Women in Bio President Elect Dawn Hocevar will be on hand at the upcoming Liftstream diversity conference in Cambridge, MA to showcase WiB’s Boardroom Ready initiative. The program, which is designed to address the dearth of female members on corporate boards, will utilize the platform of the event to present the first participants and promote the initiative at large. To learn more about Boardroom Ready, the Liftstream conference, and Women in Bio, click the links below.
“There are great opportunities ahead for BioSurplus,” says Thor Eakes, a member of the BioSurplus board of directors. “A strong leader, Bill VanDeWeghe has the energy and passion to grow BioSurplus and expand its ability to serve customers. I want to thank Cinco Plumb for his leadership and guidance. For the last 11 years, Cinco has built BioSurplus into a preeminent provider of preowned lab equipment and has set a solid foundation for future growth.”
VanDeWeghe brings over 30 years of management, financial and legal experience to BioSurplus. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of RippleNami, Inc., a sophisticated, easy-to-use mapping platform for businesses, NGOs and emergency-management groups. Prior to that, VanDeWeghe served as a managing director at RA Capital Advisors and as a senior shareholder with Klinedinst PC law firm. A former U.S. Army officer, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, and his law degree at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.
“In the biotech and life science industry, BioSurplus has become the ‘go-to’ resource for preowned laboratory equipment,” says Bill VanDeWeghe, president and CEO of BioSurplus. “Whether customers are buying equipment, selling surplus assets or closing entire facilities though our auction capabilities, the BioSurplus brand is synonymous with superb customer service. I am excited to build on this success and lead BioSurplus into the next chapter.”
Founded in 2002, BioSurplus is America’s preeminent buyer and reseller of preowned lab equipment. Customers can shop from anywhere using the BioSurplus online store, online auctions or visit us in California in one of our two showrooms. BioSurplus purchases late model working lab instruments from labs that no longer need them, and then passes on the savings of repurposed equipment to its customers. The BioSurplus team is carefully chosen for their scientific experience and background to ensure the proper marketing, selling and handling of a wide range of laboratory instruments. BioSurplus is dedicated to maximizing the value and use of laboratory equipment for both its buying and selling customers.
BioSurplus is headquartered in San Diego and has lab equipment showrooms and warehouses in San Diego and San Francisco. For more information, please visit our website at www.BioSurplus.com.
BioSurplus is dedicated to supporting the Life Sciences by promoting STEM education for future generations of scientists. Recently, seven compound fluorescence microscopes were donated to High Bluff Academy in Del Mar, California to be used in their classrooms.
Said Chemistry teacher Sarah Mishek: “BioSurplus has been an incredible asset in helping High Bluff Academy further the development of our STEM program. With the microscopes we received, High Bluff will be able to expand and improve our science curriculum to include a more wide-ranging scope of labs. This donation has greatly contributed to allowing us to teach science through interactive and experiential learning, which we hope will foster a greater love for the sciences and encourage our students to pursue a future in the STEM fields.”
Through this type of outreach, BioSurplus believes we can make a difference. To learn how BioSurplus can help find the best equipment solution for your lab, contact us at email@example.com or call 858-550-0800.
With the help of sponsors like LifeSci Advisors and Girls Inc., WIB is working to break systemic inequality and address the lack of women in boardrooms across the industry. By providing a five-day educational program and networking platform, the non-profit is committed to preparing more women for positions at the executive level, as well as aiming to re-educate their male peers about the value women offer when given the same opportunities.
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.