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Thistle Scientific Limited was founded in December 1997 and has its head office in Uddingston, Scotland. Thistle Scientific Ltd now incorporates WEB Scientific as a division and has ISO9001 certification.

Thistle Scientific Ltd has a long and proud history of bringing innovative and exclusive products to the UK market from leading international manufacturers, for the Life Science sector. We have a strong focus on equipment and consumables for Live Cell Imaging Applications, Molecular & Cell Biology, Liquid Handling, and general Laboratory equipment & consumables.

Thistle Scientific Ltd. employs a technical sales team that cover the whole of the UK. Our team with their strong scientific backgrounds and years of sales experience can support all our customers with our product portfolio. Our Territory Sales Managers are based throughout the UK and are fully trained internally and by our manufacturing partners in the products we offer. We retain close expert support from all our manufacturing partners to make sure we offer the customer not only the best products, but also the best advice and support through the lifetime of the products we sell.

Thistle Scientific Ltd is recognised by many UK research scientists as both a well-established and a reliable company.

Our Mission Statement

Thistle Scientific Ltd is committed to offering and maintaining the highest of standards in terms of customer care with our reliable trouble-free products. Satisfied customers maintain a long-term business relationship with us and this, in turn, ensures we always know how to respond to our customers’ requests. We believe our customers are our most valuable asset and that the track record of the staff and products here at Thistle Scientific Ltd enables us to meet the ever-changing challenges that lie ahead.

Our ethos is simply “Where customer care comes naturally”. Remembering that when the customer is happy, we are delighted.

Our Vision

From initial contact through to delivery, installation, and product training Thistle Scientific Ltd will be your dependable purveyor for Life Science requirements. Thistle Scientific Ltd will always provide you with exceptional products & customer service and envisages aiding the future success of all our customers.

Thistle Scientific Ltd Values

At Thistle Scientific Ltd we are committed to fundamental principles to guide and focus our business strategy and to provide our customers with nothing less than excellence.

Customer Comes First

Thistle Scientific Ltd is here to provide for our customers’ requirements. What we do begins with the customer and we actively engage with them at all levels providing them with assistance, advice, and collaboration opportunities to facilitate fully their needs. We believe that only by understanding the objectives and challenges they face, will we as a company be able to identify the best solution to address not only their current demands but also future requirements as well.


Every member of Thistle Scientific Ltd hold themselves and one another accountable on delivering our assurances to our customers and manufacturing partners alike. To provide exceptional products and class leading customer service without bias or discrimination.


Thistle Scientific Ltd is instrumental in sourcing new and innovative products for the UK market that will not only enhance our product portfolio and services, but also provide our customers with the best products and workflows possible. All employees of Thistle Scientific Ltd are encouraged to explore with customers what their “wish list” is and to then feedback ideas and questions to the management team and our manufacturing partners. Together we aim to improve the scientific products available to permit even greater scientific discoveries.


At Thistle Scientific Ltd good is never enough. We continuously endeavour to provide the highest quality of product with legendary customer service. We are committed to delivering long-term solutions with the best whole life costs for our customers


Thistle Scientific is both recognised and trusted in the UK as a distributor of quality scientific equipment and consumables. All our employees work together as a team with a single focussed goal, to provide for and deliver the best to our customers. We treat everyone with respect and dignity, our approach is always honourable and responsible to uphold the integrity of Thistle Scientific Ltd as well as the trust and respect of our customers.

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Dear Customers

Cleaver Scientific Ltd is no longer trading and the Manufacturing Rights and IP have been acquired by Thistle Scientific Ltd. Cleaver Scientific Brand products are now available for purchase direct from Thistle Scientific, or via the various world wide distribution channels, with the same renowned customer service, and reliable delivery from Thistle Scientific 

For any questions please contact Thistle Scientific at: orders@thistlescientific.co.uk

Web Scientific brand logo

Web Scientific has now joined our sister site Thistle Scientific!

We’re the same great team with the same commitment to quality, but now you can browse a larger range with much greater ease and selling points to say why this is a benefit to you.