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SLS is a Valued Member of MEDILINK MIDLANDS

Here at SLS we are so thrilled to be a valued member of Medilink Midlands.


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Next Week We Are Celebrating International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day, commemorated annually on 5th December, is a day dedicated to celebrating and recognising the invaluable contributions of volunteers worldwide.

To show our support, every year we offer our dedicated staff members a paid volunteering day to support a charity of their choice.

Find out more about our initiatives below.


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Christmas Opening and Delivery Times

Here are details of our opening times over Christmas:  

We will operate as usual until Friday 22nd December - 8:45am – 6pm.

25th December - Closed

26th December - Closed  

27th, 28th, 29th December - 10am - 3pm  

1st January 2024 - Closed  

We will reopen as usual on Tuesday 2nd January 8:45am – 6pm (Regional offices may vary).  

Despatch & Deliveries:

Next Day as normal until Wednesday 20th December.

Last Despatch of temperature-controlled items will be Tuesday 19th December.  

27th, 28th, 29th December – Critical Orders only (must be placed by 12 noon to be shipped same day).

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our customers.


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Black Friday Savings are NOW LIVE

Celebrate Black Friday with 35% off selected products from leading brands.

Find Analytical Balances, Microcentrifuges, Spectrophotometers, Hotplate Stirrers and much more in our unmissable Black Friday deals.

Quote BLACKFRIDAY35 at checkout to claim.

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LGC Standards Are Now Available From SLS

We're proud to announce our recent partnership with LGC Standards, a world-renowned name in the field of life science and reference materials.

This collaboration brings you unrestricted access to an extensive selection of over 20,000 reference standards from renowned brands such as Dr. Ehrenstorfer, LGC Mikromol™, Paragon Scientific, and VHG.

To celebrate this milestone, you can now enjoy 10% discount over our entire LGC range - simply use code LGC10 at checkout.


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Christmas Fundraising for Rainbows

Every year instead of sending Christmas cards to customers, suppliers and colleagues, we make a donation to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. This is embraced by our fantastic family of colleagues, and we are proud to support the work of this incredible organisation with a corporate donation. Combined with staff donations, we will be able to contribute hundreds of pounds to help Rainbows continue their great work.

As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, the charity brightens the short lives of the children and young people who come to Rainbows. Rainbows want them to have fun and make special memories. They are also there to support their loved ones through the most difficult times of their lives.

We at SLS wish everyone at Rainbows a Merry Christmas!❄️

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November Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Personal Benchtop Autoclaves

This month's star buy is the SLS Lab Pro Personal Benchtop Autoclave, a versatile solution tailored for general laboratory use.

With a quick one-touch operation, these autoclaves, available in 9L or 12L capacities, efficiently sterilise media, glassware, and instruments at temperatures ranging from 121°C to 134°C.

Experience the benefits of its lightweight and convenient design, accompanied by additional safety features and swift cycle times.

Upgrade your lab efficiency with confidence today.

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Get Ready To Join The Fun. Our 12 Questions of Christmas Competition is Back

Get into the holiday spirit with our Christmas competition! Answer 12 Christmas-themed science questions correctly for a chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper. We've got new surprises, exciting questions, and three lucky winners to be awarded. 

Don't miss out on the holiday fun! Join now and add a touch of curiosity to your festive celebrations!

More details below.


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Register Today For An Insightful Webinar on Cell-Based Invasion Led by Corning Life Sciences

Join us on Tuesday, the 7th of November at 2pm for an insightful webinar on Tips, Techniques and Tools for Cell-Based Invasion and Migration Assays. The esteemed Lotte Hiddingh from Corning Life Sciences will lead the discussion with valuable insights based on her extensive experience in the field.

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Charles River Laboratories – Now Available from SLS

Explore Charles River Laboratories' solutions for cell and gene therapy, now conveniently available from SLS.

Elevate your research programme with a foundation of over 75 years of expertise and bring confidence and precision to your scientific endeavours.

*Free delivery now available on orders over £500 until 31st December 2023.

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Discover The New Uvitec Gel Documentation Range - Now Available From SLS

We're thrilled to announce that SLS is now a proud supplier of the new Uvitec documentation gel range, available for purchase. Tailored for genomics and proteomics applications, the Uvitec documentation gel promises to revolutionise gel documentation within the Life Science research field.

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Our New Chemicals Catalogue is Here!

We present our most extensive chemicals catalogue yet, designed as the quintessential chemicals resource for every laboratory.

View online or order your copy today!


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Concentrate More And Worry Less With An Exclusive Discount On Amicon Filters

For a limited time only, seize the opportunity to experience the cutting-edge Amicon filters at an exclusive 20% discount. With an incredible 90% sample recovery rate, optimal sample retrieval, and quick processing time, these filters ensure the fastest and most efficient concentration even in the most sensitive samples. 

Order now and revolutionise your processes today!

 


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Don't Miss Out On Exclusive Offers For Benchmark Accuris Life Science Products

Indulge in exclusive discounts of up to 48% on selected Benchmark Accuris Life Science products and upgrade your laboratory equipment at unbelievably low prices. Offer available for a limited-time only.

Don't miss out!


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How to Choose your Freeze Dryer

Labogene have over 40 Years experience in the Design, Development and Manufacturing of Benchtop and Pilot Laboratory Freeze dryers. SLS are the appointed UK distributor for these products.

If you would like to discuss your freeze drying application please contact our technical sales department who will be happy to discuss your process along with system options: sales@scientific-labs.com. 


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Core Biogenesis Redefines Protein Production with Plant-Based Growth Factors

Core Biogenesis is changing the paradigms of protein production with a brand new range of plant-based high quality recombinant growth factors and cytokines that will increase the efficiency and sustainability of your process.

Elevate your stem cell research with the highest standards of purity (≥95%), ultra-low endotoxin levels (≤ 0.005EU/μg), and a 100% animal-free production process.

Find out more about these innovative solutions today.


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Go Greener For Less With Millipore Stericup® E and Steritop® E Sterile Filtration Devices

Enjoy a 30% discount on Stericup® E and Steritop® E Sterile Filtration Devices! Now with significantly less packaging and disposable plastic materials compared to traditional filters.

Make a sustainable choice today!


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Visit SLS at Lab Innovations 2023 on 1st & 2nd November at Stand L70

We are excited to announce our presence at Lab Innovations 2023. This esteemed event presents a remarkable platform for us to exhibit our ongoing commitment to excellence and latest innovations in the field. 


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Celebrating Black Women in STEM: Our Tribute To Black History Month

This October, the UK commemorates once again Black History Month, a time to honour the diverse contributions of Black individuals to society. In 2023, the spotlight shines on highlighting the contributions of Black women, and we are joining the celebrations with a tribute towards black female figures in STEM.

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Join SLS And Cytiva In The Fight Against Breast Cancer This October

We are excited to announce that SLS is once again partnering with Cytiva as part of their "Research Matters" initiative.

Throughout the month of October, Cytiva has committed to donating $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every pack of selected consumable products sold.

Here's how you can help: choose from a selected range of Cytiva products and be a part of the change.

Let's support breast cancer research together!


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Request a Rep and Win an Amazon Voucher!

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

Simply email reprequest@scientific-labs.com 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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A Practical Guide to High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Ensure your chromatography meets quality and regulatory standards.

Make sure you take a look at the guide!


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Breaking News: SLS Is Launching The New Eppendorf epMotion Series For Automated Liquid Handling Systems

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Eppendorf epMotion range for Automated Liquid Handling Systems—a leap forward in liquid handling technology. In a landmark decision, SLS has earned the unique privilege of being the exclusive distributor for this eagerly awaited product line.

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Join Us In October For An Enlightening Webinar Hosted In Partnership With UVITEC Cambridge

Take part in an illuminating webinar on Epifluorescent Western Blot techniques led by industry expert - Sacha Sapsford.

Taking place on October 12th, 2023, at 2pm, this session promises comprehensive coverage of epifluorescence, invaluable insights from industry experts, troubleshooting strategies, and the art of optimal light selection.

Click below to find out more details about our esteemed guest speakers, delve into the webinar agenda, and secure your spot.

Don't miss this chance to advance your knowledge in the field!


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Eppendorf - Start Your Separation At Ease

You deserve the best laboratory equipment to ensure that your separation tasks run smoothly every time. That’s why our goal is to provide optimized solutions for you and your requirements.

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Introducing our September Star Buy!

This month's star buy is the SLS Lab Pro Unstirred Water Bath, 4L with Lid- B2B06266.

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Revolutionise Your Lab with SLS: Ten Sustainable Choices for the Eco-Conscious Scientist

In an era where both sustainability and cost- effectiveness hold great importance, laboratories can find a balance. From Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), here are ten options to go green without financial strain, seamlessly aligning environmental responsibility without straining your budget.


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SLS Becomes Key Distributor of Azenta Products for the UK and Ireland

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK's leading provider of laboratory equipment, chemicals, and consumables, is delighted to unveil its partnership with global tech giant, Azenta.

Find out more about this exciting new partnership below.


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New FOCUS brochure out now!

Discover the latest in laboratory innovation with the newest edition of FOCUS from SLS!

Take advantage of our fantastic special offers and get a glimpse of the newest products from top brands.


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SLS Partnership with Novacyt

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd (SLS) is delighted to announce an exciting new distribution partnership with Novacyt. Novacyt is the parent company of PrimerDesign Ltd and IT-IS International. This collaboration allows SLS to offer a diverse range of market-leading brands, including genesig™ PCR reagents and mastermixes, PathFlow™ lateral flow tests and MyGo® qPCR instruments, to enhance their comprehensive PCR workflow product portfolio.

 


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Kinesis®️ products have been rebranded to Cole-Parmer®️

Antylia is undergoing a rebranding process for their Kinesis® products, which will now be known as Cole-Parmer®.

Antylia is undergoing a rebranding process for their Kinesis® products, which will now be known as Cole-Parmer®. This exciting change is bringing together a comprehensive product portfolio, streamlining their current offerings of products and services to make things even more convenient for you.


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EU Expected to Weaken REACH Regulations for Hazardous Chemicals Amid Industry Influence

Leaked documents obtained by The Guardian newspaper suggest that the European Commission's original intention to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as 'forever' chemicals, as part of the REACH regulations is now unlikely to proceed.

 


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Liquid Biopsy - Supporting your Oncology Diagnostic Research

Liquid Biopsy samples need ultrasensitive assays to detect the powerful information they hold.

Find out how SLS and Meridian Bioscience can help you to apply the latest qPCR diagnostic technologies to your project and advance your research to improve patient care.


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Cannabis Reference from Merck

Cerilliant® ready-to-use Snap-N-Shoot® CRMs for fast and accurate potency testing.

By acting on the endocannabinoid system, phytocannabinoids are responsible for many of the known psychoactive and therapeutic effects of cannabis. Our understanding of the varying cannabinoid profile has expanded far beyond THC, CBD and CBN, extending to over 85 known phytocannabinoids present across multiple cannabis strains.

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August Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Oven

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Lab Pro Oven which is currently on offer as part of our Back 2 Basics promotion - over 20% off!

This excellent product boasts chamber bright polish stainless steel lagged with high efficiency thermal insulation. 

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DNA Binding on PCR Plastics - Arvensis Plates Compared to Global Market Leaders

Researchers have discovered that DNA can adhere to the surface of certain plastic materials, particularly polypropylene, commonly used in PCR (polymerase chain reaction) plates. 

 


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New Product - Benchmark SureAir PCR Workstation

The NEW Benchmark SureAir™ PCR workstation is a compact, convenient way to reduce contamination concerns and provide a clean room environment at a fraction of the space and cost.

The high-powered yet quiet internal fan produces laminar flow conditions without any installation into ductwork. The included HEPA filter purifies air within the chamber, meeting ISO 5 cleanliness standards, and filters 99.97% of particles 0.3µm and larger. The double-hinged front panel provides ample workspace for convenient hand access, and can be opened fully to allow placement of equipment inside.

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Corning Stock Availability!

Corning Stock Availability!

We are delighted to inform you that our Corning stock availability has been expanded, including serological pipettes, well plates, and culture flasks. For more information, feel free to reach out to your dedicated sales representative today!


Integra Mediaclave: Efficiency, Safety, and Automation at Your Fingertips

We take pride in being the exclusive supplier of the Integra MEDIACLAVE 10 Media Preparator. This innovative product offers numerous benefits to enhance efficiency in workflow and streamline media preparation processes.


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Eppendorf - Can research be sustainable? We say YES!

There are often many questions at the beginning of a young scientist's academic career. No matter what your field is - the microbiome, virology, or any of the many other branches of science - one of the most important questions to ask is, "What impact will my science have on our lives and on this world?"

And perhaps the next question is, "How can I specify my science's environmental impact?"

High consumption of plastic consumables in everyday lab life needs to be addressed. How can we replace fossil-based plastic with an alternative that doesn't consume resources or pollute the environment? Solutions exist, so let's reduce plastic use.


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Merck Award for SLS

SLS are an official distributor in the UK & ROI of the Sigma-Aldrich, Supelco and Millipore brands manufactured by Merck. For exceptional growth in 2022 Merck have awarded SLS a strategic distributor award, which our MD Ian Roulstone recently accepted at our head office in Nottingham. SLS and Merck look forward to continuing this close working relationship into 2023 and beyond.


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July Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Hydron Benchtop pH Meter

Our Star Buy this month is the SLS Lab Pro Hydron Benchtop pH Meter - currently 36% off at only £345 as part of our BACK 2 BASICS promotions!

A reliable and economical benchtop meter for routine measurements of pH, mV and temperature. Featuring five-point calibration with auto-buffer recognition, automatic temperature compensation (ATC) and datalogging capabilities for the storage and recall of up to 100 data sets, the Hydron is well suited to routine applications across academic laboratories, industrial settings and education. A compact footprint, large easy-to-read display and splash-proof keyboard also make it user-friendly and space saving for the busy workspace.


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Introducing the Integra MEDIAJET: Revolutionising Laboratory Media Filling

In today's fast-paced scientific laboratories, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are paramount. With the growing need to save on costs and enhance productivity, a reliable workflow solution becomes essential. Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) recognises these challenges and has introduced the state-of-the-art Integra MEDIAJET, a cutting-edge media filling system that offers a range of benefits to laboratory professionals.


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June Star Buy - ClearLine® Plus Tips

Level up your pipetting game this June with the amazing ClearLine® Plus Tips!

These tips offer unparalleled precision, bidding farewell to concerns regarding accuracy and reproducibility. They also provide consistent liquid transfers, ensuring the utmost reliability for your experiments.

We understand the significance of quality in lab environments. ClearLine® Plus Tips are meticulously crafted using premium materials, delivering exceptional clarity and minimising any potential interference.

Shop now - From £34.39


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Corning®'s Solution for 3D Cell Culture

Join us as we delve into the exciting world of 3D cell culture and explore the cutting edge solutions provided by Corning Life Sciences.

3D cell culture has become a focal point of research, offering more accurate and physiologically relevant tissue models.

In this presentation, we will unravel the mysteries behind successful 3D cell culture and introduce you to a range of game changing tools from Corning Life Sciences.

Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to enhance your knowledge and expand your research capabilities.

Join us 14:00 - 15:30 21st June 2023

Register now for our webinar and be at the forefront of 3D cell culture advancements!


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Happy PRIDE Month

Embrace Diversity, Ignite Discovery

At SLS, we believe in supporting and uplifting the communities we serve. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce that we are making a £100 donation to the Notts LGBT+ Network, an organisation dedicated to supporting Nottinghamshire's vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ scientists, promoting diversity, and embracing the power of scientific discovery!


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Introducing the Precellys Evolution Touch Homogeniser with Adapter

Transform your sample preparation process with the touch of a button.

The Precellys Homogeniser has been meticulously crafted to deliver unmatched efficiency and reproducibility. Users can effortlessly grind, homogenise, or lyse any type of sample with utmost precision.

It offers a complete range of accessories to meet all homogenisation needs, from the smallest samples with the 96WP to the largest with the 50mL tubes and the hardest samples with the dedicated metal tubes.


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Defrost the Freezer Regularly to Prevent a Build-up of Frost

Failing to regularly defrost your ULT Freezer can lead to a build-up of frost, resulting in increased energy consumption and poor operational practices.


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Amendment to Direct Supplier Wet/Dry Ice Delivery Charges

Due to increased charges by our direct suppliers, the additional charge for Wet/Dry Ice will be £50.00 from May 18th 2023.


Edge Hill Customer Testimonial

There's nothing we love more than hearing positive feedback from our customers!

"We are extremely happy with these microscopes. We have predominantly used these for our undergraduate students to study cell culture, lecturers have found them to be an excellent microscope and students find them easy to use. As always, an excellent service from SLS from quote, set up of microscopes and after sales."

Thank you Edge Hill University for your kind words - we're thrilled to hear that our microscopes have met your expectations and are making a difference in your research and education.

Discover the product behind the purchase!


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May Star Buy - SLS Select Filter Tips

Star Buy for May - SLS Select Filter Tips!

Our patented super-micron barrier prevents pipette contamination and won't trap liquid or contaminate samples if over-pipetting. Plus, the reduced barrier thickness allows for unrestrained air flow and exceptional accuracy and precision.

Our tips are also sterile and free from DNase, RNase, endotoxins and pyrogens, ensuring the purity of your samples.

With our long reach tips, you won't need to insert the pipette cone into the sample tube, reducing the risk of contamination even further.

Don't compromise on the quality of your research - choose SLS Select Filter Tips for reliable and precise pipetting every time.

Buy now - from £102


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ULT Freezer best practice: Ambient air temperature

Keep in mind the ambient air temperature when choosing a location for your freezer 

During the case study the F570h was tested in a colder freezer room. The temperature in the freezer room was measured as 20°C(+/-1°C).


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Get a special offer price on your next rotor when you buy a new Eppendorf high-speed or ultracentrifuge before December 31st

Keep Spinning - Find your perfect centrifuge solution

Rotors used in high-speed and ultracentrifuges are exposed to high speeds, and need to be replaced at regular intervals to maintain your separation results.

Take advantage of your next replacement by choosing a versatile solution from Eppendorf.

Get a special offer price on your next rotor when you buy a new Eppendorf high-speed or ultracentrifuge before December 31, 2023


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Happy 33rd Launch Anniversary to the Hubble Space Telescope!

Originally conceived in the 1940s as the Large Space Telescope, Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990 marked decades of planning and research.

Despite some initial setbacks and issues with the telescope's optics, Hubble has since become one of the most productive and influential scientific instruments of all time.

Over the past three decades, Hubble has made countless groundbreaking observations, revolutionising our understanding of the universe. From measuring the expansion rate of the universe to discovering dark energy, Hubble has contributed to some of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 21st century.

Hubble has also captured stunning images of galaxies, nebulae, and other celestial objects that have inspired people around the world. The telescope's ability to see deep into space has allowed us to witness incredible events such as the birth of stars and the collision of galaxies.


Merck Millipore Filtration Promotion!

Merck Millipore® Filtration Now Available from SLS Up to 30% OFF the 30 Most Popular Merck Millipore Filtration product

In a further consolidation of the Merck SLS relationship, the brand leading Millipore filtration lines will now be availble alongside the merck brands of Sigma-Aldrich® and Supelco®. 


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ULT Freezer best practice - Avoid placing two freezers back-to-back

Poor spacing

Placing the ULT freezer away from other heat sources allows for the efficient cooling of the refrigeration system. One example of what steps not to take is placing two ULT freezers back to back.



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April Star Buy - Thermo Scientific Aqua-Tec Water Preservation Cell

Introducing the Aqua-Tec Water Preservation Cell!

The Aqua-Tec Water Preservation Cell is the perfect solution for laboratory professionals who want to ensure safe and efficient microbial inhibition for up to six months.

With Aqua-Tec, you can eliminate the need to handle dangerous chemicals and avoid exposing sensitive cells to potentially toxic offgassing from disinfectants.


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Happy Birthday Maria Sibylla Merian

A celebration of Maria Sibylla Merian!

Maria was a renowned naturalist and artist, born on 2nd April 1647 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Her family was in the publishing business, and she received an early education in art and science.

Merian is best known for her ground-breaking work in entomology, particularly her detailed illustrations and descriptions of the life cycles of insects.

She travelled extensively throughout South America to study and document the flora and fauna, and her work had a significant impact on the field of natural history.


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ULT Freezer best practice: Keep the door seal clean and unobstructed

Keeping the door seal clean, unobstructed and intact helps to keep the ULT freezer chamber at the desired set temperature and reduces the build up of ice.  


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Improve Your Cold Storage with Lec Medical Fridges: Connect for Enhanced Temperature Monitoring and Control

Why connect a fridge?

Current guidance states that fridge temperatures should be recorded a minimum of twice per day and data should be kept for 5 years. This has historically been a manual paper-based recording system, which requires physical appliance interaction and record storage.


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We're at Biomedica CCD, Dublin 27th-28th March 2023

We're super excited to announce that we'll be exhibiting at Biomedica on 27th-28th March at CCD, Dublin.

Come and join us at stand C9 to discover all our cutting-edge products and services.Our team of experts will be on hand to answer all your queries and provide you with valuable insights to help take your research to the next level.

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ULT Freezer best practice: Allow sufficient spacing around the freezer for adequate airflow

Poor Spacing

Keeping a distance of ≥50cm at the sides and rear of the ULT freezer is another action an end user can take. Doing so provides the space for airflow, allowing the warm air ejected at the rear of the unit to rise and dissipate.

To simulate poor spacing the rear of the ULT freezer was pushed flat against the wall with boxes and containers placed on top and on both sides of the freezer.

 


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Register Your New Eppendorf Product and Receive Extra Benefits!

Register your products within three months of purchase and get an additional three months warranty on centrifuges, shakers, incubators and cyclers.

With every product-registration you collect up to 100 epPoints® which can be redeemed in the Eppendorf Rewards Shop.

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Eppendorf & SLS: Sample Handling is Key

Do you ever feel that all your work, all your dedication, is concentrated in one tiny sample?

It's a make-or-break situation with no margin for error. Eppendorf, as your sample management expert partner, they want to support you at every step of the sample journey, from cell culturing to preparation and final analysis.


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Happy World Water Day!

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on 22 March that highlights the importance of fresh water.

This World Water Day, we’re shining a light on the importance of water purification, with our special offer on the SLS Lab Pro PURA-Q+20 – now 50% off in our latest FOCUS brochure! The PURA-Q+20 Combines ultrapure and DI water in one unit saving you money and space.

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British Science Week with SLS: Celebrating Innovation and Discovery

Happy British Science Week from SLS!

We are thrilled to be celebrating innovation and discovery alongside the rest of the scientific community. To commemorate this special occasion, we are excited to showcase some of our British-made FOCUS products that are featured in our latest FOCUS promotional catalogue!

We've picked out some of our favourite British-made FOCUS products. 

SLS Lab Pro PURA-Q+ Type 1 and 2 Water Purification 50% off

SLS Lab Pro Analogue Ultrasonic Baths Up to 25% off

SLS Lab Pro Laboratory Incubators Up to 30% off

SLS Flowgen multiSUB Choice Horizontal Electrophoresis Systems Up to 20% off


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Our Switch to 100% Renewable Energy!

As part of our continued work to reduce our scope emissions, we made the decision to source 100% certified renewable energy on our Nottingham site.

This means that our electricity is generated purely from wind and hydro assets matched to Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs). This choice has meant that every year on average we prevent 32 tCO2e from being produced.

This is equivalent to planting over 1200 trees or taking seven petrol cars off UK roads every single year.

We recognise that our journey to reducing our environmental impact is ongoing, and whilst we have committed to sourcing renewable energy, we still endeavour to reduce the amount of energy we consume via improved internal practices.

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ULT Freezer best practice: Keep the filter clean and unobstructed.

Introduction

Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezers are well known to be high consumers of energy. Holding set temperatures 90°C to 100°C colder than their environment will always require a significant amount of energy. In recent months, the rise in energy costs has further placed emphasis on lab equipment running costs and means by which energy can be conserved.

ULT freezer best practices are often promoted by individual organizations, manufacturers, insurers, and LEAF (the leading lab sustainability certification scheme). Although best practices are widely encouraged, very little quantified data exists outside of changing the set temperature of the ULT freezer from -80°C to -70°C.

By warming up, modern ULT freezer energy consumption will be reduced by 18-34% depending on the model, age, and condition of the unit. However, the energy cost of bad practice has rarely been quantified.


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Chromatography: Sustainable Solutions for a Greener Future - Join SLS and Merck's Expert Webinar Now!

SLS and Merck team up to give you an enriching webinar on how to make chromatography more sustainable!

Liquid chromatography as we know it, is not perceived as a “green” analytical method as up to now most analyses are performed using acetonitrile and other similar solvents, utilising relatively large dimension columns.

However there are a few possibilities to make chromatography a more “green” technique without compromising the performance of chromatographic separation.

In the webinar we will discuss different possibilities which should lead to a reduction of solvent consumption, for example by using smaller internal diameter columns and/or higher efficiency shorter columns.


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March Star Buy - Blue-Ray Biotech EzDrop Cuvette Spectrophotometer

Accelerate your research efficiency with our March Star Buy!

The EzDrop 1000 Micro-Volume Spectrophotometer is a nifty tool that can measure sample concentration in just 3 seconds, with a dynamic full-spectrum detection range of 190-1000nm.

The sample window is coated with Nano hydrophobic material, ensuring accurate results. Plus, with an intuitive operation screen, each step is fast and simple, making measurements effortless.

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World Wildlife Day - WWF Adopt an Animal package giveaway!

World Wildlife Day

It's time to show your support for wildlife conservation! We are excited to announce our WWF Adopt an Animal package giveaway!

To enter, simply re-post, comment or like our post on social media!

The winner will receive a WWF Adopt an Animal package, which includes:

. A plush animal of your choice

. WWF welcome pack

. Regular updates

The competition will close on 10th of March, and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Follow our Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter channels for updates. Good luck and thank you for your support!

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LGBT+ History Month - Dr. Stefan Hell and Dr. William Moerner

In 2014, two LGBT+ scientists, Dr William Moerner and Dr Stefan Hell, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in developing the field of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

Dr Hell and Dr Moerner are both exceptional scientists who have made groundbreaking contributions to the field of chemistry.

However, they are not only remarkable for their scientific achievements, but also for their courage and commitment to promoting LGBT+ rights and equality.

Both Dr Hell and Dr Moerner have been open about their sexual orientation and have used their public profiles to advocate for the rights of the LGBT+ community.

Their leadership and activism have helped to create a more inlusive and accepting environment in the scientific community and have inspired many LGBT+ individuals to pursue careers in science.

As we celebrate their remarkable scientific achievements, we also celebrate their courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to creating a more just and equal world for all.


Elevate your lab safety and efficiency with DURAN® Silicone Lids - smart coverage for every experiment

Smart and safe coverage

In order to prevent contamination during reactions and into the laboratory environment,  DWK Life Sciences has developed a safety cover, the innovative DURAN® silicone lid. 

Five flexible sizes, three bright colours, versatile and simple to use!


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LGBT+ History Month - Dr Jack Drescher

Dr Jack Drescher is a remarkable figure in the field of LGBT+ mental health, whose work has made a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals.

Through his research, advocacy, and clinical practice, Dr Drescher has been a staunch ally and supporter of the LGBT+ community.

His contributions have helped to advance the understanding and acceptance of diverse gender and sexual identities, and to reduce the stigma and discrimination that many LGBT+ people face.

As we celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBT+ community, we honor Dr Jack Drescher for his invaluable contributions to improving the mental health and well-being of LGBT+ individuals, and for his unwavering dedication to the cause of equality and social justice.


Share the love and nominate your NHS department or laboratory to win a Fortnum and Mason hamper

Share the love this Valentine's Day!

NHS staff work around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our healthcare!

Show some love and appreciation this February and tell us why you think your NHS department/lab should win this prize, all entries will be entered into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a Fortnum and Masons Hamper worth up to £100.

Send your entries to Socialmedia@scientific-labs.com to be in with a chance of winning.

The competition closes on 21st February 2023.

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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Today, we celebrate the amazing achievements of female scientists and the vital role they play in shaping our world.

From Sally Ride to Gertrude B. Elion, women have been breaking barriers and making incredible discoveries in the field of science for centuries.

Here's to all the brilliant and talented women in STEM, and to a future filled with even more female scientists making their mark!


LGBT+ History Month - Sally Ride

Sally Ride was a trailblazer as the first American woman to travel to space. As a physicist and NASA astronaut, she inspired countless individuals in her field.

Ride was also a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and remains a source of inspiration for the LGBT+ community and beyond!

Ride's legacy continues to live on through the Sally Ride Science Center, which was established in her honor to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers.

Check out the Sally Ride photo gallery which shows Sally's adventure into space!

 


Innovaprep Sample Prep Made Simple

Simple, Effective Sample Collection and Concentration Tools for Metagenomic Epidemiology!

Simple, rapid, and highly efficient recovery of genetic material from environmental samples is key for isolating and characterizing organisms from any biome whether for metagenomic research, epidemiology, or biosurveillance of any kind.  


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Welcome to our NEW Private Label Catalogue!

Our Private Label offers a wide range of laboratory supplies, from equipment and instruments to consumables and chemicals.

With over 7,000 products in the range, we are sure to have a solution for every laboratory need.

Quality and affordability are our top priorities, and we offer a number of brands under SLS family umbrella which meet this criteria.

View the catalogue below!


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Revolutionise Your Research and Unlock the Full Potential of Peltier Technology with the Memmert HPPeco Constant Climate Chambers

The use of advanced Peltier technology in the Memmert HPPeco constant climate chamber has revolutionised laboratory research.

As a technology leader in Peltier equipment, Memmert has set new standards for energy efficiency and reliability.

The high-precision control system ensures a homogeneous and stable distribution of temperature and humidity, even in challenging conditions.  


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LGBT+ History Month - Alan Turing

Alan Turing is one of the most famous LGBT scientists in history.

He is best known for his work on artificial intelligence and code breaking in WWII, as well as his pioneering work in computer science.

Turing was a brilliant mathematician, who made significant contributions to the development of computers. His work was instrumental in the development of computer science and helped form the foundation of modern computing.

During WWII, Turing worked at Bletchley Park, where he played a crucial role in cracking the German Enigma code.

This allowed the Allies to intercept and decipher secret messages, giving them a significant advantage in the war. His work at Bletchley Park is widely considered to have shortened the war by several years and saved countless lives.


Happy LGBT+ History Month!

The contributions of LGBT+ scientists are an integral part of history.

In the coming month, we'll be highlighting some of the most famous and influential scientists who have left a lasting mark.

Let's pay tribute to their remarkable achievements and the impact they've made on our world.

In addition to this, we will also be donating to the Notts LGBT+ Network, a fantastic organisation set up in Nottinghamshire that provides support and information to thousands of people in the county.


February Star Buy - Biotix Racked Pipette Filter Tips

Our February Star Buy is the Biotix Racked Pipette Filter Tips!

Biotix filtered pipette tips are designed to be compatible with a wide range of pipettes, ensuring seamless use with your existing equipment. Furthermore, the FlexFit sealing technology reduces the effort needed to attach and remove tips, making your work process smoother and more efficient.

Additionally, the low-binding X-Resin guarantees maximum sample recovery, providing assurance that your samples are handled appropriately and accurately. Thanks to these innovative features, Biotix filtered pipette tips are a perfect choice for any laboratory prioritizing precision and efficiency.

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Happy Birthday to Nobel Prize Winner Gertrude B. Elion: Celebrating a Pioneering Career in Biochemistry and Pharmacology

In celebration of Gertrude B. Elion's Birthday!

Gertrude B. Elion was a renowned biochemist and pharmacologist who made significant contributions to the development of drugs to treat leukemia and other diseases.

She spent much of her career working at the Burroughs Wellcome Company, where she developed a number of important drugs, including the first purine antagonist used to treat leukemia, 6-mercaptopurine, and the first immunosuppressive agent, azathioprine.

These drugs were used to treat leukemia and other cancers, as well as to prevent rejection of transplanted organs. Gertrude was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988, along with George Hitchings and Sir James Black, for their work on developing drugs that target specific enzymes and receptors.

Elion's work revolutionised the field of pharmacology and had a profound impact on the treatment of cancer and other diseases. She was also a dedicated mentor to young scientists and a strong advocate for women in science throughout her career.


Scientific Laboratory Supplies acquires C and M Scientific

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) the leading supplier of equipment, chemicals and consumables for laboratory use in the UK – are excited to announce the acquisition of C&M Scientific, a Scotland-based distributor of laboratory equipment and service provider specialising in installation, validation, calibration, repair and ongoing maintenance for scientific equipment.

Based in Livingston, C&M Scientific are fully accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO/IEC 17025 certification as well as adhering to MHRA, FDA and GMP standards.

They provide engineering support and consultation throughout Scotland and the North of England, helping clients maintain their research platforms and adhere to accreditation standards, offering ongoing maintenance and support for a wide range of laboratory equipment and World-leading brands.


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High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Storage and Delivery Solutions From DURAN® Multi-Neck HPLC Glass Bottles

DURAN® multi-neck glass bottles are ideal for the storage and delivery of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) mobile phases and solvents. Increasing the number of GL45 inlets on the bottles adds convenience.

One additional side neck allows extra solvent to be added without disturbing the main delivery cap. The five GL45 necks on the purging bottle increase safety and reduce the risk of cross contamination and air intake.

 


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Come and join us at Medlab Middle East 6th - 9th February 2023!

Connect with innovation that's changing the face of diagnostics.

We will be exhibiting at Dubai World Trade Centre, Stand Z3 A19!

Register for free here.


SLS Supporting Tomorrow's Science

SLS Supporting Tomorrow's Science

Scientific Laboratory Supplies plays a prime role in making sure laboratories perform to the best of their ability, using the right equipment and tools.

Established in 1991, SLS has grown to become the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals, and consumables, providing precisely what laboratories need, exactly when they need it. From pipettes and Petri  dishes to the latest in laboratory instrumentation and equipping the whole laboratory, the company prides itself on the quality of products and the service it provides.

Ian Roulstone, Director said “We have the ability to supply the right products at the right time, both for those preferring market-leading brands and those who are not brand-focused but require good-quality products at reasonable prices”


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Northern Balance Acquisition of A1 Scales

Northern Balance acquires A1 Scales to bolster customers’ choice and access to critical weighing services

Gateshead-based, independent weighing specialists Northern Balance is set to extend the choice and accessibility of its hire and UKAS calibration services with the successful acquisition of A1 Scales – a supplier of hired weighing equipment and complementary weighing services in the Northeast of England.

The acquisition strengthens Northern Balance’s position as a full-service weighing solutions provider. In addition to extending its range of hired equipment services to existing customers, the integration provides A1 Scales’ customers with access to an established UKAS calibration service to meet their growing compliance requirements.

The move is integral to Northern Balance’s customer-centric approach, which is focused on providing greater choice and convenient access to critical weighing services.


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In memory of Professor Stephen Hawking's Birthday!

On January 8th, it is Professor Stephen Hawking's Birthday!

Stephen Hawking is one of the most influential scientists of the 21st century. Hawking was born in Oxford, England, in 1942 and attended University College, Oxford, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics.

Hawking is best known for his work on the properties of black holes and demonstrated that a black hole could be completely described by its mass, electric charge, and angular momentum. He also proposed the theoretical basis for Hawking radiation, the phenomenon that black holes can emit particles.


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January Star Buy - Suez Purite Analyst Type II Water Purification System

Our Star Buy for January is the Suez Purite Analyst Type II Water Purification System.

The Select Analyst is a compact unit ideal for laboratory use, delivering a steady supply of > 1MO.cm pure water for laboratory tasks using carbon pre-treatment, reverse osmosis and deionisation.

Typical applications include glassware rinsing, buffers and stains, reagent make-up, and media preparation.

A raw water boost pump is included as standard for optimum performance.

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Merck Millipore® Laboratory Filtrations Range

To further consolidate the Merck SLS relationship, the brand-leading Millipore® filtration lines will now be available alongside the Merck brands of Sigma-Aldrich® and Supelco®.

The key filtration lines Millex®, Amicon®, Immobilon® and Stericup®/Steritop® will be supported by the SLS commitment to customer service with delivery direct to end-users from UK warehousing, bringing further enhancements to researchers in the key application areas of Cell Culture, Chromatography/HPLC and Protein Purification.

With a focus on all things, protein, sterile filtration and western blotting, Life Science researchers will benefit from this enhanced portfolio offering.  


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Changes to Delivery Charges

Over the course of the last decade, SLS have been consistent with providing deliveries to our customers at a minimum cost to them.

We have weathered the storm of Brexit, Coronavirus, the subsequent impact on the global supply chain and now we have the energy crisis upon us. It is therefore with deep regret that after 10 years of maintaining our cost for a standard delivery, we have no choice but to increase our prices to cover the increased costs of this economic climate. 

The following changes will be made to our freight/delivery charges with effect from 1st January 2023.

Please note that customers with pre-existing contracted delivery agreements remain unaffected.

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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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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 http://crowdfightcovid19.org/volunteers if you would like to help or http://crowdfightcovid19.org/covid19researchers 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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