Biomedical Research Store
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Providing U-M research investigators with easy, on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular work, cell biology, and some protein chemistry.

Complete Product List

The four Biomedical Research Store locations have order contracts with 13 vendors for more than 500 in-stock items available same day, and approximately 20,000 more are available via special order with expedited shipping (typically 1-2 days). Our large-volume vendor contracts enable the Store to negotiate very low prices as well as eliminate all shipping and packaging fees.

Please browse our Complete Product List to view product pricing and availability.

Store Operation Update

The Biomedical Research Stores are open for pre-ordered pickups only. Please place all orders (except ethanol) using our stock and special order form, emailing a your completed order form to our store’s group email address [email protected]. Our customer service team will then contact you to let you know that your order is ready for pickup during the times we have listed below. For ethanol orders, please submit the required ethanol purchase form instead of the standard order form.

Order pickup hours as below:

  • Order pickup hours will be 9:15 am – 11:45 am (closed for lunch) 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:15 am – 11:45 am (closed for lunch)  12:45 pm – 3:15 pm on Friday.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at [email protected] or by calling the location directly.

  • LSI: (734) 615-7530
  • BSRB: (734) 615-6072
  • NCRC: (734) 615-2601
  • MSRB II: (734) 615-5447
How we Serve Your Research Needs
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Products & Services

Browse our complete products list and filter by your desired location to find out what is carried on hand at the Biomedical Research Store nearest you. You can also search for an individual product using the catalog number, description, or vendor. All you need to purchase from the Store is a MiCores account and an associated lab/shortcode authorization.

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Special Order Requests

Not finding what you need among our in-stock products? Check our complete product list for all items available for order. You can place your special orders by email while still taking advantage of our discounted price and zero shipping fees! Special orders typically arrive within 1-2 business days.

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Pick-Up Procedures

All products at the Biomedical Research Store must be preordered and are available for pick up at one of our four store locations. Delivery is still available at NCRC only. Ethanol orders should continue using the required customer ethanol order form.

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The Store utilizes MiCores, an online system from Agilent Technologies designed to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core purchases. All purchasers will need an account, and a lab manager or PI will need to grant lab access and shortcode authorization.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Biomedical Research Store is open from 9:15 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Thursday, with a lunch closure from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.  On Friday, our hours are 9:15 am to 3:15 pm, with the same lunch from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.

The Biomedical Research Store only accepts payment in the form of shortcodes. A shortcode is a six-digit number that summarizes the chartfield information for your account as designated by the University. Please have your shortcode with you when you wish to make a purchase. If you are unsure of which shortcode to use, please contact your appropriate department personnel. We are not authorized to look up shortcodes.

Currently, we are offering pick-up service only. You’ll need to submit an order form, and then wait to be contacted by our staff. Please see the pick-up information on our front page for more information.

Over 20,000 products are included in our contracts but are not stocked in our store. To special order, these products, fill out all information on our order form and attach it to an email addressed to [email protected] (please see the special order requests page for more details).  At this time, we do not accept orders over the phone. Please verify all information before submitting the Order Form. Special orders must be picked up at the location selected on the form.

Our vendor contracts qualify for overnight shipping, but transit disruptions or product availability issues do sometimes happen, so we can’t say with certainty when orders will arrive until we receive more information from the vendor. Typically, we would expect an order to arrive within 1 -2 business days. We will notify you by e-mail once the order has arrived.

Due to space constraints, we are unable to reserve or hold stock items without a submitted order form.  If you would like any items reserved in your name please submit an order form to us and we will be happy to process the order.

We currently stock and special order products from the following companies: Agilent, Bio-Rad, Corning, some Thermo Fisher subsidiaries (Life Technologies, Corning, and Pierce), New England Biolabs, Promega, Qiagen, Sigma Aldrich, and Takara. Although many items are available to order through the Biomedical Research Stores, generally not every item a company produces is included on our list of products. Feel free to check our complete product list to find what you’re looking for.

Due to the nature of these products, we do not accept returns or exchanges at any time unless a product is defective. Please check catalog numbers and quantities carefully before signing your receipt. Your order form submission acknowledges that you have verified and accepted these products in their stated quantities. This no-return policy is outlined on all store order forms.

If you purchased an item that is defective, have your receipt handy and contact the site from which you purchased the product, and we will assist with a resolution.

Some form of ethanol is available for purchase at all of our locations. Please check our complete product list to see if the specific kind you need is stocked at your location of choice. The Biomedical Research Stores are prohibited from special ordering it because we must adhere to Federal Regulations regarding its storage, transport, and sale, and not all locations can meet these requirements. Due to these regulations, YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU WHEN PURCHASING:

  1. Your M-card (Umich ID)
  2. A DOT-approved secondary container (for the transport of your Research Grade Ethanol purchase). Generally, this is a container that can be sealed and will fit the unopened bottle(s) of ethanol. A screw-top pail is one example.

The person picking up the order must be the one who filled out and submitted the order form. These regulations also prohibit us from selling more than two gallons to a customer. Please see our products and services page for more information.

Vendors & Forms
Our Leadership
portrait of Stephen Russell Stephen Russell

Stephen is a subject expert in life science research procurement whose education and experience in the business world have provided a depth of knowledge in traditional areas of budgeting, accounting, human resources, and managing teams.
portrait of Terri Kirkup Terri Kirkup

Terri Kirkup joined the Biomedical Research Store in 2007. She has worked in the Store in various capacities including team lead, and customer service supervisor. She was promoted to Assistant Manager in October 2015.
Questions? Contact Us
Room C580
Medical Sciences Research Building (MSRB) II
1150 W. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0674
Phone: 734-615-5447
Room A681
Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB)
109 Zina Pitcher Pl
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200
Phone: 734-615-6072
Building 14, Room 179
North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Room 2297
Life Sciences Institute (LSI)
210 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216
Phone: 734-615-7530
For Billing/Accounting
Contact Deborah Cheng
About Us
The Biomedical Research Store is one of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, and a part of the Medical School Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Michigan Medicine research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.
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