Please see all archived news stories for 2020 below.

December Star Buy - Infrared Forehead Thermometer

Our Star Buy for December is the Infrared Forehead Thermometer. An extremely useful product to have in the current climate.

It offers fast and contactless temperature measurements with a LCD blue backlight function.  

Now 30% off at only £38.50 each!  

Please see product page for more information

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Opening times and delivery information over the festive period

Orders: Our last van runs and carrier deliveries will be Christmas Eve and we will only be sending orders via carrier on the 29th, 30th and 31st Of December. We will only be despatching orders between the hours of 10am and 3pm on these dates. Van runs and carriers will continue to run as normal from January 2nd .  

Deliveries: Goods in booking slots will be taken up until the 20th December with only carrier/smaller deliveries taken on the 23rd and 24th of December. On the 29th, 30th and 31st we will be accepting deliveries between 8am and 2pm.  

Customer Service: Our Customer Service team will be available between 10am – 3pm on 29th, 30th and 31st December. 

If you have any questions, please contact us


November Star Buy - Azo Wipe 70% IPA Disinfectant Wipes PK12

The Star Buy product for this month is the PK12 Azo Wipes, currently on offer at £105.

AZO™ wipes contain 70% isopropanol which has been proven to provide efficient and rapid disinfection of hard surfaces and non-invasive medical devices which leaves surfaces thoroughly disinfected, with no residue. Find out more below.

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SLS Retain Single Source Distribution Agreement for Corning

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd are excited to announce that they have retained the Single Source Distribution agreement for the supply of all Corning branded products for two of our prestigious academic customers: The University of Oxford and Imperial College London.


October Star Buy - JET Biocide Surface Disinfectant Spray

This month's Star Buy product is the JET Biocide Surface Disinfectant Spray.

JET is a powerful sporicidal disinfectant and a cleaner, destroying RNA and DNA in seconds. Its cleaning efficacy meets the requirements of a medical instrument cleaner, effectively reducing levels of protein and carbohydrate. It is sporicidal, mycobactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and bactericidal in one minute.

Find out more below.

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Think Pink for October with Cytiva

During the month of October, simply purchase any products from the laboratory research consumables range, and Cytiva will donate $1 per pack to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Pick from trusted brands like Amersham™, Sera-Mag Select™, Whatman™ & MabSelect™.

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SLS Photo Mosaic - Get Involved

GET INVOLVED with our mosaic - you could win a £50 Amazon voucher or some champagne!

Show us your NEW SLS Product and Chemicals Catalogues (one or both!), by taking a photo and sharing on social media. Tag us and #SLSPhotoMosaic.   

You can also submit via email to:

The most interesting photo will win a £50 Amazon voucher and three runners up will win champagne. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the start of January 2021.

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September Star Buy - SLS Select Sanitiser Blast Room Fogger

Our Star Buy for this month is a very useful product in these current times. It's the SLS Select Sanitiser Blast 200ml Room Fogger.

A perfect solution where an area of up to 100m3 needs to be sanitised quickly such-as labs, medical areas and offices. Within 15 minutes, all surfaces will have an anti-bacterial layer and the air would have been sanitised.

Only £5.48 each! Find out more below.

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New 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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New! Chemicals Catalogue Available Now

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new chemicals catalogue. We have brought together the leading names within laboratory chemicals to offer products that cover most of the chemistry based applications within the laboratory.

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August Star Buy - Motic BA210 Elite Binocular Microscope

Our Star Buy product for August is the Motic BA210 Elite Binocular Microscope.

Targetted at Educational Life Science, Medical and Biological applications, the BA210 is designed for ease of use and longevity. The new BA210 Elite model offers a rackless stage concept which eliminates a gear rack and enhances user safety especially in educational environments. A full interchangeability of Halogen and LED light sources for transmitted light improves flexibility for defined colour temperature demands.

£1,159 each.

Find out more and order yours below!

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PCRmax Alpha Cycler 2 Thermal Cycler used in research from the University of Nottingham

This month, David Sykes and colleagues from the University of Nottingham have published a paper on “ThermoFRET: A novel nanoscale G protein coupled receptor thermostability assay functional in crude solubilised membrane preparations” which is now available to download and view here.


July Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro Safevac Vacuum Aspiration System

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Lab Pro Safevac Vacuum Aspiration System.

Safevac is designed for laboratory waste recovery and separation of liquid and solid. It can be widely used in cell culture, DNA extraction, microplate waste removal, and any other liquid separation or recovery.

Find out more and order yours below!

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We've Teamed Up With 'One Tree Planted'

As part of our Sustainability initiative, we have teamed-up with ‘One Tree Planted’ and have had over 1000 trees planted in a variety of locations around the world where forests have faced devastation. 


Disposable Gloves - Important Information Regarding Pricing

Please see below some important information regarding the pricing of disposable gloves from some of our suppliers.

If you have any questions, please contact us.



Due to internal system updates at Merck, no deliveries will be possible between 26th June and 6th July 2020.  Any orders processed during this time will be fulfilled from July 6th.  

Please place any orders for critical requirements NOW to avoid disappointment.  

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement please contact us on: 01159 821111 or email:


Sustainable Laboratory Solutions

At SLS, from our supply chain to our in-house practices we aim to be the most sustainable and environmentally friendly distributor to the laboratory market.

We have a continuous commitment to offering sustainable products that offer the highest levels of build quality and performance, the longest lifespan and the lowest running costs. Through our dedicated sustainability team, we continuously review our range whilst ensuring our own practices meet the highest environmental standards.

It is our promise to support our customers in their efforts to eliminate needless expenditure and minimise the environmental impact of their research and processes. Working closely together, we remain committed to helping our customers achieve their own sustainability targets, delivering a better world for us and future generations.

Find out more via the links below, or request a hard copy of our brochure here.

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June Star Buy - SLS Flowgen Electrophoresis Power Supply

This month's Star Buy is the SLS Flowgen PowerPro 300 Electrophoresis Power Supply.

This is a versatile, multi-function power supply suitable for a wide range of electrophoresis applications. Perfectly suited for use with the multiSUB and omniPAGE electrophoresis systems.

Find out more below.

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Back 2 Basics Out Now - Golden Tickets Inside

NEW Back 2 Basics brochure OUT NOW! It's bursting with exciting and exclusive offers for your laboratory.

View the offers on our website, download a PDF or view the e-catalogue via the link below.

PLUS - new for this addition - your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher with our golden tickets! There are 10 golden tickets hidden at random inside Back 2 Basics brochures. If you find one, you will win a £50 Amazon voucher. Full Terms and Conditions on the PDF below.

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Helping You to Make Your Work Environment SAFER

As the Government releases more guidelines on how employers and their employees should prepare for the return to work, we appreciate there will be increased apprehension about the health and well-being of staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to plan for the return of employees to ensure their ongoing safety in their working environment.

Driven by scientific advice and our extensive experiences of working closely with customers working with COVID-19, we have developed a comprehensive range of products critical to ensuring the health and safety of employees as they return to the workplace.

We are a business all about people, so if you have any specific requirements talk to us on 0115 982 1111 and rest assured operating from 8am to 8pm, our dedicated team will do all we can to help. We’re here to help protect you and your team.

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GE Healthcare Becomes Cytiva

Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that help advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics, has launched. Previously GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Cytiva has nearly 7,000 employees and operations in 40 countries and is part of the Danaher Corporation Life Sciences platform.

Find out more via the link below.

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May Star Buy - Prestige Autoclave 2100 Standard

This month's Star Buy product is the Prestige Autoclave 2100 Standard.

The Series 2100 clinical autoclaves from Prestige Medical are suitable in nearly all areas of infection control. Designed to the latest international standards for safety and performance and fully CE marked to the latest Medical Devices Directive 93142/EEC (MDD), they are a fantastic option for your lab.

Find out more below.

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SLS Helps Sellafield Lab to Produce Hand Sanitiser

We are proud to be supplying the Propanol (IPA), & Glycerol that Sellafield (Analytical Sciences) are using to make their own Sanitiser for the site and the wider community.

Find out more about their work on the link below.

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Wolflabs Fundraising with Indoor Everest Ascent

Our sister company Wolflabs has decided to carry out an “in-doors Everest ascent” during the week commencing 11/05. 

With an average staircase ascent of 2.4m, it would take 3,688 ascents to have done the equivalent of climbing Everest. The Wolflabs team will be taking on this challenge in their homes, all in aid of raising money for "The People's Pantry", Mind and Women's Aid. If you would like to support you can donate on this Just Giving page.

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Request a rep visit competition - Winner!

In November and December we ran a request a rep visit competition and the winner is Alessandra Granata from the University of Cambridge!

Congratulations on winning a £50 amazon voucher!

Products for COVID-19

To all of our customers helping in the fight against COVID-19, whether through patient care, diagnostic testing, scientific research, volunteering or simply by acting responsibly and observing the guidance on social distancing – we salute you!

We understand how important the continuation of your critical work is and we are doing everything we can to maintain the supply of laboratory products to you. We have taken all the necessary steps to ensure there is no reduction in the level of service you receive during these troubled times.

To this end, we have compiled a list of products that may be of use to you in your current endeavours. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, talk to us and we will do our best to help. Like other suppliers, we have not been immune to the stock issues brought about by increased demands on items such as respirators, gloves and sanitisers. We continue to work hard to find solutions to these problems.

We are a business all about people, so if you have any specific requirements talk to us on 0115 982 1111 and rest assured operating from 8am to 8pm, our dedicated team will do all we can to help.

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GE Celebrate Earth Month April 2020

GE Healthcare are marking Earth Month during April 2020 with the following initiative:

THE GOAL: Remove and recycle 30 metric tons of plastic in 30 days, which is equivalent to 1.5 million plastic bottles.

Let’s celebrate the Earth together in the month of April. We are collaborating with Plastic Bank to help clean the oceans and reduce poverty. For each unit purchased of protein purification, Western blotting, density grade media, and select HyClone™ products, along with select ÄKTA™, Biacore™, and scanner spare parts, we will remove and recycle 50 plastic bottles (1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds of plastic) that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.

Earth Day, every day – help us make a difference for our planet! Let us know how you make an impact by sharing your sustainability  pledge on social media using #SustainableLifeSciences


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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Easter Eggs Deals

We're celebrating Easter throughout April with some special offers on some of our products - up to 70% off!

Take a look at the savings below.

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Coronavirus Statement

Please see below our latest statement on the Coronavirus.


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 if you would like to help or 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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You could be the next President of the Science Council

The Science Council is seeking its next President to succeed Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS, who will step down in October 2020 after 4 years in the role.  

This is an exciting time to join us as our new President, as we continue to deliver our strategy in partnership with our members. We are looking for someone who has the gravitas and ability to influence at the highest level, acting as an ambassador for the Science Council to strengthen the reach and impact of the charity. The office of President is a critical role for the Science Council; we welcome applications from high calibre individuals who can passionately champion the value of the science profession, and with the time and energy to commit to the role.


Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2020 Cancelled

As a result of the continually evolving situation regarding Coronavirus and after extensive consultation with the relevant authorities, it is with regret that we have made the decision to cancel the Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2020. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make, but necessary in alignment with best practices laid out by WHO & Public Health England.

The health and well-being of our customers, staff & suppliers is of paramount importance and in the face of this unprecedented situation we have no choice but to cancel the event.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision. If you have any questions please email or contact your local Territory Sales Manager. 

We will be back with the UK’s No.1 Laboratory Show and Conference in 2022 and look forward to welcoming you then.


Shortage of Isoproponal and Ethanol

Please be informed that there is increased demand for isopropanol and ethanol for use in hand sanitizers due to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the above there is a shortage of these products across the supply chain.


Sigma-Aldrich range of Chemicals from Merck

SLS is now the official Distributor Partner for the entire Sigma-Aldrich® range from Merck.

Find out more below.

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Win an SLS Lab Basics Mini Centrifuge During British Science Week

British Science Week is 6th - 15th March 2020, and to celebrate we're giving our Twitter followers the chance to win a SLS Lab Basics Mini Centrifuge worth £198!

Simply head over to our Twitter profile, follow us and like and share the relevant post to be in with a chance.

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March Star Buy - Buchi Lyovapor Freeze Dryer

This month's Star Buy product is the Buchi Lyovapor L-200 Freeze Dryer with Advanced Vacuum Control and 12 Place Manifold Rack.  Infinite-Control™ includes easy method creation, method running, data logging, chart recording in real-time and interruption if needed from anywhere at any time.

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Coronavirus Statement

Statement to summarise SLS’ activity and current position on the supply of products impacted by the current Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.


February Star Buy - Ohaus PR Series Precision Balances

Another one of the Star Buys for this month is the Ohaus PR Series Precision range of balances. They are designed for routine weighing applications in your workplace and offer basic functionality. They are designed for uncomplicated operations with an easy-to-use display and interface with a smart design and durable construction.

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February Star Buy - Ohaus PR Series Analytical Balances

One of the Star Buys for this month is the Ohaus PR Series Analytical range of balances. They are designed for routine weighing applications in your workplace and offer basic functionality. They are designed for uncomplicated operations with an easy-to-use display and interface with a smart design and durable construction.

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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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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Recognised as Excellent Supplier by Newcastle University 2019

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) has been named best supplier in the ‘Best Cost Saving Initiative’ category at the prestigious ‘Excellent Supplier and Contractor Event 2019’ held by Newcastle University. Only seven awards are made in a variety of categories and no other laboratory suppliers were nominated in any of these.


Thermo Scientific Liquid Handling Product Communication

 Subject: Grease packet removal from Thermo ScientificTM pipettes


January Star Buy - SLS Lab Pro S500 Mini Recirculating Chiller

This month's Star Buy product is the SLS Lab Pro S500 Mini Recirculating Chiller with a sophisticated touchscreen controller and 500W cooling power. The S500 Mini is ideal for many laboratory applications, built to save space, the Mini is about the size of the average desktop PC.

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