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Birmingham Exhibitors

Our next event is the joint S-Lab/UKSPA Conference and Exhibition, including
dinner and Awards Ceremony on 2-3 April 2019 at the University of Birmingham. 

Contact us directly for more information if you are interested in reaching our unique audience by exhibiting and/or sponsoring. Please email events@ukspa.org.uk 

These are our current Birmingham exhibitors. All text has been supplied by them and has not been validated by S-Lab/UKSPA. 


Romero UK Ltd / Premier Laboratory Systems are sister companies which are leading suppliers of modular laboratory installations (including the three S-Lab 2016 conference venues at Nottingham, Rothamsted and Strathclyde). Romero manufactures and installs laboratory furniture tested and certified to EN13150. Premier manufactures and installs low energy fume cupboards tested to EN14175.

essensys changes the way science parks operate. Established in London in 2006, essensys provide mission-critical software to the science park and innovation centre industries. Our proprietary software and mobile-ready technology deliver a comprehensive end-to-end solution that helps ambitious, multi-site operators operate efficiently, deliver tech-driven workspace and science park networks, and offer a frictionless occupier experience. 

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We are dedicated entirely to the sectors’ individual and collective needs. We champion the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research; and do three main things: We operate shared digital infrastructure and services; We negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers and we provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers. We are currently working with funders, universities, equipment vendors and other stakeholders to enhance the national research equipment portal and help the sector evidence the usage and sharing of research kit.

University of Birmingham Enterprise manages the University's science parks, business incubation and bio-incubation and provides enterprise training, and access to bespoke help with business planning, Intellectual Property commercialisation, R&D, product testing and translational funding. We are based at the Birmingham Research Park, a fully commercial research park with 55 tenants, who employ more than 500 staff on site. The Research Park is the location for University teams that commercialise research and drive collaboration with industry, and the home of the BioHub Birmingham®, a fully serviced biomedical incubator and accelerator designed to house life science companies from proof of concept to expansion.

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AECOM’s specialist Science & Innovation team work with clients across the life-cycle of their buildings and estate - from business case support and pre-construction advice, masterplanning and consulting on the successful delivery of new and refurbished laboratory projects through to improving the environmental and scientific performance of current facilities. Our projects span the public and private sectors and include university teaching and research laboratories; incubators; pharmaceutical, charitable and government research facilities; and commercial science parks. By drawing on our experience within the UK and international scientific communities, and our global network of experts across 150 countries, we bring best practice and add value to every project, large or small.

ARUP is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Arup’s clients in science span academic, institutional and corporate sectors. We incorporate best practice and innovation across sectors to help clients create more cost-effective, sustainable and adaptable facilities. How the changing nature of research impacts the future of laboratory design is explored by Arup in the ‘Future of Lab’s’ report. A changing demographic of the workforce, increased desire for a greater work-life balance and technological advancement will enable advanced analysis of data and transform how research is undertaken. The report also offers recommendations for future lab design, which reflect a digitally focused and human-centred approach to workplace design.

Avison Young - We recognise that science parks are a specialist type of place, designed to harness innovation, creativity and growth in today’s dynamic economy. Working closely with universities, science park operators, LEPs, local authorities and both public & private sector developers, our specialist team has had close involvement with the early and subsequent generations of science park developments across the UK. We complement our clients own specialists, integrating our skills of development consultancy, planning, agency, design, valuation, project management and funding to create bespoke teams to suit the specific needs of each project.

BDP is a collective of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists employing almost 1,000 people internationally. Established in 1961 and acclaimed with 1,000 awards for design quality, we combine expertise across the academic, commercial and healthcare sectors to produce innovative masterplans and buildings for science, research and technology where high-tech considerations never eclipse the fundamental drivers of wellbeing and social interaction. We collaborate with public and private sector clients to design sustainable, interactive and flexible environments which foster and inspire scientific discovery for universities, top pharmaceutical companies and science parks. Our cost effective solutions respond to complex briefs for refurbishment or new build laboratories which synthesise functional excellence with enhanced energy performance and exceptional attention to detail.

Bruntwood SciTech is creating a network of innovation districts; connecting the UK’s most ambitious cities, regions and science and technology communities through extensive opportunities for collaboration and access to our public, private, academic, clinical partner network. Bruntwood SciTech creates the environments and ecosystems that companies in the science and technology sector need to form, collaborate, scale and grow; including high quality office and laboratory space, a range of scientific services and bespoke programmes of business support, along with connections that offer unrivalled access to finance, talent, markets and mentorship. Visit our stand for more information about how Bruntwood SciTech can support you.

BuroHappold - Whether designing new facilities with cost-effective sustainability led-construction or refurbishment to provide state of the art research space, BuroHappold understands that there's a lot at stake. We know, for example, that it is critical to attract and retain the best possible research talent which is why research facilities designed/engineered by us will also inspire and connect the people who work within them. We firmly believe that your buildings should enhance your competitiveness and in order to do so, you need advisors who continually evolve their thinking. Come and talk to us to find out more, including a first look at how data and analytics are driving the engineering and design of world-leading research facilities.

Critical Air Flow specialises in airflow control for laboratories and other critical spaces requiring accurate, repeatable, reliable and SAFE airflows. Our systems ensure the environmental integrity of key facilities, providing safe, energy efficient, solutions, based on proven products developed by Phoenix Controls, Strobic Air Corporation and Aircuity. The Aircuity demand-based ventilation system will be described in a conference session. Through these different technologies we can optimise laboratory airflows to save energy and improve safety, with low life-cycle cost and attractive return on investment. Our customers include leading universities, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, government research facilities and industrial corporations.

The Surrey Research Park is a leading UK Science Park and one of the founding members of UKSPA. It is owned and managed by the University of Surrey. The Park helps commerciaise innovation, support start-up enterprises from both the University's own academics and students, and the wider business community as well as attract local, national and international business. It's the home of the award-winning SET squared incubation initiative and Rocketdesk . Today there are over 150 companies on site that employ more than 4,500 personnel..

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.


ADP is a national, award winning, architectural practice leading in the design of collaborative facilities for science, research, innovation, and enterprise. 

Air Liquide are the world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry, academia, research and health; Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees. We explore the properties the gas molecules offer. The gases embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation.

APMG designs, manufactures and installs high-quality, hard-wearing lab furniture for research, commercial, education and other scientific applications. Our expert team delivers client-centred solutions on-time and to budget. With cutting-edge software for fresh, practical, innovative designs we can offer data rich BIM-compatible modelling. We’re a true one-stop shop with energy-efficient fume cupboards, fume scrubbers, fans and extract systems to complement our robust laboratory designs. All our products are manufactured by skilled craftsmen in our Manchester factory.

asecos GmbH is the leading German manufacturer of highly insulated fire resistant hazardous material storage cabinets. We have been actively involved for 20 years in international associations and working groups to develop innovative and sustainable products to meet the challenges of storing hazardous materials in 21st century laboratories and industrial facilities.

Autoscribe Informatics is a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Biobank Sample Management solutions. Used by large and small laboratories and biobanks worldwide, our solutions are ultra-flexible and user friendly.

Avidity Science are industry leaders in the supply and maintenance of laboratory equipment; and a trusted UK manufacturer of Laboratory Water Equipment. Quality is our priority, reflected in our ISO9001:2015 certification. We are also proud to be to be accredited by UKAS to ISO17025:2005 for the validation of laboratory autoclaves against temperature and pressure. Our philosophy is one of customer service, offering expert advice on a wide range of products and services. Our dedicated team of engineers are competent across our full range of equipment and are trained to a high technical and customer service standard.

BROEN-LAB is the leading manufacturer of laboratory fixtures and emergency shower systems. We collaborate closely with furniture manufacturers, architects and lab-planners to customize the best and most cost-effective solution for every project. See more at www.broen-lab.com and visit our stand to: Learn how you can have a more flexible laboratory solution with BROEN-LAB Quick Connect; See a selection of our extensive range of laboratory fixtures that covers the requirements of laboratories in most industries and in the educational sector; Hear about our emergency shower system and how it can help limit the damage if an employee is exposed to heat, acids or other hazardous materials.

CBRE is the worldwide leader in Real Estate services. Over 90,000 CBRE professionals provide exceptional outcomes for our clients in over 100 countries by combining local market insight, broad services, specialised expertise and premier tools and resources. We have extensive expertise supporting clients within Life Sciences/Scientific facilities and Campus-based facilities, from a single building to an entire property portfolio. We provide our Investor and Occupier clients with a wide range of services from: Real Estate Advisory & Transactions, Market Insights/Industry Benchmarking, Integrated Facilities Management and Laboratory Solutions, Specialist Sourcing, Regulatory Quality & Compliance Expertise, Project Management and Energy & Sustainability Services. We can help Science Park Owners, Investors, Managers and Occupiers achieve operational/financial efficiencies and maximise Return on Investment through better portfolio/space/asset acquisition, utilisation, management and optimisation. For more information visit: www.cbre.co.uk.

Clean Air’s fume cupboards prioritise safety, containment and compliance. Looking for energy-efficient options? Talk to us about alternative ways of achieving lower energy consumption with low volume, variable air volume and other energy-efficient choices. Need a bespoke design? No problem – we deliver solutions tailored to our clients’ applications. Working with us gives you the assurance of dealing with an experienced, professional fume cupboard designer and manufacturer that puts your safety first.

CPP was the first US company to provide wind engineering services to architects and engineers. Our founders helped create the tools and methods that remain the standards of the industry. Today, CPP is a leading international engineering firm providing consulting services for wind effects on buildings and structures, exhaust dispersion for commercial, academic, and industrial facilities, and air flow in and around buildings. Visit our booth for information exhaust fan optimization, and more! 

Dortek is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic GRP door solutions for the research and pharmaceutical sectors. Our innovative product range is engineered to satisfy end-user needs for safe, secure and reliable access. Dortek has over 50 years’ experience in door specification, our dedicated in-house project management team deliver complex, bespoke door packages from initial design to final commissioning. We have produced and installed more than 200,000 door sets for clients in over 40 countries.

Erlab is the global leader in the design and manufacture of laboratory filtration products for over 50 years. Erlab is an innovator committed to safety, performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. Erlab has remained the leader in the world for filtered fume hoods, ductless fume hoods, and filtered storage solutions since 1968.

Formed in 2013, Essentia is a unique consultancy business combining public sector values with private sector commercial agility.  Wholly owned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Essentia helps organisations get the most from their built environment, through a range of consultancy services including programme & project management, cost management and property consultancy. Our team has an extensive breadth of experience leading highly complex capital projects across the science, university and healthcare sectors, and of delivering projects which help enable businesses to be more successful.  Why not visit our stand to meet our enthusiastic team and to learn more about some of the exciting projects we’re working on.

Firetrace Ltd makes a simple self-activating fire suppression system that offers the widest versatility, does not rely on any complex electronics or any moving parts and has a very positive cost-performance ratio. Firetrace systems are installed within various Universities such as UEA, Southampton and York together with many global pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories. Firetrace employs flexible tubing that is manufactured from specially processed polymer materials: this is pressurised and placed within an enclosed area above potential fire hazards: in the event of fire it bursts and discharges an extinguishant (which can be tailored to particular applications). The burst hole will be the closest point to the fire and will allow the fastest extinguishing time and minimum spread of the fire compared to other approaches. Attend our session J5 to hear more about issues in fume cupboard fire safety, and to see demonstrations of hazards.

FunderMax -"For people who create". Whether it is a matter of furniture, facades or interior fittings, FunderMax is always to be found at the interface between ideas and materials. We understand architects, processors and the furniture industry - as well as the genuine decision-makers: your customers. We think about the issues, we develop the products and we create them. Our strength lies in well thought out wood-based materials and compact laminates. We see ourselves as a production facility, a service partner and a design laboratory. Only because we are highly competent in all three fields can we make top-class performance a matter of course. 

GASARC are a world leading company in the design, manufacture and supply of gas control products and systems. With our head office and manufacturing facility based in the UK, we have a long and successful heritage of producing quality application based solutions that both meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Complete portfolio of fully integrated laboratory Gas Delivery & Management Systems. Extensive product range in local gas handling and pressure control equipment. Visit our website to find out more about our products and services.

HEaTED is a membership based network of 70+ member institutions, predominantly in higher education, with 9000+ registered technicians. We are the leading national provider of professional development activities, and face-to-face networking for the technical workforce across subject specialisms and disciplines. We source, develop and deliver CPD, including on-demand events at member institutions, to build a highly competent and capable technical community, equipped to help organisations grow and succeed. 

For nearly three decades, ISG has been providing construction solutions to some of the world's most successful and enduring businesses, cities and institutions. ISG's highly-specialised delivery teams across the technology, science and health sectors are well-versed in these industry forces and work closely with our customers to reduce risk, deliver exceptional quality and build in agility.

The Institute of Science & Technology is a professional body for specialist, technical staff  and technical managers working across a broad range of sectors and disciplines. We support technical staff in science, technology, engineering, digital, arts and media environments. Our aim is to make sure that our members and the wider technical community get the recognition and careers they deserve. Are you interested in professional recognition and career development? – visit us we can help! The IST is a professional body run by technical staff for technical staff  – technical careers are our concern!

KNF- Innovative Laboratory Pumps and Rotary Evaporators. Whatever your pumping requirements are, whether it to be the transfer of neutral, corrosive or aggressive liquids or gases KNF have the pumping solution for you: A range of general purpose and chemically resistant pumps are suitable for numerous applications around the laboratory and educational establishments. They are maintenance free and designed for long life due to our unique diaphragm principles. Intelligent, variable speed vacuum systems available in a variety of configurations to suit your application. Including the fast and precise SC920G and SC/SCC950 remote control models which allows easy, cable-free regulation of all vacuums, wherever space and safety are paramount. State of the art rotary evaporators which are efficient, robust, space saving instruments designed for everyday use. SIMDOS – the way to dose aggressive and neutral liquids. Safe and easy to use systems for precise metering and continuous transfer of virtually any liquid used within the laboratory.

NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organisations worldwide, we design buildings and environments for communities that enhance people's lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is an industry leader in designing science, education, healthcare and workplace facilities.  With over 750 employees in 11 offices worldwide, we partner with many of the world’s top research institutions. We are continually excited by the range of possibilities and challenges that designing for science involves. Come and visit our stand to hear more about our latest work for the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester, Abcam, GSK, and Quadram Institute.

NORA® FLOORING - In the versatile environment of Industry and Life Sciences the most diverse requirements have to be fulfilled, the right floor is thus of crucial importance. From the chemical resistance of the floor to its electrostatic properties: nora® offers the right solution for many of these requirements. nora® rubber floorings are high-performance products extremely suitable for use in specialised environments. nora® floorings are extremely easy and cost-effective to maintain, no coatings required. nora® rubber floorings offer comfort and hygiene in all areas, they are bacteriostatic and fungistatic. nora® rubber floorings have excellent acoustic values, with outstanding fire protection properties. All nora® are environmentally compatible and contribute to cleaner indoor air.

NORR- With studios across the UK and internationally, architectural practice NORR’s Science and Research team has over 40 years’ experience of working with clients to develop science parks, individual headquarters buildings, research laboratories, bio-incubators and support facilities. Our buildings span the bioscience, pharmaceutical, engineering, nuclear, education, medical and commercial sectors. We are constantly seeking to improve the buildings that underpin the requirements of the science and research that will take place within them. Science based buildings are complex in terms of their requirements. NORR believes that our integrated approach to their delivery ensures that our buildings are delivered with the clear purpose - to support science.

PHC Europe B.V. (formerly known as Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe B.V.) are specialists in the sales and support of temperature controlled biomedical and laboratory products for sample preservation and storage, medical and pharmacy storage, incubation, cell and tissue culture and in-lab sterilization. Our latest generation of products are designed to provide high performance, energy efficiency and sample security: Energy efficient ULT Freezers with green HC refrigerants and Dual Cooling ULT Freezers for enhanced sample protection. Cell Culture Incubators with rapid hydrogen peroxide decontamination or high temperature sterilisation. Cryo-storage systems & high-specification refrigeration.

RWDI - As laboratory equipment becomes increasingly sensitive and complex, facilities need specialized assessment and design services to ensure that their buildings support equipment performance while ensuring occupant comfort--both to promote well-being and to support staff performance and retention. Meeting the needs of the present is demanding; building in flexibility for the lab­performance challenges that may emerge over a facility’s lifetime is even more so. We have an extensive record of delivering effective air quality, noise, vibration, heating/cooling and ventilation solutions for laboratories, while helping our clients meet sustainability targets such as reducing water consumption and building-wide energy use. 

S+B are one of Europe’s premier laboratory furniture and fume cupboard manufacturers with all products designed and manufactured in the UK. Exemplaire range of laboratory furniture offers contemporary styling whilst providing heavy duty functionality. Ecoline range of low velocity solid skin fume cupboards are environmentally friendly which pay the highest regard to operator protection through intelligent, ergonomic design and construction. New products include our Elevaire overhead service delivery system and Mobilaire range of mobile benching.

The Fairhursts Design Group (FDG) is a leading firm of architects, masterplanners and interior designers with offices in Manchester, Southampton and Cambridge. Established over 120 years ago, the practice boasts a team of specialist architects with a proven track record of delivering highly complex and environmentally sensitive buildings for science, education and advanced manufacturing as well as projects in the commercial, retail and leisure, media and healthcare sectors. FDG has recently completed Project Capella, an 18,000sqm life sciences laboratory for the University of Cambridge, and the National Horizons Centre at Teesside University in Darlington.  Other significant projects include the multi-award winning GlaxoSmithKline Centre for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, the Wellcome Trust’s Genome Campus and the Materials Innovation Factory at the University of Liverpool.

TROX is dedicated to the design and manufacture of products and systems (from air handling units to filters, diffusers and control systems) for ventilation and air conditioning within a range of sectors including laboratories and clean rooms. Visit our stand to receive further information about the LABCONTROL and EASYLAB systems; designed to meet the needs of ventilation and air management within laboratories. Discuss air control strategies with our team covering topics such as; volume flow and room pressure control, acoustic requirements, air change rate, extract air led or supply air lead systems. Find out about projects TROX have been involved in including: Quadram Institute, University of Birmingham CTL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.

Veolia Water Technologies specialises in delivering water purification systems and service support for a wide range of scientific applications. We deliver reliable and easy to install systems to meet all your Type I to Type Ill laboratory water requirements. We offer stand-alone equipment as well as complex central water systems and are the largest stockist of Lab fixtures in the UK. 

WaterSaver LabTaps Ltd - Over a period of 70 years WaterSaver has grown to become the largest worldwide manufacturer of taps, valves, safety equipment and related products specifically for use in science laboratories. Quality, innovation and service continue to be our hallmarks.Installed at the world’s leading pharmaceutical facilities, educational and research laboratories and supported by expert technical support. Manufacturers of outstanding laboratory water and gas fixtures including Anti Vandal and WELS- Certified fittings. WaterSaver facilities are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council under the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) program for environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Bespoke designs available based on individual needs. SEFA Members.




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