Company details for Camlab Ltd

Camlab Ltd

  • 0195 (Display number) 01954 233110
Unit 24
Norman Way Industrial Estate
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB24 5WE United Kingdom

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About us

With over 70 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke water testing and laboratory products, Camlab Ltd are the UK’s leading supplier of high-quality consumables and instrumentation for a vast array of businesses and organisations. 

Based in Cambridge, our company has unrivalled experience within the scientific industry, offering technologically-advanced laboratory equipment that can be utilised across a variety of applications.  Our team of professional labware specialists have enough technical knowledge to provide an efficient, reliable service.

Over the years, our company has developed a broad range of products primarily for pharmaceutical and industrial research, some of which include;

Lab Equipment – Autoclaves, dataloggers, hotplate stirrers, mixing equipment, sample preparation equipment, water purification products, balances, electrophoresis tooling, liquid handling equipment, ovens, incubators, thermal cylers, baths, circulators, glass washers and thermometers.

Lab Consumables – Chromatography, surgical supplies, pipette tips, disposable tubes, labelling solutions, bags, filtration equipment, electrodes, single-use containers, foils, films, tissue culture and multiwall plates.

Labware – Basins, dishes, burners, hydrometers, pipettes, burettes, sampling sieves, vials, beakers, lab tools, stationary, glassware, stoppers, bottles, jars, jugs, buckets, trays, UV lamps, cabinets, reusable tubes, measuring cylinders, cryogenics storage and retort stands.

Lab Furniture – Safety storage, chairs, stools, lab benches, cupboards, fume hoods, plumbing fixtures, plumbing fittings and trolleys.

Lab Chemicals – Biological reagents, non-aqueous titrants, volumetric analytical solutions, EU Pharmacopeia reagents, PH solutions, general chemicals and standards.

Safety & PPE – Eye protection, safety storage, safety showers, disposals, reusable gloves, spill kits, hearing protection, warning tape, warning labels, eyewash, masks, respirators, glove boxes, head protection, footwear, safety signs, disposable workwear and sorbents.

Cleaning & Janitorial – Cleaning supplies, disinfectants, paper products, detergents, hand care, body care, wipes and cloths.

Water Testing – COD & BOD, water testing multi parameter meters, environmental sampling, turbidity, water testing reagents, flocculators, water disinfection, process measurement and microbiological water testing equipment.

Here at Camlab, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet customer requirements quickly and efficiently.  We aim to offer the highest possible level of exceptional customer service from beginning to end, ensuring that each client receives the perfect solution for their lab environment. 

We offer next day delivery on all products and are more than happy to work closely with clients in order to ensure their 100% satisfaction with their overall service.  Some of the brands we offer include Astell, A&D Instruments, Clifton, Grant, Jackson, Honeywell and many more.

Articles/Press Releases

  • 28/09/2023 - Advanced Engineering
    We're exhibiting at Advanced Engineering! Come to help inspire the future of engineering and manufacturing.
  • 07/03/2023 - A huge thank you to Addenbrookes Charitable Trust
    Camlab would like to say a huge thank you to Addenbrookes Charitable Trust for providing outstanding care to our colleague and his wife recently.
  • 10/02/2023 - Feefo 2023 Trusted Service Award
    We’re excited to announce that we have won the Feefo 2023 Trusted Service Award for excellence in customer service throughout 2022.
  • 12/05/2022 - Overhead Stirrers
    OHAUS Achiever 5000™ Overhead Stirrers are designed for powerful, precise stirring with safety and simplicity in mind protecting the sample and user.
  • 22/04/2022 - Laboratory balance use for wastewater analysis
    There are many ways to work with water to gain information about a selected sample, with a lot of options for equipment. Laboratory balances can be a great option to measure different properties with many different methods possible. To view our range of balances suitable for waste water analysis.
  • 22/04/2022 - Air cushioned vs positive displacement pipettes
    Pipettes are used to transfer specific volumes of solutions from one place to another. These are used mainly in analytical and microbiology, cell biology, DNA analysis, PCR etc, where small volumes are used. Pipettes can come in fixed volumes or as variable volume so you can set the desired volume. Variable volume pipettes come in a particular volume range.
  • 22/04/2022 - Selecting the right Eppendorf liquid handling equipment
    When working with measuring and transferring a liquid, there are many options to select from. Pipettes and dispensers can come in different shapes, types and sizes. Choosing the correct liquid handling device can seem confusing. Here we will help you in making an informed decision.
  • 11/06/2020 - Camlab PPE Update
    Update -Tuesday 9th June
  • 28/04/2016 - Detecting water in solvents, petrol or in building maintenance – Waterfinder or Watesmo?
    Macherey Nagel have added a new test paper to their range – the Waterfinder test paper detects the presence of water with a clear, visible colour change.
  • 03/03/2016 - How can I test Sodium? Is there a test kit for sodium?
    Testing for Sodium is often required in food or blood samples, but some water samples may need to be tested, particularly those where a softening system is used.
  • 21/01/2016 - Block Heaters and Chillers with Remote Control
    For applications where a block heater or chiller needs to be sited inside a fume hood, laminar flow cabinet or within an automated system, control at the unit is not always possible.
  • 18/01/2016 - Are Instachlor tablets suitable for use in drinking water? What approvals do Instachlor tablets have?
    Q: Can I use Instachlor tablets to treat drinking water? What approvals or standards do the tablets meet?
  • 15/01/2016 - How is a metallized Haemocytometer different to a standard one?
    A Haemocytometer is a widely used device for visually counting the number of cells in a blood sample or other fluid under a microscope.
  • 20/11/2015 - Need a UKAS calibrated thermometer?
    UKAS calibration offers an exceptional level of certainty to your measurements, and means you can be sure the equipment you are using is accurate.
  • 08/09/2015 - New Spark Free Lab Refrigerators from Lovibond
    Spark free lab fridges offer a safe way to store volatile products in the lab.
  • 19/06/2015 - Mantech Supports Wastewater research
    The Annacis Wastewater Centre Sustainability Academy has recognized MANTECH for its donation of water analysis and testing equipment, which is being used to conduct wastewater research, testing and education.
  • 11/06/2015 - What is TDS?
    Answer: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the combined content of all the inorganic and organic substances such as mobile charged ions, minerals, salts or dissolved metals in a volume of liquid. Normally TDS is used in water testing, where TDS is defined as anything present that is not pure water (H2O) molecule or suspended solids.
  • 09/06/2015 - Mercury free solutions for autoclave temperature monitoring
    Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the air, water and soil however exposure to the substance, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health and ecosystem issues. Mercury in products can find it’s way into the environment in all sorts of ways such as manufacturing, spills, recycling and disposal.
  • 15/05/2015 - Free Interchangeable Block with every Grant Dry Block Heater
    For a limited time only, Camlab will be offering a FREE interchangeable block worth £79 with every Grant Dry Block Heater ordered before 31st July 2015.
  • 07/05/2015 - Testing for Nitrates in water what are the options?
    Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies
  • 06/05/2015 - Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?
    Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis? Its not just pH
  • 27/04/2015 - Pyrex glass turns 100 this year!
    2015 marks 100 years since the invention of Pyrex glass – used in almost all laboratory glassware for it’s excellent chemical and thermal resistance.
  • 16/04/2015 - How can I ensure a secure and repeatable curing process?
    The manufacture of medical devices is a process which requires highly accurate, repeatable control. An Austrian company manufacturing cochlear implants has entrusted their vital silicone curing step to Memmert ovens.
  • 16/04/2015 - Peterborough students celebrate British Science Week with a day at Flag Fen
    School Science Project in conjunction with the Natural History Museum (NHM) and Vivacity Culture and Leisure Peterborough, Flag Fen.
  • 10/04/2015 - Technical Hints and Tips for Optimal Performance of your Loeser Osmometer
    General function and description: The sample (serum, blood, urine or any other aqueous solution) is filled in a plastic sample tube and cooled via a Peltier element. These are semiconductor devices, which become cold on one side and warm on the other when electrical current flows through. The cold side cools the sample whilst the heat from the warm side dissipates into the air by convection. The Löser-Osmometer and Cryometers transports the warmth via cooling surfaces into the atmosphere, an ex
  • 01/04/2015 - What is the difference between aluminium and ceramic hotplates?
    Hotplates or combined hotplate stirrers are used in most laboratories for basic heating and stirring applications. Many models are offered with either a ceramic or aluminium top plate, but what is the difference?
  • 23/03/2015 - Can I use two probes of the same type with a Hach HQ40D meter?
    Yes – two probes of the same type can be used with the Hach HQ40D. The Hach HQ40D is a multi meter with two channels – this means it can accept two probes and measure two parameters from pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen simultaneously.
  • 16/03/2015 - Lab Armor beads can now be used with Grant Sub Aqua Pro and JB Nova Water Baths
    Have you tried Lab Armor beads?
  • 09/03/2015 - How can I extend the life of my rotary vane vacuum pump?
    Rotary vane vacuum pumps are a popular choice in laboratories when a strong vacuum application is needed, but they do need maintenance to keep them running smoothly.
  • 18/02/2015 - What are the key steps in measuring pH? Why do I need to calibrate?
    pH is a useful parameter which is used across all industries for quality control, environmental monitoring, lab work and much more. There are 10 key steps which should be followed to ensure pH measurements using a meter are accurate.
  • 12/02/2015 - Grant Bio to Launch New Shaker/Vortex Mixer
    Camlab are pleased to announce that Grant Bio have a new shaker/vortex mixer which will be available from February 2015. Pre-orders are now being taken, so register your interest with us and we will send you a FREE Camlab timer and a pack of micro centrifuge tubes of your choice.
  • 12/02/2015 - Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?
    Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made.
  • 12/02/2015 - What is the difference between Rotary Vane and Diaphragm vacuum pumps?
    Most laboratories will have a vacuum pump. They are widely used across labs of all disciplines for a range of tasks from basic filtrations or evacuating a desiccator right up to use with large equipment such as vacuum ovens or rotary evaporators. The two most common types are rotary vane or diaphragm pumps – but what do these mean and what is the difference?
  • 05/02/2015 - How can I safely dispense corrosive or aggressive liquids?
    Dosing aggressive or corrosive liquids in the lab can be hazardous. The compact and simple to use Simdos pump by KNF provides the ideal tool for this task. Read on to find out more and see the video of the Simdos in action.
  • 16/01/2015 - New Safety Enhanced Laboratory Gas Burners from WLD Tec
    The Fuego SCS series from WLD Tec GmbH provides maximum safety and highest convenience for all flame related applications in the laboratory.
  • 07/01/2015 - How can I test the accuracy of my volumetric glassware?
    A huge range of tests in the laboratory require the use of volumetric glassware such as bulb or volumetric pipettes, volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders and burettes, to accurately measure larger volumes of liquid.
  • 06/01/2015 - Nanotechnology Provides Alternative Method to Dichromate Based COD Analysis
    Anotechnologies hold a lot of promise for improving the world and offering revolutionary advancements over traditional technologies that have not changed for decades, including for water quality analysis.
  • 20/11/2014 - Microscope cameras at a glance
    Camlab have a wide variety of cameras to choose from that fit most microscopes with a C-mount. The adaptor tubes should be specific to the microscope and should be ordered from the manufacturer. Optika cameras are very easy to use and produce very impressive images whether its a budget range camera or the HDMI version.
  • 19/11/2014 - How do I clean the probe on a Loser Osmometer?
    Question: How do I clean the probe on a Loser Osmometer?
  • 17/11/2014 - New Hach Dr1900 Portable Spectrophotometer
    Hach Lange has developed a new generation device for portable water analysis – the Hach DR 1900 Spectrophotometer.
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Good service, very helpful staff on the phones, fast delivery.


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