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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…


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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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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, Read more…


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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 Read more…