Gilson Scientific

Automated Chromatography and Liquid Handling Instrumentation, Pipettes, Tips and Filtration Consumables

20 Charles Street, LU2 0EB, Luton,Other, United Kingdom



Gilson Scientific (formerly known as Anachem Instruments) brings you specialist support in automated and manual liquid handling, HPLC instrumentation, automated solid-phase extraction, and filtration for all your laboratory applications. Backed by over 40 years’ experience with unprecedented levels of product service, maintenance and customer care, you can trust Gilson to be the perfect partner.

For the first time, Gilson is now closer to you, providing the manufacturer’s guarantee for products you rely on from people you can trust.

Our extensive range of pipette tips, chromatography consumables and filtration products, supports our instrument and pipette products, facilitating the majority of life science applications.

Pipettes, tips and accessories

Gilson is the global market leader in manual liquid handling equipment, providing a wide range of pipettes, tips, accessories and benchtop equipment to enable you to successfully complete your research. The PIPETMAN® brand is synonymous with single and multi-channel pipettes of superior performance ensuring quality research with high levels of accuracy and precision.

Pipette service and support

The Gilson Service Centre of Excellence is the only PIPETMAN manufacturer-authorised service centre in the UK. Staffed by factory-trained personnel our repair, calibration and predictive maintenance procedures are all designed to deliver maximum value, effectiveness and reliability over the lifetime of your investment.

Whether you send your pipettes to us or we perform a pipette clinic on your site, you can be sure that all parts used are 100% genuine Gilson parts, returning the performance of your pipette to its original specifications.

HPLC instruments

Gilson Scientific (GSL) is the UK life science research market leader in preparative HPLC and we have the most comprehensive range of innovative chromatography and automated liquid handling products.

From analytical to large-scale laboratory preparative HPLC systems, there is a Gilson purification system to suit your requirements, with unmatched flexibility and ease of use.

Automated liquid handling

Whatever your application, GSL has a laboratory automation solution that will save you time and help improve your accuracy, precision, efficiency and throughput.

With single-probe, multi-probe, fixed or disposable tips, a range of deck sizes and numerous peripheral options, plus GSL’s technical expertise, powerful software and consumables, we can automate virtually any protocol. Choose from GSL’s laboratory automation instruments or the impressive new Flexus range that offers ready-to-use systems for molecular biology techniques, assays, crystallography and protein precipitation.

The Innovadyne Nanodrop is a low volume, non-contact, valve-free fluid pathway for delivering a robust and low-maintenance means of achieving assay volume reduction without compromising precision or accuracy.

Automated solid-phase extraction

From SPE consumables from Macherey-Nagel, to fully automated ASPEC systems and method development support, Gilson provides complete solutions for solid-phase extraction applications.

Choose from Gilson’s ASPEC systems that handle 96 well plates, 1ml, 3ml or 6ml cartridges, or the new microtitre plate-based Flexus platform.

Chromatography consumables

With products and solutions with excellent performance, guaranteed resolution and purity supported by unrivalled technical and applications expertise, GSL is a one-stop shop for chromatography consumables. Our list of leading suppliers of quality products includes IDEX (Upchurch, Rheodyne, etc.), National Scientific and Macherey-Nagel. Our online ordering system and fully stocked warehouse ensures a speedy delivery of most products.

Filtration and water purification equipment

GSL supplies an extensive range of filter papers, membranes, syringe filters, transfer membranes and blotting materials, as well as specialist products for microbiological monitoring, water purification systems and supplies.

Laboratory equipment service and support

GSL’s service group offers support and assistance for modern laboratory equipment, including automated liquid handling and solid-phase extraction, HPLC instrumentation, MS, GPC, and other automated instruments.

Whether you have purchased laboratory equipment from GSL or have sourced it elsewhere, we are dedicated to providing lifetime care for you and your instrument, using a breadth of expertise to help maintain optimum operation and reduce downtime.

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Gilson has launched a lifetime warranty for Pipetman® pipettes in the UK, which guarantees its products will continue providing precise pipetting solutions for many years, even for the entire career of the user.

ASPEC™ – Automated SPE for Food Analysis

The Gilson GX-271 ASPEC™ and GX-274 ASPEC™ solid phase extraction (SPE) systems automate positive pressure SPE and are suitable for all applications. Whether your application is pharmaceutical, clinical, forensic, or environmental, SPE has become the technique of choice for sample clean

The Innovadyne NanoDrop – Reduce Running Costs with Miniaturised PCR

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Gilson Introduces New LC/MS Purification System

Gilson is pleased to announce the expansion of its range of HPLC purification systems with the launch of a new Gilson LC/MS system. This system provides researchers with the ability to use the specificity of mass spectrometry to increase the efficiency of their purification processes. T

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Mass-Based Purification Simplified with Gilson LC/MS Purification System

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The New Gilson PLC 2020 Purification System is Simply ‘HPLC in a Box’

Gilson UK is proud to unveil the new Gilson PLC 2020, a personal liquid chromatography system for reverse and normal-phase HPLC with FLASH purification capabilities. This complete system was developed for chemists, to provide them with an easy-to-use, self-contained instrument specific to their p

Gilson Scientific Releases New Very-High-Pressure Fitting Systems

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New Flexus Crystal IMP Brings a Breakthrough in Structural Biology

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New SupaFil™ Sterile Bottle Top Filters

Suitable for a wide range of larger volume filtration applications, the new line of SupaFil™ vacuum driven bottle top filters, from Gilson Scientific, are economical and easy to use. They provide a fast, effective and safe means to filter a variety of samples and are particularly useful for tissu

Air Pollution Control Filter Selection Made Simple with Gilson Scientific

The high quality glass and quartz filter range from world renowned manufacturers Munktell is now available in the UK and Ireland from Gilson Scientific. These filters are ideal for use in air pollution control, exhaust emission testing, analysis of acidic gases or the retention of particulate dus

New Range of Water Purification Systems and Support Services

Pure water is at the core of everything you do, whether you use it to rinse your glassware or to make up buffers, to dilute standards or to reconstitute cell culture media. If your pure water is not as pure as you think or need it to be, it could have a detrimental affect on your results, wasting

New SupaTop™ Syringe Filter Range Exclusive to Gilson Scientific

Gilson Scientific is proud to launch its new SupaTop™ syringe filter range. These high-quality filters are available with a variety of membrane types, pore sizes and diameters, to meet all your needs. The SupaTop syringe filters are ideal for your environmental applications as

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