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BIO and Nikon Instruments Inc. Jointly announce a new Program for Research Grade Microscope System for BIO Members

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Nikon Instruments Inc. jointly announce a new partnership under the BIO Business Solutions® offerings. Nikon Instruments is a world-renowned market leader in optical instrumentation and research microscope systems known for cutting edge digital imaging technology for biomedical research solutions.

As a supplier partner, Nikon Instruments is now part of BIO’s exclusive Business Solutions® program which is helping thousands of companies save on items they need to run a successful biotechnology enterprise.

The Nikon Instruments Research Grade Microscope Systems Program is available to BIO and select state and regional life science associations’ members, and offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase. Nikon Research Grade Microscope Systems enable researchers fully integrated microscope systems for expediting discoveries to commercialization at a cost savings.

“BIO members require flexible and solution driven research instrumentation to advance discoveries, but finding the right provider at the right value can be difficult,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “By teaming up with Nikon, we’re able to offer high-quality products and services that will meet our members’ needs at favorable rates.”

BIO Business Solutions negotiates significant volume-based discounts, competitive terms, and other benefits on products and services with industry leading suppliers on behalf of its members and members of state and regional biotech associations. Through the BIO Business Solutions program, more than 2,900 companies saved more than $161 million last year.

By selecting Nikon Instruments Inc. as a contracted supplier, members will benefit from Nikon’s outstanding service and support network, cutting edge imaging technology and exclusive pricing for BIO members. Nikon Instruments Inc. offers a broad array of research-grade imaging systems including award-winning live-cell imaging platforms, super-resolution systems, confocal microscopes and High Content imaging systems. Each of these imaging solutions is designed for flexibility and ease of customizability to help meet the individual needs of the biotech company and can be easily scaled up for larger operations.

Nikon Instruments Inc. Vice President of Sales Jim Hamlin said, “Nikon Instruments Inc. is committed to meeting the business needs of the growing life science industry and partnering with BIO is a testament to this. BIO and all of its partners help large and small businesses within the biotech community lower supplies and select capital expenditures, and gain access to industry best practices through the spirit of collaborative purchasing power.”

About Nikon Instruments Inc.:
Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 99th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

About BIO:
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

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Source: Nikon Instruments