BioSurplus Blog & News

December 9, 2015

San Diego Clearance Auction Begins December 10th

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
  • Varian Mercury 300 MHz NMR
  • Applied Biosystems QTrap Mass Spectrometer
  • Axon Instruments PatchXpress 7000A Automated Patch Clamp
  • Benchtop and Floor Centrifuges from Sorvall, Beckman, Tomy
  • Laboratory Refrigerators from Norlake, Revco
  • Robotic Liquid Handlers from Perkin Elmer, Packard
  • Olympus Laboratory Microscopes
  • Microplate Readers from Thermo Scientific, Molecular Devices
  • Spectrophotometers from Shimadzu, Varian
  • Incubators / Incubator Shakers from B. Braun, Heraeus

Click here to browse the full catalog

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

Register to bid now!

October 27, 2015

Job Opening for Lead Generation Specialist at BioSurplus

Position Summary
The Lead Generation Specialist is responsible for identifying and developing outbound derived sales’ leads for specific product categories.
Responsibilities include the following and additional duties may be assigned as needed:

  • Develop an understanding of specific product categories and assist with product descriptions
  • Conduct market research activities – target groups, market segmentation and events
  • Assist digital marketing team to identify and implement specific product campaigns
  • Support brand awareness activities and customer relationships
  • Assist in crafting product specific outbound sales offerings
  • Execute an outbound lead generation program (phone, events, web)
  • Collaborate with internal functional groups, notably Product Marketing and Sales, to develop product information, marketing collateral and web content
  • Participate in events and tradeshows
  • Responsible for reporting outbound performance vs. metrics

Attributes and Skills:

  • Strong and proactive outward communication and networking skills
    • Outbound sales and marketing experience preferred
  • Strong listener, with effective oral and written communication skills
    • Professional phone and virtual communication skills
  • Science background, notably with more complicated and sophisticated equipment
  • Some sales and/or marketing experience preferred (conventional as well as digital)
    • Proficient understanding of the sales process – lead to close
  • Strong research, documentation and organizational skills
  • Experienced at networking and event planning/marketing
  • Technical writing skills preferred
  • Collegiate, team player
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and database familiarity a plus
  • Able to travel, if necessary

Position Type:  Temp to Hire, starting off at approximately 20 hours weekly

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

October 21, 2015

Spinner Flask Cash Winners

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!

Contract Pharma

Winner: Dr. Rao Tatapudy of Unither Pharmaceuticals











Winner: Salina Nop of Middlesex College













BIOCOM Open House

Winner: Ford Winslow of centrexIT



October 12, 2015

CLSA Life Science Pub Night


Join your friends and colleagues at CLSA’s Life Sciences Pub Night, sponsored by BioSurplus. Come to the CLSA Event Center on October 15th. 

Bring your bioscience business card for 1 free drink!

Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM
CLSA Event Center
250 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 26
South San Francisco, CA 94080

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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

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.