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July Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Safevac Vacuum Aspiration System

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Lab Pro Safevac Vacuum Aspiration System.

Safevac is designed for laboratory waste recovery and separation of liquid and solid. It can be widely used in cell culture, DNA extraction, microplate waste removal, and any other liquid separation or recovery.

Find out more and order yours below!

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We've Teamed Up With 'One Tree Planted'

As part of our Sustainability initiative, we have teamed-up with ‘One Tree Planted’ and have had over 1000 trees planted in a variety of locations around the world where forests have faced devastation. 


Disposable Gloves - Important Information Regarding Pricing

Please see below some important information regarding the pricing of disposable gloves from some of our suppliers.

If you have any questions, please contact us.



Due to internal system updates at Merck, no deliveries will be possible between 26th June and 6th July 2020.  Any orders processed during this time will be fulfilled from July 6th.  

Please place any orders for critical requirements NOW to avoid disappointment.  

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement please contact us on: 01159 821111 or email:


Sustainable Laboratory Solutions

At SLS, from our supply chain to our in-house practices we aim to be the most sustainable and environmentally friendly distributor to the laboratory market.

We have a continuous commitment to offering sustainable products that offer the highest levels of build quality and performance, the longest lifespan and the lowest running costs. Through our dedicated sustainability team, we continuously review our range whilst ensuring our own practices meet the highest environmental standards.

It is our promise to support our customers in their efforts to eliminate needless expenditure and minimise the environmental impact of their research and processes. Working closely together, we remain committed to helping our customers achieve their own sustainability targets, delivering a better world for us and future generations.

Find out more via the links below, or request a hard copy of our brochure here.

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June Star Buy - SLS Flowgen Electrophoresis Power Supply

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Flowgen PowerPro 300 Electrophoresis Power Supply.

This is a versatile, multi-function power supply suitable for a wide range of electrophoresis applications. Perfectly suited for use with the multiSUB and omniPAGE electrophoresis systems.

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Back 2 Basics Out Now - Golden Tickets Inside

NEW Back 2 Basics brochure OUT NOW! It's bursting with exciting and exclusive offers for your laboratory.

View the offers on our website, download a PDF or view the e-catalogue via the link below.

PLUS - new for this addition - your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher with our golden tickets! There are 10 golden tickets hidden at random inside Back 2 Basics brochures. If you find one, you will win a £50 Amazon voucher. Full Terms and Conditions on the PDF below.

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Helping You to Make Your Work Environment SAFER

As the Government releases more guidelines on how employers and their employees should prepare for the return to work, we appreciate there will be increased apprehension about the health and well-being of staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to plan for the return of employees to ensure their ongoing safety in their working environment.

Driven by scientific advice and our extensive experiences of working closely with customers working with COVID-19, we have developed a comprehensive range of products critical to ensuring the health and safety of employees as they return to the workplace.

We are a business all about people, so if you have any specific requirements talk to us on 0115 982 1111 and rest assured operating from 8am to 8pm, our dedicated team will do all we can to help. We’re here to help protect you and your team.

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GE Healthcare Becomes Cytiva

Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that help advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics, has launched. Previously GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Cytiva has nearly 7,000 employees and operations in 40 countries and is part of the Danaher Corporation Life Sciences platform.

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May Star Buy - Prestige Autoclave 2100 Standard

This month's Star Buy product is the Prestige Autoclave 2100 Standard.

The Series 2100 clinical autoclaves from Prestige Medical are suitable in nearly all areas of infection control. Designed to the latest international standards for safety and performance and fully CE marked to the latest Medical Devices Directive 93142/EEC (MDD), they are a fantastic option for your lab.

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SLS Helps Sellafield Lab to Produce Hand Sanitiser

We are proud to be supplying the Propanol (IPA), & Glycerol that Sellafield (Analytical Sciences) are using to make their own Sanitiser for the site and the wider community.

Find out more about their work on the link below.

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Wolflabs Fundraising with Indoor Everest Ascent

Our sister company Wolflabs has decided to carry out an “in-doors Everest ascent” during the week commencing 11/05. 

With an average staircase ascent of 2.4m, it would take 3,688 ascents to have done the equivalent of climbing Everest. The Wolflabs team will be taking on this challenge in their homes, all in aid of raising money for "The People's Pantry", Mind and Women's Aid. If you would like to support you can donate on this Just Giving page.

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Products for COVID-19

To all of our customers helping in the fight against COVID-19, whether through patient care, diagnostic testing, scientific research, volunteering or simply by acting responsibly and observing the guidance on social distancing – we salute you!

We understand how important the continuation of your critical work is and we are doing everything we can to maintain the supply of laboratory products to you. We have taken all the necessary steps to ensure there is no reduction in the level of service you receive during these troubled times.

To this end, we have compiled a list of products that may be of use to you in your current endeavours. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, talk to us and we will do our best to help. Like other suppliers, we have not been immune to the stock issues brought about by increased demands on items such as respirators, gloves and sanitisers. We continue to work hard to find solutions to these problems.

We are a business all about people, so if you have any specific requirements talk to us on 0115 982 1111 and rest assured operating from 8am to 8pm, our dedicated team will do all we can to help.

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GE Celebrate Earth Month April 2020

GE Healthcare are marking Earth Month during April 2020 with the following initiative:

THE GOAL: Remove and recycle 30 metric tons of plastic in 30 days, which is equivalent to 1.5 million plastic bottles.

Let’s celebrate the Earth together in the month of April. We are collaborating with Plastic Bank to help clean the oceans and reduce poverty. For each unit purchased of protein purification, Western blotting, density grade media, and select HyClone™ products, along with select ÄKTA™, Biacore™, and scanner spare parts, we will remove and recycle 50 plastic bottles (1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds of plastic) that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.

Earth Day, every day – help us make a difference for our planet! Let us know how you make an impact by sharing your sustainability  pledge on social media using #SustainableLifeSciences


April Star Buy - Labcold Sparkfree Fridges & Freezers

This month's Star Buy products are:

RLFF13246 - Labcold Fridge Freezer Upright Sparkfree

RLPR0217 - Labcold Sparkfree Fridge 66L Lockable

The Labcold Sparkfree range is engineered to store flammable materials safely with no sources of ignition inside the chambers. Anything that could cause a spark is located outside of the chamber.

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Coronavirus Statement

Please see below our latest statement on the Coronavirus.


Scientists needed in the fight against COVID-19

Regarding the link in the heading, our colleagues in Europe have asked us to see if our customers can help or whether they are Covid-19 researchers who require help.  

Please go to if you would like to help or if you need help.  

Note also that our group of companies has dedicated its most senior staff members to liaise with customers engaged in this research.

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Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2020 Cancelled

As a result of the continually evolving situation regarding Coronavirus and after extensive consultation with the relevant authorities, it is with regret that we have made the decision to cancel the Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2020. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make, but necessary in alignment with best practices laid out by WHO & Public Health England.

The health and well-being of our customers, staff & suppliers is of paramount importance and in the face of this unprecedented situation we have no choice but to cancel the event.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision. If you have any questions please email or contact your local Territory Sales Manager. 

We will be back with the UK’s No.1 Laboratory Show and Conference in 2022 and look forward to welcoming you then.


Shortage of Isoproponal and Ethanol

Please be informed that there is increased demand for isopropanol and ethanol for use in hand sanitizers due to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the above there is a shortage of these products across the supply chain.


Sigma-Aldrich range of Chemicals from Merck

SLS is now the official Distributor Partner for the entire Sigma-Aldrich® range from Merck.

Find out more below.

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Win an SLS Lab Basics Mini Centrifuge During British Science Week

British Science Week is 6th - 15th March 2020, and to celebrate we're giving our Twitter followers the chance to win a SLS Lab Basics Mini Centrifuge worth £198!

Simply head over to our Twitter profile, follow us and like and share the relevant post to be in with a chance.

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Coronavirus Statement

Statement to summarise SLS’ activity and current position on the supply of products impacted by the current Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.


February Star Buy - Ohaus PR Series Precision Balances

Another one of the Star Buys for this month is the Ohaus PR Series Precision range of balances. They are designed for routine weighing applications in your workplace and offer basic functionality. They are designed for uncomplicated operations with an easy-to-use display and interface with a smart design and durable construction.

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February Star Buy - Ohaus PR Series Analytical Balances

One of the Star Buys for this month is the Ohaus PR Series Analytical range of balances. They are designed for routine weighing applications in your workplace and offer basic functionality. They are designed for uncomplicated operations with an easy-to-use display and interface with a smart design and durable construction.

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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Recognised as Excellent Supplier by Newcastle University 2019

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) has been named best supplier in the ‘Best Cost Saving Initiative’ category at the prestigious ‘Excellent Supplier and Contractor Event 2019’ held by Newcastle University. Only seven awards are made in a variety of categories and no other laboratory suppliers were nominated in any of these.


Thermo Scientific Liquid Handling Product Communication

 Subject: Grease packet removal from Thermo ScientificTM pipettes


January Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro S500 Mini Recirculating Chiller

This month's Star Buy product is the SLS Lab Pro S500 Mini Recirculating Chiller with a sophisticated touchscreen controller and 500W cooling power. The S500 Mini is ideal for many laboratory applications, built to save space, the Mini is about the size of the average desktop PC.

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