SAN DIEGO—May 24, 2016—BioSurplus, America’s leader in used lab equipment, announced today that it will be holding a timed online auction of lab equipment from XenoPort, Inc.’s discontinued research facility in Northern California. The online auction will run from June 1 through June 8, 2016.
Featuring more than 500 lots of instrumentation, these assets will be auctioned out of BioSurplus’ South San Francisco facility. Available equipment can be viewed during an on-site open house event, which will take place at 111 Kimball Way, South San Francisco 94080 on Tuesday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“This auction presents an exciting opportunity for biotech companies to acquire quality instruments at highly discounted prices,” says Cinco Plumb, President and CEO of BioSurplus.
Items available in this timed online auction include HPLC, LC/MS, flow cytometry and NMR systems, as well as centrifuges, cold storage units, glassware and much more analytical and general benchtop lab equipment.
On Monday, June 6, 2016, BioSurplus will be attending Women In Bio’s annual WIB Plenary Event. This signature event, held in conjunction with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention, will feature a panel of esteemed speakers discussing critical issues affecting women in the life sciences industry.
Firelli Alonso, Senior Director, Biotherapeutics and Vaccines Outsourcing, Pfizer
Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
Renee Compton Ryan, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson
Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, Head of MedImmune
As with all WIB events, the Plenary Event will be a fun and congenial atmosphere for networking, bringing together people from all corners of the life sciences industry and spawning new career and business opportunities.
BioSurplus is pleased to announce its membership with MassBio as BioSurplus expands into the Boston/Cambridge region to provide high quality service in the pre-owned lab equipment market.
This expansion gives BioSurplus the ability to serve the three major hubs of the Life Science industry: Boston, San Diego and San Francisco. As a leading provider of lab equipment solutions,
BioSurplus is committed to supporting the Boston life science industry with high quality solutions for every stage of the laboratory equipment life cycle. Whether a Life Science organization is looking to buy pre-owned lab equipment, sell surplus lab equipment, or manage its equipment inventory, BioSurplus provides optimal solutions to meet its needs.
For more information about how BioSurplus can best help with lab equipment needs, please contact Dawn Hocevar, VP of National Business Development, in Cambridge, MA. firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-575-2827
Choosing a fume hood is not an easy task. One way to make it easier is by narrowing down the choices by knowing what processes the fume hood will facilitate. It also helps to know how much room is available in the lab for the hood.
Knowing the types of chemicals being used can make selecting the proper hood a simple process. Meet with a sales representative from several manufacturers of fume hoods to get an exact chemical assessment done before viewing the selection of hoods compatible with various solvents, chemicals, and acids. Once the assessment has been completed, it makes choosing a ducted fume hood versus a ductless one a more obvious choice. These are the two basic types of fume hoods available.
In addition to choosing the hood to match the work being done in the lab, consider where to place the unit. It has to be placed away from doorways and air conditioners in order to safely remove toxins, dust and particulates from the air. Knowing where to position it helps narrow down the choice more. There is a basic option to buy a table-top model or a full sized walk-in model. Other options to choose include adding an airflow monitoring device, the worktop type, adding automatic sash sensors and circuit protection boards. The type of enclosure is also something to think about.
Airflow monitors will sound an alarm if the hood’s velocity dips below the required range. It also sounds in case the velocity reaches extreme speeds which could cause injury to a lab technician working in the vicinity. As with the processes being used determining the type of fume hood, choose the worktop based on the same criteria.
Save electricity with automatic sash sensors that will close the sash when it detects that there is no movement near it for a set amount of time. Fume hoods are a considerable expense in and of themselves. Take advantage of features like these to help save on the cost of the electricity needed to operate them. Circuit protection boards are another feature to consider. They protect the unit in the event of sudden current fluctuations.
Choose an adequate enclosure. It should allow at least six inches of room behind the sash in order to create the safest working space. It should also leave enough room so that equipment used inside the hood does not touch the airfoil at the front of the surface. When working with solvents, look for a bench top unit rather than a hood. These units are capable of capturing hazardous chemical vapors.
These are basic considerations to make to get on the right path to choosing the most suitable and energy efficient fume hoods. Energy efficiency is one aspect of these lab necessities that has not been improved upon until recently.
The most popular concept was the variable-air-volume or VAV process which keeps from drawing air when the unit is not in use. An even more energy efficient and money-saving option in fume hoods is dual positioned or two-speed systems. These units cost less initially than VAV unit and offer money-savings up front.
Ductless hoods are among the most cost-efficient, however, they are not right for every single chemical process. This is one reason a chemical assessment is the first step that should be taken before shopping for a new fume hood for the lab.
Choosing the best fume hood is a task that needs to be undertaken with care. However, keep the basics discussed above in mind and the process should be a much easier and more cost effective one. Whether you’re building a new Lab or upgrading your existing one, you will find a remarkable selection of Casework, Workstations, Fume Hoods and related lab products at National Laboratory Sales.
Beginning tomorrow December 10th, BioSurplus will be making space for fresh, high-demand inventory by auctioning off a wide range of biotech equipment. Featuring assets from domestic R&D and biotech labs, this auction will include approximately 450 lots by leading manufacturers such as Agilent, Beckman Coulter and Thermo.
Key Assets Available in this Auction:
Sapidyne KinExA 3000 Kinetic Analyzer
TSI Instruments Particle Size Analyzers
Agilent Ion Trap and Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
Thermo Finnigan / Electron Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
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BioSurplus would like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by our exhibits at the recent Contract Pharma, ISPE, and BIOCOM events. We appreciate the opportunity to meet each and every one of you, and look forward to working together in the future. At each of these three events, one lucky winner walked away with a spinner flask filled with $250 cash. Here at BioSurplus, our number one priority is doing the right thing for your budget. Contact us for more information about how we can offer you savings on pre-owned equipment or monetize your surplus equipment, and check back to see what events we’ll be attending in the future for more chances to win great prizes!
Winner: Dr. Rao Tatapudy of Unither Pharmaceuticals
On 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!