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BioSurplus interviewed by Lab Manager and BSMA

BioSurplus recently had the opportunity to speak on the strategies for and benefits of purchasing pre-owned equipment. Bill VanDeWeghe, CEO, and Reid Hjalmarson, Director of Marketing, talked with Lab Manager magazine on the process of buying pre-owned equipment, including discriminating between resellers and collaborating for fair pricing. View the full article on Lab Manager’s website here: Negotiating on Used Read more…


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BioSurplus Announces Strategic Relationship and Hires Director of Business Development

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2017 – BioSurplus,a leading provider of lab equipment solutions, is excited to announce a strategic relationship with NTS Laboratory Equipment, Inc., a premier lab equipment service company. NTS offers nationwide support for a broad range of general lab instrumentation, including centrifuges, pumps, microscopes and more. As a quality equipment service provider, Read more…


Cinco de Bio 2017

  Join us for our revived Cinco de Bio party with tacos, margaritas, and more! The first 25 people to RSVP will receive a BioSurplus pint glass upon arrival, so register soon! Where: 111 Kimball Way, South San Francisco, CA  94080 When: May 4th, 2017  4-7 PM Click here to RSVP!  


Ecotarium Earth Festival

Earth Day 2017 Events

As a pre-owned equipment vendor, sustainability and green practices are integral to BioSurplus. Therefore, we encourage everyone to participate in any Earth Day events or otherwise acknowledge awareness of human’s impact on the environment. Although the various “March for Science” events will occupy many scientists’ weekends, here are some family-friendly alternatives in the three major Read more…


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Women’s History Month in Science, Part 2

To wrap up Women’s History Month, here is our tribute to four more groundbreaking female scientists in the fields of physics, physiology, and chemistry. Chien Shiung-Wu, 1912 – 1997 Dr. Chien Shiung-Wu, also known as the First Lady of Physics and the Queen of Nuclear Research, played a formative role in nuclear science, beta decay, Read more…


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Women’s History Month in Science, Part 1

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring a multi-part tribute to notable women in science. From biology and medicine to mathematics and physics, women made many important discoveries and theoretical leaps that were too-often lost in history, particularly before the late 20th century. This series will chronicle some of science’s most innovative, insightful women. Read more…


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Analytical Balance Buying Guide

We know you know how to operate and maintain balances and scales, but the biggest challenge when shopping around is deciphering the jargon. Mettler Toledo has a great resource for understanding the technical terms, and here is a practical breakdown of the relevant specifications: “D” value Serial tags on balances often show a d, or division, value. Also Read more…


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Freezer and Refrigerator Buying Guide

Most laboratories handle some type of temperature-controlled substance, such as cells, enzymes, and reagents. As such, they often need specialized cold storage instead of basic kitchen models to ensure safe and consistent cooling conditions. This guide will serve as an introduction to buying freezers and refrigerators with extra tips specific to pre-owned equipment.   1. Read more…


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BioSurplus Executive Dawn Hocevar Elected to Lead Influential Industry Organization, Women In Bio

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2017 — Biosurplus, America’s preeminent buyer and reseller of preowned lab equipment, congratulates its Vice President of National Business Development, Dawn Hocevar, in her new elected role as President and Chair of Women In Bio (WIB), an organization that is committed to promoting leadership, careers and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences Read more…