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Scientific Laboratory Supplies opens new high-tech cold storage facility in Nottingham
Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has recently invested in temperature-controlled storage facilities at its main site on the Wilford Industrial Estate in Nottingham.
An investment of £15,000 in the 40 square metre high-tech storage facility has been designed to accommodate the new Lonza laboratory range which requires cell culture media products to be stored at +4C. Earlier this year, Lonza appointed Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) as the sole distributor for its BioWhittaker™ cell biology media and serum product lines in the United Kingdom.
The new facility allows SLS to respond quickly to requests from laboratories anywhere in the UK. Items are despatched overnight in special containers to maintain a stable temperature and to keep the products fresh. Industry leading brands also held within the SLS temp controlled facilities are GE Whatman, Roche, Oxoid and 5Prime. Taking on the Lonza business has quadrupled the SLS business via these facilities.
SLS Operations Director Peter Lister says: “The opening of our new cold store is a further development in the service SLS provides to the life science and bioscience laboratory sector.
SLS has been operating for 22 years and employs 143 at its headquarters in Nottingham and in sales teams across the UK. The company is currently working closely with the Royal Society of Chemistry on the 2014 Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre next May. Sponsorship of the biennial Scientific Laboratory event is a major commitment by SLS to the professional development of UK laboratory personnel, and coincides with the launch of its new laboratory supplies catalogue.