Please see all archived news stories for 2018 below.

Christmas Opening Hours

Please see below for our opening times over the Christmas period:

 Date Opening Times
 Monday, Chistmas Eve Normal opening hours
 Tuesday, Christmas Day Closed
 Wednesday, 26th December Closed
 Thursday, 27th December 10am - 3pm
 Friday, 28th December 10am - 3pm
 Monday, New Years Eve 10am - 3pm
 Tuesday, New Years Day Closed
 Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 Normal opening hours


Last shipment/despatch prior to the Christmas break is Friday 21st December 2018.

No shipments will be made between 22nd December 2018 – 1st January 2019. During this time a full physical stock count will take place.

Business will reopen and shipments will resume on 2nd January 2019.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Analab!

December Star Buy - BradyJet J2000 Colour Label Printer

With this easy-to-use label printer from Brady, you can print reliable labels every time and sort samples by colour.

Get the labels you need to create a safer and more efficient workplace. The BradyJet J2000 Colour Label Printer is compact, and perfect for creating mid-volume, photo-quality colour labels. It works in a multitude of industries, including laboratories.

Want to know more? Visit the link below!

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SLS Raise Over £550 for Children in Need

We raised a total of £568.29 for BBC Children in Need last week!

We held a samosa and Krispy Kreme donut sale, had a pyjama party and held a raffle to win an extra day of annual leave. The lucky winner of the raffle was Ben Millin our Business Improvement Lead.

Thank you to everybody that took part and donated to help us raise this amount for a fantastic cause.

November Star Buy - SLS Lab Basics Mini Vortex Mixer

This month's Star Buy is this SLS Lab Basics Mini Vortex Mixer! The Mini Vortex Mixer offers immediate vortex shaking for a variety of tube sizes.

A simple, touch-start operation enables exceptional mixing performance with one-handed operation. Includes 1 Mini Vortex Mixer, Replacement Silicone Cap, Universal Power Adapter.

Order yours below!

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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


October Star Buy - New Enigma Autoclaves

This month's Star Buy product is the new Enigma range of Autoclaves from Excel.

The Enigma range of steam sterilisers is designed especially for the modern laboratory professional. This innovated engineering achieves sterilisation by exposing products to saturated steam at high temperatures (121°C to 134°C). Resulting in the decontamination of microorganisms including spores.

Browse the range and order yours below!

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We Raised Over £280 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Last Friday, we held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. We contributed homemade or shop-bought baked goods to the office fuddle. Donations were made for a plate of food and we had a 'guess the length of the sausage roll' sweep-stake.

The winner of our Bake Off competition was Amy Matharu, with her orange cake, which was delicious!

In total, we raised over £280 for this fantastic cause. Thank you to everybody that got involved.

Visit the SLS Pavilion at Lab Innovations 2018

We're looking forward to attending Lab Innovations 2018 next month. For the first time ever, we'll be in the brand new SLS Pavilion!

Joining us in the Pavilion will be key suppliers Motic, FermionX, SciLabware, GilsonAnaloxKimberly ClarkSimport ScientificNebulairLec Medical and Eppendorf.

Come and see the UK's largest independent supplier of scientific products at the UK's largest laboratory event.

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September Star Buy - Nebulair NS500

This month's Star Buy is the Nebulair NS500 Dry Mist Sanitising System, which is supplied with a handy transport case. The Nebulair NS500:

Saves Time - it takes just 150 minutes to decontaminate a biological safety cabinet and its integral Hepa filters, using Nebulair.

Is Easy to Use - very limited training required to set up and operate.

Has Proven Efficacy - see the latest HSL test report here.

Watch a short video on the Nebulair here. Find out more and order yours below!

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Analab 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


Change in Sterilisation Process for Costar Stripette Serological Pipettes

Please see below PDF regarding the change in sterilisation process for Costar® Stripette™ Serological Pipettes.


Brand New Focus Offers Out Now!

Our brand new Focus brochure, containing exclusive offers and exciting new products from leading brands, is out now!

Don't miss out on these fantastic savings, which are available until the end of the year. Featured brands include Eppendorf, Motic, Grant, Lancer, Brady and many more!

Browse the brochure online or download a PDF version.

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August Star Buy - Brady Dissolvable Paper Tape

This month's Star Buy is the Brady Dissolvable Paper Tape for BBP3x Printers, which is only £101.46 per roll!

We highly recommend this product. The label dissolves completely within 30 seconds exposure to warm water, leaving no sticky residue, making them the ideal solution for items that need new labeling after each use. These labels are a popular choice across a wide variety of laboratories and applications including transport, logistics and other industrial sectors.

Check out the product on our website, including the full product range and a demonstration video.

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New Case Study - York St John University

Read our latest case study focusing on our work with the York St John University Biomedical Teaching Lab.

Dr Sue Jones, Director of Biomedical Science had this to say about SLS:

"Working with one major supplier made it much easier for us to co-ordinate orders and to ensure that we purchased some items in bulk, thus maximising any discounts and streamlining our ordering processes. I have always found working with SLS to be a pleasant and efficient process. Bill Toon the Senior Territory Sales Manager at Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd is helpful, knowledgeable and has years of experience, making him the ideal person to advise on equipment and product needs”


You Could Save This Much Plastic By Using SLS Lab Pro

Did you know, you could save the equivalent weight of 3 SLS delivery vans in plastic by switching to SLS Lab Pro racked tips over the course of your career in the lab? What's more, if you switched to SLS Lab Pro Reloads, over the course of a career in the lab, you could save the weight of 3 adult African elephants in plastic!

Find out more via our infographic below.

Want to know more about SLS Lab Pro? Contact us.


June Star Buy - Eppendorf Refrigerated Centrifuge 5424 R!

Our Star Buy for this month is one of the fantastic offers currently available in our Back 2 Basics promotions brochure - the Eppendorf Refrigerated Centrifuge 5424 R!

This excellent product offers ergonomic product design, state of the art cooling technology and efficient cooling performance. Other benefits include: temperature range from -10 °C to +40 °C; ECO power shut-off engages after 8 hours of non-use to reduce energy consumption; FastTemp function for quick pre-cooling of the centrifuge; guaranteed temperature of 4 °C at maximum rotational speed. 

This product is ideal for everyday laboratory use, and what's more, it's currently over 25% off! 

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We met. We learnt. We discovered.

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, over 1200 scientists, technicians, speakers and exhibitors descended on the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham for the fifth Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the day brought together delegates from across the community, offering opportunities to meet like-minded people, learn new things and discover the very best scientific technology and equipment for the laboratory.

SLS Celebrates a Record-Breaking Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference!

With over 1200 in attendance, it was our biggest and best show yet! 

Highlights included keynote speeches from award-winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, BBC presenter Dallas Campbell and renowned physicist Professor Sir Bill Wakeham. Almost 80 exhibitors enjoyed meeting with delegates, and professional masterclasses were run by the Science Council and some of our key suppliers. Photo galleries, highlight videos and testimonials will shortly be available to view on the show website.

Thank you to everybody that was a part of the day!

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ranked Top Chemicals Supplier to APUC

We are delighted to receive the great news that we have been ranked as the top supplier based on Price and Service by APUC (based on APUC Ltd supplier performance questionnaire completed by APUC members). Our rankings are as follows:  

Lot 1 - Deuterated Solvents - SLS Rank 1st

Lot 2 - Fine Chemicals - SLS Rank 2nd

Lot 3 - General Chemicals and solvents - SLS Rank 1st  

To discuss your chemical requirements, contact us on 01159 821111 or email

Fundraising fuddle raises over £230 for Cancer Research UK

Our colleague Kate Lupton and her fiance are fundraising for Cancer Research UK, and we wanted to support their efforts as a company. So we organised a fundraising fuddle! Everybody brought in some delicious food to contribute to the fuddle, then donations were made to tuck into a plate (or two!). 

We managed to raise £238.65! If you would like to donate, follow the link below. 

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Corning® Gosselin™ is the new brand name for the Gosselin product line

As of April 2nd, Gosselin brand disposable labware for quality testing and microbiology labs will now be branded as Corning® Gosselin™. Gosselin has been part of Corning’s family of brands for 7 years. Microbiology has evolved over the years to incorporate a broader range of techniques and tools. From media, to genomics, to liquid handling, you’ll find the solutions you need for your current—and future—workflow among Corning Life Sciences’ offering of more than 7,000 consumable products.

While you will notice some design changes to Gosselin literature and to Gosselin packaging, rest assured the products themselves will remain unchanged with the total commitment to quality, customer service, and beginning-to-end solutions for microbiology you’ve come to expect.

April Star Buy - Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits!

This month's Star Buy is another fantastic offer from our FOCUS brochure - the Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits. FOCUS brings together exclusive offers and exciting new products for our customers. 

The Gilson Pipetman Starter Kits are currently 40% off list price. Choose from the Pipetman Classic - a range of robust, accurate and precise pipettes; the Pipetman L - a lightweight pipette with a newly designed handle; or the Pipetman G - the lowest pipetting forces on the market.

Order yours today!

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SLS Work With University of Nottingham Students

We've been working with Biology Photography and Imaging students from University of Nottingham, briefing them for a marketing assignment. 

What to Expect From The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will be staging the next Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference on May 23rd 2018 at the award winning East Midlands Conference Centre, The University of Nottingham.  Working in partnership with The Science Council – the show and conference promises to be bigger and better than ever.  There will be over 60 exhibitors on hand to discuss visitor’s laboratory needs and demonstrate the latest products and technologies.

Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018 Website Now Live!

Our new website for the Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2018 is now live!

Visit the website to find out what to expect from this unique science event, to be held on 23rd May 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

View pictures and videos from our previous shows, and register to attend for free today!

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