The Disinfection, Sterilisation & Decontamination Specialists

Sychem is the UK’s leading provider of Disinfection, Sterilisation & Decontamination solutions, services & consumables to the UK's Biomedical, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector since its establishment in 1982. Sychem benefits from a wealth of experience in innovative products and cutting edge solutions that have allowed the company to build a loyal and prestigious customer base. Sychem is a well-respected organization with a fast growing reputation that has reached the attention of large facilities nationally and internationally. Sychem has been recognised for the attention to detail, high quality of products and the made to measure servicing solutions which have been created by working closely with customers and supply partners to meet any decontamination control and compliance requirement.

From humble beginnings as an antimicrobial chemical provider (Sychem Control® & Sychem Protect®), Sychem has grown to be the leading supplier of the control and compliance products, equipment and services for the sterilisation and decontamination processes. Between 2004 and 2008, Sychem launched the Washer Disinfection Division and Sterilisation and Decontamination Division following the acquisition of Medical Physics International and consequently, by tightening a strong partnership with Steelco S.p.a. In 2009 Sychem launched its Material Handling Division, manufacturing a range of automatic material handling systems, which includes the automatic bedding dispensers sold in over 20 countries globally through the exclusive global supply partner Allentown Inc. In 2014 there was the launch of the patented Signum allergen containment system, which established trading links across the globe thanks to its innovative technology. Finally, 2018 has seen Sychem's appointment as the distributor of the revolutionary Bionova® and Chemdye® products from Terragene®, enabling the company to improve clients’ sterile services compliance and to ensure effectiveness of their decontamination processes.


The Disinfection, Sterilisation & Decontamination Specialists


Sychem combines control and compliance solutions for the Healthcare as well as decontamination equipment and services with the newly launched SychemEye® Service Software System and the Independent Product Release (IPR) software to ensure clients' infection control and prevention processes are never compromised. With a large team of specialists based in the UK, our national & international coverage is one of the largest in the country providing our products and services to hundreds of hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical and biomedical facilities nationwide. In the last 36 years, Sychem has successfully supplied, installed and commissioned sterilisation and decontamination equipment within some of the biggest names within the UK medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, and biomedical sectors.

2012 was Sychem's biggest milestone, which saw the completion of the company's first £1 million project with the Health Protection Agency. This project featured Sychem as the Principle Contractor with other trades such as building and M&E contractors being subcontracted. The project included the supply of 3 large autoclaves, 3 washing systems, 1 bottle processing system, 1 material handling system and a glassware washer dryer. The project required the successful tenderer to identify the most appropriate equipment for the facilities needs and identify the most effective design layout for the new equipment to be located within. Since then, Sychem's client list has included customers like NHS, BMI Healthcare and Spire Healthcare, all major universities, research facilities and contract research institutions. All sites have continued to use our high quality planned preventive maintenance and support service on all equipment supplied.

RCUK (Research Councils UK)

Sychem is an approved supplier to Research Councils UK and is detailed within the RCUK frameworks agreement. During our tendering process in 2011, Sychem was awarded the highest score throughout all categories of our submission displaying outstanding value for money accompanied by industry leading technical merit and aftersales support for cage & bottle washers.  Reed more..

Our Partners


                                                                                                                    Terragene was founded in 2006 with national resources, and its R&D and production plant is located in Rosario, Argentina. Today, along with its Infection Control Division, it is a leading manufacturer of more than 150 products for sterilization processes’ control efficiency; cleaning, washing and thermo-disinfection in hospitals; dental clinics, and food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

All Terragene’s products are manufactured in Argentina, using last cutting age technology and the excellence of a professional team with an extensive experience in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry and electronics. Terragene has dedicated much of its efforts to investment on investigation, development and innovation of products and processes. The company is internationally recognized for its innovative ability and quality. Technological products are sold in over 60 countries, meeting the highest quality standards. Terragene is a company with ISO 13485 certification.            


                                                                                                                    Steelco is a young and innovative company, trusted by hospitals, universities, research institutes, clinics and laboratories throughout the world, supplying a range of high-quality washing solutions throughout 100 countries. Steelco has quickly earned global recognition as a leader in the manufacture of washer disinfectors. Formed in 1995 and based in Treviso, Italy, Steelco was formed on traditional family values and is today one of the few global manufacturers that are still owned by the founding family. Steelco products are distributed throughout the world and are associated with biomedical and hospital facilities such as University of Cambridge, Pfizer, Public Health England, UCL, Imperial College and the NHS within the UK. Beyond our shores, Steelco exerts global presence through working with organizations such as UMASS Boston, University of Gothenburg, Takeda USA and Merck to mention a few. Their full energies and resources are exerted in one area of expertise – Washing & Disinfection control. Steelco is one of the few manufacturers that manufacture their washers using high-quality 316L stainless steel to promote long life and the highest level of hygiene.