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  Building for a Stronger Future, Seward Announces Merger and Restructuring Plans to Establish FermionX Ltd

Seward Ltd, Seward Ltd is pleased to announce that it has merged with its sister company, C-Tech Electronics Ltd, to form a new vertically integrated manufacturing company called FermionX Ltd.  

sewardThere will be no change to Seward’s name; and its high standard of operations known and expected by its customers will also remain the same, but with the added benefit of increased technical resource for R&D, customer support and manufacturing....

 

  Scientific Laboratory Supplies Awarded Primary UK Distribution of Seward’s Insterprep Sterile Media

Insterprep instantly soluble, pre-weighed media range ensures fast and accurate sample preparation

The Seward Insterprep range of instantly soluble sterileSeward Ltd, manufacturers of the renowned Stomacher® blender and creators of the Insterprep® range of instantly soluble sterile media, has teamed up with Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) as their primary distribution partner for Insterprep in the UK. Insterprep is a new range of pre-weighed, sterile, granulated media available in Stomacher® bags or sachets. Designed to speed up and simplify sample preparation for...

 

  The all New Seward Stomacher 400 EVO. Quiet, Easy and Dependable Preparation of Food Samples

The world’s leading laboratory blender has EVOlved

Seward Stomacher® 400 EVO laboratory blenderSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the renowned Stomacher® blender for 40 years, has introduced the all new Seward Stomacher® 400 EVO laboratory blender, together with Stomacher® 400 ECO sample preparation bags,at Analytica, Munich (10-13 May, 2016). The Stomacher 400 EVO has been engineered and designed to make it even easier to use, almost silent in operation, and with the rugged and dependable day-to-day...

 

  Seward Stomacher Enables Clean and Odour Free Sample Preparation for Faecal Transplants

Seward observes increasing interest in field of faecal transplant inocula 

Stomacher 400 Paddle BlenderSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces that the Stomacher® has been used in the preparation of faecal samples for a variety of analyses, in addition to microbiology, in the medical and bioresearch fields. A notable new application is the use of Seward’s products in the emerging field of...

 

  Seward Invited to Speak at Prestigious Food Safety Summit

India’s largest employment sector focuses on enhancing consumer safety

Stuart Ray invited speakerSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces that its Technical Director, Stuart Ray, has recently presented as an invited speaker at a prestigious food safety conference. The 10th National Food Safety and Quality Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi, focused on ‘Integrating Global...

 

  Seward Launches New Range of Instantly Soluble Sterile Media

New Insterprep® range ensures fastest, most efficient sample preparation for microbiological analysis

Insterprep Box and BagsSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has launched a new range of instantly soluble, sterile media products. Insterprep® granulated media bags and sachets have been introduced to speed up and simplify sample preparation for microbiological analysis of food samples, with preparation times as...

 

  Seward Launches New Stomacher for Large Volume Food Testing Procedures

Stomacher® 4500 BAM – the perfect tool for extraction from 375g composite samples

StomacherSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the launch of the Stomacher® 4500 BAM. This robust new laboratory blender is specifically designed for large volume food testing procedures, such as the FDA's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), where 375g composite samples are required for the...

 

  Seward Stomacher Used for Large Scale Campylobacter Study

UK Food Standards Agency report demonstrates risk of Campylobacter contamination in all chilled chickens at retail sale

Stomacher 400 Circulator Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the use of its Stomacher® technology for the preparation of samples for a UK-wide Campylobacter study.  Foodborne Campylobacter makes over 280,000 people ill each year in the UK alone and is one of the main bacterial causes of food poisoning globally...

 

  Seward Appoints Dan Crothers as Managing Director

Stomacher® sample preparation brand to be reinforced with new products and moves into new markets

Dan CrothersSeward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Crothers as Managing Director to direct strategy and implement a series of new developments within the Company. Dan, who has worked with Seward since 2008, assumes the new role after success in previous positions, including managing Seward’s Singapore operations...

 

  Stomacher Plays Role in USDA Meat Speciation Protocols

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, confirms the use of its Stomacher® in USDA meat speciation protocols [1].

sewardFollowing recent high profile meat provenance scandals, Seward has noted an increase in enquiries on the application of its technology for the delivery of contamination free, viable antigen samples. The complexity and globalisation of the food industry makes the management of the food chain from farm to fork increasingly difficult. The contamination of meat ingredients with unintended species in the UK has been very costly in reputations and profits....

 

  Seward Ramps Up Stomacher Bag Manufacturing

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has increased production capacity for Stomacher® blender bags with additional manufacturing in the UK.

Stomacher Bag

By locally manufacturing its range of Stomacher® 400 and 3500 mL bags at its UK facility, Seward has now reduced delivery lead times for its European customers and also minimised its environmental footprint. Seward already ensures rapid supply of Stomacher products through local bag manufacture and stocking from regional sites in USA and Singapore to fully support its customers worldwide. In addition to reducing delivery times, this policy for local manufacture and stocking also helps to minimise the impact of...

 

  Seward Stomacher used for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity

Sponge swab and Stomacher technique proved to be highly effective sampling combination for assessing large surface areas

The Seward Stomacher 400 Circulator

Seward Ltd., manufacturers of the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses, have highlighted the highly effective use of its Stomacher technology in combination with sponge swabs for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity applications. Hygiene monitoring in food and pharmaceutical production facilities and clinical environments requires simple sampling techniques with excellent microbial recovery rates across a spectrum of different species. A recent study [1] has confirmed the effectiveness of the combined sponge swab and Stomacher sampling methodology for sampling a large surface area...

 

  Seward Introduces Searchable Online Database for Sample Preparation Protocols

Unique web Resource Centre contains expanding reference paper guide  

SSearchable online Database for Sample Preparation Protocolseward Ltd., manufacturers of the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses, has introduced a new application focused Resource Centre within its website. The Seward online Resource Centre contains a growing and unique database of reference papers to help users identify how Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders may be used for different applications and protocols. All scientific papers referenced within the Resource Centre have been read and assessed by Seward’s technical experts...

 

  Seward Stomacher 400 Used to Ensure Poultry is Safe for Consumption

Research settles potential variance in performance of international broiler carcass sampling methods

Stomacher 400 in actionAs the world’s leading laboratory paddle blender for food microbiologists, Seward’s Stomacher® 400 Circulator has been used in a recent evaluation of international sampling methods for the microbiological analysis of broiler carcasses after immersion chilling[1]. As a widespread pathogen, Salmonella can cause severe illness in humans. Global poultry industries have therefore deployed and maintained various food safety programmes to ensure that poultry is safe for consumption...

 

  The Power of Preservation Evaluated via Seward's Stomacher Laboratory Blenders

Assessing the Antimicrobial Effectiveness Without the Flavour of Vinegar and Red Wine

The Seward Stomacher® 400 Circulator

Seward Ltd’s Stomacher® laboratory paddle blender range has recently been used in a research project to investigate the effectiveness of fish and chip vinegar in preserving fresh catfish fillets using concentrations of vinegar that are effective, but do not over power the flavour1. Stomacher® is often used in preservative evaluations, as it is essential to use an effective benchmark blending process to detect the changes in microorganism recovery that indicate the efficacy of the preservative processes evaluated...

 

  Seward launches website focused on sample preparation for microbiological analysis

New website designed as an easy point of reference for Stomacher® applications and protocols 

Seward New websiteSeward Limited, founding manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle Blender range, has launched a new, fully refreshed website. This is designed as a readily accessible point of reference for customers seeking assistance in sample preparation for microbiological analysis in the food, life science and environmental sectors. New to the Seward website includes a Resource Centre to help visitors identify how the Stomacher® may be used. In addition, user guides and technical data are available for download, with useful videos demonstrating various routine protocols...

 

 

  Stomacher contributes to on-going cosmetic product safety campaign Laboratory blender ideal for both sample prep and small scale production of topical therapeutic and cosmetic products

Stomacher 80 microBiomasterSeward Limited has announced the application of its patented Stomacher paddle blender range in a newly developed analytical protocol for cosmetics product safety. Mercury in cosmetic products, such as face creams, has been illegal in the US and EU for many years, but its presence in imported products remains a potential problem. The hidden dangers of imported products contaminated with toxins has become a focus of public health professionals concerns...

 

  Seward’s Singapore office celebrates successful first year supporting food testing Seward Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle BlenderSeward Ltd, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle Blender range, celebrates a successful first year's trading from its Singapore facility. This regional hub, delivering high quality sales, technical and distribution support to all Seward customers throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, has seen significant growth in all its sample preparation products for microbiological analyses; most notably within the food testing market...

 

  Jumbo size sample preparation for new E.coli testing protocols Seward Stomacher 3500Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range, announces a highly successful year for sales of its Stomacher® 3500 large volume sample preparation systems. This follows recent changes to USDA Escherichia coli 0157:H7 testing protocols, where an expanded description of how its Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) confirms and reports on this virulent food pathogen was published...

 

  Seward makes cell preparation easier Strainer bag Stomacher 80Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range, has further enhanced the application range of its Strainer bags to include sterile processing of tissue samples for primary cell preparation. Gamma irradiated sterile and available in a range of sizes, the Strainer bags are fully compatible with all laboratory paddle blenders, including Seward's Stomacher® 80 Biomaster range...

 

  Seward Opens Singapore Office to Provide Additional Regional Support sewardSeward Ltd, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle Blender range for over 40 years, has opened a regional support hub in Singapore. This new facility, headed by Daniel Crothers (formerly of Seward Ltd, UK), is dedicated to providing the highest quality sales, technical and distribution support to all Seward customers in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East...

 

  Seward moves to larger premises to double production capabilities Seward LtdSeward Ltd, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle Blender range for over 40 years, has moved to new premises within Worthing, UK. The new building, which is wholly owned by Seward, represents a significant investment by the company following the securing of a NatWest/RBS Manufacturing Fund to ensure a doubling of manufacturing and storage facilities.

 

  Taking the strain out of pipetting with Seward Strainer bags Seward Strainer bags Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range for over 40 years, has developed Strainer bags for processing samples that produce large amounts of debris that can block pipettes. Irradiated sterile and available in 80 and 400ml sizes the Strainer bags are fully compatible with all laboratory blenders.

 

  Introducing Seward’s New Universal Fit Simplette Straws Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range for over 40 years, is offering users exceptional value for money with their new universal fit Simplette Straws. Designed for use with fixed or variable-volume pipette handsets and costing less than £0.01 each...