Grant and SLS partner to provide water baths for obesity and diabetes research at University of Cambridge laboratory Wednesday 27 February 2008 PDF Print CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 27, 2008 - Grant Instruments (www.grant.co.uk), a world-renowned supplier of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products, has partnered with Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd (www.scientificlabs.eu), a leading UK-based scientific equipment distributor, to equip a large laboratory with a bank of modern, high performance digital water baths. The Grant SUB Aqua water baths have been installed for use by scientists at the University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science Metabolic Research Laboratories (IMS - MRL), based on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in Cambridge, for growing tissue culture cells to assist research into child obesity and diabetes. “We specified Grant baths because they are renowned for their quality, reliability and precision temperature control which is important in biological applications,” said Svitlana Korolchuk, chief technician at MRL. “The new baths look good, they are also very easy-to-use and to clean, and all the models feature a new translucent polycarbonate lid which limits evaporation, reduces contamination and allows our technicians to keep an eye on the samples.” The stylish SUB Aqua baths are available in a wide range of stainless steel tank sizes and feature user-settable sample protection and fixed thermal cut-out so both samples and users are protected. The digital programming is simple and intuitive and the temperature control circuitry provides quick heat-up and precision control throughout the temperature range (ambient +5°C to 99°C). Geoff Douglas, marketing manager at SLS, said: “Our aim is to work with suppliers that enable us to give our customers the best products for their application budget. With Grant there were no compromises as their water baths are of the very highest quality, come with a great range of features and are very competitively priced too.” “What’s more, Grant’s team were prepared to go that extra mile and deliver and commission the baths direct from the factory to the laboratory benchtop,” added Geoff. “This is clearly good for the environment, as packaging was kept to a minimum, and great for the customer who gets a real personal touch.” Grant has been designing and manufacturing scientific products for the past 57 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust equipment designed to satisfy the most demanding applications for research in life sciences, chemical and general laboratories. The company is based in Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge. Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) is one of the largest UK-based distributors of scientific laboratory equipment and provides premium and quality brands to the market and the very highest level of service. SLS works with a broad range of equipment suppliers and boasts around 20,000 product lines in its catalogue. For more information about Grant’s new range of water baths, please visit www.grant.co.uk, telephone +44 (0) 1763 260 811 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information about SLS, visit www.scientificlabs.eu or telephone +44 (0) 1159 821111. A high resolution photograph to accompany this press release is available at http://www.grant.co.uk/About/News/. -ends- About Grant Instruments Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited (www.grant.co.uk) is a world renowned supplier and manufacturer of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing scientific products for the past 57 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most demanding applications for research in life sciences, chemical and the general laboratory. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region. About Scientific Laboratories Supplies Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) Limited (www.scientificlabs.eu) is a leading UK-based distributor of scientific laboratory equipment and provides premium and quality brands to the market and the very highest level of service. SLS works with a broad range of equipment suppliers and boasts around 20,000 product lines in its catalogue. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered at Wilford, Nottingham, England. About the Metabolic Research Laboratories The Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL), part of the Institute of Metabolic Science, is a cross-departmental institute within the University of Cambridge School of Medicine that is housed in the purpose-built Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in Cambridge. The MRL undertakes basic and translational research relevant to the understanding, prevention and treatment of diabetes, obesity and other endocrine and metabolic disorders. The MRL comprises around 120 scientists with skills in genetics, cell biology, cell signaling, neuroendocrinology, bioenergetics, human and animal physiology, as well as clinical trials. 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