Pfizer Japan cleaning out its closet
"surplus" biotech and pharmaceutical lab equipment via an online
auction, a method that is slowly catching on in the country.
Capital asset auction and valuation services firm DoveBid has been charged with conducting the proceedings on Pfizer's behalf and said on-site previews of the assets up for sale are now available by appointment. The first auction, featuring over 350 items for sale from Pfizer's facility in Nagoya, is scheduled for 30 January, 2008 at 4:00 pm pacific standard time (PST) and will run until 31 January, 2008 at 10:00 pm PST. Items up for grabs include: Waters HPLC systems; an Affymetrix GCS 3000 GeneChip basic system; a Jeol JCA-BM1650 auto analyzer; a Waters@Thermobeam mass detector integrity system; a Guava Technologies personal cytometer; a Waters LS/MS system; an ASI ReactIR 1000 reaction analysis system; a Dionex Ion chromatography system; Eppendorf epMotion 5075LH automated pipetting ystems; a Ventana automatic immune structure dyeing system with an electronic barcode printing system; and a Bohdan automation AWS-100 weighing workstation; among other things. Further on-line auctions are scheduled beyond this up until May, 2008. "On-line auctions are very popular in the USA and it has started to prevail in the Japanese market", said Yusuke Uchiyama, account executive of DoveBid, Japan.