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 »

Latest news

Summer 2015

Watch this space, new FISH instruments to be launched soon.

July 2014

Please contact us for our Summer Precellys offers on both the Minilys and Precellys Dual.

Summer 2014

Summer is here and Stretton Scientific would like to continue to support our customers, if you wish to evaluate different tube types please contact us for some complementary tubes. For new customers our Precellys loan service is still available for short term use or a one off project.

Spring 2014

Special offers available on both consumbles and instrumentation from the Precellys range, please enquire for details.

Jan 2014

A new 2014 price list for the Precellys range has been released. Commitment discounts are available please enquire if you require further information.

Autumn 2013

New range of products available from Scigene for Microarray processing.

Summer 2013

While the rain continues we are offering a 25% discount on tube purchases. Valid on a minimum order of 5 bags and valid until June 10th 2013. To qualify for this discount quote RAIN on your PO.

Spring 2013

Demo tubes available for the Precellys homogenisation range, please enquire.

Special Spring offer available for the Minilys Please enquire.

Further application notes available for the Minilys and Precellys Dual

Precellys instrument loan service available

Precellys 24 or Precellys Dual available for short term loan for one off projects. Please contact us for further information.

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