Scientist putting samples into a co2 incubator

CO2 Incubators: Benefits and Best Practices

A key factor in successful cell culture experiments is the environment in which cells grow. CO2 incubators have revolutionised cell culture by providing precise control over temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels, creating an ideal and stable growth environment.

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10 Energy Saving Tips for Lab Managers

As a lab manager, you play a crucial role in optimising your laboratory’s energy efficiency while maintaining high research standards. By implementing energy-saving strategies, you can reduce operational costs, minimise environmental impact, and contribute to a sustainable future.

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FTIR and computer showing quantitative analysis

Can FT-IR be used for Quantitative Analysis?

FTIR spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique known for its ability to provide valuable insights into the composition of various materials. While its primary role is often associated with qualitative analysis, FTIR can absolutely be used for quantitative analysis as well.

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Scientist placing laboratory equipment into an autoclave in the lab

How Do Autoclaves Work?

Autoclaves are the most widely used method for sterilising equipment in scientific and healthcare laboratories. But how do they work? Read our simple overview to understand the theory of autoclave use.

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Scientist looking at sample on FTIR

7 Applications of FTIR Analysis

Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) offers valuable insights into the composition and characteristics of diverse materials. This versatile method finds its way into a wide array of scientific fields, each harnessing its capabilities for various applications.

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All of our second hand equipment is supplied with a 30-day money back guarantee unless agreed otherwise. New equipment may come with an additional manufacturer warranty. See product pages for details on each item, or read more about our Richmond Promise here.

For UK based customers we deliver used equipment within seven days after cleared payment has been received. International customers should expect a longer wait depending on their location.

The delivery time may vary for new equipment. Where possible the lead time will be displayed on products that are not shipped immediately, or you can send an enquiry to check the lead time on a specific product.

Shipping charges are calculated on an individual basis. Simply contact us to acquire an accurate delivery charge for your items and we will ensure speedy and secure delivery at a reasonable rate.

Orders over £2000 placed on the website are shipped FOC within the UK.

Yes, some instruments are available for leasing or hire. Please contact us for more information and prices.

If the piece of equipment you’re looking for isn’t listed on our online catalogue then please contact our sales team by telephone or email, and we will try our best to source it for you. We regularly source equipment for customers due to our large client base, and therefore if we can’t get our hands on it straight away, it’s not usually long until we can! Read more about Source and Supply.

All the used equipment we sell on our website has been tested to ensure it is in full working order. Some used equipment may have cosmetic marks. Much of the used equipment on our website has a condition rating, and we always try to show all angles of the equipment in our photographs. If you need more information about a particular product please get in touch.

Yes! Richmond Scientific offer a discreet and professional accredited removal and disposal service that ranges from a single item to an entire site. At all times, we provide a bespoke service tailored to your needs. Please see our Sell used equipment page for more info.

Where possible all equipment will come complete with any manuals and/or software that were originally included. If the equipment doesn’t have its original manual, we will strive to find one for you and include it with your order.


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