Consortium Suppliers

Suppliers and Offers

Information on the offers available from our suppliers and contact details are shown below. For more detailed information about the deals available to your company please mail,  Lee Pratley,  or call him on 01235 420 876.




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Laboratory Consumables, Equipment, Chemicals & Services
– Average 50% off list price
– Over 2000 specially priced lab essentials
– Free delivery

Louise Sutton
Regional Manager
+44 (0) 7788144158


Sigma-Aldrich (Part of Merck) is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in life science and high technology

– Free standard delivery
– Discounts across 100,000’s of products, ranging from antibodies to analytical standards.
– Over 450 specially priced products
– Free delivery
– Technical seminars and support available upon request

Matthew Holland
Sales Manager UK/Ireland Research Pharma
+44 (0) 7790 990 5739


Laboratory Gases and Dry Ice
Special OBN prices on Dry Ice, Cylinder gases including Nitrogen, Argon, CO2, Helium, Hydrogen and Oxygen.

Kristian Dixon
Account Manager (Dry Ice)
Air Liquide UK Limited
M: +44 (0)7841 569344
T: +44 (0)1675 462424

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Liquid Nitrogen, Scientific Gases and Cryogenic Storage Equipment
For many industries, the gases and equipment Air Products supply are a lifeline. We want you to think of Air Products as a key part of your business. From Life Science Cryogenic solutions to Specialty gases including Analytical and Pharma grades.

With our strong knowledge of Liquid Nitrogen and our class-leading range of Chart MVE freezers, we are able to provide the optimum turnkey solution to meet your needs, including comprehensive project management solution for the storage of your critical samples.

With significant discounts to our members for the following products:

  •  Liquid Nitrogen
  •      Liquid CO2
  •      Liquid Argon

Nick Brown
Business Development Manager
Air Products Industrial Gases
M: +44 (0)7881 582693
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EFR Travel Group provide global corporate travel services for business professionals who are looking for a highly knowledgeable travel supplier who truly understands and delivers quality, value and service.  Providing an outstanding product range supported by class leading technology, proven and tested systems and best in class procurement mechanisms.  Highly experienced and knowledgeable travel experts delivering exceptional service with market leading pricing.

David Strange
Corporate Director

EFR Travel Group
43-45 High Road
Bushey Heath
WD23 1EE

M 07496 323737
T 020 8421 7093

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Information Security Health Assessment

Protection of sensitive data is vital to the continued viability of many bio-sciences companies, so knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your information security is crucial.


This requires a regular review of your approach and the controls in place, preferably carried out by an independent third party.


CQR, an information security specialist, with its UK office in Oxford, is offering OBN members a 10% discount on its Information Security Health Assessment over the next three months. This service, which delivers a high-level report clearly identifying the organisation’s strengths and weaknesses with actionable recommendations, is normally priced at £5,400 for organisations with less than 25 staff, operating from no more than one site. Under this offer, the service is available to OBN members for £4,850. (The discount is also available to more complex organisations but will require a scoping exercise to establish the price.)


To take advantage of this offer, please contact Stewart Benger

on tel: 07783 312130

or email:

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Stationery and Office Supplies

At Staples Advantage, our mission is to bring easy to businesses worldwide. Founded in 1986, Staples, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest multi-channel office supplier – a testament to our ability to evolve and meet the changing needs of our customers. As workplaces have changed, so has our offering, expanding beyond office products to include facilities, breakroom and safety products, technology solutions, furniture and print solutions. Staples Advantage serves businesses and organisations of all sizes in 27 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.


Our overall objective is to become a close partner and trusted advisor to both our customers by better understanding — and meeting — their specific needs. As part of achieving this objective, we continually look for ways to provide value-added services which extend beyond office supplies.


Our business is driven by operating with the highest levels of integrity, creating a strong culture of diversity and involvement, strengthening the communities where we live and work and continually improving our environmental performance.

Charlotte Plater
Internal Account Manager
Staples Europe
Tel No : 0121 322 1337
Email :
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Office Furniture

Tangent Office Furniture is a market leading British office furniture manufacturer serving high profile companies across all market sectors. We aim to add value through innovative design that recognises the trends and developments in technology.


Our core competence is to find the right solution through originality, lateral perspective and focused determination. We do not aim to be all things to all people. Our promise is to create exceptional and pioneering products that offer genuine value and to deliver and install them with outstanding service.


We would like to hear from you. Whatever the size of your project or stage you are at in the design process we are here to help and advise.

Alan Hunt
Business Manager
Tel No : 0844 800 1904
Mob No : 0797 318 6437
Email :
Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7TH

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Cost effective workforce solutions

Discount for OBN Members – Kelly Scientific is a global leader in the provision of scientific talent to the Pharma, Biotech and Life Science industries, working alongside our clients to drive innovation, improve processes and commercialise their products. From start-ups to global Pharmas, we can provide effective solutions to meet a broad range of workforce requirements, including:

• The cost effective and compliant payrolling of direct hires
• Temp / contractor sourcing
• Providing permanent scientific talent – 1 to multiple hires
• Managed Service Provision including on-site recruitment
• RPO solutions

We have a network of offices covering the UK and OBN members will be able to benefit from a discount to our standard recruitment terms, to also include commercial and finance hiring needs.

Lloyd Dennis
Business Manager
Kelly Scientific Resources
W: 0203 040 1912
F: 0207 374 4698
M: 07828 492773
4th Floor, 145 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5BP


Guaranteed phospho-specific* custom antibody production at a reduced price
– Affinity purified phospho-specific and non-phospho antibody.
– phospho and non-phospho peptide.
– control sera.
– ELISA results and project report.

* the affinity purified antibody does not recognise the non-phospho peptide.

+44 (0) 1235 232 100

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Specialist Cold Chain/Clinical Trial Courier
– Gold standard Cold Chain and Clinical Trial Courier

Kerry Harrison
Business Development Manager
M: +44 (0) 7736 298 199
T: +44 (0) 207 717 1400

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OBN Full Member Offer – Discount on FTE rates (or discount on fee for service) for all new work placed by OBN Members

Sygnature Discovery is the UK’s largest independent provider of premium integrated drug discovery resource, delivering advanced scientific expertise into drug discovery programs for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide. Our capabilities include medicinal chemistry, bioscience, DMPK, computational chemistry, project management and informatics which have been tested successfully on a wide range of fully integrated research programs, hit finding, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation projects.
Operating from a modern, purpose-built facility with 5 laboratories and over 100 experienced and highly qualified scientists, the company utilises novel technologies and innovative ways of working that ensures delivery of the most complex drug discovery projects on time and on budget.

Steve Young PhD CChem
VP Business Development
T: +44 (0) 115 941 5401
M: +44 (0) 7920007074


Pharmaceuticals testing:

–       GCP bioanalysis

–       GMP stability testing

–       GMP quality control testing

CEM Analytical Services “CEMAS” is your local GXP analytical chemistry laboratory, specialising in mass spectrometry (gas, liquid, ICP), and providing full analytical method development, validation and transfer.  Special prices provided to OBN members.

Richard Eustace

Business Development Manager CEM Analytical Services

Tel:         01344 887146

Mobile:  07976 632059

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As OBN’s Life Science Commercial insurance broker their insurance experts provide life science insurance advice on how to address the key risks in the sector, including;
• Intellectual Property
• Clinical Trials Liability in either annual or single trial formats
• Temperature Controlled Stock including Marine and Transit
• Product Guarantee and Recall
• Contract Liability
• Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

Kathryn Moon ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner
Head of Life Sciences
Arthur J. Gallagher
T: 024 7623 2610
M: 07920 597717
W: Arthur J. Gallacher

Contamination Liabilities; – exit from and entry to facilities

AVER provides a decontamination evaluation and contracting service; – identifying the contamination liabilities that are likely to be present as a result of past use of a facility.  This can be when vacating premises, as part of dilapidations assessments, or on taking-up new facilities that have previously been in-use.

AVER offers a free initial consultation service to OBN members; – the facilities are viewed and a preliminary appraisal provided which can then be used as a start point for potential decontamination requirements.

Bob Shaw BSc MSc CChem MRSC MIDE
Mob: 07582 959695


Interim Management solutions
Preferred Interim Management Provider
Pleased to offer a discount on our fee to all OBN members who work with us during the next 12 months

Geoff Newman
+44 (0) 1844 202989


Renumeration Survey

Preferential OBN member rates for participating in the premier remuneration survey of the UK BIoIndustry. This is run annually with a publication date in October. Discounts also available for purchasing the survey. Note: only R&D companies are eligible to participate in or purchase this product.

Rod Cook, Partner
01865 865247
07711 141288

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Healthcare and laboratory seating.

  • Standard 30% off list price
  • Most comprehensive range of quality chairs and stools to meet all budgets
  • Free delivery
  • 5 year warranty on all products


Kirsty Lewis

Sales Office Manager


telephone :  +44 (0)1491 838156


Horton Ruston Poole is able to offer OBN members reduced fees on all Executive Search assignments, with a deferred fee arrangement for pre-seed companies. We are sensitive to the needs of early stage companies, and can help them to balance their desire to attract high quality management with a need to preserve cash. Over many years, our Company has worked extensively with the UK biotech sector and the investment community, to identify and attract high quality scientific and entrepreneurial management into early stage and developing companies.

Paul Edwards
+44 (0) 207 630 0200


Secure On-Site Document Destruction Services
Secure on-site shredding and recycling services include:
Free data security surveys to assess current confidential information security processes
discount for OBN Members
Service includes free consoles, delivery and recycling

+44 (0) 800 197 7622


Legal Services
Discount on all Penningtons Manches’ private client services (drafting of Wills and codicils, probate work and lasting powers of attorney
Free 1 hour consultation with commercial lawyer.

Anna Burnside
+44 (0) 1865 722 106


Private Medical Insurance
Fully underwritten or easy transfer terms are available
You are not penalised with higher premiums because you make a claim
Flexible modular policies can also include cash plan employee benefits
OBN member renewal discounts available

Pete Mangnall
+44 (0) 1235 536 510
+44 (0) 7711 385 804

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Private Medical Insurance

Jan Burnett at Premier Choice offers free healthcare consultation for OBN members

Your people are behind everything your business does; they’re your greatest asset. So it’s not just about attracting the right staff in the first place, it’s also about keeping them and ensuring that they are motivated, fit and in work, with minimal absence. Independent healthcare advisor Jan Burnett has options that can help you achieve this and which may pleasantly surprise you in terms of value, elements of cover and flexibility.

As an independent healthcare consultant for Premier Choice, Jan works with small and large businesses from a multitude of industry sectors. Through Premier Choice she has access to the whole of the private medical insurance market place, allowing her to create best fit solutions for her clients.

 Jan explains. “Being independent, and representing the whole of the market, I’m able to give companies cost-effective, flexible and most importantly, unbiased options. I’m a specialist advisor, focusing on health insurance, employee benefits as well as group risk and protection needs. The added value is that I research and tailor the options available to a company’s priorities, and consider needs from an occupational health perspective to optimise absence management. Making healthcare work for business owners and their employees is my point of focus”

Progressive independence

Jan has been in the specialised healthcare market for 12 years. Her role is very much based around Personal Development and she is currently studying for the Chartered Insurance Institute’s IF7 examination. She adds, “I really value my independence and to ensure that I keep pace with the industry’s continual legislative changes, I strive to keep my qualifications and knowledge of insurers’ options current.”

Premier Choice Healthcare Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA number 312878

Jan Burnett
Premier Choice Healthcare
Tel No : 01295 724 532
Email :


Black Swan Analysis is a unique analysis practice that provides to clients robust healthcare asset valuations, forecasting modelling and patient specific database delivering the insight that makes business decisions clear.

We have recently developed a new range of reports called the EpiomicEpidemiology Series. Each publication in the Series will be disease specific and typically cover 8-17 of the major Global Markets with a forecasted horizon of 10 years. For more details on the specific contents of the reports, connect on this link.

We will provide a 20% discount to all OBN members on the purchase of all Epiomic Epidemiology Series reports, Epiomic Insights and Epiomic online database subscriptions to our disease epidemiology and hospital procedures. Please use the discount code of BSAEPI20 when paying for your subscription online.

Christopher Ehinger

+44(0)1628 621 790

+44(0)7500 970 333

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IT Management
Riverbank IT Management is an established IT service provider, offering Cloud solutions and IT Support to businesses across Oxfordshire, the Thames Valley and London. Riverbank is OBN’s supplier of choice for IT services, giving you predictable, fixed IT costs combined with dedicated account management, monthly IT review meetings, free attendance of all Riverbank events, up to three months of IT support free and a free IT audit worth £695

+44 (0) 845 680 9680


– Free communications audit including advice on low cost voice and data Disaster Recovery solutions
Significant savings on lines and calls with eco-friendly STL GreenMinutes services
– Expert knowledge and portfolio of business grade, high speed data and broadband connections
Hosted voice and data ‘cloud’ based IP solutions for all sizes of businesses

Oliver Oswin
+44 (0) 1993 777 116
+44 (0) 7970 277 032



Discount on services for OBN Members.

Andrew Scheer
+44 (0) 2031 375 505 x204
+44 (0) 7525 424 884


Award-Winning Driver & Fleet Risk Safety Management & Employer Compliance Services
Multi-Brake Award-Winning Services:

FREE Initial Consultancy and Fleet Policy and Process “Health Check” plus Audit Report.
1x free ½ day “in-vehicle” training session (when committing to at least 5 in first year).
Discount off your first 25 Driver Safety Handbooks and/or “in-vehicle” Safety Packs.

Jim Golby
+44 (0) 7768 776 128
+44 (0) 1489 883 230