San Diego Business Journal

BioSurplus Grows Boston Business

Monday, October 15, 2012

San Diego-based BioSurplus Inc. is solidifying its Boston presence with a move planned from temporary quarters to a permanent facility by early December.

The purveyor of used laboratory equipment intends to move out of its packed 8,000-square-foot location to one of two sites being considered in the 10,000-square-foot to 15,000-square-foot range, said BioSurplus Chief Marketing Officer Jackie Townsend. An open house is scheduled for the first week of December, when an auction will be held to coincide with the Boston launch.

BioSurplus has been housed in the temporary showroom and warehouse since June. The facility is currently filled with a variety of lab equipment from microscopes to centrifuges, and hot plates to very cold freezers.

Founded in 2002 by BioSurplus President and CEO Preston “Cinco” Plumb, the company has also expanded to the Bay Area and South Korea. Townsend said the company is scouting an additional office in an undisclosed location that could open next year.