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How Much Should You Trust the Green Label on Your Lab Equipment?

Ever paused to wonder about your lab's role in shaping a more sustainable world? Or whether your actions pave the way for the best possible future? As it turns out, laboratories shoulder quite a hefty responsibility, accounting for 2% of global plastic waste and guzzling energy at a rate 5-10 times higher than offices or academic institutions. With such alarming statistics, sustainability can no longer be left as a ‘nice to have’.


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4 Tips for Preventing Cross Contamination in the Lab

Cross contamination in the lab can spread easily in the laboratory environment, resulting in implications for the validity of work carried out, sample integrity, as well as general health and safety.

In this blog, we explore how to avoid cross contamination of chemicals in the lab, including the clear labelling of containers and their contents and regular cleaning and sterilisation of work surfaces.


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May Spotlight on Sustainability: Grant-Bio PCMT Thermoshaker

This month's spotlight on sustainability is the Grant-Bio PCMT Thermoshaker for Microtubes/PCR Plates with Cooling. This device is a reliable tool for various laboratory applications, providing quick temperature adjustments from +4°C to +100°C and adjustable shaking speeds from 250 to 1400rpm.

This product has been awarded four out of five possible sustainability awards, including: Sustainable Raw Material Award, Sustainable Product Manufacturing AwardSustainable Distribution & Packaging Award, as well as Sustainable Use Award.

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Building a Culture of Safety: Celebrating World Day for Health and Safety in the Workplace.

This week we commemorate World Day for Health and Safety in the Workplace. Celebrated annually on 28th April, this day serves as a global reminder of the importance of prioritising the well-being of employees in all occupational settings. This year we’ll be observing this event by turning our attention to the laboratory environment.

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April Spotlight on Sustainability: SLS Lab Pro PURA-Q Water Purification Integrated Dispenser

This month's spotlight on sustainability is the SLS Lab Pro PURA-Q Ultra Type 1 Water Purification Integrated Dispenser. This water purification system produces high quality water that exceeds all reagent water quality standards, perfect for cell & tissue culture, molecular biology, electrophoresis, chromatography & spectroscopy and genomic work.

This product has been awarded the Sustainable Product Manufacturing AwardSustainable Distribution & Packaging Award, and Sustainable Use Award, based on extensive primary data evidence.

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Spectroquant® Prove Plus range of spectrophotometers for the chemical analysis of drinking water, wastewater, and process water

We're thrilled to announce that we are now able to supply the full range of Supelco photometry products. From practical pocket colorimeters to powerful lab bench spectrophotometers – the Spectroquant® range offers solutions for all water analysis requirements.


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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Insights from Recent Water Testing Failures

To commemorate World Water Day this year, we are bringing to light three notable water testing incidents from recent years. Despite the widespread attention on drinking water concerns in developing nations, these incidents occurred in developed countries equipped with the latest skills and technology, where quality assurance should have prevented these unfortunate events.

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Revolutionising iPSC Culture with FGF-2 STAB® from Core Biogenesis

Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are pivotal in disease modelling and therapy development, yet challenges in their cultivation persist, prompting researchers to seek more efficient and cost-effective techniques.

A breakthrough study now introduces FGF-2 STAB®, the thermostable version of FGF-2, as a promising solution to revolutionise iPSC culture maintenance.

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March Spotlight on Sustainability: BRAND Dispensette S Analog-adjustable

This month's spotlight on sustainability is BRAND Dispensette S Analog-adjustable without recirculation valve 10- 100mL. The Dispensette® S bottle top dispenser from BRAND is your reliable solution for safe and efficient handling of solvents, acids, alkalis, and saline solutions, including concentrated bases and acids like H3PO4 and H2SO4.

This product has been awarded both the Sustainable Product Manufacturing Award and Sustainable Distribution & Packaging Award, based on extensive primary data evidence from our suppliers.

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Enhance Your Sample Journey with Eppendorf

Sample handling is key to your success. You invest your time, money, expertise, and effort into each sample. It’s only natural that you care about your results. Let’s work together to minimise risk and maximise your performance; it’s our passion to help you to tackle the challenges in your lab.

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Eppendorf EpMotion® Automated Liquid Handling Systems – Supplied by SLS

Traditionally, manual pipetting is a common laboratory activity, yet it presents an array of challenges: it is time-consuming, poses a risk of repetitive strain injuries, and introduces a potential source of variability in experimental results. The epMotion® systems, mitigate these issues thereby affording scientists the liberty to delve deeper into innovative and meaningful research work.

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3 Heavy Energy Drainers in Your Laboratory: Steps Towards Lab Efficiency

Laboratories are vibrant spaces for discovery, experimentation, and constant progress. However, they are also notorious for using an unimaginable amount of energy. High energy consumption not only strains budgets but also can have a negative impact on the environment.

Let's uncover three of the biggest energy drainers in your lab and identify simple steps that will transform your lab into an eco-conscious and much more efficient space.


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New in Lab Sustainability! Corning's EcoChoice Programme

Corning Life Sciences has placed sustainability at the forefront in the design of their EcoChoice product range. Adhering to FTC guidelines, these products are manufactured, packaged, and distributed with a keen focus on minimising environmental impact.

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Six Ways to Increase Sustainability in Your Research Lab

As the global community continues to tackle environmental challenges, scientists have become increasingly aware of the need to implement sustainable practices in research laboratories. Due to the resource-intensive and energy-consuming nature of their operations, laboratories need to address sustainability concerns by taking specific steps to minimise their environmental impact.

Here we share some of our top recommendations for labs looking to reduce their impact on the environment.


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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Today, we celebrate the significance of female representation in STEM, shining a spotlight on achievements, big and small, that inspire future generations of female scientists to dream boldly and challenge stereotypes in the field.

Discover our top 10 favourite female scientists on social media, each inspiring future generations and making STEM careers more achievable for girls and women worldwide.


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New FOCUS brochure 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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February Star Buy: CHEMGENE MedLab Multi-Surface Disinfectant Concentrate Un-Fragranced

This month star buy is CHEMGENE MedLab Multi-Surface Disinfectant Concentrate Un-Fragranced - 5L. The combination of active substances in CHEMGENE ensure that equipment and instruments can be routinely cleaned and disinfected to a consistently high standard, with less risk of antimicrobial resistance. 

This versatile solution can be easily diluted to 1% for general cleaning and disinfection, or to 10% for use in high-risk areas and instances of bodily fluid spillages.

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Sustainability Attributes Are Now Live!

At SLS, we aim to provide you with comprehensive information about the products we sell and enable you to make the most well-informed choices as possible. In an effort to increase the transparency of our product range, we have recently introduced a new website feature, under the name of Sustainability Attributes, that offers clear, specific information based on evidence from suppliers, covering the entire product lifecycle. 

Click below to learn how our sustainability attributes can empower you to make informed choices in line with your lab or organisation's sustainability goals.


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Take Part In Our Website Survey And Join The Prize Draw

This January we're on a mission to improve your online shopping experience. Take a moment to fill out our website survey, tell us what features you love, what we can improve, or any other ideas you have in mind. As a token of our gratitude, you'll automatically be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

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We're Excited to Announce that Meggin Shevill Has Been Appointed to the SLS Board of Directors

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Meggin Shevill has been appointed to the Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) Board of Directors. Meggin takes on the role of Customer Service Director working closely alongside the SLS Board of Directors.

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