on equipment purchases by buying used. BioSurplus's experienced staff helps to make the transaction simple.

To learn more, contact BioSurplus at

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Fidelity Investments - 401(k) Plans
Fidelity Investments, the nation's retirement leader, provides members a retirement plan that meets their employees' needs. Fidelity offers three distinct 401(k) plans to members at discounted pricing.

To speak with a retirement plan specialist about plan selection, program details or technical questions, contact Fidelity at or .

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Chubb Group - Business Insurance/Risk Management

  • Clinical Trials Liability Insurance
  • Products Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance

For more than 20 years, the Chubb Group has provided cost-effective risk management and insurance coverages tailored to the unique requirements of biotechnology companies. Chubb's insurance professionals specialize in the biotechnology market; they understand your issues and anticipate future insurance coverage challenges. To learn about specific details about the program, including coverages and premium rates, contact a Chubb appointed insurance agent or broker. You may also contact William Gallagher Associates, BIO's preferred broker for business insurance, at 888-4BIORISK () or at .

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Humboldt Storage and Moving/United Van Lines - Moving and Relocation Services

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

To learn more about the moving and relocation services, contact Humboldt at 1-877-BIO-4RELO (1-) or

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PR Newswire - News Distribution Services
PR Newswire transmits news releases and other important corporate information directly to selected media. Releases are stored in more than 3,000 databases and online services, such as Yahoo!, CompuServe and AOL, where they are accessible to millions.

To learn more about the PR Newswire program, contact PR Newswire at 1- or at .

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Office Depot - Office Supplies, Furniture and Equipment
Office Depot, the world's largest seller of office products, offers members significant discounts on office supplies, furniture and equipment. Other benefits of this agreement include added savings for online ordering, no minimum orders, and no shipping/handling charges.

For more information, including specific pricing, contact Leslie Turley of Office Depot at or by email at .

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Monitor Liability Managers - Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Monitor provides coverage for a broad spectrum of industries, it has developed a strong focus on providing Directors and Officers Liability insurance to the biotechnology industry. Monitor is the managing general underwriter for Admiral Insurance Company and Carolina Casualty Insurance Company.

Member Benefits

  • 7.5% no-claims policy renewal credit
  • Prenegotiated, standard coverage terms for BIO members
  • Very competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early stage companies
  • Loss control services, including the design of insider trading and corporate communication policies
  • Significant experience underwriting both public and private biotech companies

To learn about specific details about the program, including coverages and premium rates, contact your local insurance agent or broker. You may also contact William Gallagher Associates, at 888-4BIORISK () or at . General information about Monitor can be found at www.monitorliability.com.

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William Gallagher Associates - Business Insurance/Risk Management
Directors & Officers Liability
Clinical Trials Liability
Errors and Omissions Liability
Property & Casualty
Products Liability
Professional Liability

When it comes to business insurance, it is critical that your insurance provider has a special knowledge of the biotech industry's unique needs in general as well as your company's specific needs. BIO selected William Gallagher Associates as its lead business insurance/risk management broker because of its long history of servicing biotech companies, its focus on minimizing risk, and its ability to customize policies to cover the special needs of individual biotech companies. In fact, a recent Tillinghast-Towers Perrin survey ranked William Gallagher Associates as the #1 broker for placement of Directors & Officers liability policies to the biotechnology industry.

More information about the program can be found at www.WGAins.com/bio.htm.

To speak to somebody about the details of the program, or to discuss your company's specific insurance needs, coverage types and terms, and policy premiums, contact William Gallagher Associates at 888-4BIORISK () or at , or contact your local broker.

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ChoicePoint - Employment Background Screening & Drug Testing Services

In an era where it's never been more critical for employers to know who they're hiring, we have teamed with ChoicePoint, the nation's leading provider of employment background screening and drug testing services. Through ChoicePoint's ScreenNow service, an online screening solution, members can conduct background investigations and order drug tests on potential employees in a fast, secure and cost-effective environment.

Member Benefits

  • 10% discount on the standard ChoicePoint ScreenNow fees for background reports and drug testing services
  • ScreenNow membership/set-up fee waived
  • Extensive menu of background investigation and drug testing services from which you select for just dollars per search
  • Online results on many background checks through ScreenNow
  • Access to more than 100 million criminal convictions nationwide through ChoicePoint's National Criminal File
  • View online search (usually instant results) of state criminal database records, motor vehicle checks, credit history searches, Social Security verifications and identity verification searches
  • Drug testing, education and employment verification, credential validation, workers compensation records, reference checks and a suite of HR tools are also available

For more information on ways ScreenNow can assist your organization with background screening, drug testing services and hiring assessments, please call ScreenNow at ext 3306, or e-mail at .

To receive the discounts and special benefits offered through the BIO-ChoicePoint partnership, members MUST order ChoicePoint services by clicking the following link https://www.employment.screennow.com/cgi-bin/public/subscribe?pcode=BIO
or by entering the promotional code "BIO" at www.screennow.com.

To view the menu of services and standard fees offered through ChoicePoint's ScreenNow, visit www.employment.screennow.com/hdocs/pricing.html.

PLEASE NOTE: The ScreenNow page is not currently customized for the BIO program. As such, while the page indicates that a Lifetime Membership Fee will be assessed, BIO program participants will not be charged. The 10% BIO member discount will also be automatically applied.

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