Alfa Aesar announces New Lab Start-Up Program for 2015


Scheme is designed to make Alfa Aesar products available to researchers through an affordable discount programme

Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company, has a New Lab Start-Up Program available. The scheme is available throughout 2015 and is designed to make Alfa Aesar products available to researchers through an affordable discount programme; currently it is available only in the UK, US and Canada.

Alfa Aesar is committed to making it easier for new labs to obtain research chemicals, metals and materials. The process has been made very simple. Complete the registration form and return to an Alfa Aesar representative, who will then advise if the eligibility criteria has been met. Once approved, items can be purchased through the New Lab Start-Up Program. A confirmation email will be sent out and will include additional information on how to get started.

Qualifying labs receive the following benefits:

  • 25% off all chemicals for 6 months
  • Additional 5% off on orders of US$2,000/£1,300 or more
  • No minimum order
  • Outstanding customer service

Customers have been enrolling in the programme since 2011 and it is really gathering momentum. This programme has been successful because it allows customers to capitalise on the opportunity and use the discount to stock up their labs.

Dr Ganesh Thakur at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts commented: 'We enrolled in the programme back in April 2011 and had a significant spend during the first six months. We were delighted with the team’s expertise and the discount was hugely advantageous to us. I had no hesitation in recommending the programme to other labs within the university.'

He added: 'To this day we continue to do business with Alfa Aesar and feel they play an important role in the industry and we value them as our supplier.'

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