Fluidigm said this week that it has joined the Academy for Medical Development and Collaboration, or AMDeC, as a vendor partner.
Joining AMDeC provides Fluidigm with easy access to nearly 20 medical research institution in the New York region through AMDeC's online resource, AMDeC "Facilities Instrumentation Resources and Technologies, or FIRST, a web-based platform and real-time registry that catalogs more than 1,000 services and instruments from across the AMDeC member consortium.
The partnership also provides AMDeC member institutions preferred pricing on select Fluidigm products. The FIRST program secures preferred vendor pricing agreements, as well as benefits, for all AMDeC members. These benefits include facilitated access to end users, research directors, and other institutional decision makers, as well as closer working relationships with the academic research community.
Fluidigm said that it will offer preferred pricing on a broad range of instruments, reagents, and assay design services through the program.
AMDeC, a consortium of New York-area institutions that conduct life sciences research, was launched in 1997 and claims to be the only such umbrella organization for biomedical research in the country. It is currently developing new initiatives to help its members pool resources and access savings and services.