A piece of history

Distrilab Particle Technology, or “Distrilab Particles” is a division of Distrilab BV. Distrilab BV is established in 1978. We are a particle technology service and knowledge center and have been European distributor for the particle company Duke Scientific for over 30 years.
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In 2005 Microgenics Corporation, a Fisher Scientific Diagnostics company, acquired Duke Scientific. Soon after Fisher Scientific and Thermo Scientific merged and since that Duke Scientifics’ activities together with the activities of Seradyn, another particle technology company acquired by Thermo Scientific have been concentrated in the Thermo Scientific Particle Technology Group. Due to its expertise in all areas of the particle technology field and its experienced multi-lingual support staff, it was decided that Distrilab Particles will continue as European distributor for the Thermo Scientific Particle Technology group. Centrally located in Leusden, the Netherlands, Distrilab Particles is ideally positioned to serve the European market. Over the years, an efficient logistical system has perfected in order to serve its many customers all over Europe.

Duke Scientific Corporation was the first company to produce highly uniform, extremely small spherical particles, or “microspheres”, with certified, traceable diameters. These particle size standards provide the chain of traceability to primary standards by transferring metric dimensions from national laboratories, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)and TUV, to the particles using methods developed in their own laboratories.
After several years of research and extensive trials, Duke Scientific has added a line of (fluorescently dyed) reagent microspheres (for lateral flow and  turbidimetry assay development) and flow cytometry microspheres to their product range: Cyto-Cal ™ for instrument calibration and Cyto-Plex™  for multiplex assay development. These are manufacturered to the same demanding levels of uniformity and surface quality as required by the particle size standards market.

Seradyn, the other member of the Thermo Particle Technology group, manufactures magnetic particles and as such complements the Duke Scientific product line perfectly. Their product portfolio includes the Sera-Mag® Magnetic Carboxylate-modified, Streptavidin and Oligo (dT) particles. Their unique Magnetic Core-Shell design encapsulated with a non-styrene polymer outer layer, creates a huge cauliflower like surface area with an exceptionally high binding capacity. The Sera-Mag® “SpeedBeads”™ product line offers the same high binding capacity combined with magnetic separation in half the time.

Working closely together with the R+D scientists from the Thermo Scientific Particle Technology Group, Distrilab Particles’ product specialists are actively involved in new product development and OEM projects.

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Company values

Distrilab Particle Technology and Applied Microspheres provide small polystyrene particles that are used as particle size standards and counting controls to validate and calibrate particle analyzers and flow cytometers. These particles are also used as reagents for a variety of diagnostic applications.

All technologies are supported by Distrilab’s own product specialists and through close cooperation with suppliers, customers can count on optimal service, customer support and advice. This is achieved by efficient cooperation and division of tasks between product specialists and administrative employees in the office.

We strive for a high degree of flexibility in which quality and fast service are of paramount importance. Distrilab’s main focus is delivering the highest quality of customer service and expertise. Therefore, Distrilab distinguishes itself from other, often large, multinational operating groups that are present in the market.

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We are a particle technology service and knowledge center and have been European distributor for the particle company Duke Scientific for over 30 years.

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