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Pennsylvania Bio Offers Group Buying for Fisher Scientific Products

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania Bio, an association that promotes the state’s biotechnology business, has reached an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific under which its members will have group purchasing power for Fisher Scientific’s laboratory products, Pennsylvania Bio President Mickey Flynn said today.
 
The agreement gives Pennsylvania Bio members access to the Fisher Scientific catalog, and it allows the organization to offer members a portal for electronic purchases, portfolio management, needs assessments, e-commerce initiatives, and inventory and chemical management, Pennsylvania Bio said in a statement.
 
Flynn told GenomeWeb Daily News that, in aggregate, the group purchasing program could help Pennsylvania Bio’s roughly 330 members realize savings of around 10 percent on its Fisher Scientific purchases. 
 
“This partnership encompasses and helps to advance our central goal — to ensure Pennsylvania remains a global leader in biosciences,” Flynn added in a statement.

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