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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.


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.


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 this 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.

Another direction to reduce the ecological footprint of chromatography is to switch to nontoxic mobile phases like bioethanol.

All these options will be thoroughly discussed along with their impact on the chromatography and regulatory compliance.

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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.

Shop now - €9,833.20

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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!


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.

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.  


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.

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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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.

Buy now - From £59

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New FOCUS 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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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.  


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.


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.


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!

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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”


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.


In memory of Professor Stephen Hawking's Birthday!

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

Born 1942 in Oxfordshire, England, he was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history.

His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes, revolutionized the field Stephen Hawkings - "All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist." 


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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