A Conversation with MassBioEdge Preferred Vendor Surplus Solutions

Jul 28, 2023

Craig: Can you tell me about Surplus Solutions and what you can offer to MassBio members?

Joe: Surplus Solutions provides the highest quality pre-owned equipment, outstanding service, and technical expertise to meet the needs of the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries. SSLLC is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI with over 160,000 square feet of operational space. We support leading companies in the industry and have established an extensive direct sales network of both domestic and global clients.

We provide pre-owned equipment that meets the end user’s functional and quality needs as well as a variety of services to help get a client’s equipment sold, including brokerage, consignment, auction services, and outright cash purchases. We use our industry leading technical knowledge to meet the individual needs of our clients and design a specialized solution that will help them realize the maximum return for their surplus equipment.

Craig: MassBio and our members are patient driven. How can Surplus Solutions help an industry dedicated to addressing the unmet medical needs of people around the world?

Joe: Our goal is to help customers get their life saving products to market faster, cheaper, and in a more sustainable way. Surplus Solutions is the ideal partner for all phases of the equipment lifecycle, whether you are purchasing equipment to maximize your budget or offloading an idle instrument that is no longer in use. Buying equipment from Surplus Solutions will save money, cut lead times, and grow a more circular economy by redirecting highly functioning equipment back into technical environments. In 2022 alone, Surplus Solutions has redirected over 700 metric tons of equipment that could have otherwise ended up as landfill waste. Money saved on pre-owned equipment or returned when unused equipment is sold can go back into the company’s patient-focused mission.

Craig: What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the life sciences industry today?

Joe: In my opinion, the biggest challenge facing the Life Science industry today is keeping up with the pace and frequency of change. Technology and demand are continuously shifting for research groups, drug developers, and even raw material producers, but it is also increasingly expensive and time consuming to execute the projects needed to react to complex challenges. Surplus Solutions can assist your change management activities to increase business agility and provide a competitive advantage.

Craig: What’s next for Surplus Solutions in the coming months?

Joe: By bringing folks into our organization with a Life Science background we are poised to even further increase our technical knowledge to better serve our customers. We are looking to expand with a new facility on the West Coast and to educate customers all over the world on the extraordinary benefits of our products and services.

About Surplus Solutions.

About Joe Reale

Joe Reale has recently joined Surplus Solutions as the Chief Operating Officer. Joe has spent his career as technical leader within the Biotech and Life Science Industries. In his most recent positions, he managed Engineering activities within Sanofi’s rare disease manufacturing sector and served as an executive at Repligen Corporation where he was the Head of Global Technical Operations. Joe’s leadership, technical understanding of equipment, and in-depth knowledge of customer platforms will help Surplus Solutions scale to a world class organization.

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