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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

August 15, 2016

WiB Works to Develop Biotech Boardroom Diversity at Liftstream Annual Forum

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.

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July 21, 2016

Auction of Research Assets Begins July 21st

Beginning on July 21, BioSurplus will be conducting a timed online auction of more than 300 lots of research equipment from the labs of XenoPort, Gilead, True North Therapeutics, and more. This event features a wide range of equipment, including HPLC, FPLC, flow cytometry, and spectrometry systems, as well as centrifuges, cold storage units, glassware, and much more analytical and general benchtop lab equipment. Many items are available at no reserve price. Please see our auction terms and conditions for more information. Key Assets Available in this Auction: Applied Biosystems API 4000 Mass Spectrometer With Agilent 1200 Series HPLC and…

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July 12, 2016

BioSurplus Appoints Bill VanDeWeghe as President and CEO

SAN DIEGO — July 12, 2016 — BioSurplus, America’s preeminent buyer and reseller of preowned lab equipment, announces that its board of directors has appointed Bill VanDeWeghe as president and chief executive officer (CEO). Former president and CEO Cinco Plumb will continue to serve as chairman of the BioSurplus board of directors. “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…

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July 7, 2016

BioSurplus Donates Microscopes to Local School

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…

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June 15, 2016

WIB Promote Boardroom Ready at BIO Convention

As an integral part of the Life Science community, BioSurplus is committed to the development of an equal opportunity industry. During the recent Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) convention in San Francisco, BioSurplus National VP of Business Development and Women in Bio President-Elect Dawn Hocevar was on hand to promote the Boardroom Ready program for developing gender diversity in the biotech sector. 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…

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May 24, 2016

BioSurplus To Auction Research Equipment from the Laboratories of XenoPort, Inc.

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…

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