£7 million saved by BIA members

Delivering significant savings for our members

The BIA members benefit from significant savings thanks to our Business Solutions purchasing programme and discounted entry to the BIA and industry events and conferences, helping them to grow more cost-effectively. This is the most competitive scheme of its kind in the UK.

In 2021, our members saved nearly £7 million on 7,000+ products across lab and office supplies. In addition, they saved 1,800+ hours on procurement of research, project management, purchasing, specialist insurance, legal and quality services.

1800 hours saved by BIA members

The BIA members often save well beyond their membership fee, providing great value and enabling them to spend money on progressing their companies.

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education and government, and advanced technologies and applied materials industries. Their portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research development and production activities in the industries they serve.

As the channel brand of Avantor®, VWR offers an integrated, seamless purchasing experience that is optimised for the way their customers do business. By partnering with the BIA, VWR has created a tailored business solutions programme that offers the BIA members exclusive access to contracted pricing from the leading distributors in life science research. By joining the programme, your organisation will become part of one of the largest and most effective purchasing programmes in the UK.

Here’s what VWR offers:

  • A highly qualified specialist team with dedicated Account Managers. Their staff have industry expertise, as well as the passion to collaborate with customers, helping them innovate and succeed. They have built a track record of supporting science from discovery to delivery.
  • A broad portfolio of their own quality, trusted brands as well as access to millions of other products so their customers get exactly what they need. VRM innovates in all areas - product, services, technology and digital tools - to offer its customers ever-increasing quality and choice.
  • Analysis of your current laboratory spend to identify areas of immediate savings and feasible product substitutions. VWR also organise trials and evaluations.

BIA member benefit:

  • Access to 1.5 million products from 5,000 different manufacturers
  • Virtual Warehousing stock reservation and batch management
  • New innovative products launched each year
  • Daily deliveries throughout the UK
  • Supplier management and third-party procurement
  • Electronic ordering and invoicing
  • On site services
  • Instrument calibration and validations
  • Change control process

For more information or an introduction, please email us

Amici provides a purchasing and supply chain management service, allowing biotech organisations to focus on discovering life changing innovations. Their experts will save you time and money while their easy-to-use software will give you the traceability and control
that you need.

Here’s what Amici offers:

  • Amici will source and negotiate anything and everything for you.
    In addition to the millions of pre-negotiated products already available through Amici, they have a sourcing team of scientific and purchasing experts who will find and negotiate anything and everything for you. Any supplier, any product – it’s all part of their unique service.
  • Amici guarantees to save you money.
    Amici’s group buying power means that they have access to pricing that individual customers do not. Amici is delighted that every single one of their customers saves money by joining!
  • Amici works only for you.
    They are passionate about their independence. Amici doesn’t bill suppliers or accept incentives! They are proud to be part of your team and act only on your behalf.
  • Amici grows with you.
    From start-up to publicly-traded organisation, Amici has a range of operational solutions available via a single platform that will support your growth.

BIA member benefit:

  • All of the above, plus access to additional BIA only discounts for VWR products.

For more information or an introduction, please email us

Risk management solutions for life sciences companies are often complex and specialist. By choosing the Gallagher Life Sciences Practice, you will work with an insurance broker with thorough knowledge of your industry and the regulatory environment.

Here’s what the Gallagher Life Sciences Practice offers:

  • The Life Sciences Practice will leverage the marketplace on your behalf to help protect your company’s bottom line from the financial devastation that could result from a loss or lawsuit. Their team of specialists will work with you to customise risk management and insurance solution programs that meet your unique needs and protect your organisation
  • The Gallagher Life Sciences team has experience in nearly every phase of the life science process - from discovery to development to production.
  • Whether you’re a start-up or a multinational, whether you’re operating in the UK or overseas, we help to prepare a range of bespoke insurance solutions that may include: clinical trials liability, products liability and product recall, property coverage at your premises, at third party locations or in transit, business interruption cover for loss of income or unproductive cash burn, directors’ and officers’ liability. Intellectual property infringement defence and/or pursuit, errors and omissions and professional liability, medical malpractice and cyber risks.

BIA member benefit:

  • 25% rebate of all commission or agreed fees earned during the first year of any commercial insurance policies arranged for BIA members that become new clients to Gallagher*.
  • The first 15% will be deducted from the initial insurance cost and the remaining 10% payable once renewal of insurance policies is confirmed for the subsequent year.

For more information or an introduction, please email us.

*BioIndustry Association is an introducer appointed representative of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Spectrum Building 7th Floor, 55 Blysthwood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909.

Terms and conditions of the promotion:

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ShareVault’s information security and sharing software platform enables organisations to protect, manage and share confidential information. With its competitively unique life science industry features, life science companies can use ShareVault throughout all their stages of growth.
Here’s what Sharevault’s software platform offers:

ShareVault’s robust security functions, granular access controls and detailed activity monitoring also mitigates the increasing risk of cyber security threats to prevent confidential data and document leakage and unauthorised access. Confidential information can be consolidated in a ShareVault centralized repository to create a protected “single source of truth” with secure connectors to SharePoint/Office365, Box, Dropbox, Google drive and integration with DocuSign for secure document review, approval and e-signature.

  • Secure central repository: mitigate cyber security risks, information leakage, unauthorised access, consolidate information with connectors to BOX, DropBox, SharePoint/ Office365 and DocuSign.
  • Business transaction due diligence: M&A, IPO, fund raise, asset sale, technology transfer, licensing.
  • Collaboration and sharing: Partnering, vendors, service providers, CROs, CMOs, board members, scientific advisors.
  • Audit and compliance: Unique support for eCTD regulatory submissions and eTMFs, inspection readiness, 21CFR11 and HIPAA compliance.
  • Med Device regulatory and in the end audit FDA and regulatory audit and inspection 510(K), PMA document organisation, sharing and preparation.
  • Remote clinical trial site monitoring: Reduces trial delays and disruption.

BIA member benefit:

  • Minimum 25% discount for annual ShareVault PRO subscripion; 30% discount for multi year ShareVault PRO subscription Connectors to Box, Dropbox, SharePoint, Office365, Google Drive at no cost.
  • eCTD regulatory submission and eTMF (electronic Trial Master File) folder structure provided at no cost.
  • Migration of documents and folder structure from other file sharing system at no cost.
  • Low cost ShareVault for members of accelerator or incubator organisation.

For more information or an introduction, please email us


For more information on Scientist.com please contact Michael McGivern


Scientist.com is the world’s largest and most established marketplace for outsourced research services. The marketplace enables scientists to quickly source research services, increasing the efficiency of corporations and businesses from both budgetary and time management perspectives. We provide value by reshaping the way that research organizations approach sourcing. By reducing the amount of time it takes to find the right suppliers and increasing average savings per project, we drastically simplify R&D. Best of all, it’s all done through one secure marketplace.


Scientist.com Offer:

  • Reduce timelines through simplified sourcing
  • Receive competitive bids for every request
  • Access to easy and reliable compliance tools
  • Receive expert assistance from our Research ConciergeTM team
  • Dramatically reduce outsourcing costs
  • Access the latest in scientific technology through our Innovation HubTM
  • Gain market intelligence with ratings, badges and reporting
  • Manage all service providers from one online portal


BIA Member Benefit:

  • Easy access through the BIA Marketplace
  • Dedicated Marketplace Support
  • Special BIA promotional rebates on your platform spend


  • Global Operations
  • 4,000+ Service Areas
  • Access 2,600 suppliers instantly




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For more information or to sign up, please get in touch with Michael McGivern or phone 020 7630 2194