Southern Scientific Ltd. - a LabLogic Company

Southern Scientific Ltd. - a LabLogic Company

Southern Scientific is part of the LabLogic Group. Southern Scientific is a specialist supplier of radiation detection equipment for the Nuclear, Medical, Security, Defence, Industrial & Research sectors. We develop both installed and handheld systems, with the aim of providing simple but effective solutions to our customer’s detection needs. All design and manufacturing takes place at our UK offices in Henfield, where our team of highly experienced engineers work together to bring our products from conceptualisation to market, using knowledge for over 30 years in the radiation detection industry. We have the capability for hardware and software design and are always happy to discuss special applications.

Company details

Then Henfield Business Park, Shoreham Road , Henfield , West Sussex BN5 9SL United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Radiation Monitoring
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

Company History

Founded in 1983, Southern Scientific designs and supplies a comprehensive range of monitors and systems for medical, industrial, environmental and security applications, with full product support.

In September 2011 Southern Scientific Ltd was aquired by LabLogic Systems, whose strengths complement our own and they understand our technology, as well as having a very similar ethos. We will be able to contribute to their instrumentation programme, and they will be able to assist us with software development - to our mutual advantage, and to the benefit of all our customers. LabLogic Systems was founded in 1980 by John Clapham as a supplier of radio TLC and HPLC instruments and associated software and has gone on to develop many products of its own, notably the Debra LIMS for ADME studies and Laura software package for chromatography data capture and analysis.

Our recently retired chairman and founder, Ken Frost, said 'Becoming part of LabLogic will take the company to a new level. It is an exciting prospect for everyone concerned, and we all look forward to a bright future for the enlarged Group.'


In January 2012 the company moved from Sompting to new premises in Henfield, West Sussex. This new 4900 ft2 space has a more convenient layout and is ideal for expanding our research, development and manufacturing capabilities, allowing for present and future expansion.


There are currently 27 employees with appropriate use made of contract services. The engineering staff includes four design engineers providing appropriate detector, electronic, software and system integration designs, with full in-house CAD drawing, design and documentation services, ensuring full compliance with EU regulations.

The company employs a direct sales force of 8 persons, who have specialist skills in their particular market segment. Our newest addition, Tom Postlethwaite, has joined us from LabLogic to focus on our extensive range of Nuclear Medicine and Quality Assurance products.

Quality Assurance

Southern Scientific is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-13485:2003 company, and all of our products are CE marked.

Our Customers

Some of the major Southern Scientific Ltd. customers include:

  • M.O.D., AWE, Home Office
  • Nuclear Power Stations, British Energy, BNFL Magnox and Scottish Nuclear.
  • National Health Service and Private Health Industry.
  • Sellafield Sites, BAE, Rolls Royce, Babcock
  • Major Steel Works, and Scrap Yards for Vehicle Monitors, Scrap steel monitors.
  • Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
  • Universities and research organisations, Rutherford Appleton, Daresbury, etc.

As well as service companies to these organisations. We also export to a number of European and other countries.

Southern Scientific Ltd. designs and supplies from within its own in house resource, the Radhound range of Area Gamma Monitors, portable units and probes, as well as other customised systems for Radiation Monitoring.