Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Announces Strategic Alliance with Fisher Scientific

April 8, 2009

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council today announced a new alliance with Fisher Scientific, part of Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

By being named a Primary Supplier in the MBC Purchasing Consortium, Fisher Scientific will support the product and supply chain service needs of Massachusetts biotechnology companies and will help to accelerate the industry's growth in the commonwealth. This solutions-based alliance will give MBC member companies access to the broad array of technologies offered by Fisher Scientific including scientific, safety and laboratory products.

"Our members need the most comprehensive and cost effective solutions we can provide to help them succeed and grow, especially in these difficult economic times. We believe that Fisher Scientifics' trusted and extensive portfolio of technologies, lab supply products and services will provide the quality and savings we demand for our members," said Robert K. Coughlin, MBC president and CEO. "This partnership will help us fulfill our mission of fostering an environment that enables every biotechnology company to reach its full potential."

Fisher Scientific representatives will be in touch with every MBC member company in the next several days to explain the opportunities rolling out and the process of signing up under the new partnership.

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