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Over 90 Years Service to Laboratories Worldwide

In 1910 Mr. F.R. Chopping, a Laboratory Technician at the Westminster Hospital demonstrated to the Microscopical Society for the first time in this country the use of desiccated culture media. He named the product ‘Solmedia’ and a Trade Mark was registered in that name on October 6th 1910.

He continued to produce and supply Solmedia to laboratories worldwide and in 1934 Solmedia was incorporated as a Limited Company. As a consequence, the range of products supplied was greatly increased to include all products associated with pathology and biological science.

During the war Solmedia was used to test the safety of water supplies and dairy produce for the British Forces overseas.

The establishment of the National Health Service in 1948 opened further opportunities for expansion, and larger premises were acquired in 1960, 1987 and again in 2013 to service the growth of the Healthcare Sector in routine and research pathology.

Today from the central offices and distribution centre in the West Midlands, Solmedia supplies an ever-expanding and innovative product range which meets the continual demand for increased productivity and ongoing development.


Solmedia Limited supplies medical and research bioscience laboratories internationally, and through our culture of continuous improvement, we will persist in identifying and meeting the changing demands of market needs.

Our workplace is a safe working environment which is run with efficiency and purpose by staff that are 100% committed to fulfilling expectations with integrity, enthusiasm and intelligence.

Our business relationships will be honest, loyal and reliable giving both customers and suppliers a satisfying experience. Solmedia welcomes all who desire to be associated with our company.


On our strong foundation of values, we will build the blocks of lasting success on providing the service and products that exceed your expectations, cemented together with integrity, loyalty and reliability.


  • Excellence: Uncompromising mission to provide excellence at every level
  • Knowledge Sharing: We mutually discuss, collaborate, listen and share information
  • Responsibility: Responsible for our client, our staff and the environment
  • Passion: Unequalled passion and enthusiasm for advancement
  • Trust: To instil trust into employees, affiliated partners and clients alike


We at Solmedia Limited work to a high standard of service to all customers, both new and established, with the following:

  • Preferential stock holding delivering the exact brand or product you require.
  • Proactive sales and production teams to ensure your requirements are met when you need them.
  • Product sourcing across a huge selection of manufacturers.
  • Product technical support.
  • Flexible delivery schedule to assist stock and budget management. 

Solmedia Limited will ensure that you receive this quality of service at all times which is, as you will agree, second to none


ISO 9001


Solmedia Limited was proud to achieve the Quality Standard of ISO 9001 accreditation in January 2007. We are dedicated to maintain this high level of commitment and standard of care.

agree, second to none


We're always on the lookout for people that are passionate about excellent service. If you believe you have something extra to bring to the Solmedia team send your CV to opportunities@solmedialtd.co.uk