Category: Lab Equipment and Supplies

Researchers: No More Shipping and Dry Ice Charges on R&D Reagents

April 15th, 2014 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Fisher Scientific now distributes R&D Systems products: R&D is a leading supplier of cell biology reagents. As with all Fisher Scientific products, these R&D reagents will be delivered right to your lab or other location that you designate and there will not be any shipping or dry ice charges. To take advantage of this value-added opportunity, order your R&D products through the Fisher Scientific punch-out catalog on the BU Terrier Marketplace. For further details or for quotes on multiple unit purchases, please contact your Fisher Scientific sales representative Steven Chase at 617-308-5880 or via email: Steven.Chase@thermofisher.com. (Note, the existing R&D catalog in the Terrier Marketplace will be taken offline at the end of the week as R&D Direct charges us shipping and dry ice charges.)

Reminder: Laboratory Supply & Equipment Expo Is This Thursday

April 1st, 2014 in Lab Equipment and Supplies, Uncategorized

Sourcing & Procurement is hosting a supplier show this Thursday, April 3rd featuring preferred research, scientific, staffing and technology vendors. This event is a great opportunity to meet the sales representatives and learn more about new product offerings in a relaxed and informal manner. To see the complete list of suppliers or learn more about the event, please click here.

New Bio-Rad Freight Program

March 25th, 2014 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce a new freight program with Bio-Rad Laboratories that now offers free shipping to Boston University.

There will be no shipping charges on any Bio-Rad orders between $ 300 – $ 2500. This includes all consumables, supplies and instruments. Special handling charges like blue ice/dry ice and hazardous material charges will still apply where applicable, but shipping will be free. Items that need to go on dry ice or blue ice (cold packs), will get shipped priority overnight for arrival at BU by mid-morning. All other products will get shipped on a 2-3 day schedule.

Contact Bob Simboli with questions regarding this new freight program.

Attend the Laboratory Supply & Equipment Expo on Thursday, April 3.

March 18th, 2014 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Sourcing & Procurement is hosting a supplier show on Thursday, April 3rd featuring preferred research, scientific, staffing and technology vendors. This event is a great opportunity to meet the sales representatives and learn more about new product offerings in a relaxed and informal manner.

The suppliers joining us this year are:

Alfa Aesar Corning Molecular Devices
American Bioanalytical EMD Millipore New England Biolabs
Andor Technology Eppendorf Panasonic (formally Sanyo)
Beckman Coulter Fisher Scientific Pipette Calibration Services
BioExpress GENEWIZ QIAGEN
Bio-Rad GovConnection Rainin
Cambridge Scientific HB Communications Roche Applied Sciences
Cell Signaling Technology Kelly Services Sigma-Aldrich
Chemglass Life Sciences Life Technologies USA Scientific

The show will be held on the Medical Campus in the Hiebert Lounge (L-Building, 14th floor) from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. There will be great Hawaiian themed food, drinks and raffle prizes!

We hope to see you at the show!

PRODUCT PROMOTION FOR QIAGEN’S SPIN COLUMN AND CLEANUP KITS

October 23rd, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

To celebrate QIAGEN and BU’s continued partnership, give your research a boost with this special offer! Get great spin column kits for DNA purification and cleanup kits at great prices this fall!

Offer details:
Availability: Until November 8, 2013, inclusive
Conditions: 34% discount on selected kits*
Products included: QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit, QIAquick PCR Purification Kit

To benefit from this special offer, place your order via Terrier marketplace.


QIAprep Spin Miniprep kits
The QIAprep Spin Miniprep uses a simple protocol to give you yields of 30 μg plasmid DNA in just 30 minutes.

Cat. No. Product
27104 QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit (50)
27106 QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit (250)

QIAquick kits for DNA cleanup
QIAquick spin column kits enable quick and efficient removal of PCR by-products and easy extraction of DNA from gels.

Cat. No. Product
28104 QIAquick PCR Purification Kit (50)
28106 QIAquick PCR Purification Kit (250)

* Offer valid until November 8, 2013 or until stock lasts. Offer only applicable to orders placed via Terrier Marketplace PunchOut in selected accounts in North America. Discounts are based on list price and equal a maximum of 34% of the list price, i.e., any existing organization discount combined with this offer will not exceed 34% discount off the list price. The discount will be automatically deducted when ordering. This offer is limited in time and subject to certain restrictions set forth herein. May not be combined with any other promotions. Not available in all countries. Void where prohibited.

Scientific Supplier Show Raffle Winners

April 12th, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Thank you to the 326 of you who attended the 2013 Laboratory Supply & Equipment Expo!

2013 Laboratory Supply & Equipment Expo

We hope you enjoyed the food and had a chance to speak with the a few of the twenty-six vendors that participated. These vendors all provide excellent service and special discounted pricing to BU negotiated by your purchasing department, Sourcing & Procurement. To make it easier for you to access the discounted pricing, Sourcing & Procurement will be enabling these vendors’ catalogs within SAP/BUworks over the next few months. Stay tuned for additional details…

…and now we would like to announce the names of the raffle winners. Congratulations to:

  • Zack Pepper-Cunningham from the Pulmonary Center who won a bag of assorted goodies,
  • Carolyn Kramer from the Center for Infectious Diseases who also won a bag of assorted goodies,
  • Hooi Min Tan Grahn from Molecular Medicine who won a Starbucks gift card,

And a big congratulations to:

  • Andy Hoss from the Myers Lab who won the roundtrip JetBlue airline ticket to anywhere JetBlue flies!

If you would like to learn more about the vendors at the show today or our other vendor programs, please contact anyone on the lab team in Sourcing & Procurement: Bob Simboli, David Wong, Andrew Kirwan, or Walter Wickersham.

Reminder: Laboratory Supply and Equipment Expo

April 8th, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Come join us on Thursday, April 11th for a Laboratory Supply and Equipment Expo! The show is a great opportunity to meet the sales representatives and learn more about new product offerings in a relaxed and informal manner. This year, the twenty-six featured scientific suppliers joining us are:

Affymetrix EMD Millipore Moore Medical
Agilent Technologies Eppendorf New England Biolabs
Beckman Coulter Fisher Chemical Panasonic (formally Sanyo)
Bio-Rad Fisher Safety Pipette Calibration Services
Cambridge Scientific Fisher Scientific Qiagen
Cell Signaling Technology Illumina Roche
Charles River Labs Life Technologies Sigma Aldrich
Consolidated Sterilizer Systems Miele Corporation USA Scientific
Corning Life Sciences Molecular Devices

The show will be held on the Medical Campus in the Hiebert Lounge (L-Building, 14th floor) from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. There will be great Hawaiian themed food, drinks and raffle prizes!

We hope to see you at the show!

Laboratory Supply and Equipment Expo

March 28th, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Come join us on Thursday, April 11th for a Laboratory Supply and Equipment Expo! The show is a great opportunity to meet the sales representatives and learn more about new product offerings in a relaxed and informal manner. This year, the twenty-six featured scientific suppliers joining us are:

Affymetrix EMD Millipore Moore Medical
Agilent Technologies Eppendorf New England Biolabs
Beckman Coulter Fisher Chemical Panasonic (formally Sanyo)
Bio-Rad Fisher Safety Pipette Calibration Services
Cambridge Scientific Fisher Scientific Qiagen
Cell Signaling Technology Illumina Roche
Charles River Labs Life Technologies Sigma Aldrich
Consolidated Sterilizer Systems Miele Corporation USA Scientific
Corning Life Sciences Molecular Devices

The show will be held on the Medical Campus in the Hiebert Lounge (L-Building, 14th floor) from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. There will be great Hawaiian themed food, drinks and raffle prizes!

We hope to see you at the show!

BU School of Medicine’s “Microarray Resource Core Facility” Presents a Free Webinar on Ion Torrent RNA-Seq. Attend and Save!

March 27th, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Attend this webinar on April 3rd at noon and receive a 40% discount on Life Technologies Ion Torrent reagents as a thanks for attending.

High-resolution measurements of transcriptional activity and organization have been made possible through massively parallel RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) technologies. On Wednesday April 3rd, spend an informative hour with Jeoffrey Schageman, Life Technologies scientist, as he discusses methods and tools for transcriptome analysis. He will also present some sophisticated analysis in the context of whole transcriptome analysis.

Register for this informative webinar by clicking here.

Attendees to the webinar will receive a 40% off discount on specific Ion Torrent PGM & Proton reagent and chip part numbers. The discount will be provided direct to the attendee via quotation AFTER attendance to the event is confirmed by Life Technologies. Quote is one time use only. Quote will be valid through June 30, 2013.

Thank You Researchers!

March 21st, 2013 in Lab Equipment and Supplies

Your purchases of Fisherbrand and other proprietary Thermo Fisher Scientific products last year helped BU meet a contract goal. In return, Fisher is extending an additional discount on these items that will be in place for through December 2013.

To place orders at this new price point, please access the Fisher catalog via BUworks Central or for additional information about discounts and what products it covers, please contact Walter Wickersham in Sourcing & Procurement or Steven Chase, our Fisher representative.

The lab team in Sourcing & Procurement continues to work with vendors behind the scenes to negotiate additional savings opportunities such as the one above. Please contact any of us for additional information on current and upcoming vendor programs.

Thank you again!