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IBMS 2019

IBMS 2019

Come and visit TCS at stand 404, 22nd-25th September 2019

ICC Birmingham

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Sep 2019

NEW: Human Platelet Lysate (HPL)

NEW: Human Platelet Lysate (HPL)

We are pleased to announce a new product line, Human Platelet Lysate

Human Platelet Lysate (HPL) is a cell culture growth supplement obtained from human platelets. Replacing Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) with HPL allows for expansion and potential clinical grade production of stem cells by eliminating xenogeneic risks and the transmission of bovine prions. The Human Platelet Lysate products are standardized and safe cell culture supplements that ensure a high cell performance and reproducible results.

For more information click here.

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Sep 2019

TECTA PDS

TECTA PDS

TECTA™ - AUTOMATED MICROBIOLOGY DETECTION SYSTEM

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our exclusive distribution partnership with TECTA-PDS. TECTA-PDS is an innovative company that develops and provides fast, simple and accurate tools for monitoring the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in water.

For more information please click here: https://www.tcsbiosciences.co.uk/tecta.php

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Aug 2019

Customer Notice - Discontinued Products

Customer Notice - Discontinued Products

We have discontinued the following products from our product range:

  • NR5 - Non-Reactive Syphilitic ControlSerum 5ml
  • SR5 - Positive Syphilitic Control Serum 5ml
  • SB062 Sheep Blood Formolised 25ml
  • SB063 Sheep Blood Formolised 100ml
  • SB064 Sheep Blood Formolised 500ml
  • HB042 Horse Blood Formolised 25ml
  • HB043 Horse Blood Formolised 100ml
  • HB044 Horse Blood Formolised 500ml

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

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Aug 2019

New Selectrol® strains, August 2019

New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strains, August 2019

We are pleased to announce the following strains have now been added to the Selectrol® range.

  • MM69-10 Candida glabrata NCPF 3309 / ATCC® 2001
  • MM71-10 Candida guilliermondii NCPF 3099 / ATCC® 5276
  • MM72-10 Candida lusitaniae NCPF 3954
  • MM90-10 Candida tropicalis NCPF 3290 / ATCC® 44508

If you have any questions regarding this addition to the Selectrol® range, please contact our Customer Service team.

Selectrol® is a first generation derivative of original stock cultures obtained exclusively from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC®) or National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF®). Where appropriate other international strain designations, such as the ATCC®, are listed for reference purposes only.

NCTC® and NCPF® are trademarks of Public Health England.
ATCC® strains are listed for reference only.
ATCC® is a registered trademark of the American Type Culture Collection

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Aug 2019

FEMS 2019

FEMS 2019

Come and visit TCS at stand C22, 7th-11th July

SEC Centre Glasgow

fems-microbiology.org

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Jul 2019

Utility Week Live

Utility Week Live

Come and visit TCS at Utility Week Live 21st-22nd May.

NEC Birmingham, stand number H31

Visit the Utility Week Live website.

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May 2019

TCS Biosciences Ltd - VISITECT®

We are no longer distributing the VISITECT® Malaria rapid test kit; product code: Pf/PAN ZFOD326.

If you require this item please use the contact details below:

Microgen Bioproducts
Part of the Novacyt Group

www.microgenbioproducts.com / LinkedIn

Office: +44 (0) 1276 600 081
Mobile: +44 (0) 7973 737213
Unit 1, Watchmoor Point, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3AD, UK

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Feb 2019

New Selectrol® strain: MM67-10 Mycobacterium smegmatis NCTC® 8159 / ATCC®19420

New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM67-10 <em>Mycobacterium smegmatis </em>NCTC<sup>®</sup> 8159 / ATCC<sup>®</sup>19420

We are pleased to announce MM67-10 Mycobacterium smegmatis has now been added to the Selectrol® range.

MM67-10 Mycobacterium smegmatis is priced at 44.95 per 10-disc vial.

Selectrol® is a convenient source of viable micro-organisms which can be used for a variety of quality control and testing applications. For more information and full strain listing please visit our website below. Selectrol® batches are tested for a wide range of identification and characterisation attributes in our UKAS accredited testing laboratory, number 2496. A test report for each batch of Selectrol® is available via this website. The reporting of the test results via the web forms part of the UKAS accredited system.

If you have any questions regarding this addition to the Selectrol® range, please contact our Customer Service team.

Selectrol® is a first generation derivative of original stock cultures obtained exclusively from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC®) or National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF®). Where appropriate other international strain designations, such as the ATCC®, are listed for reference purposes only.

NCTC® and NCPF® are trademarks of Public Health England.
ATCC® strains are listed for reference only.
ATCC® is a registered trademark of the American Type Culture Collection

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Feb 2019

New Selectrol® strain: MM66-10 Listeria ivanovii NCTC® 11007 / ATCC® 19119 / WDCM 00018

New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM66-10 <em>Listeria ivanovii</em> NCTC<sup>®</sup> 11007 / ATCC<sup>®</sup> 19119 / WDCM 00018

We are pleased to announce MM66-10 Listeria ivanovii has now been added to the Selectrol® range.

MM66-10 Listeria ivanovii is priced at 28.95 per 10-disc vial.

Selectrol® is a convenient source of viable micro-organisms which can be used for a variety of quality control and testing applications. For more information and full strain listing please visit our website below. Selectrol® batches are tested for a wide range of identification and characterisation attributes in our UKAS accredited testing laboratory, number 2496. A test report for each batch of Selectrol® is available via this website. The reporting of the test results via the web forms part of the UKAS accredited system.

If you have any questions regarding this addition to the Selectrol® range, please contact our Customer Service team.

Selectrol® is a first generation derivative of original stock cultures obtained exclusively from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC®) or National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF®). Where appropriate other international strain designations, such as the ATCC®, are listed for reference purposes only.

NCTC® and NCPF® are trademarks of Public Health England.
ATCC® strains are listed for reference only.
ATCC® is a registered trademark of the American Type Culture Collection

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Feb 2019

MedLab 2019

MedLab 2019

Come and visit TCS at the 2019 MedLab exhibition, 4th-7th February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai, UAE

www.medlabme.com

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Feb 2019

WWT Wastewater 2019

WWT Wastewater 2019

Come and visit TCS at the WWT Wastewater 2019 Conference, 29th January 2019.

The National Conference Centre, Solihull, B92 0EJ

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Jan 2019

Customer Notice - Discontinued Products

Customer Notice - Discontinued Products

We have discontinued the following products from our product range.

  • HC8503-5L - Acetone
  • HD1248 - Chlorophenol Red - Sodium Salt 10g
  • HD1249 - Chlorophenol Red - ( Free Acid ) 10g
  • HD1410-10 - Field's Stain A 10g
  • HD1415-10 - Field's Stain B (compound) 10g
  • HD1605-100 - May Grunwald Stain 100g
  • HD1760-25 - Orcein (Synthetic) 25g
  • HD1850-10 - Safranin O 10g
  • DTC100 - RPR/Carbon Antigen Test Cards
  • MTC106 - Disposable Test Cards - 6x21mm
  • HS125-100 - Aniline Blue (Masson) 100ml
  • HS137-250 - Potassium Permanganate (0.1% aqueous) 250ml
  • HS145-250 - Auramine Decolouriser (Lempert) 250ml
  • HS265-100 - Feulgen Stain (Schiff) 100ml
  • HS307-1L - Gram's Iodine 10 x conc
  • HS351-100 - Haematoxylin Harris (no acid) 100ml
  • HS625-500 - Papanicolaou Stain - EA65 500ml
  • HS635-500 - Papanicolaou Stain OG6 500ml
  • HS670-100 - Ponceau Fuchsin (Masson) 100ml
  • HS781-500 - Waysons Stain 500ml

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

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Jan 2019

Introducing AB Molecular Ltd.

Introducing AB Molecular Ltd.

We are pleased to introduce AB Molecular Ltd, our joint venture company with AB Scientific Ltd. AB Molecular is the exclusive distributor in the UK for GenMark Dx and will be promoting their innovative ePlex® technology.

Click here to find out more about ePlex®, or visit the AB Molecular website.

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Sep 2018

AB Molecular Ltd - GenMark Dx®

AB  Molecular Ltd - GenMark Dx<sup>®</sup>

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our newly formed joint venture company, AB Molecular Ltd, which has been set up in partnership with AB Scientific Ltd.

AB Molecular Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive UK distribution partner of GenMark Dx® and we are excited to be bringing their innovative ePlex® technology to the UK.

The ePlex® technology offers rapid pathogen detection alongside flexibility and ease of use to facilitate both laboratory and point of care applications. Currently available are the most comprehensive respiratory pathogen and blood culture ID panels of their kind, with new and exciting developments in the pipeline.

On behalf of AB Molecular Ltd, AB Scientific Ltd will be promoting the systems, while TCS Biosciences Ltd will be providing order fulfilment services.

Please follow this link for more information on the ePlex® system.

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Sep 2018

StainHD - New name, same great products

StainHD - New name, same great products

We are pleased to present our new brand, StainHD, for our range of Dyes and Stains.

The StainHD brand name will appear on product packaging, labels and product inserts. The logo will be as below:

StainHD

The change will appear on product codes beginning HC, HD, HDS and HS.

Rest assured this is a branding change only. All product formulations and packaging remain the same.

We will begin to implement this from April 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact our Customer Service team.

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Feb 2017

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our partnership with Biomex GmbH

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our partnership with Biomex GmbH

Biomex

Biomex has been a specialist manufacturer of biological and chemical raw materials for more than 20 years.

Biomex is part of Mex GmbH. The group consists of DiaMex, MEXACARE and ESfEQA.

Over 90% of all special plasmas and all specific negative plasmas are produced in Biomex's own plasma donation centres in Heidelberg and Munich, collecting annually over 18,000 litres of normal plasma and 350 litres of disease state plasma.

Biomex

Biomex also has blood collection centres based in Cameroon and Florida.

Products not manufactured but supplied by Biomex are sourced through carefully selected, exlusively contracted partners.

HCV panels are available from TCS Biosciences Ltd. - click here for more information.

  • Bulk Plasma for Production in ELISA and EIA
  • Patient samples for IVD R&D and Validation
  • Panels for QC
  • Prospective Sample Collections for Studies
  • Commodities for Research Development and Production

For more information click here.

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Feb 2017

Customer Notice - HC8777

Customer Notice - HC8777

We have discontinued HC8777 Paraffin Wax Plasticised (Polywax) from our product range.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

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Jan 2017

Dyes and Stains Certificates of Analysis now available online

Dyes and Stains Certificates of Analysis now available online

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce a new online Dyes and Stains certificate of analysis function. Products with codes beginning with HS and HC have been incorporated.

When a product is released a certificate of analysis is added to the TCS website. This can be accessed using the link below.

For some products an issue 2 certificate of analysis will be added when further testing results are completed. Issue 2 certificates can be accessed from our website as they become available.

To view the certificates of analysis for your HS or HC product, use the link below and enter your lot number into the search field.

www.tcsbiosciences.co.uk/dyesandstains

Alternatively you can find the Dyes and Stains certificates in the 'resources' section of our website.

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Nov 2016

New for 2016 PliNOSa® K-1600 Assay Kit - An innovation for Sepsis Screening

New for 2016 PliNOSa® K-1600 Assay Kit - An innovation for Sepsis Screening

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce our partnership with R&D Antibodies. R&D Antibodies has delivered high quality research antibodies and immunoassays to the life sciences and research markets since 1984.

The PliNOSa® K-1600 Assay Kit is a novel in vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the early identification of sepsis.

The PliNOSa® test detects inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS) on microvesicles in plasma, an innovation in sepsis disease pathology.

The PliNOSa® test can help physicians make better and more informed choices for improved patient management.

iNOS has specifically been implicated in sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock. The PliNOSa® K-1600 assay kit provides accurate measurement of circulating iNOS concentrations in plasma samples via a chemiluminescent sandwich EIA. Each kit is for 96 tests.

For more information on the product click here.

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Sep 2016

Customer Notice - HD1240-10

We have discontinued HD1240-10 Celestine Blue from our product range.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

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Jun 2016

Customer Notice - HD1285-25

We have discontinued HD1285-25 Cresyl Fast Violet from our product range.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information or price enquires please contact Customer Services via email at sales@tcsgroup.co.uk or phone 01296 714222

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Apr 2016

Strains for Routine and Extended Internal Quality Control

Strains for Routine and Extended Internal Quality Control

As recommended by EUCAST* - now available from TCS Biosciences Ltd.

TCS Biosciences Ltd are pleased to announce we now offer the full range of strains to meet routine and extended internal quality control as recommended by EUCAST.

MM02 - Escherichia coli NCTC 12241 / ATCC® 25922

MM24 - Escherichia coli NCTC 11954 / ATCC® 35218

MM10 - Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12903 / ATCC® 27853

MM14 - Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12973 / ATCC® 29213

MM18 - Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 12697 / ATCC® 29212

MM95 - Streptococcus pneumoniae NCTC 12977 /ATCC® 49619

MM37 - Haemophilus influenzae NCTC 12975 / ATCC® 49766

MM36 - Campylobacter jejuni NCTC 11351 / ATCC®33560

MM83 - Klebsiella pneumoniae NCTC 13368 / ATCC® 700603

MM64 - Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) NCTC 12493

MM52 - Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 13379 / ATCC® 51299

MM81 - Haemophilus influenzae NCTC 12699 / ATCC® 49247

The strains are available to order now.

* The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. Breakpoint tables for interpretation of MICs and zone diameters. Version 6.0, 2016. www.eucast.org.

Selectrol® is a first generation derivative of original stock cultures obtained exclusively from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC®) or National Collection of Patho-genic Fungi (NCPF®). Where appropriate other international strain designations, such as the ATCC®, are listed for reference purposes only.

NCTC® and NCPF® are trademarks of Public Health England.
ATCC® strains are listed for reference only.
ATCC® is a registered trademark of the American Type Culture Collection.

Manufactured under licence from Public Health England.

NCPF NCTC

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Jan 2016

TCS Biosciences Ltd - ISO 14001:2004

TCS Biosciences Ltd - ISO 14001:2004

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the Environmental Management System certification ISO 14001.

ISO 14001 is an international standard that requires an organisation to consider it's significant environmental aspects and to use these to develop and implement an environmental policy and environmental objectives.

It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities.

As a company we will continually strive to reduce our impact on the environment.

TCS Biosciences, your partner: For Life.

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Jul 2013

Order and pay online

Order and pay online
We are pleased to announce our newly designed website, which has a modern and simple look with easy-to-use navigation. It's now even easier to find the products you are searching for, and keep updated with the latest news and events.

We have also introduced an online shopping function, so you can order your products online - on account or by credit card.

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Mar 2013

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