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July 28, 2014

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How it Works: Purchasing Second-hand Pharmaceutical and Biotech Equipment

Whether due to mergers and acquisitions, lab downsizing, upgrading or outsourcing, many pharmaceutical and biotech companies—large and small—are opting to sell R&D or manufacturing equipment no longer needed in their own labs. This presents a great opportunity for other institutions to obtain late-model, quality equipment at a reduced cost, direct from the working lab. While purchasing second-hand equipment can be a cost effective and socially acceptable way to go, there are potential pitfalls buyers should look out for including: unreliable sellers, equipment contamination, hidden fees, and unverified purchasing channels.

By implementing a few best practices, interested buyers of used biopharma equipment can navigate the secondary market successfully and ensure a streamlined purchasing process.

Buying from a credible source and knowing the condition of the assets are two extremely important rules to go by. Because the equipment is typically sold ‘as is’ with no refunds, make sure what you are buying has come straight from the working lab environment of a reputable institution. If possible, you should plan to inspect the equipment in person. In some cases the seller will schedule a preview period for potential buyers to come out and look at the item(s). If an in-person preview is not offered or not possible, plan to validate the equipment based on the written description, images and video provided via the sales platform. Keep in mind: all credible secondary market sellers will provide this type of marketing collateral as well as transparency when it comes to the sales terms and conditions.

Read the entire Lab Manager Magazine Article here

Product of Interest

TSQ™ 8000 Evo Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS

Take a major step up in productivity and performance with the Thermo Scientific™ TSQ™ 8000 Evo Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS. Designed for and developed with high throughput analytical labs, the TSQ 8000 Evo system delivers the highest productivity of our triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS systems, with MS/MS simplicity and even higher performance SRM. This unique system offers deep integration between hardware and software that helps laboratories adapt to their changing environment and deliver quality results on time, every time.

  • Triples SRM transition rates 
  • Enables up to three times the sensitivity at the same scan speed
  • Schedules several thousand unique transitions in a single run
  • Able to screen and quantify more than 1,000 compounds in a single run
Learn more about Thermo Scientific Products and Services by visiting their website.

Deionized water on Demand

The GEMINI Ultra High Purity Water System provides up to 3.7 liters per minute of 18.2 megohm, 0.2 micron filtered water. The Multi-Pass Ultraviolet system irradiates the water at three separate passes in the recirculation loop. The dispensing port is continuously exposed to UV for complete sterility at the outlet. Water quality meets or exceeds ASTM, CAP and NCCLS Type I specifications and meets ASTM biomedical grade specifications.


Visit the Aries Filterworks website to learn about their state-of-the-art filters and systems.

Help your Colleagues

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Agilent Tech. 5975C GC/MSD
I have a GC/MSD in my lab and it is pumping down.  What can be done? Share your knowledge.

EMD Millipore AFS Analyzer Feed Systems - need to remove shroud to change leak in valve
Our AFS 3D has developed a leak on the left side of instrument.  How do I remove the shroud to get inside of unit to see exactly where water is leaking? Do I have to take the face plate with instrument panel off first or does it all come off as one piece?  Click here to respond.

PerkinElmer Clarus 600 GC/MS is stuck.
GC 600 will not move out of initialize.  COM1 is working.  Light on the side of GC is yellow. Help this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

New software for Malvern’s NanoSight NTA systems improves user experience and enhances performance 

Malvern Instruments has launched NTA 3.0, a new version of the software that drives its NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems. With an improved, easy-to-use interface, the new NTA 3.0 software makes accessing programs and protocols quick and convenient.  Read more.

New UF-Amino Station Provides High-Speed, Multi-Component Analysis of Amino Acids in Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical Testing 

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the UF-Amino Station, an LC/MS amino acid analysis system developed jointly with Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Offering simultaneous multicomponent analysis, the UF-Amino Station can analyze 38 amino acids in nine minutes, drastically enhancing laboratory throughput. Read more.

Analytik Jena AG: WinASPECT® PLUS Software - Maximum Operational Flexibility 

Analytik Jena AG announces an intuitive, user-friendly and flexible software is the basis for the precise and intelligent control of spectrophotometers. The multilingual software WinASPECT® PLUS for the spectrophotometers SPECORD® PLUS series provides a comprehensive basic software and specific tools for individual applications.  Read more.

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Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

ELGA PURELAB UHQ non-functional
The unit is full pressure is correct all the correct lights are on, however it is only not dispensing water. Share your knowledge.

Agilent Technologies 5975C Series GC/MSD error code prevents runs from starting
On a univ instrument that undergrads use in a class we have started getting the following message if we try to start a run either with the ALS through running the sequence or manually by running the method. It is msg:
-222,"([SP00} :MSC:PARM MASG,-9999999999999999700000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000):Data out of range" GC Prerun Aborted
at which point the instrument resets.  Has anyone a clue about this one?  Click to respond.

EMD Millipore Milli-Q Advantage A10, Problem with connecting a second Q-Pod dispenser
Now I already connected first Q-Pod element to Milli-Q Advantage A10. But in documentation written: "if you want to connect second Q-pod dispenser please refer to documentation attached to the complect of Q-Pod". I checked all boxes twice and haven't found any additional documentation! So the question is: HOW TO CONNECT A SECOND Q-POD IN RIGHT ORDER?  Advise this member.

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