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Peak Serum, Inc. Announces Partnership with Japanese Distributor, Vita

VitaPeak Serum, Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Japanese biotechnology product distributor, Vita, Inc. Vita, a distributor and marketer of biotechnology products, represents trusted suppliers from various countries and prides itself on reducing the risk of purchasing raw materials for use in research and manufacturing.

“Vita is trusted by life science companies around the globe and Peak Serum is honored to partner with such a credible distributor,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc. “Through this partnership, we hope to continue to expand our reach, providing even more quality Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) to laboratories worldwide.”

Vita represents suppliers of biotechnology products from the U.S., Canada, Germany, England, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand, China, India and other countries. The company handles diverse products that range from antibodies and ELISA kits, to primary cell-based products and specialized cell culture media, as well as sophisticated scientific instruments and niche services.

In addition to Vita, Peak Serum has existing partnerships with a wide range of distributors including Stratech Scientific and Dae Myung Science CO., LTD. “Through our collaboration with trusted distributors, Peak Serum can continue to further its reach and ultimately fulfill our mission of progressing research that is important to finding cures for diseases and illnesses that affect the world.”  

Peak Serum, Inc. Accepting Applications for Fetal Bovine Serum Donation to Support Disease Curing Research

Cares for Cures logoPeak Serum, Inc. is currently seeking applications for its annual Cares for Cures Grant. Through this initiative, a biological research lab is selected to receive a Fetal Bovine Serum donation from Peak Serum. Click here to fill out the grant form for consideration. Labs of any size are encouraged to apply and the donation recipient will be notified by email.

“Our mission with Peak Serum’s Cares for Cures program is to give back to the research community that continues to support Peak Serum,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc. “It is my belief that it is our responsibility as a company to go the extra mile in supporting research initiatives can change the world.”

Dr. Wendy Huang of the UC San Diego School of Medicine was awarded the first Cares for Cures Grant in 2017. Her team’s research impacts inflammatory bowel conditions, breast, prostate and intestinal cancers and other inflammation-related diseases.

From the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Russell Pachynski was the second recipient of the Cares for Cures Grant in 2018. His groundbreaking research is very unique and encompasses both clinical (prostate) and laboratory (leukocyte) research.

“To give back and partner with labs to make cures for diseases become a reality is a very high priority for Peak Serum,” said Kutrubes. “We are not just another serum company. We care about our customers and hope to show our true compassion through the annual Cares for Cures Grant.”

Peak Serum, Inc. Donates $2,000 to Project Self-Sufficiency During the Month of December

Peak Serum, Inc. contributed $2,000 to Project Self-Sufficiency’s (PS-S) Holiday Family Fund during the month of December. A percentage of all December sales were donated to “provide much-needed smiles during the holiday season,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc.

The Holiday Family Fund helps enhance the holiday season for many participants’ families. With Peak Serum’s $2,000 donation, 20 children from 14 different families were able to enjoy and provide a holiday celebration for their children. “Our staff and participants are extremely grateful for this gift from Peak Serum, Inc.,” said Neva Menchaca, Project Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator.  

“Peak Serum, Inc. appreciates everything Project Self-Sufficiency contributes to Northern Colorado and is honored to partner with an organization that has brought the promise of education to single parents for over 30 years,” said Kutrubes.

Project Self-Sufficiency serves approximately 160 low-income families each year.  The program provided by Project Self-Sufficiency supports families who earn below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, meaning that many of these families will not celebrate the holidays and if they do, many of the parents will not be able to afford gifts for their children. When entering the PS-S program, 56.82% of Project Self-Sufficiency participants are homeless.

About Project Self-Sufficiency

By providing access to education and career development, the Project Self-Sufficiency strengthens the selfpower necessary for single parents to push through barriers in order for them to live a completely different kind of life. Barriers such as affordable housing, mental health services, access to quality childcare, reliable transportation, and other challenging circumstances require creative intervention and intensive, personalized advising found at Project Self-Sufficiency. For questions, please call Neva Menchaca at 970.407.0305 ext. 5. Click here to learn more.

Peak Serum, Inc. Launches Customer Rewards Program

Peak Serum, Inc., a privately owned and independent supplier of life science laboratory products, has introduced Peak Premier Rewards; a program designed to reward customers who regularly purchase Fetal Bovine Serum and lab accessories.

“We value the loyalty of our customers, and are excited to offer Peak Premier Rewards to every customer, including individuals and research labs,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc.

The Peak Premier Rewards program allows customers to earn points each time a purchase is made; each dollar is worth one point. For example, a purchase of $100 worth of lab accessories is worth 100 points while a purchase of $500 fetal bovine serum is worth 500 points. In the previous example, the purchase would result in 600 points, and 500 points can be exchanged for $10 off coupon.

Customers are able to redeem points for coupons toward future purchases.

“Peak Serum created Peak Premier Rewards to give our customers the best experience with our company and products,” said Kutrubes. “We cannot thank our customers enough for the repeat business and loyalty over the years.”

Click here to learn more and sign up for Peak Premier Rewards.

Peak Serum, Inc. Donates December Sales to Project Self-Sufficiency’s Holiday Family Fund

On behalf of its customers, Peak Serum, Inc. is donating a percentage of its December sales to support Project Self-Sufficiency’s (PS-S) Holiday Family Fund. Peak Serum’s goal is to provide gifts for up to 20 children of Project Self-Sufficiency participants. “Peak Serum’s ultimate goal is to provide much-needed smiles this holiday season,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum, Inc.

“The holidays are a time for celebration and happiness, something that doesn’t come easy for many of our single-parent families. Project Self-Sufficiency Participants are devoted to school and their career path, as a result, they often do not have the resources to provide a holiday celebration for their children,” said Neva Menchaca, Project Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator.

Project Self-Sufficiency serves approximately 160 low-income families each year.  The program provided by Project Self-Sufficiency supports families who earn below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, meaning that many of these families will not celebrate the holidays and if they do, many of the parents will not be able to afford gifts for their children. When entering the PS-S program, 56.82% of Project Self-Sufficiency participants are homeless.

The Holiday Family Fund helps enhance the upcoming holiday season for many participants’ families. “With the help of Peak Serum, 20 children from 14 families will have gifts to open for their holiday celebrations! Thank you Peak Serum for helping make the holidays brighter for our Participants’ children,” said Menchaca.

“Peak Serum, Inc.’s continual growth is due to our loyal customers and supportive community. We are proud to not only honor our customers but support Project Self-Sufficiency through this project,” said Kutrubes. “We hope, through our donation, to empower PS-S participants to reach their financial and educational goals by bringing joy and holiday cheer to their children.”

The percentage of sales will start December 1st and end December 31st. Learn more about Peak Serum’s products.

About Project Self-Sufficiency

By providing access to education and career development, the Project Self-Sufficiency strengthens the selfpower necessary for single parents to push through barriers in order for them to live a completely different kind of life. Barriers such as affordable housing, mental health services, access to quality childcare, reliable transportation, and other challenging circumstances require creative intervention and intensive, personalized advising found at Project Self-Sufficiency. To learn more, visit www.bringthepower.org. For questions, please call or contact Neva Menchaca at 970.407.0305 ext. 5.

Announcing Peak Premier Rewards

We are excited and proud to announce Peak Premier Rewards! This rewards program earns points on every purchase from Peak Serum, including fetal bovine serum and lab accessories.

What Is Peak Premier Rewards?

The rewards program is similar to any customer loyalty program, just like the ones used by grocery stores or other retailers. Each purchase from Peak Serum earns points that can be redeemed for coupons. By creating a Peak Premier Rewards account, you will earn points with every checkout. This means you will save money on products you already purchase without having to do anything more than signing up!

How Does Peak Premier Rewards Work? 

The rewards program is very simple because each dollar spent is worth one point. For example, a purchase of $20 worth of lab accessories is worth 20 points while a purchase of $500 of fetal bovine serum is worth 500 points. The points are accumulated with each checkout, and the points can be redeemed on the next purchase. In the above example, the purchase would result in 520 points, and 500 points can be exchanged for a $10 off coupon.

Claiming Your Rewards

Claiming your Peak Rewards is easy. To start, simply log in to Peak Rewards using your account. Then choose “Claim Your Rewards.” This will show the total amount of points available. If there are available coupons, click “Claim Now” to receive a one time use coupon code. When checking out, apply this coupon code to receive instant savings!

The Peak Premier Rewards program is available for every Peak Serum customer including individuals and research labs. We value the loyalty of our customers, and we’re excited to offer this program to help reduce the costs of buying fetal bovine serum online. The more items you purchase, the more points you earn which means the more you will save.

Create your Peak Premier Rewards account today to start saving! 

 

Peak Serum is Proud to Join Forces with the European Serum Products Association

The European Serum Products Association (ESPA), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, was established to promote the safe use of serum, connect companies of the serum processing industry, both in the EU and outside of the EU, and to represent their interests. The ESPA and Peak Serum share many values, such as honesty, trust, and credibility.

As a member of the ESPA, Peak Serum is dedicated to actively educating regulators, serum users and their associations about the facts and myths related to serum products. Additionally, we are committed to gathering scientific evidence that serum is amongst the safest and best performing cell culture supplements, and actively defending the roles of serum in both animal and human health.

This trusted partnership demonstrates our commitment and dedication to regulatory standards and product quality within the industry. Our good standing as accepted members of the ESPA will strengthen our network of associations of related sectors and serum clients, as well as regulators. This will help us be involved in the conversations to harmonize worldwide standards and international trade of serum products.

For more information about the ESPA, visit their website: http://www.serumproducts.eu/

Washington University School of Medicine Receives Fetal Bovine Serum Donation from Peak Serum, Inc.

TOGETHER, WE IMPACT LIVES.

Peak Serum, Inc. is proud to announce its 2018 Cares for Cures Grant recipient, Russell Pachynski of the Washington University School of Medicine.

The Cares for Cures Grant was born from Peak Serum’s mission to support research to cure diseases through the donation of Fetal Bovine Serum. Research labs and organizations are encouraged to apply for donations of Fetal Bovine Serum through the Peak Serum website and grants are given each fiscal year.

Pachynski, Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine, is the second recipient of the Cares for Cures Grant. His team focuses broadly on the leukocyte migration (or trafficking) in the setting of tumor immunology. “My lab is thrilled to continue our research with the help of Peak Serum’s Cares for Cures Grant,” said Pachynski. “We are so thankful for the support of our research efforts to make breakthroughs each and every day.”

Click Here to learn more about Dr. Pachynski’s research and lab.

“Dr. Pachynski’s lab is the epitome of what the Cares for Cures Grant stands for. This grant aids, acknowledges and encourages researchers to make strides to fight diseases,” said Tom Kutrubes, Peak Serum President and CEO. “We are proud to be able to assist this research lab and continue motivating labs worldwide to carry out cutting-edge research.”

Peak Serum launched Cares for Cures in 2017 and that same year awarded Dr. Wendy Huang of the UC San Diego School of Medicine for her work in examining the link between DDX proteins, their ability to modify RNA structures and their link between inflammation and cancers.

Learn more about Peak Serum’s Cares for Cures Grant. 

Peak Serum Benefits 2018 Finally Home Family Golf Team

Peak Serum, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Finally Home Family Golf Tournament on August 13.

About Finally Home 

Finally Home, a national non-profit 501(c)3, has been training and encouraging foster, kinship and adoptive families since 2008. Finally Home was created to equip and encourage families as they provide a safe and loving home where wounded children can heal. Even with the best of intentions, families can experience severe discouragement in the face of children’s behaviors that go far beyond their expertise or expectations. A family in crisis will often feel isolated in the midst of their suffering. Finally Home’s vision to equip communities to serve these families with research-based psycho-education, authentic friendship and practical help.

Peak Serum, Inc. Accepting Applications for Fetal Bovine Serum Donation to Support Disease Curing Research

Through the Cares for Cures Grant, Peak Serum, Inc. aims to provide Fetal Bovine Serum product donations to research labs working to cure diseases worldwide. Researchers seeking support from the grant may apply directly.

“The mission behind the Cares for Cures Grant is to aid, acknowledge and encourage researchers making strides to fight diseases,” said Tom Kutrubes, Peak Serum President and CEO. “Through the donation, we hope to motivate labs worldwide to continue carrying out research.”

Dr. Wendy Huang of the UC San Diego School of Medicine was awarded the first Cares for Cures Grant in 2017. Her team’s research impacts inflammatory bowel conditions, breast, prostate and intestinal cancers and other inflammation-related diseases. “It is researchers like Dr. Huang who make the breakthroughs that guide tomorrow’s treatments. Peak Serum is happy to support her efforts.”