In this issue of Industrial Process News, we have selected Vitl Life Science Solutions as our Laboratory Instruments & Equipment Company of the Month.
Vitl Life Science Solutions was established in 2005 and is one of the UK’s leading laboratory instrument manufacturers and lab suppliers. Vitl was founded by award-winning medical, diagnostic, and analytical device design and manufacturing specialists; ITL (a G&H Company), allowing Vitl to benefit from over 40 years of experience in the development of high-end medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics.
“We provide laboratories world-wide with high-quality benchtop lab equipment, designed to simplify your day-to-day life. We have developed a range of reliable and versatile products to maximise bench space. Our products range from heat sealers and temperature-controlled mixing and vortexing equipment, to luminescent readers and laboratory consumables such as foils, seals, and tube pickers,” said Amanda McGowan, Vitl Technical Sales Specialist.
Vitl provides a diverse and ever-evolving range of laboratory equipment which has been designed to meet the needs of the industry. Some of these products include PCR equipment, temperature control and laboratory mixing equipment, tube luminometers and laboratory consumables.
“Our products outshine our competitors! Since ITL’s main business is the design, development, and manufacturing of high-end medical devices, it allows us to benefit from their services to ensure that our Vitl products are of the highest quality and innovative features, allowing us to compete with market leaders at a better price point!” added Amanda.
The company maintains offices across three locations around the world. These include the United Kingdom, the United States of America and China. In addition, the company also has an international network of distributors, providing worldwide access to its extensive collection.
A notable innovative product within its impressive range is the Lu-mini. Luminometry is the process of measuring light and luminometers are the instruments used to carry out these measurements. In luminometry, sensitivity, reproducibility, and flexibility are key features that aren’t always affordable.
“Our single-tube luminometer, the Lu-mini, was designed to meet these industry needs. Its unique sample chamber design allows the Lu-mini to accommodate consumables without the need for an adaptor. In addition, the included PC software provides data synchronisation and in-depth data analysis to better optimise your assay protocols. The Lu-mini is the perfect balance of sensitivity, flexibility, and affordability!” mentioned Amanda.
Designed to be robust, reliable and easy-to use, the Lu-mini is the ideal solution for use both in the field or in the lab. The Lu-mini is suitable for a broad range of assays including luciferase assays, ATP assays, cell-based assays for drug discovery and much more. The Lu-mini is the perfect combination of innovative software, matched with a broad dynamic range and large data storage capacity, all within a compact instrument.
In terms of recent news, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Vitl Life Science Solutions both as a company and as a team. As a business, COVID-19 has had several positive outcomes for the company, including increased revenue and profit due to amplified demand for their medical and laboratory products, greater efficiency while adhering to new challenges as well as having to work in different ways to maintain social distancing and increased flexibility in their service provision. Adapting to these challenges has been crucial to the company’s success and the Vitl team fully engaged and responded efficiently to the new changes.
“As individuals, COVID has had a huge impact! Many people have been affected either personally, or within their families, and we have had to ensure that we are in a good position to support those employees and allow them to return to work in a way that works for all parties. It has also shown that our team are able to work in different ways and still operate successfully, with remote working becoming a more formal presence within our organisation than in previous years,” added Tom Ackrill, Business Development Manager.
Showcasing its strength in overcoming and adapting to recent changes, the company has demonstrated its wealth of expertise for the life science industry and is looking forward to the future, with many exciting new and upcoming projects and developments in the works.
Tom explained, “We are planning on starting a new development project for Vitl soon, so watch this space! In the meantime, we will continue to maintain and support our existing product range, as well as continuing to support the life science sector with our vast range of laboratory equipment.”
No matter where you are in the world, contact Vitl today to discover how their technical specialists can help you find the best product for your application!