Research & Education

We prioritise innovation and quality by integrating research, elements of active learning and upskilling into all departments to sustain growth

Southern Scientific has always had a strong link with research and education as Michael Murphy a founding director of the company is a lecturer in Chemistry and Analytical Science in the Institute of Technology Tralee

This link ensures continues improvement of methodology and practices. It is this strength that has made the company a success for almost 25 years.

Training courses, industry focused active learning and collaboration

Our 17,000 square feet- state of the art laboratory, allows us to run laboratory practicals for 3rd level students. These practicals have been hugely successful as it gives students real ‘hands on’ experience of a fast-paced commercial laboratory.

Our microbiology department run comprehensive HACCP courses for companies in food retail.

Each year we mentor 10-15 students from Irish and international institutions.

In the past two years alone, we have employed 11 graduates.

Bespoke analysis and method development

Our in-house validation scientists are continuously developing methodology to extend our capabilities, improve turnaround time and reduce cost.

We carry out bespoke analysis and develop methods for companies developing products and or research projects.

We are actively collaborating with IT Tralee on several research projects.