Please see the latest news stories below.

SLS Calendar Photo Competition

Would you like your photo to be featured in our 2023 calendar?

All photographs in our 2022 calendar were taken by SLS staff, but for 2023 we want YOUR science or nature themed photos.  

We’ll be choosing 2 photos per round to feature – each photo picked to be in our calendar will win a £20 Amazon voucher!  

Be sure to email with your submissions for January/February!  

*Only submissions via email will be accepted.  

*Please submit your photos at full resolution as they will need to be of suitable print quality to feature in our calendar. Send us the best quality image you have of your entry, ideally 3mb or more if possible.


SLS Attend Medlab Middle East

Scientific Laboratory Supplies is attending Medlab Middle East to showcase our innovative new products, trending technology and the worldwide services we provide. As well as our SLS Select, SLS Lab Basics, SLS Lab Pro and SLS Flowgen products, we are partnered with some of the world’s most recognisable brands in science, meaning you’ll find every brand you need, all in one place.

We provide three times the customer service levels to that of our biggest competitors, supporting scientists, technicians, clinicians, universities, hospitals, research centres, and life science companies, as well as petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, beverage manufacturers, utility companies, mining and the UK nuclear decommissioning programme.

However specific your needs, you can be sure we’ll deliver, in the UK, Ireland, Kenya or worldwide.   We have the expert exhibition team, ready to answer all your questions. If you are interested in our products or services, you can send a message to or visit us at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 - 27 January 2022.  Stand Z1- B41.

January Star Buy - SLS Select Microplate Sealing Films

Our Star Buy for January is the new range of SLS Select Microplate Sealing Films!

In this NEW range we have got you covered with FoilPeel, ClearPeel, EasySeal, ClearWeld and Clearpierce.

The FoilPeel is an example of how efficient our Microplate Sealing Films are, it's laminated seal is compatible with polypropylene plates and can be removed from polypropylene plates by peeling, even with a plate which has been removed directly from -80°C storage.

FoilPeel forms a complete seal to a plate enabling very low temperature uses, including very low temperature storage, and high temperature uses, such as PCR (when used with a pressurised heated lid).

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SLS Raise Over £700 for Rainbows

As usual, we decided to fundraise for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People instead of sending Christmas cards last 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 and each year we have been able to offer this incredible organisation contributions of several hundred pounds.  

This year we raised £718, which is a fantastic amount, far surpassing last year's total of £480.

Thank you to all who donated to this excellent cause!

Corning product update - Falcon® centrifuge tubes

This notification concerns the temporary removal of blue colorant used in the manufacturing process of 15 and 50 mL Falcon® caps for Falcon® Centrifuge Tubes. Due to global raw material shortages, Corning are producing Falcon® caps without blue colorant resulting in a natural colored cap.

The natural cap has been validated through Corning's standard process and passed functional testing that was performed. There is no change to the tube itself, only the cap. There will be no change to the centrifuge tube materials, graduation marks, product artwork, or any other change that would impact the form, fit, and / or function of the product.

Additionally, the same in-process and post-process inspections will be performed for the cap. As this is only a change to the cap, product claims and product functionality remain unchanged. Implementation of Change: Effective Immediately Affected Products: 352096, 352196, 352095, 352099, 352097, 290020, 358206, 352098, 352070.

Thank you for your continued business.


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Lonza - Discontinuation of classical cell culture media products in Europe and Africa

During the past years more and more customer increased their consumption of high value cell type dedicated cell culture media for research use provided by Lonza under the Clonetics or Poietics brand. In addition, Lonza could see a trend to serum free chemically defined media for manufacturing purposes.

At the same time, usage of so-called “classical media and buffers” under the BioWhittaker brand declined steadily causing production of small batch sizes and discards for many of these products. As result of these trends, Lonza has decided to discontinue a broad range of “classical Media and buffers” labelled “For Research Use Only” (RUO). Several, but not all of these media will be available labelled “For Further Manufacturing” (FFM). In addition, they are offering custom manufacturing of media for formulations required by customers.  

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SLS Feature in Supply Chain World

We were delighted to feature in the latest edition of Supply Chain World.

Our MD, Ian Roulstone, discusses our 30 year history and what makes us stand out from our competitors, in the article which can be viewed online here.

“Two years ago, we set ourselves a five-year target for scaling-up the business organically. Today, we are already two years ahead of that target and we believe we can achieve our goal in three years, rather than five. We’re ahead of the curve right now... If we can keep that trajectory up, then the future of SLS is going to be very bright indeed.”

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Jellagen - Lab Awards Winner - Most Impactful Sustainable Product Development

We are absolutely thrilled to win at the Lab Awards with our winning product Jellagen, a marine biotechnology range of collagen products manufactured from derived from a UK sourced Jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo). Our objective is to supply a sustainable source of critical biomaterials which do not carry the environmental and human health risks of traditional collagen sources.


SLS Switch to Green Gas

We’ve recently switched to Green Gas, which is more sustainable, and reduces our reliance on fossil fuels.  

Find out more about biomethane in the below PDF.     

Find out more about our Sustainability initiatives here.  


InnovaPrep® - Rapid Sample Preparation in 5 Minutes

We are pleased to now provide rapid and automated sample preparation technology from InnovaPrep®. The Concentrating Pipette (CP Select™) is a disruptive technology providing laboratories with a faster, easier, and more effective means of sample collection and concentration for their microbiological and virological samples.

Conventional sample enrichment can take 8 - 24 hours. The Concentrating Pipette (CP Select™) will take 5 minutes in comparison. Also used and tested by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold on the International Space Station.

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Anvajo fluidlab R-300 Cell Counter / Spectrometer Discount

We are offering 10% off the fluidlab R-300 PLUS one year's supply of acellas FREE!

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The fluidlab R-300 combines the world's smallest available spectrometer with an AI-based automated cell counter based on a new holographic microscopy technique. Its intuitive handling and precise measurements make the fluidlab R-300 the laboratory instrument of the future. 

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