Member Benefits - Cost Savings

Cost Savings & Purchasing Discounts

One of the most popular benefits for BioOhio members is our array of valuable cost savings programs and purchasing discounts.

Because BioOhio is an affiliate of BIO, our members are eligible for select BIO Business Solutions savings programs. BioOhio has also negotiated special savings for members with additional vendors and service providers.

Members can take advantage of preferred pricing from more than two dozen vendors including Airgas, ALT, Aon, Avantor, CfPIE, Chubb, Clean Harbors, Nikon Instruments, NPG Solutions, Office Depot, PSC Biotech, ShareVault, TSP, UniClean, UniFirst, United Van Lines, and UPS. Members are also eligible for discounted registration to BioOhio and participating partner events. Savings programs include:

Below you will find descriptions of our cost savings programs, available exclusively to BioOhio members. If you have questions or would like to enroll in one or more of these programs, feel free to contact us via our online contact form or directly by email to Jen Goldsberry, Manager, Member Services.

Packaged & Bulk Gases

Airgas offers BioOhio members 10% to 25% discounts on cryogenic equipment, gas distribution equipment and safety products.

Premium Refurbished Laboratory Equipment

American Laboratory Trading (ALT), an Agilent Technologies Channel Partner, offers premium refurbished lab equipment and surplus strategy services for the life sciences. ALT stocks more than 12,000 instruments ranging from small benchtop accessories to robust triple quad mass spectrometers – all carefully refurbished and delivered with a one year warranty.

Executive Liability Insurance

Aon delivers comprehensive coverage for Executive Liability Insurance programs, Members will benefit from multiple carriers competing for their business, without sacrificing coverage or enhancements.

Human Capital Solutions

Aon provides BioOhio members with a wide range of human capital services including employee rewards data and analytics, sales force compensation and effectiveness, talent assessment, total rewards strategy and optimization, and workforce analytics. Home to the Radford Global Compensation Database and a large team of industry-focused consultants, Aon is uniquely suited to help life sciences firms attract, hire and retain today’s in-demand talent.

Lab Supplies & Equipment

As the channel brand of Avantor, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government, and healthcare industries. Their portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development, and production activities in the industries we serve. VWR has been BIO’s preferred partner since 1997.

Event Discounts

Members receive discounts to BioOhio events, as well as leading local and national events such as BIO, MDMA FDA Forum, AdvaMed, and other industry conferences. Members have the opportunity to bundle event sponsorship with their annual dues and receive a discount.

BioOhio Member Job Board

BioOhio members can post their current job openings on, and have them included in monthly BioOhio newsletters and ongoing social media outreach. Visit the Job Board to see current openings and post your open positions!

Corporate Card for Life Sciences

Maximize your time and money to focus on R&D. Built on the Mastercard network, Brex is the easy way to streamline your purchasing and T&E, with higher card limits, custom controls, and life science-specific rewards, such as 2x on lab supplies.

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, & Biotech Skills Training

BioOhio has arranged a 15% discount on industry-leading skills training courses offered by The Center for Professional Innovation & Education (CfPIE). Courses include specialized education in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology disciplines. Contact a BioOhio team member for your discount code.

Clinical Trials Insurance

Chubb Clinical Trials Liability Insurance; Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance; Product Liability Insurance; Professional Liability Insurance – Members receive a 10% premium credit (subject to regulatory limitations), very competitive premiums for companies at all stages, low minimum premiums for early stage companies, and broad coverage tailored to meet the unique needs of the biotech industry.

Property & Casualty Insurance

Chubb Property and Casualty Insurance – Members receive very competitive premiums for companies at all stages, low minimum premiums for early stage companies, dedicated loss control and claims specialists, and access to proprietary tools to assist in developing insurance values.

Environmental Services

Clean Harbors is an environmental services provider managing waste recycling and disposal. Special pricing and discounts for members includes 35-40% off list on disposal; 15-20% off list on transportation and materials and 35% off list price on labor charges.

Government Bioscience Grants (GBG) Report

G2G is a bipartisan team of non-dilutive funding experts and government affairs professionals who have spent decades working for and with the government on the federal, state, and local levels – successfully representing bioscience, healthcare, and high-tech innovators, entrepreneurs, research institutions, companies and nonprofits in securing $277 million in non-dilutive government funding. G2G offers all BioOhio members FREE access to its password-protected, monthly grants report that highlights and summarizes current bioscience-related grants as a member benefit. The report simplifies your search for non-dilutive government funding opportunities by providing all the information you need in a convenient chart arranged by topic areas and includes the following for each grant:  title and agency, opportunity number, brief description, deadline, funding level, and hyperlink to full announcement and/or application. G2G provides comprehensive government affairs, public relations, and economic development services for businesses and non-profits. 

Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans

Mercer, a leader in small group (ASG) insurance, can provide BioOhio member companies (with between 5-50 employees) affordable and high-quality health care options previously only available to large Fortune 500 companies. BIO Small Group Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans are designed specifically for small companies, fully insured and compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Plus, Mercer’s best-in-class web-based platform – Mercer Affinity 365+TM – streamlines enrollment for employees and simplifies ongoing management for your administrator.

Research Instruments & Equipment

Nikon Instruments offers members 15% off select BIO customized microscope packages, 7% off individual Nikon items, 5% off third party products; onsite no charge installation (unless specified on quote); 1 year warranty on full systems, 5 year warranty on microscopes; onsite no charge training, customized to Customer needs.

IT & Supplier Solutions

NPG is a proven and trusted IT Advisory firm that provides organizations with expert resources for IT related projects. Our competencies include Unified Communications, SD-WAN, Security and Digital Transformation. NPG offers specialized managed services for BioOhio members, including: NPG’s Vendor Management System (subscription waived), Special discounts with select suppliers (up to 40% off standard pricing), and Receive a Communications Infrastructure Audit (one-time fee waived).

Office Supplies

Office Depot is offering members up to of 80% off MSRP on a core list of over 1000 frequently ordered office, cleaning and break room supplies. Free delivery on all order over $25 and additional discounts available for other products as well.

Quality Management Solutions

PSC Biotech provides BioOhio members with exclusive cost savings on electronic quality and inspection management software solutions that enable life science companies to efficiently deliver their products to regulated industries through:  Adaptive Compliance Engine (ACETM), ACE Essentials and AuditUtopia. Also, PSC Biotech provides customized solutions for computer systems validation (implementation, data migration, training, and development of custom features).

Secure Data Sharing

ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions. Benefits for members include a minimum 20% discount on ShareVault’s primary products, minimum 30% savings off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint, and at least 5% additional discount on subscriptions with terms of two or more years.

Talent Services

Taylor Strategy Partners is here to be your partner. For nearly half a century, we have provided excellence in the people business. Our experienced team brings a personal touch to hiring that combines art with science to build unique solutions for our clients. Whether it’s with our search, consulting and assessment, recruitment process outsourcing, or our sales accelerator—we help make companies stronger. We are proud to be a leader in the healthcare and life science industries.

Cleanroom Services

UniClean, a leading cleanroom services provider, offers members uniform and facility services savings of 30-50%.

Uniform & Facility Services

UniFirst, supplier of workwear programs for businesses, is offering members uniform and facility service savings of 30-50%.

Employee Relocation

Humboldt Storage and Moving, a United Van Lines agent, is your solution for all your moving and storage needs. Services include employee relocation, office and laboratory moves, and relocation and storage services for entire companies. Humboldt has a strong focus on customer service and has unique expertise serving the biotech industry

Save on Shipping

BioOhio and BIO have entered into an agreement with UPS to provide our members with up to 70% off UPS Next Day Air services, and up to 65% off UPS Worldwide International services. This is a significant savings off published rates! UPS offers BIO members great savings, and the peace of mind that accompanies reliable service with guaranteed delivery, and innovative technology.

Thank you for your interest in our cost savings programs, available exclusively to BioOhio members. If you have questions or would like to enroll in one or more of these programs, feel free to contact us via our online contact form or directly by email to Jen Goldsberry, Manager, Member Services.