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May 16, 2017

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, NTS works with pharmaceutical companies, biotech labs and universities throughout the United States. With a combined technical experience spanning more than 100 years in the industry, the NTS team prides itself on quick response times, affordable pricing and customer satisfaction. Through this relationship, BioSurplus customers will have access to…

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April 27, 2017

April 19, 2017

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 biotech hubs. Bay Area Earth Day 2017 The Bay Area Earth Day organization consolidated all Bay Area events into one resource page so you can easily find an event in your neighborhood. From Santa Rosa to Palo Alto, it will be hard not to find…

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March 28, 2017

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, and weak interaction physics. Born in Liu Ho, China in 1912, she completed her undergraduate degree at the National Central University of Nanking in 1936 and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. During World War II, she joined the Manhattan project and helped…

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March 14, 2017

March 2, 2017

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. Merit Ptah (c. 2700 BCE) The history of women in science begins with Merit Ptah. Her title of “Chief Physician” is inscribed on a tomb at Saqqara, next to fellow Chief Physicians Imhotep and her (unnamed) son, making her the first woman named in any scientific…

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January 31, 2017

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 industry. “Dawn serves as a leader in all that she does,” said Bill VanDeWeghe, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioSurplus. “We are incredibly proud of Dawn as she takes on the role as president and chair of Women In Bio, and we strongly support…

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January 24, 2017

BioSurplus Appoints Theresa Matkovits, Ph.D., and Tina Lai Liedtky to its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2017 — BioSurplus, America’s preeminent buyer and reseller of preowned lab equipment, has appointed Theresa Matkovits, Ph.D., and Tina Lai Liedtky to its board of directors, bringing in two executives with deep experience that spans the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. “The knowledge that Dr. Matkovits and Ms. Lai Liedtky bring to our board will be incredibly valuable as we continue to expand our offerings to life science companies and universities,” said Bill VanDeWeghe, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioSurplus. “Our new board members bring a sophisticated level of industry knowledge and experience that will help us…

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December 29, 2016

Business in Biotech 2016: a Year in Review

While headlines in 2016 were largely dominated by the tumultuous political climate, notable celebrity deaths (RIP Princess Leia), and myriad global crises, there were plenty of scientific developments that caught our attention. An HIV vaccine was cleared for clinical trials, Zika continues to spread, and we finally have images of gravitational waves. As the year comes to a close, here are five story lines to continue following in 2017.     The Heroes of CRISPR and the CRISPR/Cas-9 patent dispute The CRISPR/Cas-9 ownership debate is fairly reminiscent of siblings running to their parents for the front seat in a car…

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November 28, 2016