MassBio Partners with Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

October 23, 2012

JoVE

Members save on cutting-edge video publications

October 23, 2012 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – MassBio members can access a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a cutting-edge video format through a new partnership with the Cambridge-based Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), MassBio announced today.

“In the life sciences industry saving time and saving money leads to faster cures and more lives saved,” said Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio. “I am thrilled to partner with the team at JoVE whose video experiments offer our members easier and faster access to critical knowledge as they build on past research on the way to new innovations.”

JoVE, established in 2006, is the first and only journal to publish scientific research in a video format. Using an international network of videographers, JoVE films and edits videos of researchers performing new experimental techniques in labs, allowing scientists to learn them much more quickly. As of October 2012, JoVE has published video-protocols from an international community of nearly 6,000 authors.

“The complexity and breadth of life science research has increased exponentially in recent years and research progress and the translation of findings from the bench to clinical therapies rely on the rapid transfer of knowledge,” said Moshe Pritsker, co-founder of JoVE. “Over 70% of experiments fail to be replicated so it’s clear that written word and static picture-based traditional print journals are no longer sufficient to accurately transmit the intricacies of modern research. JoVE was designed to help solve this problem.”

In joining the already robust MassBio Purchasing Consortium as the Primary Supplier of Video Methods Journals, JoVE offers MassBio members access to more efficient, more effective research and discovery, at a discount.

The JoVE/MassBio partnership features an average 25% discount on subscriptions for MassBio members, a fixed subscription rate (no increase at time of renewal), access to all back issues, as well as a 15% discount on scientific video production rates. JoVE has also created a special discount program for MassBio’s small member companies (20 employees or fewer) with a flat journal subscription fee of $3,000.  

JoVE will host an information session on their services for MassBio members on November 9, 2012. Members can watch the presentation via webinar or attend in-person and can register here.

The MassBio Purchasing Consortium leverages the power of the collective membership to negotiate contracts with vendors that save member companies significant amounts of money. Current consortium contracts include bulk gases, packaged cylinder gases, chemical and biomedical waste removal, lab supplies, office supplies, lab equipment maintenance, travel services, shipping services, and mobile solutions.

Contract highlights are available online here.

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