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Preferred Providers

If you want to maximize the ROI on your MichBio dues, look no farther than the Preferred Provider Program. MichBio's Preferred Providers offer members discounted prices on the products and services they need. For most members, this program alone recoups the cost of their membership dues. Watch for more Preferred Providers to be added soon!

“We try to get the best value for every product we buy and every service we contract. That means multiple emails and phone calls daily to a variety of vendors seeking the best pricing and delivery terms. This is a very time consuming exercise. The introduction of the MichBio program through VWR has been a blessing. I would estimate that we are saving in the double digit percentage off what we were paying previously. I think the MichBio program is a fantastic program!”

Brian McMullen, MPI Research


Become a Preferred Provider


Accounting & Financial Consulting


Doeren Mayhew is a leader among certified public accounting and consulting firms, and has been providing unsurpassed business expertise critical to middle-market, closely held companies; non-profit institutions; and individuals since 1932. It is an independent member of Moore Stephens International, thereby giving the firm a global reach. Doeren Mayhew’s broad range of business services, combined with a dedication to highly personal service are qualities considered to be very important by small emerging companies. Doeren Mayhew’s full complement of professional services includes: accounting and audit, corporate finance and strategic services, international tax and consulting, IT assurance and security, litigation support and forensic services, payroll services, and tax consulting (including specialized expertise in R&D Tax Credits).

MichBio Member Benefits
Members of MichBio are eligible for a 10% discount from hourly rates, as well as free initial accounting and tax consultations.

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Rich Beamish • beamish@doeren.com • (248) 244-3005 or Lisa White • LWhite@doeren.com • (248) 244-3378

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Business Intelligence & Publications

Windhover publications - IN VIVO, Start-Up, The RPM Report, and MedTech Insight - provide superior analysis and commentary on health care business strategy, industry deal making, and marketplace trends. Windhover's Strategic Transactions database is the most comprehensive deals database in the life science industry. With the merging of Windhover and FDC Reports, publisher of "The Pink Sheet", MichBio members now also receive discounts on FDC Reports publications and the Inteleos drug database. FDC Reports publications, such as "The Pink Sheet", "The Gray Sheet", PharmAsia News, and Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly, among others, provide the latest regulatory, legislative, and business news affecting the U.S. drug, biotechnology, medical device, and nonprescription drug industries. Inteleos is an online business intelligence database, designed to help professionals track drug development activity from late-stage preclinical to launch and post-marketing studies. This comprehensive database, which is updated daily, covers 12,000+ drugs from 3,000+ companies.

MichBio Member Benefits**

  • Discounts ranging from 17% to 50% off Windhover's standard published rates on Windhover publications: IN VIVO, Start-Up, The RPM Report, and MedTech Insight (Note: the discount is based on the publication selected)
  • Discount of 15% off the standard rate for Windhover's Strategic Transactions database
  • Publications discounted further when purchased in conjunction with Windhover's Strategic Transactions database
  • Discount of 30% off the standard rate for FDC Reports publications: "The Pink Sheet", "The Pink Sheet" Daily, PharmAsia News, "The Gray Sheet", and Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly
  • Discount of 15% off the standard rate for the Inteleos database

**Discounts are for new subscriptions only.

More Information
Ida Stepinac • I.Stepinac@Elsevier.com • (203) 838-4401, x128
Also visit Windhover: www.windhover.com and FDC Reports: www.FDCReports.com

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Pharmacision has a successful record of partnering with biotech, pharma, medical device and life science companies, delivering economic and innovative solutions.  Key services include:

  • Technology and Therapeutic Opportunity Assessments
  • Commercialization and Brand Strategy Planning
  • Licensing and Business Development Support

Pharmacision's seasoned and well-connected partners combine seamless integration of market intelligence and target customer market research feedback into business development and partnering strategies, brand strategy development, new product forecasting, and economic valuations of strategic opportunities.

Our comprehensive project approach provides strategic insight and tailored solutions as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.  Additionally, with our wide network of industry contacts, we are well positioned to help you develop and implement business partnering and licensing strategies.

MichBio Member Benefits
MichBio members receive a 20% discount off Rapid Insights TelescopeTM business intelligence service packages.  TelescopeTM consulting services from Pharmacision provide medical market overviews and pharma business intelligence to help you “Know Your Markets” and capitalize on strategic opportunities.  With access to multiple resources, including MedTRACK, TelescopeTM consulting services provide market intelligence at the depth of information needed to support early commercialization and business development efforts. TelescopeTM services include:

  • Therapeutic area overviews with epidemiology data
  • Actual and forecasted product sales
  • Company profiling
  • Benchmarking against competitors
  • Financial information
  • Inline and pipeline drug and devices searches
  • Literature searches
  • Licensing deal searches & listing of alliances with valuations

More Information
Tom Marten • tmarten@pharmacision.com •  Scott Olson •  scott@pharmacision.com • (734) 895-3670
Also visit: www.rapid-insights.com/telescope and more information on Pharmacision at www.pharmacision.com

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ScienceDirect is an easy-to-use electronic platform that gives you access to nearly 9 million full text articles written by internationally eminent scientists. This valuable research information is published by Elsevier in some of the most prestigious titles in the world. Desktop access to articles in PDF or HTML format is obtained easily and quickly on ScienceDirect.com, allowing you and your fellow corporate researchers and scientists to spend more time analyzing data than trying to obtain it.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • Online access to more than 1,800 Elsevier journals back to Volume 1, Issue 1
  • Access to electronic journal subscriptions that would cost more than $3 million if purchased separately
  • Discounts on articles on ScienceDirect.com for which you do not have a subscription
  • Immediate desktop access to articles without the need for document delivery or pay-by-credit-card options
  • Ability to save searches and alerts of interest on ScienceDirect.com
  • Training for ScienceDirect.com is provided at no charge
  • Full site-wide access based on IP authentification

More Information
Darrell White • Darrell.white@elsevier.com  (678) 344-8219 (o) • (404) 307-9394 (c)

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Commercial Insurance

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Hylant Group
The Hylant Life Science Practice Group provides specialization, experience and support for Michigan’s biosciences industry, with customized insurance products created with top insurers. As the largest privately held broker in the nation, Hylant provides a depth of resources, 24/7 claims assistance, and the personal attention of a local representative, JPaul Dixon. JPaul works with insurers to address issues often unfamiliar to traditional insurance brokers. He assists companies in all stages of development to organize insurance and risk management for long-term success. Contact MichBio’s Preferred Broker for business insurance, including information on any of the Chubb and Monitor insurance products that follow.

More Information
JPaul Dixon • jpaul.dixon@hylant.com • (734) 662-1368

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For more than 25 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has been providing cost-effective risk management and insurance protection tailored to the unique requirements of biotechnology companies. This experience and expertise, coupled with Chubb's financial strength and superior claims service, were the reasons MichBio and BIO selected Chubb as an insurance partner.

Property and Casualty Coverage

  • General liability insurance
  • Insurance for R&D operations, including business income
  • Highly protected risk (HPR) arrangements
  • Worldwide coverage territory
  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  •  "Damage to your products" insurance

Clinical Trials Liability, Errors and Omissions Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability Coverage

  • Commercialized products as well as products in all stages of human clinical trials
  • Financial loss to third parties arising out of negligence
  • Contract research

MichBio Member Benefits

  • 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
  • Dedicated loss control and claims specialists for MichBio members
  • Use of proprietary software for determining business interruption limits
  • Devoted underwriting teams providing five-day turnaround for MichBio members

More Information
JPaul Dixon • jpaul.dixon@hylant.com • (734) 662-1368
Or another Chubb-appointed insurance agent

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Monitor Liability Managers, Inc.
Monitor Liability Managers is the managing general underwriter for Admiral Insurance and Carolina Casualty Insurance Companies. As a part of the W.R. Berkley Corporation, Monitor has the size and financial strength to provide stability for biosciences companies.

Directors and Officers Liability and Employment Practices Liability Coverage
D&O supplies directors and officers of publicly traded companies with protection they need, both personal and professional. Employment Practices Liability Insurance is a claims-made policy designed to pay the loss of the entity, its directors and officers or employees, for defined wrongful employment acts. EPL has been designed to meet the needs of small- to mid-sized companies.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • 7.5% no-claims policy renewal credit
  • Pre-negotiated, standard coverage terms for members
  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early stage companies
  • Loss control services
  • Significant experience underwriting both public and private biotech companies

More Information
JPaul Dixon • jpaul.dixon@hylant.com • (734) 662-1368
Or another Monitor-appointed insurance agent

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Computer & Technology Services

MichBio has chosen ShareVault as its official virtual data room provider. ShareVault provides secure document sharing solutions for life sciences organizations, ideally suited for due diligence required during bio-pharma partnering/business development, technology licensing, fundraising, M&A, clinical study management or any other application that requires secure sharing of documents with third parties. ShareVault is as focused on customer service and support as it is on delivering a cutting edge VDR technology. ShareVault’s VDR platform has been developed for life science companies of all sizes and is very competitively priced so that even small biotech companies can afford and benefit from its technology. The ShareVault on-demand platform is an innovative, cloud-based solution that enables its users to manage critical, time-sensitive and document-centric processes faster.
MichBio Member Benefits

  • Minimum 20% discount on ShareVault’s products (excluding ShareVault Basic).
  • Minimum 30% savings off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint.
  • At least 5% additional discount on subscriptions with terms of two or more years.
  • eCTD tag structure available at no cost.
  • Creation of document index available at no cost.
  • Migration services from existing VDRs at no cost.
  • Assistance with high-performance uploads at no cost.

More Information
Steve Joseph • sjoseph@sharevault.com • 408.596.5603

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The technology division of Office Depot, Tech Depot™ offers MichBio members significant
discounts on computer and technology products. It offers MichBio Members simple, straightforward solutions for computer and technology needs with intelligent product choices, top brands and competitive prices.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • A selection of over 250,000 technology products, including PC hardware, software, peripherals, network servers, accessories and supplies
  • Discounted cost-plus pricing and low shipping rates
  • Expert Account Management specializing in technology solutions
  • Customized extranet that reflects your company's buying habits
  • Authorized reseller for major manufacturers such as Cisco, HP/Compaq, IBM, Microsoft, etc.
  • Unparalleled access to hard-to-find technology products
  • Local account manager

More Information
Brandon Plemon • (888) 707-7040, ext. 2818

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Employee Benefits Insurance

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The Timberland Group is a leader in the benefits consulting business sector. Our team of insurance professionals assist hundreds of diverse Michigan-based clients achieve the balance of securing their employees well-being while maintaining cost effective operating expenses. The Timberland Group consults its clients on methods to improve their bottom-line performance in the areas of Employee Benefits, 401(k) & Group Retirement Services, Executive Benefits, Group Personal Lines Insurance, Business Succession Planning, and Wealth Transfer Funding.

Obtaining competitive coverage rates and handling claim issues are only a small part of what to expect from your benefits advisors. Our clients are assigned a dedicated Sr. Benefits Consultant, Account Manager, and Client Services Representative. Your team will be available to you and your employees throughout the year.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • A service platform customized to the needs of your business and employees
  • Employee benefit education materials
  • Attendance at enrollment meetings and special meetings as requested by client
  • Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs)
  • COBRA administration
  • Web based employee self service / open enrollment tools
  • Assistance with Enrollment and Eligibility
  • Benchmarking Analyses
  • Early Renewal Review
  • Noteworthy Newsletters covering Compliance Issues and Notifications

More Information
Brad Artinian • bartinian@timberlandgroup.com • (248) 633-7000

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Government Affairs

G2G consulting, llc provides government affairs, fundraising, public relations, grant writing and economic development services for businesses and non-profits – taking all actions necessary to go from Government to Growth.  Liz Powell founded G2G, using her experience as an attorney who spent over 14 years working in government affairs that includes serving as Legislative Director for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., political campaign organizer and national lobbyist.  She has built a team of bipartisan professionals who have served in senior positions in government and spent years lobbying, writing grants and making a difference on the federal, state and local level.  G2G has offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and in the Mid-West in Cleveland, Ohio and has raised $43 million for its clients in government funding and tax credits. G2G has also drafted legislation, working hand-in-hand with members of Congress to devise strategic campaigns to secure passage of legislation, provided introductions to the Department of Defense medical R&D program managers, created Strategic Roadmaps for how and when to engage in government to achieve success, managed national coalitions, and organized Congressional Hearings with clients testifying before committees and Congressional Briefings and Media Events for clients with elected officials.

Central to success is G2G’s unique strategy in providing government affairs services.  This entails providing access to key decision-makers at the most critical time in the legislative process, delivering a message that resonates with elected officials and the Administration, assessing the best accounts within the legislation and grants within agencies where funding is available, and constantly engaging in the government with a pro-active, strategic approach to maximize the likelihood for success.

MichBio Member Benefits
Free consultation on whether and how a MichBio member can achieve its objectives and accelerate company growth by working with the government.
5% discount to MichBio members for the first three months of service in a one-year contract.
Available to answer member questions in trying to navigate the government.

More Information
Liz Powell, Esq., MPH • lpowell@G2Gconsulting.com • (202) 445-4242 or (216) 658-3995
D.C. Office: 1000 East Capitol Street, NE, Suite 4, Washington, D.C. 20003
Mid-West Office: 11000 Cedar Avenue, Suite 255, Cleveland, OH 44106

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Laboratory Supplies & Equipment


BioSurplus is a leading provider of equipment management solutions and pre-owned scientific instruments to the life sciences industry. Founded in 2002, BioSurplus offers solutions for every stage of the laboratory equipment life cycle — from buying to selling — and managing every process in between. BioSurplus offers best-in-class services including:

  • Used lab equipment sales in our showrooms (4 locations) and online store
  • Surplus acquisition: purchase, consignment and auction are all available, depending on your needs
  • Lab equipment service and repair
  • Laboratory inventory management

MichBio Member Benefits

  • 5-7% annual purchase credit of 1-3.5% annual cash rebate, based on the net price of purchased equipment during the previous year
  • 5% seller premium on equipment sold to or through BioSurplus
  • 10% discount on the setup, inventory cataloguing and entry fees on the e-Quip inventory maintenance tracking software
  • 5% discount on equipment repair and maintenance services
  • 30-day limited warranty on most purchased equipment
  • Experienced customer service representatives offering knowledgeable and reliable service

More Information
Jackie Townsend • info@BioSurplus.com • (858) 550-0800
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MichBio has partnered with Linde, one of the world’s largest industrial gases organization, to offer member companies special pricing and rebates on bulk gas products, bulk gas applications, packaged and specialty gases, mini-bulk and related equipment, products and services. Such industrial gases include cylinder supply for industrial and special gas requirements, on-site generators for nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen, and liquid supply capabilities for argon, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and helium. With more than 50 production facilities and 220 active distributors, Linde offers exceptional service and cost-saving benefits to members companies. 

MichBio Member Benefits

  • Competitive pricing on Linde's complete suite of gases products.
  • Service provided by Linde's Platinum Distributors as assigned by Linde to each market.
  • Tiered annual cash rebate, based on the aggregate purchase volume of all participating member companies.
  • 10% discount off standard rental for bulk storage tanks.
  • Additional rebate available for member referrals.

More Information
Chuck Tower • chuck.tower@linde.com • 781-258-1093

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Syzygy is a protein factory 

  • The protein we manufacture photocopies DNA
  • Our products are fundamental components of life science activities involving DNA

A Michigan-based company, Syzygy Biotech launched in the fall of 2010 and began selling our initial product in January, 2011.  The protein we produce allows DNA to be replicated (photocopied).  Our first product, Taq Polymerase (Taq), can be likened to fuel that powers the life science industry.  Through the application of proprietary methods, unique strategic partnerships, discoveries and intellectual property our products reduce the utility costs of life science.  This represents a regional advantage for Michigan in this fast growing global market.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • At least 70% off of list prices on all products
  • Even lower pricing for higher volume purchases
  • Get your 2nd order FREE! (limited by products and quantities of initial order)
  • Unsurpassed, small-company customer service-Call in and actually speak to a member of our lab team
  • Product quality equal to or better than the industry leaders, at greatly reduced prices

More Information
Mike Lenz • michael.lenz@syzygybiotech.com • (810) 513-5612 or (877) 479-9949
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VWR International offers you single-source access to the most respected brands in scientific
equipment, instruments, supplies, furniture and chemicals, as well as exclusive products offered as part of the VWR™ Collection. VWR also offers a variety of services, including e-business solutions, B2B integrations and outsourcing programs.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • Hot list of over 1000 items, with industry best price and savings of up to 75% off list
  • Discounts across the entire VWR product offering – Safety, Furniture, Lab Animal Research and Cleanroom products, etc.
  • Cost-plus pricing on general branded equipment items
  • E-commerce rebate direct to the member for on-line purchases on www.vwr.com
  • No minimum order required
  • Next-day delivery to most locations nationally via VWR’s Regional Distribution Center network. No shipping charges for products shipped from VWR’s local primary warehouse to your facility
    And more!

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Meg Mueller • meg_mueller@vwr.com • (317) 554-7152

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Logistics & Operations


FedEx Corporation provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.

MichBio Member Benefits

  • FedEx Express® U.S.: Up to 33% savings on select services
  • FedEx Express® international: Up to 35% savings on select services
  • FedEx Ground®: Up to 15% savings on select services
  • FedEx Express® Freight: Up to 23% savings on select shipments over 150 pounds
  • Additional discounts ranging from 2% to 15% are provided to member companies that average more than $20,000 in annual shipping with FedEx.

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Franklin Wilkerson • franklin.wilkerson@fedex.com(248) 497-6120

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Media Services


The partnership is a cost-savings program in the communications area that Business Wire and BIO have developed that may be of value to your company. Through its Business Solutions group purchasing program, BIO has partnered with Business Wire for the benefit of MichBio member companies. The special pricing and benefits offered by Business Wire to MichBio members through this program include:

  • A percentage discount off Business Wire’s standard published rates on news distribution services (either domestic, specialty and international circuits). Call for details.
  • Several bundled ten pack news release offerings at special pricing. Call for details.
  • Complimentary annual membership to Business Wire.
  • Distribution to national biotechnology trade publications included at no additional charge with any distribution circuit selected. Other relevant trade specific media can be added at no additional charge as well.
  • Posting of your company’s logo included with your company’s news releases at no additional charge.
  • Free Business Wire “NewsTrak Reach and Posting” reports that provide monitoring and reporting of the visibility, access and usage of your news release.

Business Wire is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and is a global market leader in commercial news distribution.

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Tom OConnell • Tom.OConnell@Businesswire.com • (248) 960-3607

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Office Supplies, Furniture & Equipment

MICHBIO has partnered with Office Depot, one of the world's largest sellers of office products, to offer members significant discounts on office supplies, furniture and equipment. Through the BIO Business Solutions Program  Office Depot also offers discounted pricing on Copy and Printing Services, Cleaning and Breakroom Supplies and much more!

Save Smart! Click here for program details.

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Sarah Glazier • sarah.glazier@officedepot.com • 704.497.4022

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Professional Development & Training

Center for Professional Innovation and Education, Inc.

CfPIE is the leader in quality pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device technical training.  We offer the largest course selection in the industry, with more than 350 classes across 71 course titles in North America and Europe.

Multiple Learning Formats:

  • Classroom
  • On-site
  • Certification programs

Examples of coursework "take away" benefits:

  • Better understanding of regulatory agency expectations and how to avoid pitfalls for development and validation of bioanalytical assays for biologics
  • Ensure adherence to CMC regulatory compliance for biologics and biopharmaceuticals
  • Appreciate the regulatory challenges of biosimilars, and the FDA, EMA and WHO perspectives on them
  • Gain a broader view of unique biotech issues, including tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, QA/QC strategies specifically for biologics and biopharmaceuticals, biotech manufacturing, and more

MichBio Member Benefits:

  • 15% classroom course registration fee discount (this is the largest discount provided by CfPIE for any public course)
  • If a MichBio member company wishes to bring any of the 71 training courses offered by CfPIE to their site, CfPIE will provide the company with a 15% on-site course fee discount.  All of CfPIE’s course, when delivered on-site, can be fully customized to address specific issues faced your organization. To obtain the discount, enter in the discount code in the "Course Discount Code" field on the registation page.
  • Click here for the complete list of courses.

More information:
Registration Department • info@cfpie.com • 610-688-1708
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