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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Peak Serum, Inc. Continues Support of Bioscience Industry Through Colorado Business Association (CBSA) Membership Renewal
Peak Serum, Inc. uses CBSA and European Serum Products Association memberships to establish relationships, engage research and educate others in the industry.
Peak Serum, Inc., announces their third-year membership renewal with Colorado Bioscience Association, (CBSA). Peak Serum, Inc. continues to support the biosciences with a hope to impact and improve the industry alongside other CBSA members.
“As leaders in bioscience research, development and manufacturing, the members of Colorado Bioscience Association’s united goal is to ensure valuable connections and opportunities to assist in Colorado’s business growth and innovating economy,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and CEO of Peak Serum. “Peak Serum, Inc. is proud to be apart of such a diverse and forward-thinking group. We look forward to many years of membership and growth with CBSA.”
The key benefits of CBSA membership are designed to support members through business networking events, advocacy on behalf of the industry to elected officials, bottom line savings through purchasing programs and knowledge-sharing programs.
An esteemed Board of Directors made from Colorado’s top bioscience leaders lead CBSA and work alongside an accomplished group of members including Colorado State University, Bio2 Medical, Silvergate Pharmaceuticals and AlloSource. For more information about CBSA, visit cobioscience.com
To emphasize the importance of the bioscience industry, Peak Serum donates Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) to research projects through its Cares for Cures initiative. “Researchers are making enormous strides in fighting disease and curing afflictions, and Cares for Cures wants to acknowledge and encourage that work,” said Kutrubes “Biomedical research eventually enriches humanity. Our product donation will hopefully allow more labs to perform more research for years to come.”
Researchers seeking support from Cares For Cures may apply directly to the program here.
Peak Serum’s Fetal Bovine Serum Receives Credit in Leading Cancer Journal, Oncogene
Peak Serum is proud to announce its assistance in cancer research at The Scripps Research Institute. Peak Serum’s Fetal Bovine Serum was recently credited in one of the world’s leading cancer journals, Oncogene. In this publication, LTBP3 promotes early metastatic events during cancer cell dissemination, human tumor cell lines and culture conditions were routinely cultured in DMEM supplemented with 10% of Peak Serum’s Fetal Bovine Serum.
“Peak Serum is honored to be mentioned by The Scripps Research Institute in such a notable and impressive cancer journal, Oncogene,” says Tom Kutrubes, President, and CEO of Peak Serum. “We hope to continue helping researchers publish their work around the world.”
The Scripps Research Institute is a world leader in biomedical research – expanding the frontiers of knowledge, accelerating new treatments for disease and training the next generation of scientists in this critical work. This institute one of the world’s largest, private, non-profit research organizations — stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. For more information, click here.
Oncogeneaims to make substantial advances that contribute to cancer by publishing outstanding research. Areas covered by Oncogeneinclude, but are not limited to, the cellular and molecular biology of cancer including resistance to cancer therapies, and development of better approaches to improving survival. Across cancer biology, this publication has a broad remit encompassing the life sciences and biomedicine, from the most fundamental and theoretical work, through to translational, applied, and clinical research. Reviewing Editors are among the most respected and accomplished individuals in their fields – from genetics and structural biology, to function and mechanism. Visit https://www.nature.com/onc for more information.
Now Accepting Cares for Cures Grant Applications
Together, We Impact Lives. Apply now for support from Peak Serum Cares for Cures.
Is your organization preforming cutting edge research to help eliminate disease or treat illness? Are you looking for support for your research efforts through product donations of Peak Serum’s quality Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)?
Peak Serum is now accepting applications for our annual Cares for Cures Grant program. All applications must be submitted online at peakfbs.com/cares-for-cures. Research labs and organizations are encouraged to apply for donations through the form on our Cares for Cures page. Each year, Peak Serum sets aside funds for Cares for Cures to provide thousands of dollars worth of FBS to research labs and organizations. We have committed to selecting at least one beneficiary in 2018.
Each year, we select research efforts to support, and provide them with funding as well as in-kind donations of Fetal Bovine Serum. Because the world of research is varied and bright minds are investigating new ideas all the time, we’re concentrating our efforts on providing short-term grants which allow Cares for Cures to support a wide range of research.
More information is available at our Cares for Cures page, including full information regarding how to apply for a grant.
European Serum Products Association Grants Membership to Peak Serum, Inc.
Peak Serum is excited to announce it is officially a member of the European Serum Products Association (ESPA) as ofJuly 1, 2017.
“The purpose of ESPA is to connect professional companies of the animal serum processing industry in the European Union and in other European and Non-European countries to the interests of its members,” said Tom Kutrubes, President, and CEO of Peak Serum. “We are honored that we meet the necessary requirements in order to be accepted as a member of an organization that is consistently and effectively improving the serum industry and ethical standards”
ESPA Objectives :
to study questions relating to and defending the interests of the European Serum
to represent its Members with the Commission of the European Communities, with
other European institutions and with other national and international organizations,
whether in the private or the public sector
to promote the harmonization of regulations covering the trade and the use of animal
serum, following international standards set by the World Animal Health Organization
OIE and the World Health Organization (WHO).
promote the education of Members, regulatory authorities and the serum industry
stakeholders in general.
to consolidate the confraternal ties between all of its Members;
to permit the exchange of professional and technical information within the industry
itself but also with all economic and scientific sectors;
ensuring that the market for serum products operates in compliance with the
European Union (EU) rules and with any international rules such as the ones from the
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); and
to do anything which is, in the widest sense of the word, connected with or may be
conducive to the attainment of these objectives.
The European Serum Products Association became active in May of 2017 ensuring the market for serum products operates in compliance with the European Union rules and international rules.