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Top Stories • September 2016
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Thank you for joining us!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the 2016 U Market Supplier Showcase!

More than 600 attendees and 50 suppliers convened at Coffman Memorial Union on September 13, 2016. Attendees got their U Market questions answered and U Market vendors showcased their latest products. Three lucky people won a free HP eAll-in-one printer/fax/scanner from U Market!

If you were at the event—or even if you weren't—and have a burning question that didn't get answered, don't hesitate to contact Customer Support at 612-624-4878 or

Click here to see photos from the event.
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Order directly from USA Scientific

You can now shop directly from USA Scientific on U Market. 

Look for their logo under Lab Equipment and Supplies. When searching for USA Scientific products customers should use the manufacturer part number or part description.
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EFS Apple Tab to be Removed

The EFS Apple PunchOut will no longer be available after Saturday, September 24. Apple computers and accessories are available for purchase on U Market through the University of Minnesota Bookstores.

When ordering Apple computers on U Market, you receive the academic discount and an additional 2% discount available only through Bookstores. This is the best price available on campus for Apple products. 

If you don’t find what you are looking for, custom configurations are available by calling the U Market Customer Support Team at 612-624-4878.  
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Order oligos for research? Read on!

Ordering oligos on U Market is now easier than ever. Sigma-Aldrich has updated their oligo ordering platform for DNA, RNA, siRNA and qPCR probes.

On U Market choose Sigma-Aldrich as your vendor, click "Order Oligos and Peptides" in the "Products" drop-down menu and order your oligos. New to the site is a convenient upload-able template for multiple oligo entry as well as a PCR quick entry tool.

U Market pricing is now discounted to $0.17 per nucleotide with free shipping and quick delivery. If Sigma receives your order before noon it is expedited for same day shipment / next day delivery (some stipulations apply, no additional fees). 
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Tracking Your Order

Did you know that you can track many of your U Market orders directly on the supplier's website? Just look for the “Track My Order” option on the websites listed below.

Most sites require you to authenticate first, so we recommend you PunchOut to the supplier's website from U Market before tracking your order.
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Francisco Iglesias

Francisco Iglesias—or Franco, as he’s known around the office—is a U Market Services Buyer and U Market Catalog Administrator. Franco creates new contracts for specific categories of U Market Stock goods and oversees the administration of more than 15 vendors. Helping manage the shifting variety of thousands of products might be vexing for some people, but Franco is up to the challenge. 

 “Change is inevitable,” Franco says. “So we have to make up our minds that no matter what comes our way, no matter how difficult it is, that we will thrive in spite of it.”
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