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About ALT

Founded in 1999 and acquired by Heritage Global Partners in 2021, American Laboratory Trading (ALT) is a full-service, customer-focused organization that specializes in recovery, refurbishment, and resale services of secondary lab equipment within the life sciences industry. The acquisition of ALT by HGP gives ALT a broader scope of surplus equipment services and high-quality, low-cost instruments to offer our clients. Our asset recovery strategies go beyond a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Whether you are looking to monetize one instrument, liquidate an entire lab, or require ongoing asset recovery services, we can help. Our surplus services enable organizations to run their labs more efficiently, mitigate risk through legal and environmental compliance, improve financial positioning and reporting, eliminate warehouse and overflow space and inject working capital back into your lab.

How you dispose of your equipment matters. We acquire a full range of life science equipment, refurbish each instrument to OEM specifications and resell to thousands of organizations around the world. Your surplus strategy can help provide universities and startups access to brand name, quality equipment at a lower cost, reducing the barrier to entry for the next generation of great scientists.

Asset Recovery

We support the entire lab equipment life cycle for you, from installation to inventory management, decommissioning, redeployment, recovery, and disposition, all while reducing your total cost of ownership. We handle equipment from all manufacturers and offer a suite of services including:

Asset valuation and recovery through outright purchase, consignment, or auction.

Asset redeployment

Turnkey project management including: deinstallation, EHS and decontamination, decommissioning, chemical and waste management, packing and shipping

Ongoing surplus program management

Last Year, ALT helped more than 300 companies monetize their surplus assets. With warehouses in the Northeast and Northern California and customer service centers in Connecticut and San Diego, ALT is well positioned to work closely in the key biotech hubs throughout the country.

Refurbish And Resale

No organization delivers more secondary lab equipment than ALT. We have positioned ourselves as a global leader in this market by offering customers a lower point of entry to high-quality, brand name instrumentation. We stock more than 6,000 instruments, ranging from benchtop accessories to robust triple quad mass spectrometers and carry all major OEM brands such as Agilent, Beckman Coulter, Buchi, IKA, Labconco, Thermo, VWR and more.

Our dedicated in-house engineering team refurbishes, tests and services each instrument to ensure it meets OEM operating specifications. All of our equipment comes with up to a one-year warranty and LIFETIME support – one of the best guarantees in the business.

Check Out Our New Arrivals

American Laboratory Trading is always looking for, finding and purchasing high quality used laboratory equipment for our experienced technicians to refurbish and calibrate to like-new condition. Click below to see the newest items we have acquired.

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