One of the lures of the University of California’s QB3 incubator network for life sciences startups is access to the same core facilities — centralized sites with million-dollar pieces of equipment — used by top-flight medical researchers.

Now QB3 and partner American Laboratory Trading Inc. believe they’ve found a way to help young biotech and medical device companies find more commonly used equipment without paying a penny more.

It’s part of a push by ALT, an East Lyme, Conn.-based pre-owned lab equipment company, into the California research equipment market. It also comes as QB3, or the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, expands beyond incubators in San Francisco and Berkeley to the StartX facility near Stanford University.

Read more at the San Francisco Business Times