LabX was originally founded in 1995, with a focus solely on laboratory equipment. The LabX website grew from a simple classified website into a dynamic online auction platform. LabX was originated by Bob Kafato who spent many years as a service and sales rep for scientific products. Specializing in analytical instruments and HPLC, Bob built the LabX platform around his acute knowledge of the industry and a flair for knowing what scientists in the lab were looking for. LabX was developed with a customer-centric mindset and continues to deliver top quality customer experience and a growing marketplace for effective buying and selling.
Over time, LabX expanded as a business-to-business marketplace serving not only the analytical chemistry, clinical laboratory and life science markets, but into related industries including: industrial processing (pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and packaging), healthcare and medical equipment, electronics and test equipment and semiconductor equipment. LabX continues to be a leading website in each of these industries for buyers and sellers to connect.
We pride ourselves in keeping LabX easy to use while being incredibly effective.
To buy equipment, you simply search and find what you are looking for and connect directly with the seller of that product by using the email form or phone number if it is provided. Making bids on auction items? Register as a LabX member and confirm your email to start placing bids. It’s that easy! LabX does not charge any membership fees or end-user fees; you are free to use the website to make lab equipment and related purchases.
Everyone can sell on LabX! LabX is open for anyone to post ads and is not exclusive to vendors, suppliers, or manufacturers. Feel free to sell your surplus and used equipment and parts. Instruments and equipment you think may be worthless, could be gold for another company who may need a low cost system or parts for an existing machine. No commissions? That’s right, LabX does not charge commissions on the sale of items sold, we charge a simple flat-rate listing fee for every item posted.
Yes it’s all that simple on LabX. But please, if you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to email us or call us toll-free at 888-781-0328 where we have real life people offering quality customer support to help with your questions.
As we expanded our business and product portfolio, LabX has become part of the larger organization called the LabX Media Group and it includes the following publications and websites:
Lab Manager Magazine
In 2008, LabX acquired the print publication Lab Manager Magazine to extend our audience and connect with even more lab professionals. www.LabManager.com
In 2010 the LabX team launched the highly anticipated LabWrench website for people to post questions about using their lab equipment. You too can join the community and post questions and provide answers for your laboratory equipment. It’s totally free to use! www.LabWrench.com Healthcare and Medical Equipment buyers can use our sister website MedWrench, www.MedWrench.com
The Scientist Magazine
In 2011, LabX Media Group acquired The Scientist, a publication with over 26 years of history serving the life science marketplace with inspiring and leading-edge articles. www.the-scientist.com