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EMSCO/Fisher Scientific

EMSCO Scientific Enterprises and Fisher Scientific have together been selected as the University of Pennsylvania’s primary strategic contract supplier for laboratory supplies and equipment.  This EMSCO/Fisher Scientific collaboration combines Fisher Scientific, one of the largest laboratory products distributors in the country, with EMSCO Scientific, a minority-owned, West Philadelphia-based provider of scientific supplies and equipment. EMSCO/Fisher Scientific has dedicated sales and customer support, as well as product specialists assigned to the University who are committed to meeting the University's unique business requirements. EMSCO/Fisher Scientific sponsors the Laboratory Products Focus Group, Supplier Product Shows, and offers Penn specific product promotions through the Supplier Showcase. EMSCO/Fisher Scientific also supports various University initiatives that advance sustainability, diversity and economic inclusion, STEM education and student advocacy, and others.

About the Contract

The EMSCO/Fisher Scientific strategic supplier contract became effective July 1, 2018, and is the result of a collaborative strategic sourcing initiative inclusive of Penn’s research community. Following the execution of the contract, the parties worked together to enable an operating model to best serve the University of Pennsylvania.  The fully enabled solution takes effect in October 2018.  An online “punch-out” catalog has been enabled in the Penn Marketplace under EMSCO/Fisher Scientific.  Product and pricing information as well as assistance with special orders is available from any of the EMSCO/Fisher Scientific customer support team members.

Ordering Information

All EMSCO/Fisher Scientific purchase requests must be processed via the BEN Buys purchasing system. The EMSCO/Fisher Scientific online product catalog is available in the Penn Marketplace. The University's MasterCard Purchasing Card should not be used for purchases from EMSCO/Fisher Scientific. Product and pricing information as well as assistance with special orders is available from any of the EMSCO/Fisher Scientific customer support team members listed below.


EMSCO/Fisher Quick Reference Guide


EMSCO/Fisher Scientific Contact Information

The following EMSCO/Fisher Scientific personnel are available to assist Penn researchers and staff with their research product requirements.:

Supplier Contact Information

BEN Buys Supplier #:


On-Site Customer Support:
Phone #:
Fax #:

Colleen Giammarco

Sr. Sales Representative:
Phone #:

Dena Cara

Sales Representative:
Phone #:

Rosh Roy

Sales Representative:
Phone #:

Anthony Ingenito


Sales Representative:
Phone #:

Jasmine Bailey


Sales Representative:
Phone #:

Patrick Oates, Ph.D.


Life Science Specialist
Phone #:

Hemang Barbhaiya


Laboratory Chemicals:


Gaby Torok



Third Party Purchasing

Purchasing Services is collaborating with EMSCO/Fisher Scientific to maximize its strategic purchasing opportunities. EMSCO/Fisher Scientific is the most experienced and comprehensive provider of third party purchasing services in the research market today. EMSCO/Fisher Scientific has been active in third party purchasing initiatives for over ten years, with major customers in the pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces. The goal of EMSCO/Fisher Scientific's third party purchasing initiative is to help Penn maximize its significant buying power and while increasing utilization of electronic purchasing technologies.

Supplier Showcase

This innovative internal supplier marketing program, the Supplier Showcase, enables participating Penn Marketplace suppliers and manufacturers to showcase their corporate news, promote new products and services, and offer Penn specific product promotions to all Penn faculty and staff.


Purchasing Services encourages faculty and staff to provide feedback on the performance of University preferred suppliers.