Lab Supplies

The CBC Store has an online inventory system at the following link:

Note: the above link is accessible only from within the NTU network. To access it from outside NTU, please access the NTU network via VPN.

The CBC Store is available to College of Science personnel only. For non-registered personnel, please contact Mr. Wilson Low (

Ordering and Collection

After checking out and confirming the items in your cart, please wait for approval from your PI/approving officer. Then print out the hardcopy of the order from your buyer’s history page, and bring the order form to the CBC Store to collect the items. Non-approved orders will not be entertained.

Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and secondary container(s) must be used when transporting chemicals and solvents.

All solvents and chemicals purchased from the CBC Store are strictly to be used within the SPMS building. This is a government licensing rule.

Invoice Payment

Each research group will be issued an invoice on the 5th day of every month. The invoice must be collected by a research student from the group, who must then pass the invoice to the PI to authorize payment.

The signed invoice must be returned back to the Store within 5 working days after its issue.

No items from the store will be issued to the group until the signed invoice has been returned to the store.

Operating Hours

The operating hours of the CBC store are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12 pm (for deliveries only)
  • Monday – Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5 pm (for purchases only)
  • Friday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (for purchases only)

Note that deliveries in the afternoon and purchases in the morning may not be entertained.

Delivery of Supplies

For safety purposes, all chemicals and solvents must be delivered to CBC Lab Supplies. Lab equipment must also be delivered to CBC Lab Supplies before being distributed to individual labs.

Delivery Orders and Tax Invoices must be passed to CBC Lab Supplies or to the Purchasing desk in the General Office.

Waste Disposal

Disposal of chemical waste is only available between 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm daily. This is enforced strictly.

Please note that any group that does not follow proper waste disposal procedures, or does not stick to the waste disposal schedule, may be banned from using the service.