Fisher Scientific Announces Strategic Alliance with Pennsylvania Bio

Companies Join With Mission to Improve Access to Leading Science Instrumentation and Build Stronger Biosciences Community

PITTSBURGH, Pa.–Fisher Scientific, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today announced an alliance with Pennsylvania Bio, the statewide association representing Pennsylvania’s bioscience community. This alliance will support the product and supply chain service needs of Pennsylvania bioscience companies and will help to accelerate the industry’s growth in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania Bio members will be offered easy and direct access to Fisher Scientific’s extensive catalog of products as well as consultative interviews to support the specific needs of member companies.

“Fisher Scientific serves science, and we’re continuously searching for new, innovative ways to fulfill that mission. This union is a key part of that strategy,” said Elizabeth Woo, Ph.D., biotechnology industry vice president for Fisher Scientific. “Whether Pennsylvania Bio members are large or small, a biotech, pharmaceutical or medical research company, we hope that our tools and tailored expertise will drive innovation and, ultimately, benefit patients who need new advancements in science and medicine.”

Through the alliance, members will be granted access to the Fisher Scientific catalog, including scientific, safety and laboratory products. Pennsylvania Bio will also offer members a dedicated portal for electronic purchases and portfolio management, which includes needs assessments, e-commerce initiatives and inventory and chemical management.

“Our members look to us to provide the most comprehensive and cost effective solutions to serve their needs and to help them succeed and grow. We believe that Fisher Scientific’s trusted and complete portfolio of lab supply products and services will provide the quality we demand for our members,” said Dennis M. “Mickey” Flynn, president of Pennsylvania Bio. “This partnership encompasses and helps to advance our central goal – to ensure Pennsylvania remains a global leader in biosciences.”

“Pennsylvania has grown into a hub of ground-breaking biosciences research and development and it’s an honor to make this investment in its future,” said Doug Zalla, global vice president of marketing and strategy for Fisher Scientific. “It takes bold partnerships like these to drive the industry forward and push the limits – we’re proud to play a role in helping to build the dynamic bioscience communities of tomorrow.”

Fisher Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit

About Pennsylvania Bio

Pennsylvania Bio is a catalyst to ensure Pennsylvania is a global leader in the biosciences by developing a cohesive community that unites the region’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research, and financial strengths. For more information, please visit

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