NEWS : ARCHIVE : 2019

Please see all archived news stories for 2019 below.

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Thank You to everyone who wore their Christmas jumpers on Friday for Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day. 


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The Annual Decorate Your Desk Competition 2019!

Every Christmas in the Nottingham office we host the annual decorate your desk competition which sees different departments fighting it out to be the winner! 

The first email goes out in October as preparations start early to impress the judging panel with your Christmassy desk designs. 

Yesterday was judging day which saw Santa's Sleigh and The North Pole sharing 1st place and Greta's Gang who came in second place.

Take a look at our Facebook page to view the fantastic efforts made by everyone! 


Black Friday Deals!

Save up to 50% on your favorite brands with our Black Friday deals available for this week only! 

Don't miss out! 


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EU GMP Annex I. Be compliant by selecting the right sterile cleanroom clothing solution

The new EU GMP Annex I guidelines will require sterile product manufacturers to adopt a more stringent approach to reducing contamination risks. In this article, FranckBureth, EMEA Scientific Category Leader at Kimberly-ClarkProfessional™, explains how selecting the right sterile cleanroom apparel solution will help you improve compliance with the new guidelines.


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Essential Electrical Works - Hessle Office

From 9.00am - 10.30am on Thursday 23rd May 2019 our Hessle office will be undergoing some essential electrical works, therefore the internet, PC's and telephones will be down. 

All our other offices will be open as usual. 


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Corning 3D Cell Culture User Day

Corning Life Sciences is organising a 3D Cell Culture User Day on June 6, in Amsterdam, Netherlands and we are very pleased to share this opportunity with you.

3D cell culture is exploding and Corning is bringing together researchers, industry leaders, and innovators to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and extend their networks.   

Do not wait to register, seats are limited!


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HYDRANAL™ 40th Anniversary Seminar Tour

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever Hydranal bottle produced. To commemorate the special occasion, Honeywell, together with its partners including Scientific Laboratory supplies, is hosting a seminar tour in celebration of Karl Fischer titration that will span 40 cities across the world. 

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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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Opening times and delivery information over the festive period

Tuesday, Christmas Eve: 8:00 - 5.00

Wednesday, Christmas Day: Closed

Thursday 26th December: Closed

Friday 27th December: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Monday 30th December: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Tuesday, New Years Eve: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Wednesday, New Years Day: Closed

Thursday 2nd January 2019: Normal Opening Hours

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

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.    

Business will resume as usual on January 2nd.    

If you have any questions, please contact us

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at SLS!


Fundraising For Rainbows Hospice For Children And Young People

Congratulations to Andy who won the Rainbows gin in our prize draw this week!

We will be doing our usual collection for Rainbows instead of sending Christmas cards this year.

For the last nine years, many of us have decided to save the money that we would otherwise spend on sending Christmas cards to colleagues and contribute instead towards supporting the Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough. The company also supports this program with a corporate donation of £100 to start the fund rolling and each year, your generous donations have resulted in us being able to offer this incredible organisation, contributions of several hundred pounds. Last year’s final total was £450! Enough money to make a real difference.  

Please donate using the SLS Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scientific-laboratory-supplies-limited

Thank You


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December Star Buy - Stuart Hotplate Digital Ceramic Plate

This month's Star Buy product is the Stuart Hotplate Digital Ceramic Plate which is ideal for day-to-day use by scientific professionals and students, the Stuart hot plates offer precise temperature control of your samples. The simple body design features a spill-resistant front control panel with a chemically toughened glass for extra resilience.


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Fundraising for the Hedgie Centre, Wormit!

Thank You to all SLS Staff, Suppliers and Friends who kindly donated to our recent fundraising initiative to help hedgehogs this winter. Together we raised £550 which will make a massive difference to the Hedgie Centre, Wormit. Our Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Pete Davie helps 80-year-old Sandy Boyd rescue hedgehogs as the cold weather sets in. He currently looks after 52 hedgies which are not only time-consuming but expensive. Our winning donator received a watercolour print by one of our graphic designers.


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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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.  


October Star Buy - Motic Inverted Microscope

This month's Star Buy product is the Motic Inverted Microscope AE2000 Binocular.

Designed as a basic instrument for any life-science laboratory, the AE2000 comes with a Binocular or Trinocular stand. With a surprisingly small footprint, Motic´s AE2000 fits easily into every laboratory even when space is limited. A robust design and solid manufacturing ensure a long working life time even under rough usage conditions. Easy reach of both focusing and illumination controls guarantee comfortable operation for many hours.


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November Star Buy - SLS Flowgen Incu-shaker Mini

This month's Star Buy product is the SLS 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.

Terms and conditions attached


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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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July Star Buy - Thermo Scientific Orion portable meters

This month's Star Buy product is the range of Thermo Scientific Orion portable meters!

These excellent products record accurate and reliable pH, mV, ORP and temperature measurements, ideal for a wide range of applications and advanced pH analysis in the field. Perform up to a five-point pH calibration, log up to 1000 data point sets with time/date stamp and easily transfer calibration and data logs via USB or RS232 to a printer or computer with free downloadable Orion™ Star Com software.


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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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New Edition of Back 2 Basics Out Now

The latest edition of Back 2 Basics is out now! Exclusive offers and exciting new products from leading brands.  

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Lab Innovations 2019

We are extremely happy to announce that we are exhibiting at Lab Innovations 2019. It is happening on the 30th and 31st October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham and we can't wait to see you all there! 

Register online now


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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.  

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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.

View the product range here.


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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.

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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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