Please see the latest news stories below.

SLS Brexit Statement

Please see the attached PDF for our statement on Brexit, including:

Sources of Supply/Supply Chain Stability; Stock Control/Continuity of Supply; Movement of Product; Product Costs/Tariffs; Currency fluctuation; Communication and Relationships.

If you have any further questions, please email


October Star Buy - New Enigma Autoclaves

This month's Star Buy product is the new Enigma range of Autoclaves from Excel.

The Enigma range of steam sterilisers is designed especially for the modern laboratory professional. This innovated engineering achieves sterilisation by exposing products to saturated steam at high temperatures (121°C to 134°C). Resulting in the decontamination of microorganisms including spores.

Browse the range and order yours below!

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We Raised Over £280 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Last Friday, we held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. We contributed homemade or shop-bought baked goods to the office fuddle. Donations were made for a plate of food and we had a 'guess the length of the sausage roll' sweep-stake.

The winner of our Bake Off competition was Amy Matharu, with her orange cake, which was delicious!

In total, we raised over £280 for this fantastic cause. Thank you to everybody that got involved.


Visit the SLS Pavilion at Lab Innovations 2018

We're looking forward to attending Lab Innovations 2018 next month. For the first time ever, we'll be in the brand new SLS Pavilion!

Joining us in the Pavilion will be key suppliers Motic, FermionX, SciLabware, Gilson, Analox, Kimberly Clark, Simport Scientific, Nebulair, Lec Medical and Eppendorf.

Come and see the UK's largest independent supplier of scientific products at the UK's largest laboratory event. Register below.

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September Star Buy - Nebulair NS500

This month's Star Buy is the Nebulair NS500 Dry Mist Sanitising System, which is supplied with a handy transport case. The Nebulair NS500:

Saves Time - it takes just 150 minutes to decontaminate a biological safety cabinet and its integral Hepa filters, using Nebulair.

Is Easy to Use - very limited training required to set up and operate.

Has Proven Efficacy - see the latest HSL test report here.

Watch a short video on the Nebulair here. Find out more and order yours below!

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SLS Brexit Statement

Please see the attached PDF for our statement on Brexit, including:

Sources of Supply/Supply Chain Stability; Stock Control/Continuity of Supply; Movement of Product; Product Costs/Tariffs; Currency fluctuation; Communication and Relationships.

If you have any further questions, please email


Change in Sterilisation Process for Costar Stripette Serological Pipettes

Please see below PDF regarding the change in sterilisation process for Costar® Stripette™ Serological Pipettes.


Brand New Focus Offers Out Now!

Our brand new Focus brochure, containing exclusive offers and exciting new products from leading brands, is out now!

Don't miss out on these fantastic savings, which are available until the end of the year.

Featured brands include Eppendorf, Motic, Grant, Lancer, Brady and many more!

Browse the brochure online or download a PDF version.

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Request a Rep Competition Terms and Conditions

Request a visit from your local SLS rep in September and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher!

Simply email with your company name and address to enter.

Full Terms & Conditions of the competition can be found below.


August Star Buy - Brady Dissolvable Paper Tape

This month's Star Buy is the Brady Dissolvable Paper Tape for BBP3x Printers, which is only £101.46 per roll!

We highly recommend this product. The label dissolves completely within 30 seconds exposure to warm water, leaving no sticky residue, making them the ideal solution for items that need new labeling after each use. These labels are a popular choice across a wide variety of laboratories and applications including transport, logistics and other industrial sectors.

Check out the product on our website, including the full product range and a demonstration video.

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New Case Study - York St John University

Read our latest case study focusing on our work with the York St John University Biomedical Teaching Lab.

Dr Sue Jones, Director of Biomedical Science had this to say about SLS:

"Working with one major supplier made it much easier for us to co-ordinate orders and to ensure that we purchased some items in bulk, thus maximising any discounts and streamlining our ordering processes. I have always found working with SLS to be a pleasant and efficient process. Bill Toon the Senior Territory Sales Manager at Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd is helpful, knowledgeable and has years of experience, making him the ideal person to advise on equipment and product needs”


You Could Save This Much Plastic By Using SLS Lab Pro

Did you know, you could save the equivalent weight of 3 SLS delivery vans in plastic by switching to SLS Lab Pro racked tips over the course of your career in the lab? What's more, if you switched to SLS Lab Pro Reloads, over the course of a career in the lab, you could save the weight of 3 adult African elephants in plastic!

Find out more via our infographic below.

Want to know more about SLS Lab Pro? Contact us.


July Star Buy - Gilson Pipette Microman E M10!

This month's Star Buy is the Gilson Pipette Microman E, which is currently 50% off!

The Gilson Pipette Microman E guarantees ergonomic pipetting for problem liquids. You can guarantee accuracy, precision and comfort when pipetting volatile and viscous samples.

Other features include: no leaks when pipetting volatile (high vapour pressure) liquids; no cross-contamination or residual sample carry-over.

Don't miss out on this excellent offer - was £248, NOW £124!

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June Star Buy - Eppendorf Refrigerated Centrifuge 5424 R!

Our Star Buy for this month is one of the fantastic offers currently available in our Back 2 Basics promotions brochure - the Eppendorf Refrigerated Centrifuge 5424 R!

This excellent product offers ergonomic product design, state of the art cooling technology and efficient cooling performance. Other benefits include: temperature range from -10 °C to +40 °C; ECO power shut-off engages after 8 hours of non-use to reduce energy consumption; FastTemp function for quick pre-cooling of the centrifuge; guaranteed temperature of 4 °C at maximum rotational speed. 

This product is ideal for everyday laboratory use, and what's more, it's currently over 25% off! 

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We met. We learnt. We discovered.

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, over 1200 scientists, technicians, speakers and exhibitors descended on the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham for the fifth Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the day brought together delegates from across the community, offering opportunities to meet like-minded people, learn new things and discover the very best scientific technology and equipment for the laboratory.


SLS Celebrates a Record-Breaking Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference!

With over 1200 in attendance, it was our biggest and best show yet! 

Highlights included keynote speeches from award-winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, BBC presenter Dallas Campbell and renowned physicist Professor Sir Bill Wakeham. Almost 80 exhibitors enjoyed meeting with delegates, and professional masterclasses were run by the Science Council and some of our key suppliers. Photo galleries, highlight videos and testimonials will shortly be available to view on the show website.

Thank you to everybody that was a part of the day!

May Star Buy - VelociRuptor Microtube Homogensier!

This month's Star Buy is another fantastic offer from our FOCUS brochure - the VelociRuptor Microtube Homogeniser. FOCUS brings together exclusive offers and exciting new products for our customers. 

The VelociRuptor is currently 25% off list price! Find out more about this product and order yours below.

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Important Information on New Honeywell Delivery Charges

As a supplier of Honeywell chemicals, I write to advise that with immediate effect, we are no longer able to provide free of charge delivery on this brand of chemicals.   

We find ourselves in an unfortunate position where previously Honeywell offered SLS and our customers “free delivery”.  However, as Honeywell will no longer continue to offer these deliveries free of charge, we have reluctantly accepted the imposition of these delivery charges and have had no option but to pass these onto our customers.

Please read more below.


Fundraising fuddle raises over £230 for Cancer Research UK

Our colleague Kate Lupton and her fiance are fundraising for Cancer Research UK, and we wanted to support their efforts as a company. So we organised a fundraising fuddle! Everybody brought in some delicious food to contribute to the fuddle, then donations were made to tuck into a plate (or two!). 

We managed to raise £238.65! If you would like to donate, follow the link below. 

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Corning® Gosselin™ is the new brand name for the Gosselin product line

As of April 2nd, Gosselin brand disposable labware for quality testing and microbiology labs will now be branded as Corning® Gosselin™. Gosselin has been part of Corning’s family of brands for 7 years. Microbiology has evolved over the years to incorporate a broader range of techniques and tools. From media, to genomics, to liquid handling, you’ll find the solutions you need for your current—and future—workflow among Corning Life Sciences’ offering of more than 7,000 consumable products.

While you will notice some design changes to Gosselin literature and to Gosselin packaging, rest assured the products themselves will remain unchanged with the total commitment to quality, customer service, and beginning-to-end solutions for microbiology you’ve come to expect.

LEIA Case Study

Take a look at our work with with LEIA, fire fighting chemistry, equipment and techniques specialists, based in Northampton..

We have provided LEIA with a wide range of laboratory equipment to carry out their research. Find out more here.


April Star Buy - Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits!

This month's Star Buy is another fantastic offer from our FOCUS brochure - the Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits. FOCUS brings together exclusive offers and exciting new products for our customers. 

The Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits are currently 40% off list price. Choose from the Pipetman Classic - a range of robust, accurate and precise pipettes; the Pipetman L - a lightweight pipette with a newly designed handle; or the Pipetman G - the lowest pipetting forces on the market.

Order yours today!

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SLS Exhibit at Arablab 2018 in Dubai

We're having a great time at Arablab 2018 in Dubai so far.

If you are attending, come and visit our export colleagues! We will be at stand 341 Hall S2 from 18th to 21st March.

Update Regarding Availability of Certain BioWhittaker™ Classical and Speciality Media

Further to the correspondence issued last year, SLS wish to update our customers with the latest news regarding the supply of Lonza media.

Please download the PDF for more details, or contact us.


March Star Buy - Eppendorf ThermoMixer C with FREE Smart Block!

This month's Star Buy is the Eppendorf ThermoMixer C, which comes with a FREE Smart Block, worth £435, as part of our FOCUS brochure of special offers. 

Find out what makes the ThermoMixer C our top choice for this month here.

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Win an SLS Lab Basics Pipette Filler Worth Over £180!

To celebrate British Science Week, we're giving you the chance to win an SLS Lab Basics Pipette Filler worth over £180!

Simply follow us on Facebook @ScientificLabSupplies by 18th March to be in with a chance of winning.

Full terms and conditions on the attached PDF.


SLS Work With University of Nottingham Students

We've been working with Biology Photography and Imaging students from University of Nottingham, briefing them for a marketing assignment. 


What to Expect From The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will be staging the next Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference on May 23rd 2018 at the award winning East Midlands Conference Centre, The University of Nottingham.  Working in partnership with The Science Council – the show and conference promises to be bigger and better than ever.  There will be over 60 exhibitors on hand to discuss visitor’s laboratory needs and demonstrate the latest products and technologies.


Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018 Website Now Live!

Our new website for the Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018 is now live!

Visit the website to find out what to expect from this unique science event, to be held on 23rd May 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

View pictures and videos from our previous shows, and register to attend for free today!

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New Case Study - Research and Development Company

Take a look at our work with with a prominent Research & Development company in Liverpool.

We provide this customer with a wide variety of consumables, chemicals and equipment for their lab.


Instead of Christmas cards, we're raising money for Rainbows

Instead of sending Christmas cards, we're raising money for Rainbows as a company.

For the last seven years the employees of SLS have used the money usually spent on sending Christmas cards for colleagues as a contribution towards supporting the Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough. SLS also support this program with a corporate donation of £100 to start the fund rolling. Each year, your generous donations have resulted in contributions of several hundreds of pounds to this incredible organisation so they can continue to do such fantastic work supporting those who need it most.

Find out more and donate here.

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Lonza Delivery Delays - BioWhittaker™ Classical and Specialty Media and Lonza Primary Cells Media

Our supplier, Lonza, is experiencing delivery delays for certain BioWhittaker™ Classical and Specialty Media, and Lonza Primary Cells Media. Scientific Lab Supplies & Lonza would like to thank you for your continued business and patience throughout this process.  Lonza expects to resume normal supply levels in 2018. 

Please see attached PDF for further details, or contact us.


We raised £178.38 for Children in Need!

On Friday 17th November, we held a Pudsey Bear Picnic, played office bingo and even wore fancy dress (or maybe just some Pudsey ears!), all to raise money for Children in Need.

Our fundraising efforts resulted in a donation of £178.38, which we are very pleased with.

We'll be at Lab Innovations in November!

We'll be attending Lab Innovations in Birmingham on 1st and 2nd November. Come along to stand G17 to discuss your lab equipment requirements with us and some of our key suppliers. As the UK's largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, we are your one-stop-shop for everything you need. We'll also be giving visitors to our stand the chance to win some impressive freebies!

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Facebook competition - win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Enter our Facebook competition for the chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot! Entering couldn't be simpler, simply head over to the Scientific Laboratory Supplies Facebook page and hit 'like' before the 31st October 2017. For more details, and full terms and conditions, see below. 

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SLS Named as Supplier of the Year by Industrial Process News

SLS were delighted to be named Supplier of the Year for 2017 by Industrial Process News.

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University of Sheffield Case Study

Take a look at our work with Dr Fenton from the University of Sheffield.

We helped him with equipment for his new lab, and he was very pleased with the results and the service we delivered.


New Improved Chemical Pages on Website

Now live on the website:

New Chemical front screen showing all major segments

New structure following chemical type rather than brand

New filters (only currently available through the Chemical page) allowing selection via grade, assay and accreditation

New search via CAS number


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