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SLS Matrigel Communication – October 2021

We are continuing to experience longer than usual lead times for key product lines, including Corning Matrigel. Due to unprecedented high demand and disruption to global supply chains, Corning remain in a rolling back-order situation and are therefore carefully managing all available stock and are currently not able to fulfil reservation requests.

We apologise for any inconvenience but hope our customers can understand that new processes have been temporarily put in place to try to ensure a fair distribution of Matrigel for all researchers whilst supply is affected. New batches of Matrigel are in production but due to the biological processes involved in manufacturing this product and unpredictable shipping timescales, we are currently unable to give accurate dates for delivery.

However, we estimate lead times for new orders placed now would be early 2022, but this is liable to change. Corning require a customer PO to be in the system before they can offer any form of prioritisation so please contact your local SLS Territory Sales Manager.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period and we hope to be able to communicate that the situation is returning to normal soon.

SLS Team Abseil for Rainbows

Six brave members of the SLS team recently took on the challenge of abseiling down Derby Cathedral to raise money for Rainbows Hospice for children and young people.

Preena, Lisa, George, Maddie, Emma and Claire completed the challenge and raised over £1100 in the process!

Well done to the team, we are so proud of you!

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Come and see us at Lab Innovations!

We are back at Lab Innovations for the reunion we’ve all been waiting for!

The SLS Pavilion will feature sixteen pods including eleven diverse but market leading suppliers alongside SLS. All pods will be featuring the latest products and services for the laboratory market.

The following suppliers will be joining us:

LEEC, Seward, KNF, Astell, Cytiva, Gilson, Liebherr, Anvajo, Benchmark, Grant and Eppendorf.

Discover all of your laboratory requirements at one stand, featuring exciting - NEW TECH LAUNCHES - NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - FREEBIES & PRIZES.

Visit us on stand E40, Hall 2

Register for free here!

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October Star Buy - PCRmax Alpha Cycler 4 Chassis with 4 x 96 Well Blocks

Our Star Buy for October is the PCRmax Alpha Cycler 4 Chassis with 4 x 96 Well Blocks.

The PCRmax Alpha Cyclers are compact and feature driven entry level PCR machines, with ease of use and performance at it's core. Available in 1 block or 2 block chassis, the Alpha Cycler interface is Android based, with a large 7” HD touchscreen for responsive control of the software.

Perfect for multi user environments, you can use any USB device to create your own login key, this will allow you to use multiple systems in different locations like a personal unit. Programs can be easily stored, transferred, protected and locked while running.

Don't miss out!


Click here to find more fantastic offers in our new FOCUS brochure.


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We are proud to support Cytiva breast cancer campaign, Fund Research. Save Lives.

Purchase any select Cytiva product from lab and research consumables range, and Cytiva will donate a $1 the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). 

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Request a Rep and Win an Amazon Voucher!

Request either an in-person or a virtual visit from your local rep and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Simply email with your name, your company name and your contact details to be in with a chance. Your local rep will then get in touch with you.

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30% OFF all DURAN®

Quote DURAN30 at checkout to claim discount!

Valid until 31st December 2021.

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September Star Buy - SLS Select Deep Well Storage Plates

Our Star Buy for September is the SLS Select deep well storage plates range.

These are high performance plates produced in cleanrooms that are certified for medical device assembly. They are also manufactured in pure virgin medical grade polypropylene (PP) with class leading low levels of extractable elements.

This product is also used in sample storage at 86°C to DNA denaturation at 100°C. No inner edges allow for better collection of magnetic beads.

Huge savings on this product, don't miss out!

62% Off the whole range

Click here to find more fantastic offers in our new FOCUS brochure.

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New FOCUS Out Now!

The latest edition of Focus is out now!

Exclusive offers and exciting new products from leading brands. View online or request your copy today.

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August Star Buy - SLS Lab Basics Inverso TC100 range

Our Star Buy for August is the SLS Lab Basics Inverso TC100 Inverted LED Microscope range.

The Inverso TC100 is ideal for the typical working laboratory and is built to a high-quality specification. It is robust enough to withstand the rigours of constant daily use.

It is also ideal for multiple usage as there is no manual adjustment required. With a quintuple position nose-piece fitted as standard, it is ideally suited for multiple observation techniques and/or magnifications.

Prices start from £2,000.00 EACH

Up to 40% Off

Find more fantastic offers on our BACK 2 BASICS page.

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Availability of Eppendorf Consumable Products

Please see below the latest update from Eppendorf the the availability of their consumables.


SLS Lab Pro generators put laboratories in control of their gas and liquid nitrogen supplies

We have launched a new line of SLS Lab Pro gas and liquid nitrogen (LN2) generators, available exclusively in the UK and Ireland. This technology gives laboratories control over their gas and LN2 supplies, and promotes sustainability by eliminating the need for cross-country transportation of gas cannisters and Dewar flasks.  

On-site generation of gas and LN2 has gained popularity in recent years, as more companies have decided to free themselves from having to rely on external suppliers. This issue has been further highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic, with deliveries all over the globe being significantly delayed. On-site production also offers users the possibility to create just the right amount of gas or LN2 for their application, which is beneficial for sustainability.  

The new SLS Lab Pro gas generators use the pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technique to separate nitrogen, oxygen and water, producing high quality air and nitrogen gases for a wide range of applications. Gases are available at various flow rates, controlled through the latest HDMI touchscreen technology.

This also enables real-time monitoring of the gas production, ensuring that an efficient and consistent supply of gas is always available. The liquid nitrogen generator uses the same technique to create nitrogen gas that is subsequently liquified using a powerful cooling system, providing a steady and dependable supply of LN2.  

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July Star Buy - DNA ExitusPlus IF Spray Bottle 500ml

Our Star Buy for July is the DNA ExitusPlus IF Spray Bottle 500ml!

A safe decontamination solution for your laboratory, suitable for removing DNA and RNA or RNase from work surfaces and equipment.

It's fast and safe, non-toxic solution makes this product the perfect purchase for your laboratory.

Currently on offer in our latest BACK 2 BASICS brochure.

Now just £56.00 EACH (30% Off)

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Exclusively available through SLS in the UK, the Integra MEDIACLAVE and MEDIAJET provide the most versatile media preparation equipment and media processing systems in the market.

The Integra MEDIACLAVE is media preparator that allows the rapid and gentle sterilisation of 1–30LT culture medium with precise controlling and monitoring of temperature, time and pressure during the sterilisation process.

For reliable sterilisation, a large and strong magnetic stirrer with adjustable speed and reversing rotation direction ensures homogenous media preparation over a wide viscosity range.

The Integra MEDIAJET is a media processing system with flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments as well as test tubes of various diameters and length.

It has a built-in "Agar Spread Function" which ensures a homogenous distribution and an even surface of the agar level in the Petri dish reducing media costs!

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Get 30 percent off Honeywell with SLS

Honeywell Research Chemicals understands that quality is crucial at every step of your pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical workflows.

With analytical technologies and associated costs advancing at a record pace, the need for high-quality chemicals is greater than ever before.

Place your Honeywell order on the SLS website using promo code ‘HONEY30’ to receive 30% off!

*Offer excludes all Hydranal products

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SLS Celebrate Pride Month 2021

Happy Pride Month!  

In celebration of Pride month, SLS would like to take the opportunity to raise awareness of social media accounts and websites that support, celebrate and educate LGBTQ+ workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  

Alfredo Carpineti, founder of charitable trust Pride in STEM, has highlighted the problem with the lack of data for this community and the difficulties they face in the STEM workplace.  

The Websites and Social Media accounts below share the same end goal of supporting, celebrating and educating people on the key issues LGBTQ+ in STEM roles face past and present.




NEW disruptive technology from Ecodyst!

Ecodyst Introduce their new disruptive technology that will save money, time and the environment!

Ecodyst Hydrogen® Rotary Evaporator

Ecodyst’s hydrogen is the high performance rotary evaporator for the modern chemist. This innovative product has been developed by award winning scientists to save your laboratory time, energy and money. The Hydrogen® is easy to operate, occupies >50% less bench space and eliminates the need to use dry ice.

Ecodyst EcoChyll X1

A powerful energy-efficient self-cooling condenser that can upgrade any brand of rotovap. Using a proprietary and innovative self-cooling technology, Ecodyst has revolutionised rotary evaporators to be more efficient, have a smaller footprint, to have a greater output and to be less expensive to operate.

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SLS donate equipment to Stephen Fry public engagement winners!

We are excited to announce that we have been involved in an incredible scheme run by Dundee University in collaboration with Science@Home. As part of the scheme, SLS has donated equipment to aid teaching for children effected by school closures during the national lockdowns in 2020/21.  

Winners of the Award are recognised for their crucial role in organising and delivering excellent public engagement, enhancing benefits to society and improving their own skills.  

Congratulations Dundee University and keep up the amazing work!  

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SLS Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage

We are thrilled to announce we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at SLS receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.


June Star Buy - Eppendorf Research plus Move It range

We are excited to announce that our Star Buy for June is the Eppendorf Research plus Move It range.

Do you frequently transfer samples between different vessel formats, such as between tubes and plates?

The new adjustable tip spacing pipette Move It® accelerates and simplifies synchronous pipetting of a series of samples. A unique design without tubing connections results in increased precision and durability as well as user and sample safety.  

20% off selected models!

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New Back 2 Basics Out Now!

NEW Back 2 Basics brochure OUT NOW!

It's bursting with exciting and exclusive offers for your laboratory.

View the offers on our website or download a PDF.

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SLS Celebrates 30 Years of Supporting Science!

We are celebrating our 30th birthday this year! On 20th May 1991, Scientific Laboratory Supplies was founded, with the intention of providing the laboratory market with something different. A lot has changed in the past 30 years, so we thought we would look back at some milestones achieved along the way…


40% off Supelco® LC-MS and UHPLC-MS LiChrosolv® Solvents from Merck

In celebration of our appointment as an official distributor for the Merck – Supelco® Range of Analytical Products SLS are offering 40% off ALL LC-MS and UHPLC-MS LiChrosolv Solvents until the end of the year.  

LiChrosolv® solvents enable high resolution and sensitivity as well as providing optimized peak baseline separation. They feature high degrees of UV transmittance, low particle counts, low acidity and alkalinity, and low evaporation residue levels making them ideal for reproducible separations. All LiChrosolv® solvents are also microfiltered at 0.2 µm for your convenience.  

For fast chromatography and LC-MS detection, we also offer LiChrosolv® hypergrade, a family of solvents especially optimized and tested for LC-MS suitability. LiChrosolv® hypergrade solvents meet all the requirements of modern LC-MS ionization methods (ESI/ APCI – positive and negative mode). Additionally due to their low level of ionic background and low ion suppression, LiChrosolv® hypergrade solvents ensure high reproducibility and high ionization efficiency.    

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May Star Buy - Eppendorf Centrifuge 5910 Ri

We are excited to announce that this month's Star Buy for May is the Eppendorf Centrifuge 5910 Ri.

This cutting edge product combines high capacity and performance in a compact and ergonomic footprint.

The large 7-inch VisioNize® touch interface provides fast and error-free operation, ensuring efficient and reproducible runs. For an excellent user experience this Centrifuge also offers a quiet operation to improve your work environment whilst also providing a soft-touch lid for closure.

£10,880.00 EACH

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April Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro A-Series Analytical Balance

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Lab Pro A-Series Analytical Balance, 102g Capacity and 0.1mg Readability External Calibration.

This top-loading analytical balance has a compact footprint and statistical calculation function which eliminates the need for a stats printer.

The breeze break has rotary sliding doors that slide behind the balance and can be removed with one touch. These features, combined with the small footprint, make the balances ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

£514.00 EACH (was £856.00)

Find out more and order yours below.

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Celebrate Earth Month with Cytiva

Last year with Cytiva, we helped to remove and recycle 25 metric tons of plastic – which translates to 1.25 million ocean-bound plastic bottles!

Now, in April 2021, we want to go one step further and we need your help!

Cytiva’ s goal is to remove 30 metric tons of plastic in 30 days, by collaborating once again with Plastic Bank. Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain.  

We hope you’ll help us to make a difference again.


Today we take the time to honour the founder of Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), Peter Chapman

After 30 years as founder and Managing Director, Peter has decided to “hang up his boots” with the intention of spending more quality time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his ‘other family’ - SLS. A family he brought together and who will miss him, his approach to management and his personality greatly – but probably not his dodgy jokes.  

Peter brought an informality to a formal working environment and was passionate that people should enjoy what they do. He cared for all his employees and always found time for face-to-face personal engagement, creating a feeling of camaraderie that came to be known as ‘SLSness’.  

Peter expected a strong and decisive work ethic from all in his employment and he was not one to procrastinate on decision making. His ethos to work was “Just ******* Do It!” Also retiring today is Peter’s worn-out exclamation key!!!!!!!!  

Despite retiring from his position at SLS, Peter still has a lot to keep him busy - with a portfolio of companies still under his stewardship including property and construction, software developers and a football agency.    

Peter will now get to spend more time at home with his wife Kristen and enjoy his five children, three grandchildren and the simple things in life. Family with a side of football and holidays all washed down with a large glass of Pinot Noir.   

All the best Peter and Thank you for everything - from everyone at SLS.


Comic Relief - Red Nose Day 2021 Walking Challenge

Did you know, SLS have an office in Nairobi? In support of Comic Relief - Red Nose Day 2021, we are aiming to walk the equivalent distance from Nottingham to Nairobi!  

As a team we will be submitting our steps weekly to achieve our goal.  

The distance from our Nottingham office to the office in Nairobi is 6490 miles, which is the equivalent of around 14,564,209 steps.  

If you would like to make a donation to our Red Nose Day Just Giving page:  

Red Nose Day donations help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, all of which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Every donation is a step in the right direction!  

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Corning Delivery Update

For the latest information from Corning, regarding supply issues to the Life Science sector, please visit:

Please contact us if you require further information.

Catalogue Golden Ticket Giveaway

Request a 20/21 SLS Catalogue from our literature page and you could be in with a chance of finding one of our GOLDEN TICKETS!

Three golden tickets worth £10, £20 and £30 of Amazon vouchers will be hidden inside three random copies of our SLS catalogue. With every catalogue also receiving a FREE hand sanitiser.

If you find a golden ticket in yours, email quoting the code on the ticket.

Simply follow this link and request a SLS catalogue to be in with a chance.

For full terms and conditions please see below.


British Science Week - Word search competition

To celebrate British Science Week, and International Women's Day, we would like to invite you to take part in our Women in Science Word Search Competition!  

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s and is a global day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  

We have gathered together some our favourite British women in science to give you a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher!  

Can you find the ten famous female scientists in the word search? Use the clues to help you.  

Click Here for the Word Search  

Submit your answers to

At the end of British Science Week, a winner will be chosen at random.  

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March Star Buy - SLS Flowgen Plate Spinner Centrifuge

Our Star Buy product for March is the SLS Flowgen Plate Spinner Centrifuge!

The SLS Flowgen Plate Spinner enables you to rapidly spin down droplets in PCR or microplates to improve PCR yields or give more consistent assay results. The swing out rotor has two plate carriers that rest at a 75° angle. This allows plates to be inserted confidently without sealing tapes or caps.

With a g-force of 600xg, most samples can be spun down in less than 20 seconds!

This product is perfect for Covid laboratory work due to its high efficiency and small footprint.

Now priced at £415.00.

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Request a Rep and Win an Amazon Voucher!

Request a virtual visit from your local rep and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Simply email with your name, your company name and your contact details to be in with a chance.

Your local rep will then get in touch with you.

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SLS Announce Merck - Supelco Range

SLS are pleased to announce a further consolidation of our Merck relationship through our appointment as an official distributor for the Merck – Supelco ® Range of Analytical Products. This enhancement of our relationship with Merck and to our portfolio allows SLS to offer the  Merck – Supelco ® range to our customers alongside the entire Merck – Sigma Aldrich ® portfolio.

The Merck – Supelco ® brand incorporates many of the product lines that have made Merck one of the key names in the Analytical laboratory sector, from Chromatography to Spectroscopy, solvents to reference standards as well as titration and almost any other analytical chemistry technique.

The Merck – Supelco ® brand also includes many of the products previously known as Merck products.

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Corning Delivery Update

Please see attached PDF for the latest statement from Corning with regards to shipment delays.

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact us


February Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Eco Drying Cabinet 113L

The Star Buy product for this month is the SLS Lab Pro Eco Drying Cabinet 113L.

This SLS Lab Pro Drying cabinet is designed with energy efficiency in mind, utilising thermal insulation and a user programmable digital control, for drying laboratory glassware, surgical instruments or media.

It's easy accessible control system and low power consumption make this product a must buy this February.

20% OFF Priced at £1,144.00 each.

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New FOCUS Out Now!

The latest edition of Focus is out now!

Exclusive offers and exciting new products from leading brands.

View online or request your copy today.

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Chemical Delivery Charges

From September 16th 2021, a £24.00 order delivery charge will apply to orders for chemicals.  

Order delivery charges will not be applied to orders from Merck and Honeywell where the following thresholds are exceeded: Merck £475.00 and Honeywell £175.00.

If you have any questions on this, please contact us.


January Star Buy - Dentigel Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitiser Pump Dispenser Bottle 500mL

The Star Buy product for this month is the Dentigel Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitiser Pump Dispenser Bottle 500mL, currently offered at £46.50.

Dentigel is a ready to use post wash skin disinfectant providing additional protection from pathogens in healthcare settings.

It also contains effective emollients with built in skin conditioners to prevent drying of skin whilst not leaving any sticky residue.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2020

We supported Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children UK this year.

Our teams made a great effort, submitting selfies while working from home. 

Thank you to everybody that took part, donations for this fantastic cause can still be made via the link below.

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SLS and Eppendorf to supply ultra-low temperature freezers for UK COVID-19 vaccines

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and leading international life sciences company Eppendorf have been chosen to provide ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers for the country’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines. SLS – the UK's largest independent supplier of chemicals, laboratory equipment and consumables – was awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to equip two central storage sites and 54 regional hubs with the vital laboratory equipment required for safe and secure storage of the newly developed vaccine.


Christmas Fundraising for Rainbows

We will be doing our usual fundraising for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People instead of sending Christmas cards this year.  

For the last ten years, many of us have decided to save the money that we would spend on sending Christmas cards to colleagues and instead make a donation to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The company supports this program with a corporate donation of £100 to start the fund rolling and each year, we have been able to offer this incredible organisation contributions of several hundred pounds.  

Please donate here.

SLS Photo Mosaic - Get Involved and Make it Festive

GET INVOLVED with our mosaic - you could win a £50 Amazon voucher or some champagne!  

Show us your NEW SLS Product and Chemicals Catalogues (one or both!), by taking a festive photo and sharing on social media. Tag us and #SLSPhotoMosaic.    

You can also submit via email to:  

The most interesting photo will win a £50 Amazon voucher and three runners up will win champagne. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the start of January 2021.  

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Brexit Statement

For our latest Brexit Statement, please visited our dedicated page below.

If you have any questions relating to Brexit, please email

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