NEWS

Please see the latest news stories below.

Friends of Downright Special Sponsorship

Back in June we supported the Humber Half and Fun Run charity partner Downright Special by sponsoring the fun run T-shirts. Thank you and well done to everyone who took part, the money raised will help towards building a brighter future for children with Down Syndrome.


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Lab Innovations 2019

Thank You to everyone who visited us on the SLS Pavilion at Lab Innovations earlier this month. 

Also, congratulations to Joan Shaw from the University of Birmingham who won a £20 Amazon voucher for pre-registering through our unique links.  


Opening times and delivery information over the festive period

Our Goods In will be accepting deliveries until the 20th December 2019 with only smaller deliveries via carrier taken on the 23rd and 24th of December.  

We will be accepting deliveries between 8am and 2pm on the 27th, 30th and 31st December 2019 and our customer services will be open from 10am - 3pm.    

Our last date for delivery prior to Christmas will be Christmas Eve. Orders will be sent via carrier on the 27th, 30th and 31st of December.     Our Customer Services will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st January 2020. 

Business will resume as usual on January 2nd.    

If you have any questions, please contact us


November Star Buy - SLS Flowgen Incu-shaker Mini

This month's Star Buy product is theSLS Flowgen Incu-shaker Mini!

The INCU-SHAKER™ Mini is a compact shaking incubator, offering a large work space which can accept several platforms for use with a variety of flasks, tubes and other common vessels.


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Win a £50 Amazon Voucher! Simply Request a Visit From Your SLS Rep to Enter

We're running a competition throughout November and December - request a visit from your local SLS representative to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

Simply email reprequest@scientific-labs.com with your company name and address to enter.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter where the winner will be announced at the beginning of January 2020.

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Institute of Biomedical Science Congress - Exhibition Winners

At only our second time exhibiting at The Institute of Biomedical Science Congress this September we received the prestigious accolade of winning the best shell scheme stand.

Winning this award can be attributed to our engagement with visitors by having a hole-in-one competition which saw people queueing up to have a go. 


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Important IRLA Framework Announcement

Exciting news from SLS…. we’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded onto the new IRLA agreement for Chemicals and Consumables across ALL product categories as a Multi-Lot, (Lot 9) appointed supplier. This means that you can purchase all core and non-core items across the below lot listings via SLS fully compliantly. 


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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 brexit@scientific-labs.com.


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September Star Buy - iWash Slide Cleaner

This month's Star Buy product is the iWash Slide Washing and Drying System for Countess II Slides! 

Introducing the world's first compact Slide Cleaner to wash and recycle image-based automated cell counter slides in less than 30 seconds. One of the big issues with automated cell counting which limits the growth of the technique is the amount of plastic to be disposed of containing biohazardous waste. Running costs are also a significant consideration.


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Important Information about Lonza Media Product Codes

Lonza Media Comparison RUO vs FFM

Lonza currently sells two types of media products to the market. All media products are either labeled Research Use Only (RUO) or For Further Manufacturing (FFM). Please look at overview which details the differences between these two types of media. 


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New Edition of 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 - Microgen Pulsifier II

This month's Star Buy product is the Microgen Pulsifier II!

The Pulsifier II® employs a revolutionary technology for the processing of food samples for microbiological examination. Unlike paddle-type instruments, the Pulsifier II® beats the outside of the plastic bag containing the food sample at high frequency producing a combination of shock waves and intense stirring which drives the microbes into suspension.

Find out more and order yours below.


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Our new glove recycling initiative at Birmingham University

Over the past year, we have implemented a new glove recycling initiative at Birmingham University School of Metallurgy and Materials. We have been working closely with our supplier, Kimberly-Clark Professional™ on their RightCycle® scheme to turn 10 boxes (1000 gloves) a week into plastic pellets, creating new plastic products. 

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August Star Buy - Microgen Pulsifier II

This month's Star Buy product is the Microgen Pulsifier II!

The Pulsifier II® employs a revolutionary technology for the processing of food samples for microbiological examination. Unlike paddle-type instruments, the Pulsifier II® beats the outside of the plastic bag containing the food sample at high frequency producing a combination of shock waves and intense stirring which drives the microbes into suspension.

Find out more and order yours below.


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Work Experience Student

Last week our marketing department welcomed Isobel Hopkin, a year 10 student from a local secondary school to the Scientific Laboratory Supplies head office in Nottingham. Isobel wanted to gain some experience in a design environment where she could use her creativity in the workplace. During her 2 days here she created a product flyer using InDesign, edited photos in Photoshop and created her own social media post. This involved taking photos, editing them and producing a social media graphic which was published on our various channels last week. We really enjoyed having Isobel and wish her all the best for her GCSE's and future career. 

Read more to see what Isobel had to say about her experience and view her work: 


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SLS Announce the Acquisition of Wolf Laboratories Limited (Wolflabs)

SLS announce today the acquisition of Wolflabs which will enable the newly enlarged group to provide better choice and an even wider range of products to the scientific community. SLS are a full-service distributor of laboratory products, supported by an extensive technically qualified sales team. Wolflabs are a leading, predominantly web-based provider of laboratory equipment that pride themselves on the provision of immediate access to market-priced product information and great value for money. Together the combined group will offer complementary business models allowing both our customers and suppliers to take advantage of even more products and routes to market. 

Read the full press release below.


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May Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Pipettes

This month's Star Buy product is the range of SLS Lab Pro pipettes!

These excellent products feature an ergonomic design to ensure a lightweight & soft plunger movement. The SLS Lap Pro pipettes have a click-stop system for volume selection and are colour coded for easy identification. The calibration confirms to EN-ISO 8655 standards, ensuring high accuracy & precision.  

Find out more and order yours below.


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Managing Your Pipette Tip Packaging Waste

We are fully aware of the amount of packaging your organisation will produce as a result of using pipette tips. We understand that the burden of managing this waste can have a negative effect on your organisation’s operational efficiency and its impact upon the environment.

We’re here to help…

As a valued customer who purchases pipette tips from us, we can manage your pipette tip packaging waste for you through our ‘Waste 2 Energy’ programme. This service is complimentary and is designed to help your organisation meet its environmental goals.

Find out how it works below.


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Corning Brexit Strategy

Please see the attached PDF for details of Corning's Brexit strategy.

The situation surrounding shipments of Coolware products is under constant review and is likely to change as more information regarding Brexit becomes available.

If you have any questions, please email brexit@scientific-labs.com.


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April Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Stirred and Unstirred Water Baths

This month's Star Buy product is the range of SLS Lab Pro stirred and unstirred water baths!

These excellent products feature a digital PID temperature control. The Thermostirrer is robustly constructed from stainless steel for durability. It features a tough anti-bacterial finish with good chemical resistance and immersed components are corrosion resistant.

Find out more and order yours below.


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SLS Opens New Office in Kenya

We are showing our commitment to the East African laboratory market by opening up a new office in Nairobi, Kenya.

We recognise the importance of the laboratory market in East Africa which plays home to some of the world’s leading institutes involved in agriculture, food and medical research. We are working closely with a number of these research institutes including HJF Medical Research International, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, International Rice Institute and Makerere MRC Uganda. 

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Merck Branding Transition

Following the launch of the new Merck brand in 2015 and the integration of Sigma-Aldrich into their Life Science business, Merck will be transitioning the packaging, labelling and related documentation for all 300,000 of their Merck life science products to their new branding.

Read the full details below.


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ULT Freezer Racking Study with the University of Oxford and Green Light Laboratories

Read the report from Green Light Laboratories on the impact of ULT racking upon performance at the University of Oxford below.

The data was collected over a two week period at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. The Eppendorf ULT freezer (F570h) tested was supplied for the study by us and the racking was supplied by Westbart.


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Corning Brexit Strategy

Please see the attached PDF for details of Corning's Brexit strategy.

If you have any questions, please email brexit@scientific-labs.com.


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Update Regarding Availability of Certain BioWhittaker Classical and Specialty Media

Please see below PDF regarding the availability of certain BioWhittaker Classical and Specialty Media.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


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March Star Buy - Flowgen Plate Spinner Centrifuge

This month's Star Buy product is the Flowgen Plate Spinner Centrifuge!

This excellent product quickly spins down droplets in PCR plates or microplates. Most samples can be spun down in less than 20 seconds.  It features a unique swing-out rotor design which helps to prevent spillage. 

Find out more and order yours below.


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Design Enhancements to Corning 150cm2 and 175cm2 Flasks Coming Mid-2019

Corning have announced that the redesigned U-shaped flasks will deliver an improved cell culture experience while maintaining the same environment for cell growth as previous designs.  

Find out more in the PDF below.


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Managing Your Pipette Tip Packaging Waste

We are fully aware of the amount of packaging your organisation will produce as a result of using pipette tips. We understand that the burden of managing this waste can have a negative effect on your organisation’s operational efficiency and its impact upon the environment.

We’re here to help…

As a valued customer who purchases pipette tips from us, we can manage your pipette tip packaging waste for you through our ‘Waste 2 Energy’ programme. This service is complimentary and is designed to help your organisation meet its environmental goals.

Find out how it works below.


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Say Hello to the Vü at Scientific Laboratory Supplies

We are pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Pop-Bio Imaging, based in Cambridge, to be the exclusive UK distributor for the exciting new Vü imaging system for gels and blots.

Read the full press release 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 brexit@scientific-labs.com.


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February Star Buy - Drosoflipper Fly Tipping Device

This month's Star Buy is a brand new product - the Drosoflipper Fly Tipper! The Drosoflipper is an innovative product that saves time and money whilst also reducing consumable waste.

Simply add vials with fresh food to the upper slot of Drosoflipper, be ready with the bypass, tap the Drosoflipper down to get the flies to the bottom of the vials. Slide the bypass through, pushing the filter out, and flip the Drosoflipper. Now your flies will fall to the fresh food and you can slide the filter back in, pushing out the bypass. Remove the old vials, and you are done!

Find out more and order yours below.


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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Sign Exclusive Deal for Bioline Molecular Biology Reagents

SLS are pleased to announce an exclusive deal for the supply of Bioline products, including PCR, qPCR reagents, nucleic acid purification kits & NGS kits.  

As the UK’s largest independent laboratory supplier SLS always strive to offer their customers a comprehensive range of quality products from market leading brands. The Bioline range complements the SLS Life Science product portfolio, meaning they are able to offer a complete solution for customer’s molecular biology needs.

Read the full press release below.


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Thermo Scientific Liquid Transfer Product Packaging Improvements

Please see the attached PDF for details on the changes Thermo Scientific have made to their pipette packaging as part of their mission to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


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Managing Your Pipette Tip Packaging Waste

We are fully aware of the amount of packaging your organisation will produce as a result of using pipette tips. We understand that the burden of managing this waste can have a negative effect on your organisation’s operational efficiency and its impact upon the environment.

We’re here to help…

As a valued customer who purchases pipette tips from us, we can manage your pipette tip packaging waste for you through our ‘Waste 2 Energy’ programme. This service is complimentary and is designed to help your organisation meet its environmental goals.

Find out how it works below.


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January Star Buy - Bimos Labsit

The first Star Buy of 2019 is the Bimos Labsit range of lab chairs.

Labsit is uncomplicated, comfortable and light. The integrated handle allows for easy operation and transport . Its compact and attractive design, blends into any laboratory setting. Labsit automatically adapts to the body with its Flex function. There is no need for complicated adjustment levers. Only the height of the seat needs to be adjusted.

View the full range below and order yours!


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