Peak Serum, Inc. — a Colorado-based, privately owned, and independent supplier of life science laboratory products — has partnered with national, membership-based biotech network, BioLabs, for its annual Cares for Cures grant program. Applications from active BioLabs members are being accepted now through December 16, 2020.
With this initiative, a biological research lab is selected to receive a Fetal Bovine Serum donation from Peak Serum. BioLabs efforts are supported by Laboratory Procurement Services, LLC, which is made possible by Peak Serum as the dedicated supplier of Fetal Bovine Serum and lab consumables. As a result of this ongoing partnership, the Cares for Cures grant has been made exclusive to members of the BioLabs network. All active member labs of any size are encouraged to apply, and the selected donation recipient will be notified in December 2020.
“At Peak Serum, we believe it is our responsibility as a company to support research initiatives with the potential to change the world for the better,” said Tom Kutrubes, president and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc. “Our mission with the Cares for Cures program is to give back to the research community in a way that can truly make an impact.”
BioLabs is a membership-based network of shared lab and office facilities located in key biotech innovation clusters. BioLabs offers life science startups unique places to test, develop, and grow their game-changing ideas. We are pleased to be working with Lab Procurement Services, LLC to help offer our quality Peak Serum FBS and Consumables on their hosted catalog on Marketplace.
“Our mission at Laboratory Procurement Services is to assist laboratories in obtaining the products needed to enable optimal success through discovery,” said Frank lafrato, chief commercial officer and partner at Laboratory Procurement Services, LLC. “Together, through BioLabs expansive network of incubators housing almost 1,200 new biotech start-Ups and Peak Serum’s Cares for Cures grant program, we will strengthen medical research and innovation to build upon the momentous progress taking place across our industry.”
Established in 2017, the Cares for Cures grant program has provided much-needed Fetal Bovine Serum to various labs across the U.S. Recipients include:
- Dr. Wendy Huang of the UC San Diego School of Medicine (2017) – Huang’s team research impacts inflammatory bowel conditions, breast, prostate, and intestinal cancers, and other inflammation-related diseases.
- Dr. Russell Pachynski from the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (2018) – Pachynski’s groundbreaking research is very unique and encompasses both clinical (prostate) and laboratory (leukocyte) research.
- Dr. Julie Moreno, and the Prion Research team supporting the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University (2019) – Their research tests a variety of cell sources that are easily accessible, non-tumorigenic, and will eliminate ethical concerns making for a novel, translatable neuronal replacement therapy for any neurodegenerative disease.
“To give back and partner with labs working to create cures for diseases is a very high priority for Peak Serum,” said Kutrubes. “BioLab’s goal to change how scientific entrepreneurs do business by building an ecosystem that empowers bio innovators to grow is a natural fit for Peak Serum. We are not just another serum company — we care about our industry and hope to illustrate our dedication through this partnership and the Cares for Cures grant.”