NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Deltagen, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June, will auction the lab equipment from its 132,000-square foot Redwood City, Calif., facility on October 15 and 16, according to auctioneer and liquidator AuctioNet.
A pre-auction sale of the equipment, which includes ABI DNA sequencers, Agilent microarray scanners, autoclaves, sterilizers, test equipment, optical inspection equipment, IT equipment, and executive office furnishings, began on August 15.
The pre-auction sale and the live auction event are by order of the US Bankruptcy Court, Northern California.
According to Nuri Otus, CEO of AuctioNet, the Deltagen auction will be "the largest sales event the biotechnology industry has ever seen."
The live auction will be held at Deltagen's facility and will also be featured on eBay's Business & Industrial Live Online Auctions. More information about the sale is available here.