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|Advertising/Marketing||May. 23, 2008
|LabX Appoints Publisher for Lab Manager Magazine
Midland, Ontario, Canada – LabX, the highly specialized
business-to-business marketplace where scientific equipment and
supplies can be bought and sold, has appointed Mario Di Ubaldi
Publisher of LabX and Lab Manager.
With more than 20 years of publishing experience, Mario was most
recently the Group Publisher of Advantage Business Media –
Science Group, responsible for adverting sales and product
In his new position Mario will help LabX capitalize on new and
existing market opportunities for LabX and Lab Manager’s full
spectrum of media products and services. His responsibilities
include heading up ad sales and product development, and
spearheading marketing and strategic development activities.
"We're excited to bring Mario on board," says LabX’s President
and Founder, Bob Kafato. "He will play a vital role in the
success of our media transformation, including the hiring of a
talented editorial team. He brings a combination of strong
publishing knowledge, market insight, and leadership abilities.
We look forward to leveraging his talents to the fullest as we
expand and evolve our media services business."
Mario's appointment builds on his longstanding working
relationship with the scientific marketplace and his knowledge of
its products, services, technologies, and markets.
"I'm thrilled to join as a member of the LabX team, and I'm
looking forward to building on the success they've already
achieved, while moving aggressively to capitalize on the full
range of new and existing market opportunities before us," says
Mario. "With the hiring of a strong editorial team, our editorial
goal for Lab Manager and LabX is to provide consistent analytical
features and special reports to lab professionals on ‘Running
Their Lab Like a Business.’"
A graduate of Fordham University, Mario lives with his family in
|Advertising/Marketing||Apr. 30, 2008
|LabX Acquires Lab Manager Magazine®
Midland, Ontario April 17, 2008 – LabX.com, the first
business-to-business internet auction and marketplace for
scientific products announced today that it has acquired the
print and digital publication Lab Manager Magazine® from Vicon
Publishing, Inc., Amherst , NH .
The acquisition of Lab Manager Magazine; Lab Manager e-newsletter
and LabManager.com will leverage the global reach of LabX. The
LabX marketplace serves tens of thousands of scientific
professionals each month who buy laboratory equipment in the
analytical and life science markets. With LabX continuing to set
the standard for hi-tech auctions through 13 years of operation,
the addition of the print publication solidifies its operational
model as a full-service marketplace where companies can locate
both new and used equipment and supplies.
The premier issue will be delivered this July to a current BPA
audited circulation of over 30,000 subscribers. LabX will also
extend subscriptions to current Lab Managers registered on the
LabX website who want to receive the new publication either in
hardcopy or digital format.
|Advertising/Marketing||Feb. 25, 2008
|Visit LabX at Pittcon 2008
Visit LabX at Pittcon 2008
Booth # 6838
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA
March 2nd-7th, 2008
For those attending Pittcon 2008 in New Orleans, we welcome the
opportunity to meet you in person and hope that we may continue
to service your needs for laboratory and analytical equipment.
To view a list of LabX Sponsor who will be exhibiting:
Stop by our booth and get your flashing LabX Mardi Gras Beads and
a LabX pen!
|Editorial||Feb. 22, 2008
|A Global Powerhouse in Scientific Equipment
By Peter Gwynne, February 13, 2008
In the mid-1990s, when he worked as a sales rep for a scientific equipment company, Bob Kafato had an epiphany. A customer who had planned to buy an HPLC autosampler didn’t go through with the order. Kafato soon learned why. The customer had bought three used autosamplers for the same price as a single new one of the same brand, and was genuinely excited about the savings. “I became interested in used equipment at that point,” he recalls. A few months later, Kafato made another discovery: The emerging Internet had a large gap. So he set up a free website for buying and selling used laboratory products through classified advertising. That site quickly evolved into LabX, a business-to-business marketplace that has become a global powerhouse in facilitating the exchange of new and used scientific instruments and related products.
Read the full story.
|System Development||Jan. 22, 2008
|LabX Server Gets Boost
Tuesday morning at 6:00AM EST the LabX website was successfully
moved to an upgraded server platform. New
BlueDragon 7 software from New Atlanta Communications, LLC
accompanied a brand new 64-bit Dell server with 16GB of RAM and
over 500 GB of disk space on 15,000 RPM drives in RAID 10
configuration which now drive the LabX website at lightning-
fast speeds and continued reliability.
We hope you enjoy the increased performance and we look forward
to developing new and innovative tools as we move forward into
The LabX Team
|New Features||Dec. 12, 2007
|LabX News - 50,000 subscribers and new HTML Format
This month, 50,000 newsletter subscribers received our very first
Weekly Newsletter LabXNews in HTML format
The new HTML format for this newsletter is cleaner and is
more flexible. This will allow us to make it easier for users to
find the equipment they are interested in most, from the new
listings posted the previous week. Also, HTML allows us to bold
information that needs to stand out more, such as auction closing
dates and titles. This is the first step in making the
newsletter more interactive without introducing too many changes
at once; more great adjustments are already in the works for
The LabX News has also reached 50,000 subscribers this month!
This means that each Sunday, the equivalent of the
entire city of Harrisburg PA opens up this newsletter.
|Event||Sep. 26, 2007
|"Love that Glove!" Video Contest
Who said that Lab professionals don't have a sense of humor?
In fact, earlier this week we found some video evidence of this
from the KIMTECH SCIENCE* STERLING* "Love that Glove!" video
contest. There are some absolutely hilarious video entries to
be found at
www.kimtech.com/lovethatglove which also demonstrate why
Lab professionals chose the KIMTECH SCIENCE* STERLING* Nitrile
Gloves more than any other brand.
Kimberly-Clark will be accepting video entries until
October 20th, so enter your own video to win one of many
prizes, including $2,000 cash.
To make this contest even more interesting to LabX members,
if you submit a winning entry that mentions LabX.com we will
also include $300 worth of listing credits that you can use to
sell your equipment on LabX.com.
Head on over to
www.kimtech.com/lovethatglove for a few great laughs in
your laboratory today!
|New Features||Sep. 26, 2007
As many of you know, the Internet and more specifically vertical
marketplaces (such as LabX) have become the first place to look when
you need to procure a piece of equipment.
The online marketplace has replaced all sorts of methods previously
used to find instrumentation. One of the most notable has been the
local directory service, be it from a local trade association,
publication, or the local Yellow Pages directory. However, for many
industries the vertical marketplace has not fulfilled all of the needs
that local search offers. Despite finding over 150,000 available
products on one site including full descriptions and images, the
vertical marketplace can fall short. This is where local search tools
enable easy product location in relative geographic proximity.
In this summer, LabX launched a new way for local and vertical to
intersect. Using a new map tool incorporated into the For Sale and
Auction listings, you can see the physical location of an instrument
on a map before you place your bid or make an inquiry. The new map
feature is also fully interactive. It allows you to pan out to see the
item in proximity to your location, or zoom down to street level
detail. Using this tool along with the displayed zip code and
shipping calculator will enable you to quickly determine total cost of
acquisition for your new instrument.
Log onto LabX today to try out this exciting new map feature. Many of
the new ads being placed will have the maps enabled and more will
follow as they are entered. This feature is only available to
registered users who are signed in. So if you have not registered yet
and just received this email from a friend, make sure to register today!
|Editorial||Sep. 26, 2007
|The Green Lab Revisited
As scientifically oriented people we need to better understand
what Green really is. People will listen to us more than
anyone else about Green because we are scientists. The problem
I want to point out is that Green isn't just labeling a product
and claiming it's Green...and Green is also not just about how
the use of something impacts the environment.
Everything we do as human beings isn't green at
all...any time we disturb our environment we leave a footprint,
no matter how tiny it is. The point of being Green is to try
and make a contribution to leaving a smaller footprint in
everything we do. The definition of Green, in most cases,
should always be thought of in six stages: Production
Packaging Storage Delivery Usage
All six stages leave a footprint. Think...virtually
every product we use "emits" CO2 whether the product has carbon
in it or not because it was transported to you by a truck.
Going Green will be a never ending journey for mankind. It
needs to be for labkind as well.
We need to challenge manufacturers to provide greener products
in all six stages of a Products impact on our environment. That
is something that you can do in evaluating the products you
purchase. Locating second hand products on LabX that can work
for your lab is one way to reduce the footprint. At the same
time, keep an eye on New Product Introductions on LabX that can
give your lab a smaller footprint.
We need to acknowledge companies that are leaders in Green
and we will do so in the future. If you see any manufacturers
or labs that inspire you from their green approach let us know!
|New Features||Sep. 26, 2007
|Live Chat Customer Service
This week, LabX rolled out a new customer service feature called "LiveChat". LiveChat allows users to interact with our LabX Customer Service team via an online messaging system to receive quick online answers to any questions you may have.
To use LiveChat, all you need to do is go to the "Contact" page and click on the LiveChat button. If our staff are not available when you access this feature, the program will enable you to send your message via email. Please note, that LabX office hours are 9 AM to 5PM EST, Monday to Friday and LiveChat will be enabled during those times.
Access Live Chat from LabX Customer Service
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