Scientific Supply Center (SSC)

We carry a wide variety of items for the research lab, ranging from molecular biology reagents to office supplies. If we do not stock an item, we will be happy to place a special order request with our regular weekly orders from our vendors.

Special Orders

Ordering supplies from Life Technologies / Invitrogen? Check out our Life Technologies page.

  • Orders are final once they have been placed with the vendor and no returns are possible.
  • We cannot order equipment on special orders.
  • We can not order from any quotes
  • We do not charge shipping/handling on special orders, but some of our vendors may add their own charges.
  • Due to the inclusion of Sigma and Stratagene/Agilent Technologies in the University of Illinois iBuy (, our prices may be slightly higher than iBuy. But for your convenience we have added Sigma and Stratagene/Agilent Technologies back on our Special Orders system.

Scientific Supply Center

All orders must be in by 11:00 AM on the order date.

Monday Mediatech, Sigma, Qiagen, Fermentas
Tuesday Agilent/Stratagene, New England BioLabs
Wednesday EMD, BioLine
Thursday Bio-Rad

We will place special orders for Zymo Research, Cell Signaling Technology, Denville, RPI, National Diagnostics, Promega, GoldBio, Santa Cruz Biotech and Lonza as needed.

Delivery request for 5 gallons or a case of 1 gallon alcohol to MBRB/SES/SEL and Dentistry can also be ordered online. Alcohol deliveries are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Submit a Scientific Supply Center special order

For all special order requests originating from an off campus computer please submit your request as usual on the website AND then forward your order confirmation to