American Laboratory Trading Blog

Aug 11, 2015

Tips and Tricks: How can you reduce LC problems?

There’s a lot that can go wrong with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The pressure of the system can get crazy, the lines can get blocked, and the columns don’t last forever.  While we can’t solve all of your HPLC problems, we will periodically post some suggestions to help you maintain your HPLC to the best … Continued

Aug 7, 2015

Are you attending UNWIND 2015 San Diego?

Once a year hundreds of life science professionals gather at UNWIND in San Diego, CA. UNWIND 2015 is a happy hour event that is meant to provide a rare opportunity for life science professionals to relax and get away from the tightly wound environment of the lab, the board room, the front office, or the … Continued

Aug 6, 2015

Life Science Marketing Basics—Erik Clausen of Chempetitive Group

by Grant Goad Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina, Bruker, GSK, Molecular Devices—each one of these companies has called on life science marketing agency Chempetitive Group to help them reach their audience. The team at Chempetitive is passionate about science. Whether a client is in pharmaceuticals or cutting-edge lab equipment, they pride themselves in tailoring creative marketing … Continued

Jul 28, 2015

Teva Announces Second Acquisition This Year With $40.5 Billion Allergan Generics Deal

by Grant Goad Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world’s largest producer of generic medicines, agreed this week to buy Irish drug maker Allergan’s generic drug business. The deal is valued at $40.5 billion, with Allergan to receive $33.5 billion in cash and $6.75 billion in Teva shares; the stock represents a 10% ownership stake in the Israeli … Continued

Jul 27, 2015

Orphan Drugs Grow Up

by Grant Goad Orphan drugs—treatments for rare diseases—are now an important revenue driver for the pharma industry. And the revenues are growing quickly. According to a recent EvaluatePharma report, worldwide sales of prescription orphan drugs reached $97 billion in 2014, and are predicted to grow to $176 billion by 2020. This is a growth rate … Continued

May 5, 2015

ALT Names Anggie Becorest Senior Vice President of Business Development

East Lyme, Connecticut – American Laboratory Trading, Inc. (ALT), the leading provider of used lab equipment in North America, has named industry veteran Anggie Becorest as their new Senior Vice President of Business Development. Becorest will be based out of the company’s San Diego office where her role will include expanding the company’s west coast operations, diversifying the … Continued

Apr 29, 2015

Recap: Vendor Strategies and Vendor, Lab Equipment and CRO Showcase

by Jenna Rothstein CURE, SECTen, UCONN TIP and seCTer gathered at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, Connecticut to host ”Vendor Strategies and Vendor, Lab Equipment and CRO Showcase” sponsored by ALT, Dilworth IP and the Mystic Marriot. Over 150 people were in attendance from the Connecticut bioscience community as the night’s moderator, Jayson Bernstein, COO … Continued

Mar 13, 2015

ALT to Sponsor April 8 Xconomy Event in Cambridge

Event Location Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge Event Date & Time April 8, 2015 Registration & Networking: 12:30 – 1:30 pm Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm Networking Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm What’s Hot in Boston Biotech Life sciences innovation is moving fast these days, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in … Continued

Feb 17, 2015

ALT Featured in Newsweek

From Garbage Container to Incubator: The Curious Life Cycle of Used Lab Equipment BY POLLY MOSENDZ Under the cover of night, a man jumped into a garbage container in Groton, Connecticut. He dug until he unearthed a machine that looked half decent, then another, and even pocketed a handful of unbroken beakers. He drove back to … Continued

Dec 2, 2014

CURE Innovation Commons entrepreneur’s space welcomes Founding Sponsors

Groton, CT – December 2, 2014 – CURE Innovation Commons announced today that it is welcoming five Founding Sponsors who have pledged their support for The Commons, the exciting new office and laboratory space in Southeastern Connecticut. The Founding Sponsors are Air Gas, American Laboratory Trading (ALT), Dilworth IP, Hydro Service and Supplies, and Wiggin and Dana. They … Continued

Nov 27, 2014

Life-science startups find new life in used lab equipment

By Stephanie M. Lee San Francisco Chronicle Thursday, November 27, 2014 The freezer appeared perfect for Nirmidas Biotech. It could chill samples at a numbing minus-80 degrees Celsius. Used and marked down to $130 in the online auction, it was vastly more affordable for the startup than a brand-new, $20,000 fridge. Only when two employees … Continued

Nov 11, 2014

ALT and QB3 Ink New Deal

It’s free! QB3 inks equipment donation deal for biomed startups QB3 associate director Douglas Crawford: Helping biotech startups get out of the gate faster. Ron Leuty Reporter- San Francisco Business Times One of the lures of the University of California’s QB3 incubator network for life sciences startups is access to the same core facilities — centralized sites with … Continued

Sep 30, 2014

Ohaus Stops By To Celebrate New Partnership

Ohaus Corporation stopped by ALT headquarters in East Lyme, Connecticut yesterday to celebrate our new partnership.  ALT now carries the full line of Ohaus balances and scales through it’s new products division at ALT Scientific (  The company has also signed on with Ohaus as it’s official Regional Service Center servicing the Northeast.

Sep 4, 2014

American Laboratory Trading Expands In San Diego And Research Triangle

Opens Offices in These Biotech Hubs; Adds Two New Regional Sales Managers East Lyme, Connecticut (4 September 2014):  American Laboratory Trading (ALT) Inc., the largest seller of pre-owned laboratory equipment in North America, announced today that it has opened sales offices in the biotech hubs of San Diego, California, and the Research Triangle in North … Continued

Feb 28, 2014

Upcoming Event: Is DNA Patentable?

Yale & CURE Biohaven Entrepreneurship Series Is DNA Patentable? The Myriad Decision — Impact on Entrepreneurship In Diagnostics and Customized Medicines Tuesday, March 25 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Anlyan Center Yale School of Medicine 300 Cedar Street New Haven, CT In 2013, the Supreme Court, in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, … Continued
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