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SAL have sites across the UK in East Kilbride, Moy, Manchester, Cambridge and Braintree. If you are interested in working with us on any of these sites please visit our careers page

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Recent News

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from across Scientific Analysis Laboratories.

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25.04.17

Concept Life Sciences has further expanded its analytical testing capabilities by making significant investment into Micro-Chamber and Thermal Extraction facilities , used to sample VOCs or SVOCs emitted from products and materials. The investment has been made to cope with the growing demand from both new and existing clients who insist on speedy, cost effective […]

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01.03.17

Concept Life Sciences Group, the business formed in 2014 to break into the international Discovery & Development and Analytical markets, has announced its intention to significantly increase its investment in laboratory capacity and scientific staff. Michael Fort, Concept’s Executive Chairman said “The last two years has seen our company successfully integrate its acquired businesses and […]

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16.01.17

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) are starting the year off by hosting several training courses across the UK. Continuing on from the success of 2016, course dates have now been booked for the Microbiology and Pesticides training courses in Cambridge – with a new, additional Microbiology course in Manchester later on in the year (dates to […]

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06.01.17

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) is now delivering specific aerosol and e-cigarette emission testing throughout the UK and worldwide. As one of the largest laboratories in Europe, SAL has pioneered and developed robust methods for device operation and sampling of such emissions for parameter such as, Nicotine dose consistency,  Aldehydes (typically acetaldehyde, acrolein  and formaldehyde) Heavy metals […]

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23.11.16

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has achieved UKAS accreditation for their newly acquired service; Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) testing. The ever increasing need for waste recycling rather than disposal combined with government incentives, legislative changes […]

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30.09.16

After a very successful year so far at SAL’s Cambridge branch, our training courses are now coming to an end for 2016. Two of our courses, ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ and ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ have proven to be extremely popular this year – and are already almost fully booked […]

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11.08.16

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Simon Cliff as Business Development Manager. SAL, which offers global accredited analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe; with five sites throughout the UK. Simon joins the team with over 20 years’ experience […]

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04.08.16

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the analysis of isocyanates in urine making them one of only two suppliers accredited to do so in the UK. SAL, which offers global analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories […]

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30.06.16

SAL Annual Golf Day Goes Down a Storm Yesterday was possibly one of the wettest days of the year, and, as it happens, was also SAL’s annual golf day. For the fourth year running, Duncan Campbell, Commercial Director for SAL’s air division, arranged for 40 of SAL’s clients to have a jam packed day of […]

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16.05.16

Last week, our East Kilbride office took part in Superhero Day raising money for a worthy charity, ‘Cash for Kids’ around the Glasgow area. Cash for Kids is a charity granting the wishes of those children who face life threatening illnesses or who are terminally ill. The East Kilbride team made a great effort to […]

08.03.16

Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three executives. Dave Watson has been appointed Managing Director of Scientific Analysis Laboratories (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group); Sarah Taylor as Group HR Director; and, David Wood (co-founder of Scientific Analysis Laboratories) has been […]

08.02.16

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service, Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to add to our collection of specialist accredited analytical services. Due to Government changes, there is an increase in demand for RDF and SRF testing across the UK. Landfill sites have traditionally been extensively […]

05.01.16

Throughout 2016, SAL are pleased to announce they will be holding several dates for the ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ course. Alongside this, a select few dates will be held for the ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ course. The one day courses will be held at the Hallmark Hotel, Cambridge. Further details […]

10.12.15

A SAL Courier can be booked for collections and deliveries between Christmas and New Year if required, please arrange with your Project Manager prior to Thursday 24th December. Monday 21st December: Normal Laboratory Service Tuesday 22nd December: Normal Laboratory Service Wednesday 23rd December: Normal Laboratory Service Thursday 24th December: Normal Laboratory Service until 2pm Friday […]

22.10.15

Last Thursday 22nd October, SAL hosted its first Food Conference at The Evolution Suite Old Trafford, Manchester. The event titled ‘Food Safety – The Challenge to The Industry’ was a huge success attracting over 80 key delegates from the food industry. The audience enjoyed a varied and stimulating series of talks from seven industry and […]

19.10.15

Concept Life Sciences, scientific Laboratory and consultancy group has acquired pharmaceutical analytical testing business Agenda1 Analytical Services Ltd (Agenda 1). This marks its fifth acquisition since it was formed in July 2014. Agenda 1 is a specialist contract analytical company delivering high quality analytical support to pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device companies. Over the past […]

14.10.15

SAL will be holding their next ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ training course in Cambridge. The one day course will be held at the Hallmark Hotel on Wednesday 18th November 2015 costing GBP 250 (plus VAT). The price includes refreshments, lunch and a guided tour of the laboratories. The course is ideal for […]

08.10.15

SAL are holding their first ever food safety symposium titled ‘Food Safety – The Challenges to the Industry’! This one day conference will be held at the Evolution Suite at Old Trafford (The Home of Manchester United) on 22nd October 2015 running from 9am until 4pm. The last decade has seen several issues relating to […]

16.09.15

SAL was pleased to recently sponsor and exhibit at the 6th annual SCLF conference at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The focus of the conference was on the Advances in Land Contamination Assessment and Remediation. Our Technical Director Dave Smith, delivered a presentation on Aliphatic & Aromatic Hydrocarbon Analysis by Two-dimensional GC-FID (GCXGC-FID). The Scottish […]

10.07.15

The course is ideal for technical and quality managers within the produce industry looking for guidance and information on the relevance of pesticide testing. The course covers various aspects of pesticide testing, detailing how to interpret analytical data, what actions to take when residues are found, how to manage your testing programme and ensuring compliance […]

30.06.15

The ever increasing requirement for waste recycling rather than disposal together with searches for cheaper energy, government incentivisation and legislation changes are driving an increasing demand for RDF and SRF testing across the UK. A wide range of materials, previously regarded as waste, are now used as fuel enabling highly taxed disposal via landfill to […]

02.04.15

The course is ideal for technical and quality managers within the produce industry looking for guidance and information on the relevance of pesticide testing. The course covers various aspects of pesticide testing, detailing how to interpret analytical data, what actions to take when residues are found, how to manage your testing programme and ensuring compliance […]

02.04.15

The European Commission has set different MRL’s for salad crops and herbs grown under protection (glasshouses and undercover) and outdoors for intra-Union trade. Surveillance data shows higher levels of perchlorate in salad crops and herbs grown under protection than those outdoors. Fertilizers containing perchlorate used via irrigation in crops grown under protection will lead to […]

05.03.15

SAL is pleased to announce the next ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ training course at a location close to our Cambridge Facility. The course is ideal for Technical and Quality Managers within the food and allied industries looking for guidance and information on the relevance of microbiology testing. The course covers various aspects of […]

05.01.15

SAL will be exhibiting at The International Food and Drink Expo at ExCel London between 22nd – 25th March 2015. Our stand number is – S4959 IFE 2015 is the UK’s largest food and drink event and provides an unrivalled opportunity to source the best products for your business, keep up to date with the […]

30.10.14

Food Matters Live is a new event dedicated to food, health and nutrition. It aims to bring together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government, and those working in nutrition and health to tackle one of the most important challenges of our time – the relationship between food, health and nutrition. SAL […]

23.10.14

SAL is pleased to announce the next ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ training course at a location close to our Cambridge Facility. The course is ideal for Technical and Quality Managers within the food and allied industries looking for guidance and information on the relevance of microbiology testing. The course covers various aspects of […]

03.10.14

The course is ideal for technical and quality managers within the produce industry looking for guidance and information on the relevance of pesticide testing. The course covers various aspects of pesticide testing, detailing how to interpret analytical data, what actions to take when residues are found, how to manage your testing programme and ensuring compliance […]

26.08.14

This year, the SAL team are excited to be exhibiting at Food & Hospitality Ireland where we will be on hand to offer advice and expertise about the analytical testing services we can offer to the food industry. Food & Hospitality Ireland aims to showcase the most innovative new products and services in the Irish […]

17.07.14

SAL is pleased to announce the first ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ training course at a location close to our Cambridge Facility. The course will be held on Tuesday 22nd July and will cover the following topics: Introduction to SAL and Course Topics General Microbiology Laboratory Testing Results Interpretation Sampling Protocols Q & A […]

17.07.14

SAL is pleased to announce the next ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ training course at a location close to our Cambridge Facility. The course will be held on Wednesday 23rd July and will cover the following topics: Introduction to SAL Introduction to Pesticide Testing Analysis of Pesticide Residues Proficiency Testing Pesticide Legislation Interpretation […]

17.07.14

Following the recent EFSA meeting held 12-13th June 2014 Chlorate is a substance that is no longer approved as a pesticide according to Commission Decision 2006/865/EC. Since no specific MRL was fixed under Reg. (EC) 396/2005, the default MRL of 0.01 mg/kg is applicable to all products included in Annex I of that Regulation. In […]

07.07.14

Concept Life Sciences, a newly formed international scientific laboratory and consultancy business, has made three acquisitions with a combined enterprise value approaching $100 million. The companies the group has acquired are Peakdale Molecular Limited, Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited and Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited. Concept Life Sciences is led by Executive Chairman Michael Fort and […]

11.06.14

Limit of detection for Chlorate is currently 0.02mg/kg which will be lowered to 0.01mg/kg soon. Limit of detection for Perchlorate is 0.01mg/kg For further details, contact Dr Naresh Patel at SAL or email cambsales@salltd.co.uk

19.05.14

Chlorates are the salts from chloric acid and are effective herbicides and disinfectants (biocides). They are strong oxidizers and are used, e.g. in the bleaching of paper, tanning of leather, surface treatment of metals and in pyrotechnics. Due to their disinfecting properties, they can also be used in cosmetics and, for oral hygiene purposes, in […]

15.05.14

The European Commission have proposed to re-set the temporary MRLs for DDAC and BAC to 0.1mg/kg. This proposal will be voted upon by the EU Standing Committee on 12-13th June 2014. Within the quality controls performed by food business operators and PriF pesticide surveillance programme, residues of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) were […]

07.04.14

SAL is pleased to announce the next ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ training course at a location close to our Cambridge Facility. The course is ideal for Technical and Quality Managers within the produce industry looking for guidance and information on the relevance of pesticide testing. The course covers various aspects of pesticide […]

19.03.14

For years, the separation of Aliphatic and Aromatic TPH fractions (as in TPH CWG analysis) has involved the use of a physical bench top separation technique such as Solid Phase Extraction (SPE). After initial solvent extraction of samples, in traditional SPE the extract is passed onto an SPE cartridge and the aliphatic fraction firstly eluted […]

10.03.14

8th – 10th April 2014, Nottingham Trent University Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK SAL is pleased to announce that we will be a Premier Exhibitor at the Occupational Hygiene Conference 2014. Held by the BOHS (Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection), the Annual Conference is a major international conference promoting the science and practice of addressing […]

10.02.14

This year’s Foodex Show creates the opportunity to meet face-to-face with buyers and decision makers from the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries With every major food production sector covered, Foodex attracts buyers from manufacturers, craft and plant bakeries, butchers, primary producers, supermarkets, wholesalers and foodservice outlets. Held on the 24th – 26th […]

29.01.14

The Environment Agency has recently released guidance to help Waste Producers and Waste Management Operators categorise their waste streams and determine the appropriate class of landfill the waste is taken to. Whilst the guidance includes waste classification and characterisation requirements, sampling schedules and testing requirements, and action to be taken should a sample fail testing, […]

29.01.14

Scientific Analysis Laboratories are pleased to confirm hedonic tone and odour intensity analysis are now being performed at our Manchester Laboratory. These additional tests compliment the odour threshold and speciated odour analysis already routinely performed. A sample of the odour is taken and brought to our Odour Laboratory. The sample undergoes an odour threshold determination […]

15.01.14

As part of the continued expansion of their scope of testing, SAL are pleased to provide specialist UKAS accredited odour analysis by Olfactometry. Who needs Odour Analysis? Odour is a key problem facing many industrial processes such as refineries, slaughterhouses, distilleries, landfills, waste water treatment plants and anaerobic digester plants. Due to growing concerns over […]

11.11.13

The annual Builder and Engineer Awards 2013 is an industry award ceremony that celebrates and rewards the stand-out achievements of the past 12 months. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this year’s event was held on November 7th at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Club. The Awards are an important opportunity for the industry to acknowledge the many […]

22.10.13

With offices throughout the UK, CET are one of the leading Infrastructure testing and Investigation companies in the UK. Each year, CET holds an award ceremony that celebrates and recognises the exceptional valued service from employees and suppliers. This year’s event was held at the salubrious surroundings of Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden, Hertfordshire […]

01.10.13

This years annual British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate, Manchester. The conference promoted the science and practice of addressing health hazards in the workplace and was attended by Researchers, Practitioners, Regulators and Health and Safety Professionals from all over the world. On the first evening of the […]

01.09.13

SAL Cambridge are proud to announce the extension to UKAS scope for the following tests: Sulphur Dioxide Water Activity Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 Meat Content calculation with correction for Hydroxyproline For more information or a quotation please contact salcampm@salltd.co.uk

10.05.13

Less Aggressive-More indicative of actual field conditions- Less remediation- Less cost This technical specification provides a method for the determination of the leaching behaviour of compounds of concern from granular waste. The waste body sample is subjected to leaching by the upwards flow of water at a very slow rate (15 cm of column per […]

06.01.13

Many jobs involve using chemicals which can harm your health if they are not properly handled. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, employers have a duty of care to reduce the risk of exposure to such chemicals. An employer should take whatever practicable steps are necessary to prevent or reduce […]

03.01.13

In September 2012, the SAL business took delivery of its fleet of new refrigerated vans. This significant investment demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and continued drive to deliver an added value service. In SAL’s experience, the use of commercial couriers, however effective they are, will always involve a compromise. Although most will do […]

02.01.13

SAL is one of only two laboratories providing Isocyanate analysis in Urine. Problems with Isocyanates Isocyanates are highly reactive, low molecular weight, aromatic and aliphatic compounds typically found in the hardener of two part paints and primers. Isocyanates are present in two forms, monomer and pre polymer, both of which are a risk to health […]

01.01.13

On average, each family generates an additional 5 refuse sacks of waste over the Christmas period in the UK. Research would suggest that around 40% of turkey, sprouts (no surprise there!) and trimmings are thrown away, around 125,000 tonnes of plastic is sent to landfill and the amount of wrapping paper discarded would cover an […]

17.08.12

The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) – has reclassified diesel exhausts from its group 2A of probable carcinogens to its group 1 of substances that have definite links to cancer. Deciding which components of the DEEEs to monitor for in order to provide a […]

25.04.12

With effect from Monday 21th May 2012, SAL’s Manchester laboratory will no longer restrict the chemical analysis which can be undertaken on asbestos containing soil samples. Prior to this date, samples with a known asbestos content could not undergo the drying, crushing and sieving stages required prior to certain analyses (e.g. metals). SAL’s continuous strive […]