Innovative Labware for Life Sciences

Stretton Scientific supplies and supports a range of products focusing on the life science community. We supply instrumentation and consumables offering complementary technologies focusing on sample preparation and analysis.

We have over 10 years experience of working with the scientific community guaranteeing a high standard of service for both products and support.

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Tissue homogenisation

The Precellys homogenisation range of instrumentation and consumables from Bertin Technologies offers superior technology. This complete range achieves rapid and consistent lysis, grinding and homogenisation of biological samples prior to extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites.

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Realtime PCR

Cepheids Smartcycler is the only random access, modular PCR instrument. Capable of testing 16 different protocols simultaneously in a single instrument. Cepheid's SmartTube product is a sealed pressurised poloypropolene tube designed to minimise the risk of amplicon contamination, maximise heat transfer and optomise optical sensitivity.

  • Simple,rapid and flexible
  • 4 optical channels detecting 8 dyes
  • Rapid protocol optomisation
  • Robust for 'in-the-field' applications
  • Expandable up to 96 reactions

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Microarray Processing

We offer Scigene equipment for processing of Agilent, Illumina, Affymetrix and other non standardized platforms. Starting with DNA or RNA derived from different sources, specialized instruments work together to perform all labelling through to post-hybridization processing steps.

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Featured products and services

Precellys®EvolutionPrecellys®Evolution
The Precellys Evolution has the capability to process 4 different sizes of tubes and up to 24 tubes simultaneously. Its flexibility and high efficiency gives users the ability to grind, homogenize or lyse any type of soft or hard sample from animal, human, plant or microorganism, in about 30 seconds. Read more »

Precellys 24Precellys 24
The Precellys 24 is a highly efficient rapid cell lysis and homogenising instrument designed to liberate DNA, RNA and proteins from a wide range of specimens. Utilising a bead beating process coupled with a powerful figure of 8 motion allows lysis to be achived with very short programs typically less than one minute. Read more »

 Homogenisation tubes
For automated lysis Stretton Scientific offer a range of pre-filled homogenisation consumables. The pre-filled sterilised tubes are supplied with a range of grinding media selected to optimise applications. The beads range from 2.8mm steel beads for highly resistant tissue such as bone and hair down to 0.1mm glass beads for bacteria,spores and yeast. Read more »



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