One Nucleus Limited

Established in 1997, One Nucleus is a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Headquartered in Cambridge, at the heart of Europe’s largest Life Sciences & Healthcare cluster, we support those institutions, companies and individuals undertaking activity in or with the above region.

Through providing the local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximise their performance. This support helps them achieve, or better still exceed, the goals they have set for themselves. Biomedical and Healthcare R&D have always been impactful in driving social and economic progress. In an increasingly outsourced, collaborative and multi-disciplinary sector, bringing the best people together is key to translating great innovation into great products that markedly improve patient outcomes and drive economic development. Attracting and enabling the best people to engage with is at the heart of the One Nucleus team ethos and what we continually strive to deliver.

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Richard Dickinson, Chief Technical Specialist at One Nucleus has over 25 years’ experience as a Facilities Manager and has worked for more than 35 years in the life science sector. Richard provides project management for office and laboratory fit outs and can help with laboratory service contracts, maintenance contracts, cleaning contracts, utility bills, insurance, purchasing and budgeting.

For a quote please contact Richard on 01223 896 453 or richard@onenucleus.com.

Richard also manages the One Nucleus Purchasing Consortium Scheme for Gold members only, the scheme has been running since 2000 with an annual member spend exceeding £7 million before discount and with more than 100 members. It is the longest-running purchasing consortium of its kind in the UK, saving members over £3 million per annum.

Currently there are seven Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs) in place who undergo a rigorous tender process and are selected, not by One Nucleus, but by the members of the Purchasing Scheme

Current PSAs

  • Air Liquide– providing laboratory gases
  • Air Products– providing liquid nitrogen services
  • BOC– providing dry ice services
  • Deliver Plus– providing courier services
  • Fisher Scientifi­c– providing laboratory consumables, laboratory chemicals, low value apparatus and Life Science Products
  • Harts Office Supplies– providing stationery, office goods, IT consumables and office furniture
  • STARLAB– providing pipette maintenance and calibration services

Richard can perform a cost-benefi­t analysis for companies thinking of becoming a Gold Member.

For more information, please contact Richard on 01223 896 453 or

richard@onenucleus.com.