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Thistle Scientific Limited was founded in December 1997 and has its head office in Uddingston, Scotland. Thistle Scientific Ltd now incorporates WEB Scientific as a division and has ISO9001 certification.

Thistle Scientific Ltd has a long and proud history of bringing innovative and exclusive products to the UK market from leading international manufacturers, for the Life Science sector. We have a strong focus on equipment and consumables for Live Cell Imaging Applications, Molecular & Cell Biology, Liquid Handling, and general Laboratory equipment & consumables.

Thistle Scientific Ltd. employs a technical sales team that covers the whole of the UK. Our team with their strong scientific backgrounds and years of sales experience can support all our customers with our product portfolio. Our Territory Sales Managers are based throughout the UK and are fully trained internally and by our manufacturing partners in the products we offer. We retain close expert support from all our manufacturing partners to make sure we offer the customer not only the best products but also the best advice and support throughout the lifetime of the products we sell.

Thistle Scientific Ltd is recognised by many UK research scientists as both a well-established and a reliable company.

Our Mission Statement

To provide Scientific Researchers with the tools needed to develop a healthier & sustainable future.

Our Vision

To make research the best it can be

Our Core Principles

Sustainability as Standard

Sustainability is an integral part of our operations. We source, distribute, and promote products that meet the highest standards of environmental responsibility. We bring new products to market that help researchers to minimise the environmental impact of their work.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

We are a carbon neutral company and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint throughout our operations even further. This includes minimising energy consumption, optimising logistics for efficient transportation, and actively seeking eco-friendly packaging solutions. By doing so, we aim to set an example for sustainable business practices in our industry. Our ambition is to be carbon negative by 2030.

Advancing Scientific Discovery

Providing researchers with the sustainable tools and resources they need enables them to push boundaries and make breakthroughs that benefit all life.

Collaborative Partnerships

We foster strong partnerships with suppliers and customers, striving to develop innovative solutions that reduce waste, energy consumption, and environmental impact without compromise.

Educating for Change

We believe that knowledge is a catalyst for change. We are committed to educating our customers and the scientific community about the benefits of our sustainable practices and products, encouraging widespread adoption.

Empowering Research Excellence

Our goal is to empower researchers to achieve excellence in their work. We provide comprehensive support, from sustainable product selection to personalised customer service, to help scientists achieve their goals efficiently.

Measuring and Improving

We constantly measure, assess and benchmark our efforts, seeking ways to reduce our carbon footprint, decrease waste, and enhance eco-friendly sourcing. We’re on a journey of continuous improvement.

By adhering to these principles, we aspire to be leaders in the scientific research industry, driving positive change in research practices and setting an example for sustainable business operations. Together with our partners, customers, and the entire scientific community, we’re on a mission to make science not just better, but greener.

Our ultimate goal is to create a world where laboratory science and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. We envision a future where groundbreaking discoveries occur without harming our planet.

Join Us in Shaping a Sustainable Future for Science: We invite you to join us in this journey. Together, we can innovate for a greener tomorrow, where scientific advancement and environmental responsibility coexist harmoniously. By choosing Thistle Scientific, you are not just advancing your research; you are contributing to a sustainable future for all. Science and nature in harmony.

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Web Scientific has now joined our sister site Thistle Scientific!

We’re the same great team with the same commitment to quality, but now you can browse a larger range with much greater ease and selling points to say why this is a benefit to you.