The Life Sciences sector businesses supply a range of consumables, instrumentation and related services to the healthcare and environmental industries.

Healthcare (85% of revenues) - Clinical diagnostic instrumentation, consumables and services supplied to hospital pathology and life sciences laboratories for the testing of blood, tissue and other samples.  Surgical medical devices and related consumables and services supplied to hospital operating rooms, GI/Endoscopy suites and clinics.

Environmental (15% of revenues) - Environmental analysers, containment enclosures and emissions monitoring systems.

Year Ended 30 Sept

  2018 2017
Revenue £134.7m £125.9m
Adjusted operating profit £23.9m £23.3m
Adjusted operating margin 17.7% 18.5%
Free cash flow £17.3m £17.0m
ROATCE 19.1% 19.7%

Life Sciences Businesses

Healthcare

Environmental

Breakdown of revenue

Customers

84%

Clinical

  • 9% Utilities
  • 3% Chemical & Pharmaceutical
  • 2% Life Sciences Research
  • 2% Other Life Sciences

Geography

50%

Canada

  • 26% Europe
  • 24% Australasia

Products

70%

Consumables

  • 21% Instrumentation
  • 9% Service