Nicola Symonds

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COVID-19 Update

We are working from home and still available to our current and future clients

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  • UPDATE on laboratory access....

Our main priority at nC2 during this unprecedented time is the safety and health of our staff. With this in mind, all our employees have been working from home. We are following the University of Southampton guidelines, the latest updates can be found here:

University of Southampton coronavirus page

Therefore, we cannot currently access our laboratories and testing equipment 

UPDATE: The university is starting the process of opening labs, however the order and timeframe is beyond the control of nC² staff.  We therefore kindly ask all our clients to be patient a little longer while new working practices are put into place to ensure the safety of all.

Unfortunately Legionella has been found in some of the water systems of the labs (due to inactivity) therefore there will be a further delay while this is flushed and re-tested.

  • Our clients can pre-purchase hours of our time to be spent now on advice or later in the lab. -Nicola

We can currently carry out literature surveys with our access to the University extensive online library, this is where we can research a subject for you (referencing books, journals, standards) and write a report. This work can be carried out during lock down.

Additionally paper writing or preparation of posters for conferences – this is mainly for our previous clients, we have access to all the past work and can prepare presentation materials for you.

Adrian @ Safire Ltd

We can also prepare samples. Our machinist Adrian Walker at Safire Ltd runs a family business so has access to his workshop and can machine samples for us to use when the lock down is over.

During this time, however, you can still reach us by

calling Dr Nicola Symonds on 07917265160

or provide us your email and we will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Remember to wash your hands

Remember to look after yourselves, wash your hands and stay safe.


Nicola, Spencer, Ilaria, JB and Sam