Laboratory supplies and purchasing tips

A broad range of laboratory supplies are offered through our specifically elaborated catalogues. These articles, either in-stock or out-of-stock products, may be ordered online through Catalyse.

Three categories of products are available through the SV Store catalogs:

Internal Stock products: Plasticware, consumables, personal protective equipment and chemicals commonly used in the laboratories are available in the SV Store Sstockroom at a preferential price for our users. They are rapidly available upon ordering through Catalyse.

Biobar products: Essentially media, enzymes, antibodies or molecular biology kits, are articles made directly available in our stockroom by the suppliers. Preferential rates are negotiated for the SV School laboratories and their delivery delays are minimal. These articles also have to be ordered through Catalyse.

All products have special conditions negotiated with our suppliers.

Out-of-stock products: More than 100’000 references are entered in the online catalogs and updated on a regular basis, ensuring purchasing conditions especially negotiated for EPFL. New references may be entered manually In case that the product searched is not yet listed-

The following categories of products must not be ordered by the users through the Catalyse platform:

Laboratory equipment which price is higher than 5000CHF all taxes included;

Laboratory animal orders have to be placed through the Phenogenomics Center (CPG);

Office equipment and stationary (e.g. Lyreco) should be ordered through Sesame;

Computers and IT equipment should be ordered through our SV-IT department or by using the form here, or through the Sesame Portal.

– As for the books and scientific journals, please contact EPFL Central Library.

The Strategic Purchasing Office (DABS) of EPFL is in charge of negotiating for the whole School purchasing framework contracts of attractive prices and purchasing conditions with our main suppliers and for common product lines.
A purchasing team specialized in tactical purchases of laboratory goods is at your service at the SV Store.
In case of need and upon request, our personnel is available to advise you and help you find a product, select a supplier, obtain better purchasing conditions, propose new offers or request samples. Feel free to contact us!