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Biovantage Program

IowaBio Contract Vendors

One of IowaBio's most popular membership benefits is access to incredible savings made available by our Contract Vendors.  These savings include product discounts, free shipping, and single point-of-contact consultation on items such as:

  • Lab supplies, chemicals and equipment
  • Lab casework, design and build-outs
  • Office supplies, equipment and hardware
  • Property, casualty and liability insurance
  • Courier services
  • Credit card for life sciences

Read more below about each of our available Contract Vendors through our BioVantage Program and the savings they provide. If you would like to be connected with a Contract Vendor to learn more about their services and savings, please contact or 515-327-9156.

Fisher Scientific

Fisher Scientific is IowaBio's primary lab supply vendor. Contract highlights include:

  • Aggressive discounts in categories including consumables, chemicals, life science products, safety protection and laboratory apparatus, instruments and equipment.
  • Product access to over 800,000 products and 6,000 suppliers
  • Dedicated on-site customer service to all IBA members
  • Estimated delivery on 24 – 48 hours on products warehoused with Fisher Scientific.
  • Infinitely Dependable Sales Team.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Fisher Scientific and its offerings to IowaBio members.

Jeannine Marko
Industry Director
+1 (216) 798-0762

Bill Link
Regional Sales Manager, Midwest
+1 (309) 472-3032

Avantor delivered by VWR

VWR provides lab supplies and numerous other offerings to IowaBio members. Contract highlights include:

  • Discounted pricing for all product categories
  • Free Shipping on most items
  • Almost 1 million products offered through over 5,000 manufacturers
  • New Lab Start-up Packages
  • VWR Catalyst Team – Offering Calibration and Validation Services
  • Free Cost Savings Analysis
  • Product Demonstrations

CLICK HERE to learn more about Avantor delivered by VWR and its offerings to IowaBio members.

Greg Loeffelholz
Sales Director - Midwest Region

Wynn O. Jones

Wynn O. Jones is IowaBio's sole vendor for lab Casework and Furniture. Contract highlights include:

  • Casework has already gone through bidding process - saving time and money
  • Free consultant services to owner's architect also results in additional discount
  • Free planning, design, and drawing services directly to State Contract users
  • Contract pricing available direct or through general contractor on G.C. bids
  • WOJ has 30-plus years in the science casework industry
  • Large established base of successful State of Iowa science casework projects

CLICK HERE to learn more about Wynn O. Jones and its offerings to IowaBio members.

Paul Clark – Eastern Iowa
(C) 319/553-5953
(O) 319/390-9044 | (F) 715/355-4197

Bruce Hunt – Western Iowa
(C) 402/690-3411
(F) 715/355-4197

Assured Partners - LMC Insurance & Risk Management

Assured Partners is IowaBio's sole vendor for Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance. Insurance is managed by IowaBio's preferred provider: LMC Insurance & Risk Management. Contract highlights include:

  • 10% premium credit (subject to regulatory limitations)
  • Very competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early stage companies
  • Broad coverage tailored to meet the unique needs of the biotech industry
  • A Preferred Provider through LMC Insurance to ensure that all needs are met for each specific IowaBio member

CLICK HERE to learn more about AssuredPartners - LMC Insurance & Risk Management and its offerings to IowaBio members.

Jack A. Carra, CIC, CLCS
Senior Vice President
4200 University Ave, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266

D: 515-237-0189
C: 515-778-3689

Office Depot

Office Depot is IowaBio's sole vendor for lab Office Supplies, Equipment and Furniture. Contract highlights include:

  • 1,600 item core list deeply discounted on the most-purchased products.
  • Additional 550 item core list of ink and toner.
  • Core items easily identified by in website to target savings.
  • Aggressive pricing on copy paper
  • Volume rebate for all participants up to 5 percent of total spend
  • New customer-friendly website with built-in custom features to help control and manage and expenditures

CLICK HERE to learn more about Office Depot's offerings to IowaBio members.

Kimberly Dunham

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

IowaBio is the state affiliate and a proud member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

Some of IowaBio's above vendor partners come from BIO's Business Solutions® Program. They include:

  • UPS
  • BREX - Corporate Credit Card for Life Sciences

CLICK HERE to learn more about partner benefits for IowaBio members.


BREX, the official corporate card of BIO, is designed to empower 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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about BREX benefits for IowaBio members and to start receiving points.

Steve Joseph


UPS is IowaBio's sole vendor for lab Courier Services. Contract highlights include:

  • Save from 50-70% on UPS Next Day Air® services
  • Save from 30-55% on UPS 2nd Day Air® services
  • Save from 35-55% on UPS 3 Day Select Services®
  • Save from to 18- 47% on UPS Ground® Commercial services
  • Save from to 12-40% on UPS Ground® Residential services
  • Save up to 65% on UPS Worldwide International services
  • Special pricing on UPS’ Proactive Response
  • UPS Capital Flexible Parcel Insurance
  • UPS Temperature True® Packaging
  • UPS Store Business Services discounts and other Value added services

CLICK HERE to learn more about UPS offerings to IowaBio members.