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Important BearBuy News:   

Status of Qiagen BearBuy Catalog  

Dear BearBuy Users and UC Research Community,

The purpose of this communication is to inform you that the Qiagen, Inc. electronic product catalog will no longer be available on our BearBuy system as of June 1, 2013.   

  • After this date, Qiagen products will still be available for direct purchase, but only through the BearBuy non-catalog form ordering process. For more information on how to process a BearBuy non-catalog form, see the BearBuy Shopper page and open the Shop Using Forms document and the Non-Catalog Form job aid. 
  • You may also choose to purchase alternatives from one of the many BearBuy catalogs hosted by our strategic suppliers.   

The decision to discontinue Qiagen's hosted catalog came after many rounds of failed contract negotiations between the University of California and Qiagen.  


We encourage you to purchase research products from one of the following approved strategic suppliers with BearBuy catalogs.

  • Life Technologies (Manufacturer)
  • Sigma-Aldrich (Manufacturer)
  • New England Biolabs (Manufacturer)
  • Cell Signaling (Manufacturer)
  • Bio-Rad (Manufacturer)
  • VWR (Distributor)
  • ThermoFisher (Manufacturer/Distributor)
  • Neta Scientific (Distributor)

If you have questions or would like suggestions for similar products available in our BearBuy catalogs, please contact Ross Bausone at Ross.Bausone@UCSF.edu or Rbausone@berkeley.edu.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.   

Jim Hine
Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief Procurement Officer

UC Berkeley and UCSF Campus Procurement