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Eva van Pelt will become new member of the Management Board of Eppendorf AG

Eva van Pelt

Hamburg, Germany, September 12, 2017 –  On October 1, 2017, Eva van Pelt will assume Management Board responsibility for the area of Commercial Organization and thus worldwide responsibility for sales, marketing and service in the Eppendorf Group. This Management Board mandate was newly created at the end of 2016, and has been under the interim management of Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO, since that time. Van Pelt was appointed to the Management Board in June by the Supervisory Board.

“With Eva van Pelt, we were able to win a Board member with experience in international management. She has extensive expertise in sales, service, business development and product management,” says Philipp von Loeper, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG. “Currently we are repositioning the Eppendorf Group to make it fit for the future – sustainably, profitably and over the long term. With the addition of Eva van Pelt, the Management Board level of the company is now complete and ready to successfully implement the changes and developments we have already initiated,” added Bachmann.

Van Pelt noted: “The Eppendorf Group is a very healthy company and a well-known player in the life science industry. I am looking forward to supporting Eppendorf during such an exciting time, and tapping new potential together with the leadership team and Eppendorf’s employees.”

Before joining Eppendorf, van Pelt served as Managing Director for the EMEA region of Leica Microsystems at the Danaher Corporation. Prior to that, she headed Healthcare and Life Sciences for the EME region at Hitachi Data Systems. Her previous positions also include directing the Health Services and Global Solutions unit at Siemens Medical Solutions in Den Haag, Netherlands.


“Top Performance”

Varispenser 2 and Varispenser 2x –The new Uncompromising Solution for the most Demanding dispensing Applications

New! Uncompromising from the bottom to the top – Eppendorf Varispenser® 2 and Varispenser® 2x

Hamburg, August 2017

Bottletop dispensers are needed in any lab where aggressive solutions like lyes, acids, bases or solvents are dispensed from large supply bottles. Bottletop dispensers need to be universally applicable and of uncompromising quality.

As a specialist for Liquid Handling laboratory products, Eppendorf has enhanced the proven quality and technology of the previous models in many details to develop the new models Varispenser 2 and Varispenser 2x. Thanks to the proven positive displacement principle, loss of residue is almost completely avoided. This technology combined with the high chemical resistance of all components that might come into contact with aggressive liquids allows the use of Varispenser 2 and Varispenser 2x with almost all liquids commonly used in labs. Accessories such as an easily assembled drying tube, a filter or a flexible discharge tube enable a broad range of dispensing options. All devices are equipped with standard GL 45 threads and can be used with almost all kinds of threads used in labs thanks to the additional adapters included in the scope of delivery.

The oval-shaped housing and the new design of the slider and the valve toggle of Varispenser 2x emphasize the modernity of the devices while ensuring optimal handling.


Eppendorf grows faster than the market during the first half of 2017

>        Growth in sales of 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects)

>        Income from operations (EBIT) rises by 9.1% (EBIT margin: 19.3%)

Hamburg, Germany, August 11, 2017 – During the first half of 2017, the Eppendorf Group achieved group sales of €327.9 million (prior-year period: €305.5 million). At 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects), growth in sales lay above average market growth in the life science industry. Income from operations (EBIT) climbed 9.1% to €63.2 million (prior-year period: €58.0 million), amounting to an EBIT margin of 19.3% (prior year: 19.0%). All of the Eppendorf Group’s market regions and product groups contributed to this positive overall development.

Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO of Eppendorf AG, was very pleased at this positive development: “The mid-year result shows that we outperformed the market during the first half of this year. We are currently working on digitalizing our product portfolio and the connectivity of our devices with our new generation of networked products, which we launched on the market during the first six months of the year. We are assuming that our business will continue to develop positively overall for the whole year 2017 and we expect growth to be higher than the industry average.”


The new Eppendorf Tube and Cuvette Racks

The new Eppendorf Tube and Cuvette Racks

Hamburg, July 2017

This new product line combines optimized functionality and high robustness with an attractive design. The Eppendorf Tube and Cuvette Racks ensure user-friendly and efficient handling of clearly arranged samples. Their wavelike design supports clear visibility and allocation of vessels even when they are placed in different rows. All racks are stackable to save lab space when not in use. Six different formats offer the optimal solution and perfect fit for all tubes and cuvettes commonly used in laboratories.

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2017 Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators presented to Tom Baden

This year’s research prize awarded by Eppendorf goes to the United Kingdom

Tom Baden PD., Ph.D.

Heidelberg/Hamburg, June 23, 2017

In 2017, the Hamburg life science company is presenting its highly prestigious research prize for the 22nd time. The independent Eppendorf Award Jury chaired by Prof. Reinhard Jahn selected Dr. Tom Baden, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, as the 2017 winner of the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators.

The Award ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 2017. The laudatio honoring Tom Baden’s achievements was held by Award Jury member Prof. Maria Leptin.

Tom Baden, born 1982, receives the € 20,000 prize for his ground-breaking work on signal processing in the retina. The Jury: “His results have profoundly changed our understanding of circuits and synaptic computation in the retina, revealing novel and exciting properties of sensory neurons. The findings are of general significance for our understanding how small neuronal microcircuits can dissociate complex sensory patterns into specific representations within the nervous system.”

In his scientific talk ‘What the eye tells the brain, and how it got there’, Tom Baden explained the optical approach that he and his colleagues had tried in order to provide a functional roadmap of how light entering the eye and impinging on millions of photoreceptor neurons ultimately results in a highly processed and parallelized representation of the visual world to be sent to the brain.

Tom Baden: “I am humbled and delighted by this award, which recognizes a long-standing team effort that involved the hard work of several talented colleagues, most notably Katrin Franke, Philipp Berens and Thomas Euler”.

With the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award, which was established in 1995, Eppendorf AG honors outstanding work in biomedical research and supports young scientists in Europe up to the age of 35. The Eppendorf Award is presented in partnership with the scientific journal Nature. The Award winner is selected by an independent committee composed of Prof. Reinhard Jahn (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany), Prof. Dieter Häussinger (Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology, Düsseldorf, Germany), Prof. Maria Leptin (EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany), Prof. Martin J. Lohse (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin, Germany), and Prof. Laura Machesky (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK).

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New Eppendorf Pipette Holder System

New Eppendorf Pipette Holder System

Hamburg, June 2017

Carousels, stands and wall mount devices: The new Pipette Holder System is perfect for all users of handheld liquid handling instruments, who need a highly flexible system for their Eppendorf pipettes and Multipettes®. Carousels and stands provide a robust design with a small footprint. To save precious bench-top space carousels carry both manual and electronic instruments. And only Eppendorf offers a charger carousel with intelligent charging electronics that carries up to 6 instruments. The broad range of wall mount devices allows for almost free positioning options for pipettes and Multipettes: On the shelf above your bench or inside a biological safety cabinet.

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Smart. Connected. Nize.

VisioNize® - the connected Lab System

Hamburg, May 2017

The main topics of this year’s Labvolution are once again entirely dedicated to the laboratory of the future. These days, digital capture and management of sample information and experimental data are increasingly gaining in significance. The Eppendorf booth, too, will be entirely networked. At this world premiere, the Eppendorf VisioNize® system will be introduced to the public. This system, available shortly, comprises software and hardware components and allows the customer to network manifold Eppendorf instruments in the laboratory. A central software component provides the user with access to a display of the current status of all connected instruments, at any time and from practically anywhere. For example, the temperature of a freezer can be monitored and recorded for documentation and analysis purposes. In case pre-determined limits are exceeded, the system will notify the user via email. A completely new interface, which allows uniform handling of both instrument and software, ensures easy operation and analysis. In connection with the capture of relevant instrument data, the entire history of a sample may thus be collected and analyzed. All parameters taken together allow qualitative evaluation of a sample, even after prolonged storage or after being subjected to a number of workflow steps.

The main focus Laboratory of the Future goes very well with the combined presentation of the workflow software solutions eLABJournal and eLABInventory by the new Eppendorf subsidiary Bio-ITech B.V. Eppendorf, in collaboration with Bio-ITech B.V., first introduced the ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook) at the analytica 2016 in Munich. Since March 22, 2017, the Eppendorf AG has been holding the majority of shares of Bio-ITech B.V., located in Groningen, The Netherlands. With this majority interest, both companies count on long-term collaboration. 

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Introducing Innova® S44i -the next evolution in biological shakers

New Innova® S44i biological shaker

Hamburg, May 2017

Eppendorf has been a trusted partner to the global life science community for more than 70 years. The new Innova S44i biological shaker from Eppendorf is now moving shaker technology forward – designed with an intelligent new drive for years of dependable operation.It is specifically developed for laboratories that are short on space but have high demands for sample cultivation. With industry-leading load-speed and capacity threshold, the Innova S44i is ideal for growing microbiological and phototrophic organisms.

The Innova S44i comes with a responsive touchscreen interface for effortless operation. It is easy to define operating parameters and view performance history, alarm status, trend graphs, or event history directly on the display. Comprehensive multi-step programming is available for automated control of the shaker to save time. Built-in user management allows controlled access, operation, and traceability required in highly regulated laboratories. All data and events from an Innova S44i can be transferred using the built-in USB drive for documentation or later evaluation. The new shaker can be integrated into a central monitoring and data management software using VisioNize® from Eppendorf. The space saving and ergonomic design of the Innova S44i ensures effortless integration into workspaces and minimize stress on the user.


The New Eppendorf CryoCube® F740 Series

Example: 3 compartments, optimum space utilization

Hamburg, May 2017

Based on the reliable and durable Innova U725/ -G models, the new CryoCube F740 series by Eppendorf makes ULT sample storage future-proof.

An increased capacity of 740 L/ 576x boxes, improved energy efficiency without sacrificing temperature accuracy, and a considerable noise reduction create a safe storage environment. Options such as air-cooling or water-cooling, right-handed or left-handed doors, and three or five interior compartments set new benchmarks for user demands.

The CryoCube F740 is network-compatible and can be monitored through smart Eppendorf VisioNize® systems – directly at the device’s touchscreen or flexibly at a computer or tablet in the office.


The next stage of PCR

Eppendorf’s new Mastercycler® X50

Hamburg, May 2017

Eppendorf’s new Mastercycler® X50 accommodates PCR with outstanding speed and optimization capabilities. With heating rates of 10°C/s average, Eppendorf provides a very fast 96 well cycler compatible with standard format consumables.  PCR optimization reaches a new magnitude with the innovative 2D-Gradient, which allows totally new expectations with regards to yields and specificity of PCR.

Additionally, the intuitive touch screen interface helps to program the PCR cycler even faster and connectivity to Eppendorf’s VisioNize® software offers a broad range of monitoring functionalities.

The Mastercycler X50 product range will be introduced worldwide in July 2017.

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