VCU Supply Centers

The supply centers are a convenient and effective resource for the VCU research community, providing on-site inventory of frequently used scientific products at competitive prices, with no dry ice, hazmat or shipping charges.

Lab bottlesServices

  • Stockroom of molecular biology and tissue culture reagents and supplies
  • Discount prices with no charge for shipping, handling or dry ice
  • Large inventory with many special order items available

Ordering information

  • Orders placed online
  • Customers are notified by email when an order is ready for pickup
  • Quotes: Due to pricing and contract restrictions, the supply centers cannot accept quotes for "Items" listed on the supply centers' website
  • We no longer order products with catalog numbers starting with NC and 50 through Fisher Scientific, as these are non-catalog items.

Return policy

Temperature sensitive items

As a general rule most temperature sensitive items are not returnable. End users may check with the sales representatives, whose contact information is located on our website, to see if exceptions can be made. Please notify the supply centers if an item is returned so that a credit can be issued to your account. 

Room temperature products

Room temperature items may be returnable, but the end user will incur the following charges:

  • Restock fee (varies between companies but is generally 15-25% of sale price)
  • Shipping and handling fee
  • Possible supply center restock fee 

Approximate ordering schedule

Cut-off is NOON for same-day ordering!


Updated 4/10/2024 (excluding Thomas Scientific - current pricing available shortly)