Biotech & Life Sciences Equipment Leasing
What is Biotechnology?
Biotechnology, a branch of biology, looks at the intersection of technology and biology. Due to its broad definition, it overlaps with related fields such as bioengineering, pharmaceutical drug discovery, and even genetically modified foods.
Though the term “biotechnology” was coined in the early 20th century, humans have been applying technological advances in order to mold living organisms for centuries. For example, domesticating animals and brewing beer are some of the earliest applications of biotech.
Today, biotechnology labs continue to push scientific advances forward by using the latest technological findings to improve our everyday lives. The industry has seen a recent boom as advances in the tech sector have allowed for more complex computing power for these analytical devices.
For example, artificial intelligence is finding relevant uses in drug and vaccine discovery, allowing for faster results and more advanced testing methods.
The industrial biotechnology and life science fields continue to grow, and they do not appear to be stopping anytime soon. Biotech-related devices are as varied as their applications and are often incredibly specialized.
Life science researchers often model their entire work around one biotech equipment, and without it their work could not continue. Because of this, acquiring the exact laboratory equipment that your company needs should not be limited by the price to purchase that equipment.
Why Lease Biotech & Life Sciences Equipment?
If you’re a biotech or life sciences company looking to acquire new or refurbished lab equipment, but purchasing all everything outright will cost you more than you’re willing to pay, our leasing program can help.
Leasing with Excedr can—depending on where your company is at in its development—help you scale up and build out your biotech. Or, it can help you if your business is more established but has a limited capital expenditure (CapEx) budget.
We can lease virtually any type of instrument or system, from BLI instruments, flow cytometers, and sequencing platforms, to gel electrophoresis systems and PCR systems.
Besides biotech and life sciences equipment, we also lease microscopes, chromatography systems, autoclaves, incubators, centrifuges, and more.
Excedr’s Leasing Program Benefits:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Our Biotech Leasing Solutions
Bioprinting utilizes 3D printing technologies for a multitude of tasks and applications in the fields of medicine, bioengineering, and pharmaceuticals. This includes the growth of cells and tissues and the manufacturing of biomaterials for biomedical parts.
Anaerobic chambers, or anaerobic glove boxes, are used whenever there is an experiment requiring the handling of oxygen-sensitive materials. An enormous range of labs use them, but companies researching biofuels, studying microbiology, creating new drugs, and identifying infectious diseases all find these machines invaluable.
Whether you work in a biochemical, medical, or research field, quality control is incredibly important. When dealing with DNA, RNA, and other protein samples, small errors can be truly costly. A bioanalyzer system can help you avoid mistakes by providing reliable analysis of biological samples within a multitude of applications.
Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) Platforms
Bio-layer interferometry, or BLI, is an optical analytical technique that observes the associative and dissociative interaction of molecules. In chemistry, it is important to know the substances’ affinity, thermodynamic properties, and stoichiometry. Using white light, BLI looks at how molecules bind to or are disengaged from other molecules.
Capillary Electrophoresis Equipment
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is an electrophoretic technique used to separate and identify charged molecules such as amino acids, peptides, nucleic acids, and proteins as well as various drugs, based on their rate of migration through a given medium. CE is part of a family of related techniques that use very narrow capillaries and buffers to perform high-efficiency electrophoretic separation of both small and large molecules. These separations occur through the use of high voltages, which creates electroosmotic flow (EOF) of buffer solutions and ions within the capillary.
Depending on what type of work you do, getting an accurate count of how many cells are in a sample is important. Automated cell counters are devices that allow doctors and laboratory workers to know exactly how many cells, dead or alive, are in a cell culture within a bioreactor.
Duplicating cultured microbial samples is done when working with or studying microorganisms. Colony picking, either automated or done manually, describes an instrument that picks microbial colonies out of a solid medium and reproduces them into a separate media.
Oligonucleotide synthesizers give scientists the ability to create custom nucleic acid samples for various applications in science. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules are some of the most important molecules in biology and their creation, both natural and artificial, is studied and used widely in a wide range of scientific fields.
Electroporators & Electroporation Systems
Microbiology is home to a wide variety of specialized techniques, of which electroporation is one. Electroporation, or electropermeabilization as it is sometimes called, applies an electrical field to the cells in a sample to increase the permeability of the cellular membrane.
Flow Cytometers & Cell Sorters
Flow cytometry is a powerful technique that simultaneously measures and analyzes multiple physical characteristics of single particles—usually cells—as they flow in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Various antibodies are used during the process to identify cell proliferation, homing profiles, activation states, and cytokine release, among other characteristics.
Gel Electrophoresis Equipment
Electrophoresis is a technique used in the life sciences to separate and extract DNA fragments and other macromolecules, like RNA and proteins, based on their size, mass, or charge in order to analyze them. It is commonly used in molecular biology and biochemistry for research in medicine, forensic science, and protein analysis, and is also considered a preparative technique for PCR, Southern blotting, genome mapping, and DNA sequencing, as well as DNA fingerprinting and plant breeding.
A DNA microarray, also commonly known as a DNA chip or biochip, is a collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface. Scientists use DNA microarrays to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously, or to genotype multiple regions of a genome.
Microplate readers are used to detect biological, chemical, or physical events in microtiter plates via the measurement of light. Plate readers/detectors are the workhorses in many laboratories and see an extensive use in many applications across a wide range of disciplines including life sciences, basic research, target discovery, lead discovery, bioassay validation, quality control, drug safety, toxicity testing, and biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
A microplate sealer, or plate sealer, is used for sealing individual microplates in a variety of settings such as research and medical laboratories. They are fit for applications that can include sample storage, various methods of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), such as qPCR, as well as cell assays and cultures. The seal protects and contains the microplate samples, provides a solution to short-term and long-term storage, and prevents evaporation, contamination, or spillage.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Platforms
NGS technology is evolving at an unprecedented speed. Scientists can now routinely examine a single genome a large number of times, observe individual changes, study population variations, study the microbiome and metagenomics, differentiate cancer genomes from healthy genomes, study the epigenome, and investigate the possibility of personalized medicine, among other applications.
Nucleic Acid Extraction & Purification Equipment
Extracting and purifying nucleic acids from viral, genomic, or cellular origins is important in studying biomolecules. By isolating these molecules they become easier to work with during other downstream processes, test preparations, or analysis.
PCR Systems & Thermal Cyclers
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to amplify DNA sequences in vitro. It is widely used for many applications such as molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, pharmaceutical research, diagnostics, clinical laboratories, forensic science, environmental science, food science, hereditary studies, and paternity testing. PCR requires several reagents in order to operate: DNA/RNA template, DNA and Taq polymerase enzymes, primers, dNTPs, and PCR buffers.
Created in 1963, solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) was a wonderful process that helped enable the creation of peptides. This process allows for the development of automated peptide synthesizers, machines that drastically simplify and expedite the production of peptides.
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Instruments
Observing how a chemical substance or biological ligand interacts with a transducer can be referred to as biosensing. Surface plasmon resonance is an optical biosensing technique. Surface plasmon resonance, or SPR, are important tools used for analysis of molecular interactions.
Western Blot Imaging Systems
Western blot imaging systems, sometimes known as gel documentation systems or gel imagers, refer to a specific type of equipment that is commonly used in laboratories that perform research or offer services related to molecular biology.
Biotech Equipment Leases for Growing Labs
Operating Lease Benefits
Operating leases make it easier to keep pace with technological advances in your field. Additionally, the monthly lease payments can often be lower than monthly financing payments, and may be 100% tax deductible as well, yielding additional cash-savings. Furthermore, when you lease, you avoid the hefty upfront payments required when buying equipment with cash or a loan.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and pay low monthly payments, freeing up your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.