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Christmas Deliveries 2017

Christmas Deliveries 2017

Our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December until 8.30am on Wednesday 27 December and will close again from 5pm Thursday 28 December until 8.30am on Tuesday 2 January.

Download details of our Christmas Deliverie Schedules:

Thank you for your custom and support during this year. On behalf of everyone at TCS Biosciences Ltd, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nov 2017


Introducing VISITECT<sup>®</sup> Malaria Pf/PAN Test Kit

Introducing VISITECT® Malaria Pf/PAN Test Kit

VISITECT® Malaria Pf/PAN ZFOD326 is an HRP2 and pLDH dual detection rapid test kit.

The kit is designed to give optimal efficiency in your laboratory, by providing reliable results in 20 minutes, at an economical price.

Cost effective at just £1.75 per test, £43.75 for the 25 test kit.

Nov 2017


New Selectrol® strain: MM70-10 <em>Burkholderia</em> cepacia NCTC 10661 / ATCC®17759

New Selectrol® strain: MM70-10 Burkholderia cepacia NCTC 10661 / ATCC®17759

We are pleased to announce Burkholderia cepacia NCTC 10661 / ATCC®17759 has been added to the Selectrol® range.

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.

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC® (National Collection of Type Cultures) and NCPF® (National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi). Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

Aug 2017


New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> Strains for 2017

New Selectrol® Strains for 2017

MM50-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCTC® 10716 / ATCC® 9763 / WDCM 00058

MM51-10 Enterobacter cloacae NCTC® 13406

MM34-10 Escherichia coli (mcr-1) NCTC® 13846 – Coming soon: Q2 2017

MM47-10 Listeria monocytogenes NCTC® 10527 / ATCC® 13932 Available now.

MM53-10 Candida krusei NCPF® 3953 / ATCC® 6258 – Coming soon: Q3 2017

MM54-10 Candida parapsilosis NCPF® 8334 / ATCC® 22019 – Coming soon: Q3 2017

Apr 2017


TCS BIOSCIENCES LTD, CHANGE NOTICE: CCI 23

TCS BIOSCIENCES LTD, CHANGE NOTICE: CCI 23

It is our intention to change the Manufacturing Process of the products listed below. The details of the change and the reason for it are given below.

If you have any difficulties or concerns accepting the change, please contact us immediately.

Evaluation

A selection of strains was tested for capacity for revival throughout the stated shelf life of each strain, comparing vials some with silica gel and some without silica gel. The selection included the most fastidious organisms in the strain range. None of the strains showed reduced viability in the absence of silica gel.

Consideration

Because Selectrol productions are demand-driven, certain lower-demand strain vials will continue to contain silica gel beyond the date of change; however, over time all strains will be provided without silica gel.

Product: Selectrol Freeze-Dried Cultures.

Proposed Change Date: From July 2017

Change Details:

Silica gel will no longer be added to Selectrol product vials from July 2017.

Reason for Change:

Blue silica gel contains cobalt chloride which is harmful to the environment and a potential hazard for users of the products. In keeping with our ISO 14001 accreditation, we are continually looking to reduce our impact on the environment. In addition, our recent shelf life studies have demonstrated that silica gel does not improve the longevity of the freeze dried discs.

Apr 2017


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.

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.

Feb 2017


MedLab 2017

MedLab 2017

Come and visit TCS at the 2017 MedLab exhibition.

In Zaabeel Hall 3 stand Z3.B51, 6th 9th February, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai, UAE

www.medlabme.com


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

Jan 2017


2017 Catalogue

2017 Catalogue

View and download our 2017 catalogue: https://www.tcsbiosciences.co.uk/product_guide.php

Jan 2017


New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM50-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae  NCTC<sup>®</sup> 10716 / ATCC<sup>®</sup> 9763 / WDCM 00058

New Selectrol® strain: MM50-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCTC® 10716 / ATCC® 9763 / WDCM 00058

We are pleased to announce the addition of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, NCTC® 10716/ATCC® 9763 to the Selectrol® range.

MM50-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae 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.

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF TYPE CULTURES) and NCPF (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF PATHOGENIC FUNGI). Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

Jan 2017


New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM51-10 Enterobacter cloacae NCTC<sup>®</sup> 13406

New Selectrol® strain: MM51-10 Enterobacter cloacae NCTC® 13406

We are pleased to announce the addition of Enterobacter cloacae, NCTC® 13406 to the Selectrol® range.

MM51-10 Enterobacter cloacae 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.

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF TYPE CULTURES) and NCPF (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF PATHOGENIC FUNGI).

Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

Jan 2017


BMS Masterclass 2017

BMS Masterclass 2017

Come and visit TCS at the 2017 BMS Masterclass.

6th April, Charles Darwin House, London

www.bioconnections.net


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.

Nov 2016


FOCUS 2017

FOCUS 2017

Come and visit TCS at the 2017 FOCUS exhibition.

3rd 5th May, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

Visit the FOCUS Exhibition web site


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.

Sep 2016


IBMS Congress 2017

IBMS Congress 2017

Come and visit TCS at the 2017 IBMS Congress.

Stand 404, 25th 27th September, ICC, Birmingham

congress.ibms.org


Bank Holidays 2016-2017

Please note we will be closed on the following dates:

  • 29th August 2016
  • 26th December 2016
  • 27th December 2016
  • 2nd January 2017
  • 14th April 2017
  • 17th April 2017
  • 1st May 2017
  • 29th May 2017
  • 28th August 2017

Jul 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

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

Apr 2016


New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM21-10 Bacillus cereus NCTC<sup>®</sup> 10320 / ATCC<sup>®</sup> 9634 / WDCM 00001

New Selectrol® strain: MM21-10 Bacillus cereus NCTC® 10320 / ATCC® 9634 / WDCM 00001

We are pleased to announce the addition of Bacillus cereus, NCTC® 10320 / ATCC® 9634 to the Selectrol® range. This strain is recommended by ISO 11133 for media QC, and is now available in our popular 10-disc format.

MM21-10 Bacillus cereus is priced at 27.80 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.

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF TYPE CULTURES) and NCPF (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF PATHOGENIC FUNGI).

Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF TYPE CULTURES) and NCPF (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF PATHOGENIC FUNGI).

Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

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.

Manufactured under licence from Public Health England.

NCPF NCTC

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

Jan 2016


CRE control strains for the detection of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae available from TCS Biosciences Ltd

CRE control strains for the detection of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae available from TCS Biosciences Ltd

Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae are a significant and growing problem worldwide, with few treatment options currently available or likely to emerge in the near future. The identification of carriers, and subsequent infection control measures, are critical in limiting the increased mortality and length of hospital stay due to these bacteria.

Various methods for detection of these bacteria and confirmation of the resistance mechanisms are available, and choice will depend on local CRE prevalence data and the availability of instrumentation. Whatever the methodology employed, EUCAST and PHE-recommended control organisms are now available to detect problems or to reassure users that they are obtaining reliable results in line with expectations.

The following control strains for the detection of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae are now available in our product range:

Class A KPC (Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase) enzymes:
MM58 / NCTC 13438 Klebsiella pneumoniae

Class B VIM (Verona Integron-encoded metallo-beta-lactamase) enzymes:
MM55 / NCTC 13440 Klebsiella pneumoniae

Class B NDM (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) enzymes:
MM56 / NCTC 13443 Klebsiella pneumoniae

Class B IMP enzymes:
MM57 / NCTC 13476 Escherichia coli

Class D OXA-48 enzyme:
MM59 / NCTC 13442 Klebsiella pneumoniae

Negative control:
MM33 / NCTC 10418 Escherichia coli

Jul 2015


New Selectrol<sup>®</sup> strain: MM08-10 <em>Legionella pneumophila</em> serogroup 1 NCTC<sup>®</sup> 11192 / ATCC<sup>®</sup> 33152

New Selectrol® strain: MM08-10 Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 NCTC® 11192 / ATCC® 33152

We are pleased to announce the addition of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, NCTC®11192 / ATCC® 33152 to the Selectrol® range.

L. pneumophila SG1 are available in our popular 10-disc format.

L. pneumophila SG1 will be priced at £42.30 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.

Selectrol® discs are manufactured exclusively from NCTC (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF TYPE CULTURES) and NCPF (NATIONAL COLLECTION OF PATHOGENIC FUNGI). Selectrol® is a guaranteed first generation derivative (a single subculture) from the NCTC/NCPF source strain.

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

Nov 2014


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.

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.

Mar 2013


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