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COVID-19 - WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

COVID-19 - WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

We want to reassure our customers that we are open for business. We will review Covid 19 situation along with customer requirements on a daily basis.

We will continue to prioritise supply of our products and services to the NHS, to UK based and Export customers that source raw materials for inclusion in their own products for supply to the NHS and Clinical Laboratories, the Water Utilities and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

All staff that can work remotely from home are and will continue to do until further notice. Production, QC and Logistics staff that cannot work from home have been identified as key workers and will continue in their roles.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this page regularly. In the meantime, please contact our customer service department on +44 (0) 1296 714222 should you have any questions

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Mar 2020

GenMark ePlex system can now detect COVID-19

GenMark ePlex system can now detect COVID-19

AB Molecular is pleased to announce the GenMark ePlex system can now detect COVID-19. The ePlex system can be used at point of care and in the laboratory.

AB Molecular is the exclusive distributor in the UK for GenMarkDX for their innovative ePlex® technology.

GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. is a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, today announced the initial shipments of ePlex Research Use Only (RUO) test kits designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Initial RUO test kits were recently shipped to the company's Hong Kong distributor, as well as several U.S. customers that have access to clinical samples. GenMark plans to use this information to support submission of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ePlex SARS-CoV-2 test to address this developing global public health emergency.

"In just one month, our team completed the design, manufacture and shipment of initial tests to customers for validation of our assay design using clinical samples. This is a strong demonstration of the GenMark teams' scientific and operational expertise, the capability of our novel ePlex technology, and our ability to quickly adapt ePlex to meet a specific market need," said Scott Mendel, Interim Chief Executive Officer. "COVID-19 is a global health emergency and we believe it is important to use our technology and resources to contribute in the fight against this disease. We are pursuing FDA's EUA regulatory pathway for this test with the goal to provide broad access to an easy to use, sample-to-answer solution for detection of this emerging virus," concluded Mr. Mendel.

Click here to find out more about ePlex®

Visit the AB Molecular Website

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Mar 2020

NCTC® Cultures

NCTC<sup>®</sup> Cultures

TCS Biosciences Ltd is pleased to announce an expansion of our collaboration with the National Collection of Type Cultures. We are now able to supply NCTC source cultures alongside our Selectrol® range of products.

You can continue to enjoy the benefits of Selectrol® while adding strains that are not currently in the Selectrol® format.

One Supplier ... two great products!

Can't find the strain you need in the Selectrol range? Simply add the source NCTC® strain to your order.

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Mar 2020

Shipments Not Affected by Brexit

Shipments Not Affected by Brexit

We are pleased to confirm leaving the EU on 31st January 2020 has not affected our shipping, we will continue to ship products as normal during the 11-month transition period. We will be monitoring the situation to keep any delays to a minimum after the transition period.

Feb 2020

Customer Notice - Discontinued Products

We have discontinued the following products from our product range:

HS114Alcian Blue PAS
HS242Elastin Stain Kit - Weigert/Van Gieson (UN1170)
HS283Fontana Stain Pack For Spirochaetes
HS314Grocott Stain Pack (for fungi) (UN1755)
HS373Haematoxylin/Van Gieson " HVG Pack " Elastin
KR100Kovac's Reagent for Indole
HDGP2Guinea Pig Complement (UK Sourced)
HDGP5Guinea Pig Complement (UK Sourced)
MA5Maltaner Cardiolipin Antigen (cardiolipin Wasserman antigen)
VB100Barbitone Buffered Saline 5x conc (Veronal Buffer)
SR5Postive Syphilitic Control Serum
NR5Non-reactive Syphilitic Control Serum

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 2020

SICKLE-CHECK Discontinuation

SICKLE-CHECK Discontinuation

It is our intention to discontinue SICKLE-CHECK Screening Test kits.  The details and reason for this are given below.

Product:

SICKLE-CHECK Screening Test kits:

Code Pack Quantity
SC101 10 x 1 Test
SC125 1 x 25 Tests
SC425 4 x 25 Tests
SC510 5 x 10 Tests
SC1050 50 x 10 Tests

Proposed Change Date: From 1st January 2020

Change Details:

We will no longer manufacture and sell the SICKLE-CHECK Screening Test products

Reason for Change:

A recent, thorough review of our product portfolio and our manufacturing processes has identified some products for removal from the range.

The decision to discontinue these products has been made through consideration of a number of factors including product sales and availability of raw materials; as well as current and future regulatory requirements including REACH Regulation 2006 and IVD Regulation (EU) 2017/746.

In accordance with our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System we also wish to minimise our impact on the environment.  Disposal of waste unsold product or unused raw materials will be reduced as a result of this change.

Evaluation of impact:

These products will be available for sale until end December 2019 to allow customers to purchase according to their requirements and evaluate internally the significance of the change.

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

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Dec 2019

Non-blood Product Orders

Please note due to the implementation of our new stock system, no orders will be despatched the week of 25th November 2019 for non-blood products.

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Nov 2019

Brexit Statement - Updated

Brexit Statement - Updated

As part of the TCS Biosciences ongoing business continuity review, a plan has been drawn up to assist in the likely no Brexit scenario.

Oct 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

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

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

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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