Gem Scientific News


Super-deduction tax break: A helping hand for your laboratory investments

With the announcement of a £25 billion super-deduction tax break in the last budget, organisations will be able to claim 130% tax relief on spending against capital equipment.  Designed to fuel business growth, we look at how the savings are applied and how they can provide welcome financial support for your laboratory investments. Why has the Government introduced the super-deduction tax break? During the Pandemic, levels of investment have fallen, with a reduction of 11.6% between 2019 and 20202. Understandably, the economic shock and uncertainty have resulted in a reluctance... Read More


COVID-19: Company Update

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Gem Scientific has worked in conjunction with its suppliers and business partners to manage the impact of disruptions from the coronavirus regulations and restrictions during the past year.


Actions we’re taking to support your business through COVID-19

As the UK works to put measures in place to support vulnerable groups, communities, and businesses during these unprecedented times, we too are proactively adjusting the way we operate to protect our colleagues and you, our valued customers. Hygiene and health are our core focuses.  As such, we’re stringently following the advice of Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.  Our colleagues have been self-isolating with any on-set of symptoms, and similarly where family members are affected and where possible, our teams are also working from home to enable... Read More

, , ,

Gem Scientific Expand Hygiene Management Portfolio As They Team Up With Hygiena

Gem Scientific Expand Hygiene Management Portfolio As They Team Up With Hygiena Gem Scientific has increased its hygiene monitoring and verification portfolio through an exciting new partnership with Hygiena. With over 20 years providing hygiene solutions and supporting UK companies with their sanitation management systems, adding Hygiena’s extensive product range to their portfolio is a natural next step. Hygiena is internationally renowned for their delivery of rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, health care, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care.... Read More


Hat Trick for Gem Scientific as They Complete Third Acquisition

Gem Scientific Acquire Bradford Based Precision Instruments Leeds based Gem Scientific has acquired the ISO accredited weighing specialist Precision Instruments who will become part of the Gem Group with immediate effect. This is the third acquisition Gem have made within the past two years with the backing of investment partner Solingen Private Equity. The acquisition of Precision Instruments allows Gem Scientific, through previous acquisition Northern Balance, to extend the capability of its calibration business, providing a competitive edge whilst offering a greater range of services and support to its customer... Read More


ERAM’s Day Under The Stars Round Up

A whirlwind trip around the solar system for the East Region Association of Microbiologists Yesterday we welcomed the East Region Association of Microbiologists (ERAM) to The Planetarium at ThinkTank Birmingham for their general meeting. We started the day with refreshments on the third floor where guests could interact with all the exhibits in the museums ‘Futures’ floor – including a drum playing robotic arm! The meeting kicked off with Justin welcoming the guests and introducing them to Gem Scientific and Northern Balance, followed by Matt Bricknell from 3M discussing the advances... Read More


A day under the stars for ERAM

Gem Scientific to host ERAM meeting at The Planetarium at ThinkTank! Birmingham Gem Scientific have planned a day under the stars for the Eastern Region Association of Microbiologists (ERAM) annual meeting; on November 28th, we’ll be descending upon the Planetarium at Birmingham Science Museum for the day. “We’re looking forward to introducing members of ERAM to Gem,” said Justin Welton, Managing Director of Gem Scientific, “By showcasing groundbreaking technologies and automation, we hope to help usher in the next wave of microbiology technology” he added. Guest speakers Matt Bricknell from 3M... Read More


Women In Science Through History – International Women’s Day 2017

At Gem Scientific 50% of our workforce is female, so on International Women’s Day we thought we’d take a look at some of the women who have shaped scientific history. Hypatia Hypatia was a mathematician, astonomer and philosopher in Alexandia and the earlier female mathematician whose life was well documented. Daughter of Theon of Alexandia, himself a mathematician and astronomer, Hypatia was a popular teacher and became head of the Neoplatonist School in Alexandia. More information on Hypatia:   Marie Curie No list on women in science is complete... Read More


Gem Scientific on the Acquisition Trail for the Second Time This Year

The Leeds based company has acquired the UKAS accredited balance and scales specialist Northern Balance who will become part of the Gem Group with immediate effect. This is the second acquisition Gem have made within the past twelve months. The acquisition of Northern Balance, established in 1971, allows Gem Scientific to consolidate and expand the capability of its calibration business, providing a competitive edge whilst offering a greater range of services and support to its customer base throughout the UK. Northern Balance is the leading independent UKAS accredited balance and... Read More


Gem Scientific Acquires Yorkshire Scientific Instruments

Growth plans under the microscope as Leeds firm Yorkshire Scientific Instruments snapped up Laboratory supplier Gem Scientific has snapped up an instrument supply and repair business as it looks to grow. The “ambitious” Batley-based business has acquired Yorkshire Scientific Instruments, which will become part of the group with immediate effect. Leeds-based Yorkshire Scientific Instruments is a 30 year-old business involved in the supply and servicing of microscopes and precision weighing equipment to UK laboratories. Earlier this year Gem signed an undisclosed six-figure financing deal to enable it to embark on... Read More