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Inter-Regional Laboratory Agreement Laboratory Consumables and Pipettes

Special IRLA Prices Now Extended to May 2019

Alpha Laboratories Ltd. is an awarded supplier on the current IRLA agreement for the supply of laboratory consumables and pipettes.
The fantastic discounts available through IRLA are now available until May 2019.

The agreement is open to SUPC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC and NWUPC members and for details of how to engage with this agreement, please visit the IRLA page on GeM.

Alpha Laboratories is an independent UK company and has been serving the UK scientific marketplace for over 40 years. 

We welcome the opportunity to bring our unique blend of fast, friendly service and product excellence to our academic community.






Get Your Copy of the Alpha Laboratories IRLA Buyer's Guide - Prices Valid Until May 2019

The Alpha Laboratories IRLA Buyer's Guide is available in a glossy hard copy or alternatively in digital e-book format. 

Please request your personal copy, it details the full range of products and preferential pricing available from Alpha Laboratories Ltd. against the tender.

All orders are delivered to IRLA customers completely FREE OF CHARGE, with no minimum order value restrictions.

The guide includes full information about Alpha Laboratories, how to order, plus contact details for key personnel including your local Territory Sales Manager.

This document can only be supplied to members of the above consortia.

Request an Electronic or Printed version of the IRLA Buyer's Guide for all product and pricing information.

Simply complete our standard enquiry form to request your copy of the IRLA Buyer's Guide. Subject to availability, guides will be posted to valid UK business address, or emailed to email addresses of members of the above consortia.

Request Your IRLA Buyer's Guide

Alternatively register online and if you are a member of a qualifying institute, IRLA pricing will become visible once your account has been linked to your registration.

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Supplying Quality to Science Since 1975


The Alpha Laboratories Commitment

Alpha Laboratories is a privately owned business specialising in laboratory supplies and diagnostic products.
Our strength is built on 40 years’ dedicated to personalised customer service and support, plus a passion for finding new ways to help science improve people’s lives.

Through our worldwide connections with leading manufacturers, established and emerging suppliers, we source the best products to help solve the problems you face in your laboratory every day.
We endeavour to bring you solutions that:

  • Improve the quality of your results
  • Save time
  • Lower overall costs
  • Reduce health and safety risks

Focused on customer needs we offer:

  • Local support through specialist field-based account teams
  • Comprehensive technical support and advice
  • UK stock holding within our own 15,000sq ft warehouse
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY of stock items
  • No quibble money-back guarantee
  • Convenient on-line ordering
  • Product Samples
  • Product Demonstrations at your location
  • Fast and friendly service

Laboratory Supplies 

We source quality laboratory products that improve efficiency, performance and user experience.

From ergonomic pipettes that reduce strain in use to the purest plastic consumables that ensure the best results and no assay interference.

In addition to products from leading manufacturers, our own Alpha brand specialist laboratory plastic consumables bring you trusted supplies developed in response to customer needs.

These include Pastette® the leading product brand for transfer pipettes and Fastrak®, the most environmentally friendly pipette tip refill system available.

Quality at Our Core

In addition to top quality and best value products we pride ourselves on providing great service with a personal touch and by being a caring and ethical company.

ISO 9001:2008 Standard

ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system . It is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, a
process approach and continual improvement. Alpha Laboratories has been certified since 1993 and is audited annually by National Quality Assurance.

Investors In People

Investors in People is a UK national standard that seeks to encourage organisations to train and develop their staff. It embeds excellence, recognises achievement and values
people. The Company achieved this recognition in March 1997 and is audited regularly.

Workplace Conditions Assessment

The Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) program focuses on improving workplace conditions efficiently and in accordance with widely accepted industry standards and best practices.
Alpha Laboratories received the Workplace Conditions Assessment Achievement Award from Intertek in May 2012.


Alpha Laboratories has targeted environmental issues with specific schemes such as our recycling and Laboratree programmes.
We obtained BS EN ISO 14001:2004 environmental management accreditation in March 2013 to consolidate these efforts throughout the business. We are dedicated to
continuously improving our environmental performance and waste reduction without compromising on service.