Current trends and cool science things

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…

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Centrifuge and Rotor Buying Guide

Centrifuges are integral components of processing, research and development, and medical labs. Most scientists already know what they need for centrifugation, but successfully buying pre-owned equipment can require extra considerations. Here are some strategic and technical tips for quickly finding the right centrifuge and rotor. Strategy 1. Browse early The most common hurdle in buying Read more…

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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 Read more…