We work with several biotech companies who are developing high-throughput processes for identifying drug candidates. Therefore we’ve spent much time shopping for 384-well plates. Pricing for plates is EXPENSIVE and variable. If you don’t pay attention, you might spend $903.22 instead of $565.20.
Here is a list of 6 companies that sell 384-well plates with black walls, transparent bottom, sterile, and a lid. These companies sell the EXACT SAME product (#781687 from BrandTech). If you use these types of plates, you have the decision to buy for:
- $903.22 from Fisher Scientific
- $821.90 from VWR
- $785.00 from Sigma (recently acquired by Merck for $17 billion)
- $781.00 from Dot Scientific (a women-owned company)
- $781.00 from the manufacturer, BrandTech
- $565.20 from Pipette.com
Who would you buy from?
Keep in mind, this is “List Price” and some organizations/companies/universities receive a discount and/or “free shipping” from certain suppliers, but it still doesn’t bring you down to the Pipette.com price.
As one former Sigma employee told us, “You’d be surprised at how many scientists pay list price.”
Here is a list of plates on clearance at BrandTech Scientific: Clearance, Discounted, and Overstock Web Specials