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"I don't have time to compare chemical prices."
Using innovative software we search and curate over 2 million products.
"If you don't know what you are paying then you're probably paying too much."
Transparent pricing - no more surprises when the shipping bill arrives.
More than 700 Institutions Have Ordered from P212121 within the USA:
Max Peto, Senior Researcher, SENS Foundation
“I had a very positive experience shopping at P212121. The price was terrific, I received the item in less than a week, and it worked as advertised. The products have been reliable, so I'm certainly going to give them more of my business in the future.”
Dave Long, Research Scientist, Goodyear / Veyance Technologies
"P21 is a one stop shop for our development lab. Because P21 can sell almost any research chemical and supply, we rarely need to go elsewhere making our purchasing fast and convenient. Also convenient is that they always list their best price online. This eliminates the annoyance of constantly asking for quotes or discounts."
In 2009 while Sean Seaver was pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Toledo, the research lab he worked in was running out of funding. In an effort to save money, Sean created a spreadsheet of the necessary chemicals and supplies needed to finish his research along with the best price to get each item. It soon became clear that it was possible to obtain significant savings on items if they were ordered from small manufacturers, instead of using the university’s academic discount or large vendors.
As you may know, comparing chemicals and supplies can be quite tedious and time consuming so the spreadsheet took weeks to prepare. Other graduate students were soon asking the best places to buy supplies. The word soon spread and professors in other departments were starting to ask where they could get better priced supplies.
In 2010, in order to share this cost savings information with a wider audience, the company P212121 and this website were created. Today, the company continues to find and list the lowest prices on all lab items to make your grants last longer.
Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.