Our Story

Separation Scientific SA (Pty) Ltd was established in 1987. The Sep Sci Head Office is located at 1480 Cranberry Street, Honeydew, Johannesburg (Head Office), 2040 South Africa, with Offices in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Separation Scientific (Pty) Ltd, South Africa including Sep Sci HVD and direct Provincial branches, are referred to collectively as Sep Sci.

Sep Sci is an importer and exporter, involved in sales, marketing, commissioning, servicing and Supply of Diagnostic, Industrial Science and Life Science products. Sep Sci sources products from various manufacturers around the globe.

Sep Sci offers a broad product portfolio of innovative instrumentation and consumables for Medical, Academic, Analytical, Biotechnology and Research Facilities. Supported by technical expertise for the maintenance and servicing of instrumentation.




Why choose us?

Sep Sci is Committed to Customer Service. Service excellence is ingrained in every one of our customer support personnel. Our service level agreements are tailored to meet every customer’s needs. All our Engineers are fully qualified and certified. All our service equipment is serviced annually by a SANAS accredited provider.

Who We Are

Sep Sci offers a broad product portfolio of innovative laboratory instrumentation and consumables for medical, academic, analytical, biotechnology and research laboratories supported by technical expertise for the maintenance and servicing of instrumentation.

What We Do

Sep Sci is an importer and exporter, involved in sales, marketing, commissioning, servicing and supply of laboratory products. Sep Sci sources laboratory products from various manufacturers around the globe.

Why We Do It

Our passion for our products gives us purpose. Our dedication to our customers keeps us committed

Where We Do It

Sep Sci was established in 1987. The Head Office is located at 1480 Cranberry Street, Honeydew, Johannesburg, with branch offices in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Privacy Policy

Separation Scientific SA (Pty) Ltd is committed to provide customers with high quality, affordable products. We shall work towards a common goal of achieving total customer satisfaction and continually improving the effectiveness of our Quality Management System by refining our core activities of sales, service and support, while meeting applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Top Management will show leadership and commitment, and bear the responsibility for establishing, implementing, integrating and maintaining the Quality Management System. This responsibility and commitment is practiced and communicated through the following:

1.Implementing a system, which meets the latest Quality Management Standard ISO 9001, that can be clearly understood, managed and improved in effectiveness as well as efficiency

2.Ensuring empowerment of people to provide the products and services in accordance with customer requirements that will meet or exceed their expectations and also provide for continual improvement

3.Establishing and pursuing Quality Objectives and Key Performance Standards

4.Reviewing our Quality Policy, Objectives and other requirements of our System through Internal Audits and Management Reviews to ensure continuing suitability, adequacy, improvement and effectiveness

6 Reasons for us to work together

Clients become friends

We have a very good working relationship based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. We are always willing to take time to not only understand the needs of your business but your vision and aspirations as an individual, which are very important in establishing truly lasting successful relationships.

We’re 100% Independent

We are independent and proud of it! This is how we take responsibility 100% seriously, we know that our independence is a pull factor to trust and lasting business.

We know how to celebrate

We know how to enjoy the time we’ve earned after working hard to achieve our goals. We want to work with you towards achieving your goals, so we can celebrate our success with you

We’re diligent

We believe that working smart is better than working to hard which is why we ensure that we work with diligence with every single one of our task.

We’re talented

We stand by our work ethic which is why we can humbly say that we are extremely talented.

We’re intelligent

Intelligent ideas and new thinking is how we choose to work, we like to be creative and to get the reward for doing so at the end of the day


Greg Northfield – Group Chairman

Greg Northfield is the founder and Group CEO of the Sep Sci Group of Companies. With a background as a Medical Technologist in Clinical Pathology and a specialization in Microbiology and Parasitology, Greg was ideally positioned to focus on the Laboratory Diagnostic market when starting Separation Scientific in 1987. Having gained extensive experience over the years in the Biosciences, Analytical, and Life Sciences fields, Greg has been instrumental in growing Sep Sci’s product portfolio to support all medical, academic, industrial, biotechnology, and research centres.

Sep Sci was created with the vision of being a healthcare and industrial science-related supplier, dedicated to supplying high-quality products to its customers. After thirty-seven years at the helm, Greg has guided the Sep Sci Group’s expansion into sub-equatorial Africa with daughter companies in neighbouring countries and activities throughout the continent. Boasting a customer base that includes pathology laboratories, blood banks, hospitals, pharmacies, research laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers, mining laboratories, petrochemical laboratories, food and beverage industries, and others, Sep Sci is well on its way to realizing this vision.

Sep Sci has also acquired various laboratory goods manufacturing companies and produces South African-made laboratory products aimed at the developing economies markets of the world.

Beyond Sep Sci, Greg is a founder member of SALDA and has served as an executive committee member for most of the 22 years of SALDAs’ existence, also served for 5 years as Chairman and more than 5 years as the Treasurer, a responsibility which he continues to perform till today.

Greg also represented SALDA on the SAMED Board for some time. Greg was also a founding member of AfricaBio, an NGO advocacy entity focused on the development and implementation of Biotechnology solutions, and later became a Director and the finance officer of AfricaBio.  Sep Sci now operates as a group of 8 subsidiaries operating under the group name of Sep Sci Group.

Industrial Science

Sep Sci’s Industrial Sciences division caters for the analytical needs in the Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Forensics Sciences, Mining, Industrial Testing and Automation industries. With techniques and disciplines like Raman Spectroscopy, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), specialized Gas Analysis systems and Automation workflow systems, we are focused on specific segments of the market. We aim to fulfil our customers’ requirements in the following segments: Forensics, Mining/Geology, Agricultural/Environmental, Food & Beverage, Petrochemicals, Material Characterisation and Pharmaceutical/Nutraceutical.

At the Industrial Sciences Division, we strive for customer service excellence in everything we do.

Life Science

Sep Sci’s focus on the Life Science Industry is a core one. From its formative days, the company has been at the forefront of South African Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Bio Pharma research by being a supplier that is able to satisfy the researchers’ holistic needs for their project requirements. From basic essential lab equipment needed in every laboratory to state of the art new technologies, we offer equipment, core competencies in application specialization and most importantly the know-how and means of supporting such technologies and equipment from a service engineering perspective. Our commitment to delivering the best support and servicing to our customers as our primary priority has always been our strength and our one discerning trait which has placed us apart from our competition.

Medical Diagnostics

Sep Sci’s Medical Diagnostic division offers cost effective solutions to assist in the modern medical laboratory. We supply instruments, reagents and consumables in a range of disciplines including microbiology, haematology, immunology, serology, chemistry, molecular diagnostics and point of care. The portfolio within the Diagnostics division provides a comprehensive test menu to aid in the diagnosis of disease states such as cancer, anemia, TB, infectious diseases, autoimmune and metabolic disorders.

We guarantee performance with our range of premium quality products backed up by experience, technical and educational support.


The procurement team ensures that our customer and supplier orders are fulfilled timeously and accurately.

The team is available to support all our customers with their every need.

We specialise in maintaining the cold chain which is essential to the shipment of goods into the medical industry.


The Finance team is about more than just the numbers.

We care about the story behind the numbers.

The team consists of employees that are highly skilled in what they do and will help you understand what the numbers mean.


Sep Sci is Committed to Customer Service. Service excellence is ingrained in every one of our customer support personnel. Our service level agreements are tailored to meet every customer’s needs. All our engineers are fully qualified and certified. All our service equipment is serviced annually by a SANAS accredited provider.