BioSurplus Blog & News

October 5, 2015

ISPE Annual Product Show XXIV

ispebannerOn October 7th, BioSurplus will be attending the 24th Annual ISPE Boston Area Chapter Product Show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Visit our exhibit to learn more about how we can help you do the best thing for your budget with savings on pre-owned equipment and flexible solutions for monetizing your surplus. Additionally, drop off your business card for a chance to win a spinner flask filled with $250 cash. For more information on the event, click here. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

September 28, 2015

Another Chance to Win Cash from BioSurplus at the BIOCOM Open House and Purchasing Group Supplier Showcase

At BioSurplus, we’re all about doing the right thing for your budget.

Whether you’re looking to stretch your budget with savings on pre-owned equipment, or looking to boost your budget by monetizing surplus equipment, we’ll provide you with easy, turnkey solutions.

Since we are all about helping your budget, we’re offering you the chance to win something any budget can benefit from – our spinner flask filled with $250 cash.

For a chance to win, just drop by our exhibit at the Annual BIOCOM Open House and Purchasing Group Supplier Showcase with your business card or contact info to enter. It’s that simple.


Thursday, October 1, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Farmer & the Seahorse
10996 Torreyana Road
San Diego, CA 92121

The drawing will be held on the same day – Thursday, October 1. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information, please contact Lucas Tang at 858-550-0800 x220.

September 16, 2015

Biotech Equipment Auction Begins Tomorrow, 9/17

Beginning tomorrow 9/17, BioSurplus will be auctioning off former assets from biotech / pre-clinical R&D laboratories in Northern California.  Approximately 300 lots of biotech / biopharma equipment are available, with instruments from leading manufacturers including BD Becton Dickinson, Agilent, Shimadzu, Thermo Scientific, Beckman Coulter, and many more!

Many items are available at no reserve price.  To browse the full catalog, click here.

Please see our auction terms and conditions for more information.  The auction closes on 9/24/15.

Key Assets Featured In This Auction Include:

  • Becton Dickinson FACSAria Benchtop Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorter – 3-Laser System with Computer and FACSDiva Software
  • Agilent 1200 Series HPLC System with HTC PAL Autosampler and G4208A Instant Pilot
  • Velocity11/Agilent BioCel 1800 Robotic Microplate-Processing Platform for Flexible High-Throughput Screening
  • Amersham Pharmacia 3MM Purification Skid
  • Varian 400 MHz NMR System with Oxford NMR AS400 Magnet
  • Coulbourn Instruments HABITEST Modular Behavioral Test System with (4) Shock Floor Test Chambers
  • Waters Micromass ZMD LC / MS with Waters 600 Series HPLC Front-End
  • Fluidigm TOPAZ AutoInspeX Protein Crystal Inspection Workstation
  • Genetix ClonePix Automated Colony Picker
  • Becton Dickinson FACSVantage SE Flow Cytometer / Cell Sorter
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax Gemini XPS Fluorometer
  • Thermo Scientific CRS CataLyst Express Robotic Microplate Handler
  • Benchtop Shakers / Rotators from Thermo Scientific
  • Centrifuge Rotors – Beckman Coulter
  • Chromatography / HPLC Equipment – Agilent, Varian, Finnigan, Rainin
  • Circulators – Fisher Scientific, Haake, Thermo Scientific, VWR
  • Cold Storage – Consumer Refrigerator / Freezer Combos
  • Dispensers / Washers – Thermo Scientific, Titertek, Molecular Devices
  • Electrophoresis Equipment – Fisher Biotech, EC Apparatus, Pharmacia, VWR, Life Technologies
  • Autoclaves – Primus, Amsco
  • Histology / Pathology Equipment – Leica, Sakura, Sorvall
  • Radioactive Detection – Packard, Wallac
  • Robotics Equipment – Beckman Coulter, Thermo Scientific, Tecan, Liconic, Velocity11, Zymark
  • Microplate Readers – Molecular Devices, Thermo Scientific, LJL


September 11, 2015

Visit BioSurplus at Contract Pharma 2015 & Win $250

Banner-SpinnerFlask250BioSurplus will be attending the 14th Annual Contract Pharma exhibition on September 17th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Stop by Table #2 with your business card or contact info for a chance to win a spinner flask filled with $250 in cash.  It’s that simple!  The drawing will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 11:45 AM EST. See you at the show, we look forward to meeting you!

July 27, 2015

BioSurplus Attends WIB Executive Roundtable at BIO 2015


Here at BioSurplus, we are committed to enhancing women within the life science industry and beyond.  During last month’s BIO Convention, VP of National Business Development, Dawn Hocevar, represented BSI at the WIB Executive Roundtable. To learn more about this discussion as well as future WIB events and activities, click here.


July 1, 2015

How to Get More from Stereomicroscopes by Adding Fluorescence

nightseaDid you know that you can get more value from your stereo/dissecting microscope by adding economical fluorescence capability? There are two primary aspects to fluorescence: excitation and emission. In high end systems, these are dealt with by light sources and barrier filters that are integrated with the optics on a system-specific basis to produce powerful imaging capability. Many applications require the level of performance these provide, but there are lots of routine fluorescence tasks for which these high-end systems are massive overkill, such as screening or sorting transgenics, pre-screening samples for confocal microscopy, fluorescence-aided injection or dissection, and education/outreach. At a greatly reduced cost, users can add excitation and emission to existing stereo (dissecting) microscopes with light sources and filters that are external to the microscope rather than integrated with the optics. The NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter is an example of an economical system like this, and it fits on virtually all stereo microscopes, regardless of manufacturer or model. Check out NIGHTSEA for more information, and browse BioSurplus’ inventory of microscopes here.

June 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs: Get Started with the Right Lab Equipment for Your Business and Wallet

CLSA_LOGO_RGBAs a CLSA member, you get access to value-stretching resources that strengthen your life sciences business. For over a decade, BioSurplus has successfully provided pre-owned lab instrumentation to the life sciences industry, transitioning equipment from closing laboratories to start-up companies. Pre-owned lab instrumentation can be the answer to the entrepreneur’s dilemma of balancing resource needs and budgetary constraints.


CLSA members receive an additional 10% off BioSurplus’ pricing. With BioSurplus customers already saving an average of 64% off new equipment list prices, buying pre-owned lab equipment is a great way to stretch your dollar.

Still not sure? Click here to watch the 20-year story of “Baby”, a bioreactor that BioSurplus supplied to five companies across two continents throughout its career, enabling Baby’s owners to continue their work and stretch their dollar.


June 25, 2015

BioSurplus Auctioning Former R&D Assets from Lab Closures in California and Pacific Northwest

Beginning June 24th, BioSurplus will conduct a timed auction featuring over 300 lots of former research assets from laboratories in California (San Diego, Orange County, Hayward, South San Francisco), and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington).

Items in this auction consist of biotech/biopharma research equipment, including pipettes, liquid handlers, centrifuges, HPLC systems and components, PCR thermal cyclers, mass spectrometeres, and more.

Most items are available at no reserve price. Please see our auction terms and conditions for more information. Auction runs until July 1st.

Key Assets Available in this Auction:LandingPageBanner-JuneWest

  • Biacore 2000 SPR Analyzer
  • Thermo Finnigan LTQ Mass Spectrometers/li>
  • Triangle Biomedical ATP-120 Tissue Embedder
  • Genetix QARRAY 2 Microarray Spotter
  • Sapidyne Instruments KinExA 3000 Kinetic Analyzers
  • TSI 3314 Ultraviolet Particle Sizer
  • Applied Biosystems SOLiD 4hq High Throughput Sequencer
  • Varian Mercury 300 MHz NMR System
  • Guava / Millipore Flow Cytometers
  • HPLC Systems and Components from Waters, Beckman, Jasco, Wyatt
  • Stainless Steel Process Equipment including Tanks, Mixers, Filtration
  • Microscopes from Olympus, VWR
  • Mass Spectrometers / LCMS from Thermo, TSI, Agilent
  • PCR Thermal Cyclers from MJ Research, Cepheid
  • Spectrophotometers / Plate Readers from Bio-Tek, Perkin Elmer, Tecan
  • Laboratory Automation Equipment from Thermo, Velocity11, Beckman Coulter, and More
  • Dispensers / Plate Washers from Thermo, Skatron, Bio-Tek
  • Centrifuges and Accessories from Sorvall, Beckman, Tomy
  • Consumables / Disposables – Pipette Tips, Filters, Cassettes, Process, and More
  • Electrophoresis Equipment from Bio-Rad, Fisher, Millipore, Life Technologies, and More
  • General Lab Equipment including Carts, Ring Stands, Stools, and More
  • Pipettes from Matrix, Labsystems
  • Laboratory Refrigerators / Freezers from Thermo, Norlake, Jewett

Item Viewing Availability

On-site viewings of equipment are available 9AM – 5PM on-site at BioSurplus San Diego.
Call for Auction Support for details – 866-236-4496 x222

Click here to browse the full catalog.

June 22, 2015

The Winner of the $400 Credit Has Been Selected!

We are excited to announce that the winner of the $400 BioSurplus credit is Mr. Franklin Spriggs of AIT Bioscience! Mr. Spriggs was selected with the help of one of our walk-in customers, who chose a number at random which corresponded with the winning name. We here at BioSurplus want to thank everyone who participated in the survey; your support and insights help us to better our inventory and meet the equipment needs of our customers at the best possible prices. Please stay tuned for future surveys and promotions!

June 16, 2015

We’re Attending BIO 2015

Come by and connect with us at the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. As one of the year’s largest life sciences conventions, the annual BIO convention covers a wide spectrum of innovations and products in the life sciences industry.  We’ll be walking the exhibit hall, so let’s discuss your equipment needs. Don’t be a stranger – if you see us at the show, make sure to say hi!