SciMed takeover responsibility for Rigaku Corporation’s polycrystalline XRD and X-ray Tomography Business in the UK

Rigaku Cooperation and Scientific and Medical Products Ltd (SciMed) are pleased to announce that as of 1st July 2015 SciMed will be the official distributor for all of Rigaku’s X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and tomography business within the UK.  This is an increase in SciMed’s representation of Rigaku in the UK where they already look after the ED and WD-XRF Spectrometer and Handheld Raman spectrometer business.

Uwe Preckwinkel, General Sales Manager EMEA & CIS for Rigaku Europe SE, said “The UK is an important market for us for all of our XRD and x-ray tomography product lines.  We have had great success in recent years across all instruments.  To respond to the growing number of projects we are trying to put more feet on the ground. Approaching SciMed was the logical choice for us as they have looked after the sales, service and support of our WD and ED-XRF spectrometers.  They have done so  with great professionalism and enthusiasm and as such have grown our UK market presence over the last few years.  I am sure this further development of our relationship will be good for both companies and most importantly our UK users”

Paul Vanden Branden,  Product Manager for the RIGAKU range and one of the SciMed Director said “We very much look forward to growing our relationship with Rigaku & hope to achieve the same success as we are currently experiencing with XRF. We would like to thank everyone at Rigaku for putting their trust in us for the future of powder XRD in the UK.”

The range of equipment that SciMed will now have responsibility for is as follows

•             Miniflex – Benchtop XRD

•             Smartlab – High Resolution XRD

•             Ultima IV – Multipurpose XRD

•             Nano3DX – x-ray tomograph with sub-micron resolution

•             MicroCT – x-ray tomograph for hard x-ray applications

•             Rapid II – 2D Micro-Diffraction System

•             Automate II – Micro-area X-ray residual stress measurement system

•             SmartSite – portable x-ray stress analyzer



To contact SciMed and speak to a Product Specialist please CLICK HERE or call us on UK 0161 4429963

Or click on the logo below to visit the RIGAKU website:


New Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter from Parr Instrument Company

SciMed is pleased to announce the launch of a new Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter

The 6050 is the next generation of calorimeter from Parr. The 6050 Continuously Compensated Calorimeter is the first model designed by Parr to be controlled by your personal computer, helping to make it Parr’s most affordable

calorimeter to date. This model is suitable for those who require a good degree of precision and a reasonable anticipated workload of up to 6 tests per hour but without the expenses and automation or the onboard logic pack associated with the rest of the 6000 series models. With its small footprint, the 6050 is Ideal for academia research, teaching, and light industrial use. It  is truly versatile and user friendly and can even be run from a tablet PC.

To contact SciMed and speak to a Product Specialist please CLICK HERE or call us on UK 0161 4429963


Free Autosampler for Your New TOC/TNb analyzer

Take your opportunity to save: In 2015 we offer a free autosampler for all TOC/TNb analyzers of the multi N/C® series.

 multi_NC_Autosampler_APG_60_112_672x507  Multi N/C® 2100 S with AS 60
 multi_NC_UVHS_APG_21_672x507  Multi N/C® 3100 with AS 21 or AS 10
 download  Multi N/C® 3100 ChD and CLD with AS vario
(including AS vario sample rack) or AS 10
 multi_NC_Autosampler_APG_21_672x507  Multi N/C® UV HS with AS 21 or AS 10
 images  Multi N/C® pharma UV with AS 21 or AS 10
 multi_NC_pharma_HT_672x507 Multi N/C® pharma HT with AS vario or AS 21 or AS 10
The only manufacturer to gladly grant all customers a long-term warranty of 10 years for the Focus Radiation NDIR Detector®.Learn more about the multi N⁄C® series by clicking here
 Do you have questions or do you need further information or a quotation? Please contact us by phone under 0161 442 9963 or contact us here.


Job Opportunity

Part time After-sales and Stores Administrator

Scientific and Medical Products Ltd are a successful l distributor of scientific and lab equipment.  We are looking to fill a part time position within the company.

The roles of the successful applicant will be

  • Receiving and checking incoming deliveries from suppliers
  • Processing customer orders and getting goods ready for shipment
  • Ordering items from suppliers.
  • Maintaining suitable stock levels
  • Liaising with field service engineers to ensure their stock is correct.
  • Perform stock checks as required.
  • Liaise with customers and field service engineers on the administration of service contracts
  • Carry out sales order processing (eg quoting and invoicing) when required

Due to the nature of our business the majority of our shipments in and out weigh less than 10Kg.


The position is for circa 25hours per week.  The exact profile and hours are open for discussion with the suitable candidate but an example scenario would be 10am-3:30pm Monday – Friday with 30mins for lunch.

There is the possibility of extra hours as needed (e.g. holiday cover) and there may be the possibility to expand the role as the successful candidate develops and the needs of the business grows.


circa £10 per hour.

Company pension.

Health Insurance

Holiday and sick Pay.

Start Date

The exact start date is up for discussion with the successful candidate be at the absolute latest they should be able to start by early September.

To apply.

Please send your application to

Adam Rucklidge

Scientific and Medical Products Ltd

Unit B4, The Embankment Business Park,

Vale Road

Heaton Mersey,


or e-mail to


Closing Date:  Tuesday  23rd June, 2015.

Due to time constraints not all applicants will be contacted.  Applicants with whom we would like to discuss the position with further will be contacted by Thursday 25th June, 2015.

JDSU MICRO NIR User Group at Achema


MicroNIR Users Group

Attend the first annual MicroNIR™ User’s Group meeting at ACHEMA 2015!On June 18, technical leaders from the food, feed, agriculture, and pharmaceutical industries will share how they use the MicroNIR™ spectrometer with their applications. Register today to meet core members of the JDSU MicroNIR team and learn more about the product and its diverse capabilities.

Sign Up Here

JDSU will provide attendees with complimentary ACHEMA 2015 conference passes.

Agenda—Thursday, June 18; Frankfurt Messe, Room CONSENS – Hall 4.C

8:30 Continental breakfast; Sign-in
9:30 Handheld NIR4 Farm for Feed Nutrient AnalysisChris Piotrowski, Technical Director, Aunir
10:15 Evaluation of a Fit-For-Purpose, Miniature NIR Spectrometer for In-line Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Processes
Chi-Shi Chen, Manager, Pfizer
11:00 Food Integrity ApplicationsYannick Weesepoel, Sr. Scientist, RIKILT
11:45 Data Transfer Between a High Resolution FT-NIR Laboratory Instrument and MicroNIR
Prof. Heinz Siesler, Duisburg Essen University
12:30 Lunch (compliments of JDSU)
13:30 Pharmaceutical Raw Material IdentificationChris Pederson, Applications Engineering, JDSU
14:00 Introduction to New MicroNIR ProductsNada O’Brien, Product Management and Marketing, JDSU
14:30 Wrap-up
14:45 Adjourn / Network, discuss your questions with JDSU staff, or walk the ACHEMA show

Thanks, and we’ll see you at ACHEMA!

The MicroNIR Team

Waste, Recycling and Environmental Seminar at SciMed 16th June 2015

SciMed are pleased to announce the next event in their series of industry focused seminars.

On the 16th June 2015 we will hold a technical seminar on the analysis techniques used in the waste, environmental and recycling industries.

The series of talks will focus on the different solutions that SciMed have to offer. To keep the content as informative as possible the focus will be on the techniques and what they can do for you rather than on the instruments themselves.

Date: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Start Time: Registration from 10:00 with the first talks at 10:30.


10:30-11:30 The great debate – you decide what’s best for you. XRF, AAS, and ICP as elemental methods for carrying out waste and environmental analysis – Chaired by Garry Smith

11:30-11:50 Automated solutions for TOC , Adam Rucklidge. This talk will look at the options avaibale for carbon analysis. We will cover how both liquid and solid samples can be handled and what information can be obtained with little operator sample preperation.
11:50:12:20 It’s a hot topic – Applications of bomb calorimetry and thermal analysis Dan Clarke.
1:00-1:15 Using portable NIR and Raman methods as material screening tools for selective waste sorting and recycling, Darren Machen
1:15-1:30 Reaction and dust Hazards while dealing with waste, Dave Dale
1:30 – 1:45 scH2O wet oxidation for waste destruction, Paul Vanden Branden This presentation will look at scH2O wet oxidation for waste destruction and how SciMed through their partners Separex can bring this technology to your company.
1:45 – 2:00 Ultrasonics to help with anaerobic digestion , Dan Clarke Biological treatment processes are widely used in the wastewater treatment industries. However, aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes can result in sludge that is difficult to treat and handle. Ultrasound provides novel techniques for the processing of such waste.

Registration now open.

SciMed Open Days 2014, 8-9th October in Stockport

SciMed is pleased to announce its third Open Days. These will be held at SciMed’s new premises in the Embankment Business Part, Vale Road, Stockport ( SK4 3GN).

The format will be as per the previous years, as it has been highly praised by past delegates. However the content has been amended to reflect the product updates and new technologies available.

SciMed is particularly proud to introduce Gel Permeation Chromatography from TOSOH Bioscience to the UK market.

The synopsis of the two days is as follows:

Day 1, 8th October 2014:

– Counterfeit Detection using NIR and Raman Spectroscopy

– High Temperature Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)

– Particle size characterisation and Zeta potential analysis

– Supercritical CO2 applications

– XRF Sample Preparation methods

– Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Theory and applications

Evening of the 8th: Conference dinner free to all attendees.

Day 2, 9th October 2014:

– XRF: small spot analysis and elemental mapping

– Exploring the world of Calorimetry

– Powder Flow Characterisation

– Dust explosions: is your process safe?

– The application of ultrasonic homogenizers in both laboratory & industry

– Thermo gravimetric Analysis: a method for the masses


A special hotel rate has been arranged at the Didsbury Hotel, a high quality boutique hotel. SciMed users get to stay free of charge

For more information or to register please contact us and we will forward you the relevant details and registration forms.

A New Generation of Hand Held Raman: the RIGAKU PROGENY 1064nm

SciMed is proud to announce the launch of a new generation of Hand Held Raman Spectrometer with RIGAKU.

Building on the unique features of the First Guard 1064nm, RIGAKU has created a new platform with the PROGENY1064nm.

This unique product offers some of the following apabilities:

  • Unique 1064 excitation that avoids fluorescence
  • Sealed design
  • Unique form factor for better user visibility
  • CFR21 PArt 11 compliant software
  • Wireless communication: WIFI, Bluetooth and more
  • Simple user interface with “smart phone feel”

Watch the video below ( also on You Tube)



f you want to view some information on the extended RIGAKU RAMAN range, please click here.

For  prices or if you want to talk to someone at SciMed about this product please either call UK 0161 491 3068 or  click here
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SciMed is moving

SciMed ( Scientific and Medical Products Limited) will be moving to new premises on the 16th of April.

Our new address will be:



All emails and mobile phones will remain unchanged.

The office phone number will change and will be know on the day of the move.  If you call the old number after this date, an automated message will provide the new number.


Cell Culture Media Identification Using Handheld Raman

Cell Culture Media Identification Using Handheld Raman
Claire Dentinger, PhD, Rigaku Raman Technologies, Inc.
Cell culture media plays an important role in biopharmaceutical production. Handheld Raman provides the means for nondestructive, cost effective, and efficient analysis of complex cell culture media essential for high quality process control. A study of synthetic cell culture media concluded that use of a handheld Raman analyzer equipped with a 1064 nm laser wavelength revealed distinct results.

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Find out more about the Raman Spectrometer Range