NEWS : ARCHIVE : 2016

Please see all archived news stories for 2016 below.

SLS Supports Christmas Jumper Day

SLS staff getting into the spirit of Christmas for Save the Children.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.


Announcement Concerning Honeywell Product Codes

Dear Customer,

Last December, Honeywell acquired a part of the Seelze, Germany-based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich. Many of the acquired products had suffixes including -H, -R, -F, -A, -D, and VOLPAC attached to the product number. These suffixes were used for various internal administrative purposes and, in the case of VOLPAC, to indicate specialised packaging.  

This may affect the following brands: Fluka®, Hydranal® and Chromasolv®


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Christmas Opening Hours

Please see below for our Christmas opening hours:


 Day Date  Opening Times
 Friday 23rd December 8am - 5pm
 Monday 26th December Closed
 Tuesday 27th December Closed
 Wednesday 28th December 10am - 3pm
 Thursday 29th December  10am - 3pm
 Friday  30th December 10am - 3pm
 Monday 2nd January 2017 Closed
 Tuesday 3rd January Normal working hours
                                                            



Scientific Laboratory Supplies Agree to Distribution Deal to Supply Honeywell Research Chemicals

Honeywell has chosen Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) as a National Distribution Partner for the UK market to support the launch of a new business, Honeywell Research Chemicals, that will now include several brands and solvent and inorganic chemical products that were acquired from Sigma-Aldrich in December 2015. The agreement following Merck Darmstadt’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich includes the Fluka®, Hydranal® and Chromasolv® brands being added to the Honeywell portfolio, which already includes Riedel-de Haën®and Burdick & Jackson® ranges. These brands will no longer be accessible from Sigma-Aldrich after 13th December with SLS providing UK customers with a continuous source of the newly acquired Honeywell brands, without disruption to supply.  


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Honeywell Chemicals Available from SLS

Honeywell research chemicals are now available from Scientific Laboratory Supplies. 

From 15th December 2016 Sigma-Aldrich will no longer distribute Fluka, Riedel-de Haen, Hydranal and Burdick & Jackson branded chemicals. However, as a preferred distributor partner for Honeywell research chemicals, we are pleased to advise you that SLS will continue to supply all of these Honeywell brands along with their Performance Grade portfolios.


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SLS helps Pudsey

Today is BBC Children in Need and here at SLS headquarters we’ve done our bit for charity by holding a samosa sale!

We also played a game of office Bingo in order to help raise money for Pudsey Bear.


Scientific Lab Supplies Launches New Life Sciences Catalogue

Scientific  Laboratory Supplies (SLS) are pleased to announce the launch of their second edition Life Sciences Catalogue.  This edition is double the size of its predecessor and covers areas such as Cell Culture and Imaging, Bioprocessing, Electrophoresis, PCR, Sample preparation and purification, Transfection and Antibodies.


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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at Lab Innovations.  It was a very successful two days for us providing the opportunity to make lots of new contacts and launch the new Life Science Catalogue.


SLS at Lab Innovations

Lab Innovations is now open! 

Today is the first day of Lab Innovations and as official distribution partner we're excited to welcome you to our stand G20. Make sure you come and talk to our supply team including Nebulair, Eppendorf, SciLabware, Integra Bioscience, Kimberly Clark and ourselves of course, that are on hand to help with any requirements you might have.

Oh and don't forget to pick up our new Life Sciences catalogue.


Scientific Lab Supplies Launches New Life Sciences Catalogue at Lab Innovations

The UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory products will be attending Lab Innovations this year, where they will be launching their new Life Sciences Catalogue.

Visitors will be able to get their first glimpse of the second edition SLS Life Sciences Catalogue when they visit stand G20 at Lab Innovations, the UKs only event dedicated to laboratory professionals.  This edition is double the size of its predecessor and covers areas such as Cell Culture and Imaging, Bioprocessing, Electrophoresis, PCR, Sample preparation and purification, Transfection and Antibodies.


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SLS at Agra Innovate West Africa

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will once again be exhibiting at the Agra Innovate on 23-25 November 2016.

Agra Innovate is a pioneering trade event which helps participants identify key business opportunities, technological solutions, share best-practice and form the strategic relationships that will help Africa's market growth. 

Come and visit the SLS team at Stand F5.


Another Successful Macmillan Day

A big thank you to everyone who raised over £200 for the Macmillan Appeal coffee morning on Friday 30 September 2016. Many contributed homemade cakes, entered the competitions and even dressed up!


Scientific Laboratory Supplies Agree Exclusive Distribution Deal to Supply Taylor Wharton Cryogenic Systems

Scientific Lab Supplies (SLS) is pleased to announce that it has agreed an exclusive distribution deal with UK based LABMODE for the complete range of Taylor Wharton cryogenic storage systems.


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First Day at Medic East Africa

A very busy and successful first day for the SLS team at Medic East Africa, providing the opportunity to make lots of new contacts and to catch up with old friends/acquaintances.

Stephen Mellors pictured here at a "quiet" moment.


SLS Partners With Seward

Seward Ltd has teamed up with Scientific laboratory Supplies (SLS) as its primary distribution partner for the Insterprep range of instantly soluble sterile media bags or sachets. These simplify the media and sample preparation steps for microbiological analysis of food samples into one single process.


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SLS at Medic East Africa 2016

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will once again be exhibiting at the Medic East Africa Exhibition (27th – 29th September, Oshwal Centre Nairobi, Kenya), underlining the importance we place on this region.

As one of the region’s leading events for the Laboratory Industry it allows us to meet our existing network of distributors in order to develop relationships and drive sales growth. We also use the show as a forum for meeting new companies to build on our growing list of principal partners, in both existing and new markets for SLS. It is a key trade show for the Laboratory Industry that reaches buyers  from the growth markets of the wider East African Region which SLS see as important for their international growth. Come and visit the SLS International team on stand K. C08


Charity Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

After 6 years of talking about it, 2 years of planning, saving, training and periodic panics over making sure everything was right, Key Accounts Co-ordinator Kimberley Dale has started her trek of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her uncle who died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

The trek will take roughly five days to the summit, hopefully arriving in time to see the sun rise and another 2 back down covering roughly 37 miles from gate to gate.

Everyone here at SLS is rooting for you Kimberley. Best of luck!


New Van Fleet for SLS

SLS have welcomed a new van fleet enabling us to keep up to date with the latest vehicle technology, to ensure fast, efficient deliveries to our customers.


Scientific Centrepieces for Wedding Couple

Newcastle University technicians tie the knot with a little help from Scientific Lab Supplies. When enthusiastic science technicians, Anthony from Department of Dental Materials and Nicola, from ICM, were planning their wedding they knew a fitting centrepiece for their wedding breakfast tables would be a selection of scientific glassware to hold flowers.


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Analab Ltd acquired by Scientific Laboratory Supplies in Irish growth plan

Northern Ireland-based laboratory supplier Analab Ltd has been acquired by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent provider of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables. From July 2016, Analab becomes part of the SLS UK Group and will be referred to as Analab, an SLS Company. 


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Scientific Laboratory Show draws over 1,000 to Nottingham

Leading science academics and entrepreneurs from around the world gathered in Nottingham on Wednesday 25th May for the 2016 Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council, “Working Together to Advance UK Science” attracted over 1,000 delegates interested in science innovation, professional career development, STEM work in schools and the latest laboratory technology. 


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SLS Laboratory Show - A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone that attended the SLS Laboratory Show 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Wednesday 25th May. The show was attended by over 1000 technicians and scientists from 20 countries making this year’s show the biggest and best to date. With support from the Science Council and our key sponsors Eppendorf and Corning, plus all of the leading manufacturers that were present including BD, Bibby Scientific, Grant, Motic, Ohaus, Thermo Scientific, we were able to ensure that the event was a huge success. 

We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!


Nottingham hosts international scientists at top Laboratory Show

Leading science academics and entrepreneurs from around the world will be in Nottingham from Monday 23rd May to visit research projects and attend the 2016 Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference at the EMCC on Wednesday 25th May. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council, the 80 representatives from Africa, China, the Gulf States and Ireland will visit the University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences in Sutton Bonington, enjoy an evening at The Galleries of Justice, and join guests for a Gala Dinner before the main conference.


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Top Safety Accreditation for Scientific Laboratory Supplies

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.


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The History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’ campaign gathers momentum ahead of international science show

Organisers of the biennial International Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham, England this May are delighted with the immediate response to their campaign to chronicle the ‘History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’. Nottingham-based Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council are asking anyone with a passion for science to nominate the object they feel has had the greatest impact on lab-based scientific research over the last 200 years.

Whether it’s the Bunsen burner or the microscope, scientists young and old are being asked to post their nominations along with a photo or picture if available, online www.scientificlaboratoryshow.com or via Twitter @SciLabShow #SciLabShow2016 #10LabObjects.


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SLS Helps Raise Money for Cancer Research

Friday 26th February 2016 saw SLS fundraising for the 1in2 Day in support of the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre and Nottingham Trent University.

The annual 1in2 Day helps to raise funds for the lifesaving work carried out by Nottingham Trent University and the John Van Geest Centre. The day is named in recognition of the statistic that at least 1in2 of us are now predicted to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lifetime.


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The History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’ campaign launches top Lab Show

Organisers of the biennial Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham this May have launched a campaign to chronicle the ‘History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’. Anyone with a passion for science can nominate the object they feel has had the greatest impact on lab-based scientific research over the last 200 years.


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Scientific Laboratory Show 2016

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd with Key Supply Partners Eppendorf and Corning proudly present the 2016 Scientific Laboratory show with Scientific Conference content produced by The Science Council.

An exciting occasion of real scientific value now established as an integral part of the UK scientific calendar attracting delegates from over 20 countries.An opportunity to see and discuss the latest products and developments from over 60 of the world’s leading manufacturers of laboratory products all under one roof.

Attend an independent scientific conference presented by The Science Council with sessions from leading members of UK scientific community covering topical scientific issues making a difference in everyday life.

Unique opportunity to network with peers across all sectors of our industry, manufacturers, distributors, academics, specialists, lab technicians, press and media... domestic and international.


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