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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.


Eppendorf introduces the new BioFlo® 120 Bioprocess Control Station

New BioFlo® 120 Bioprocess Control Station

Hamburg, Mai 2017

Leading life science company Eppendorf introduces the BioFlo 120, their latest bench scale fermentor/bioreactor system for research and development. This flexible instrument is capable of microbial fermentation as well as mammalian cell culture applications with a single platform. It features an extensive range of glass and BioBLU® Single-Use Vessel options (250 mL – 40 L). Universal connections for digital Mettler Toledo® ISM® and analog sensors make it easy to monitor a variety of critical process parameters.

 “We know that in research and development time is critical. Our priority was to develop a bioprocess system that is straightforward to set up and easy to use. By reducing the time required in learning to use new equipment, we free up scientists to spend more time on what is important, their research,” states Kevin Voll, product manager Eppendorf bioprocess.

The embedded software offers real-time local process control through an integrated touchscreen. The newly developed Auto Culture modes for push button control of microbial and cell culture applications drastically reduce the learning curve associated with new equipment. For additional process control capabilities and secure database management the BioFlo 120 can also be connected to Eppendorf SCADA platforms DASware® and BioCommand®.

“A very user-friendly system, which is self-explanatory” summarized Hamed Tehrani at RWTH Aachen University, after using the new control station for a few weeks.

Ease of use and flexibility ensure the new bioreactor/fermentor serves the needs of scientists today and in the years to come – be it in academic, governmental, or industrial research settings.


New epMotion® 10 µL system for improved automated Liquid Handling performance of sub-microliter volumes

Two new dispensing tools, the TS 10 single channel and the TM 10-8 eight channel, together with dedicated epT.I.P.S.® Motion

Hamburg, May 2017

Eppendorf extends its range of accessories and consumables for the epMotion® 5070, 5053 and 5075 automated Liquid Handling systems to facilitate pipetting of small volumes from 10 µL down to 200 nL. This includes two new dispensing tools, the TS 10 single channel and the TM 10-8 eight channel, together with dedicated epT.I.P.S.® Motion available in seven variations (with filter, sterile or reload options). The 10 µL system is rounded off with a new 10 mL reservoir consumable for small dead volume and a dedicated thermo adapter for the epMotion reservoir rack.

At the same time, Eppendorf is introducing the new epBlue™ 40.5 software version to operate the 10 µL tools on current epMotion systems. Customers will benefit from a new contact dispensing mode which is recommended for volumes below 1 µL, and a new height teaching feature which allows improved pipetting within labware tolerances. In addition, the new epBlue software version comprises many more features supporting the ease-of-use and flexibility of epMotion.

“Equipped with the new 10 µL system, the epMotion is one of the most accurate and precise automated Liquid Handling systems on the market. Using it for downscaling routine applications like PCR set-up or NGS library preparation can yield significant cost savings” said Dr. Carsten Buhlmann, Global Product Manager at Eppendorf. 


Fiscal year 2016: Eppendorf continues on course for success

>        Group sales of €651.5 million (revenue growth of 4.8% in local currencies)

>        Income from operations of €139.6 million.  (EBIT margin of 21.4%)

Hamburg, Germany, April 28, 2017 –  The Eppendorf Group successfully ended fiscal year 2016 with Group sales of €651.5 million (prior year: €629.1 million) and revenue growth of 3.6% (4.8% when adjusted for currency effects). Income from operations (EBIT) climbed 17.1% to €139.6 million (prior year: €119.3 million), amounting to an EBIT margin of 21.4% (prior year: 19.0%).

The Asian market and the services segment in particular contributed to this good result. During the reporting year, Eppendorf significantly increased expenses for research and development to €34.8 million (prior year: €31.9 million). In addition, the company expanded its global service and sales presence, among other things through the acquisition of a company in Ireland.

“Once again, we can look back on a good fiscal year. We want to continue developing dynamically and are currently working on a variety of measures to ensure we achieve profitable growth in the future as well,” said Thomas Bachmann, President & Chief Executive Officer of Eppendorf AG. “In addition to carrying out various internal projects, we took the step early this year, for instance, of acquiring a controlling interest in the Dutch company Bio-ITech B.V. after working closely with them last year on device and data networking.”

In 2017, the company will continue to focus on product and application development as well as on the ongoing expansion of its sales, development and production sites.

You will find the Eppendorf AG 2016 Annual Report at:


The new Eppendorf Forensic DNA Grade Consumables

The new Eppendorf Forensic DNA logo

Hamburg, April 2017
The product line sealed with the new purity grade "Eppendorf Forensic DNA Grade" complies with the stringent requirements of the recently released ISO18385. This standard specifies the demands on manufacturers of products which are used in forensic DNA laboratories to further minimize the risk of contamination. Eppendorf confirms the compliance for every production lot and provides lot-specific certificates. The comprehensive approach of this product line assures an excellent purity and performance level as well as optimized packaging that supports contamination- and error-free handling.

The Forensic DNA Grade products encompass consumables for DNA extraction, sample processing and PCR setup as well as for sample storage.

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Eppendorf awarded with ‘Customer Service of the Year’ and ‘Best New General Laboratory Product’ by SelectScience®.

The coveted 2017 Scientists’ Choice Awards, organized by SelectScience, were announced during the Pittcon 2017 Expo in Chicago, IL. The annual awards celebrate the laboratory products and manufacturers that make a difference to the industry. Scientists are invited to nominate, vote and review online.

Eppendorf was awarded ‘Customer Service of the Year.’ This award acknowledges the company which has received the highest average review rating for after-sales service across all products. “Scientists expect to read reviews and receive validation from others when investing in their laboratory, so it is a hugely significant accolade for Eppendorf that their customers see the company as best-in-class for service and support in the science industry,” said Kerry Parker, Editor-in-Chief for SelectScience.

The Eppendorf Centrifuge 5920 R received the award for ‘Best New General Laboratory Product.’ The centrifuge is the ideal product for high-throughput applications. “The new product was a result of a lot of engineering expertise. It’s especially important because we know what the voting process is here – this is voted on by scientists. It’s important for Eppendorf that we’re reaching our scientists and creating products that do make their processes better,” said Matthew Lieber, Product Manager at Eppendorf North America.  

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New microinjectors CellTram® 4 Air/Oil provide optimal sample control

The new CellTram4 Air and Oilfrom Eppendorf

Hamburg, February 2017

The new CellTram® 4 Air and CellTram® 4 Oil from leading life science company Eppendorf raise the bar in terms of ease of use and performance for manual microinjectors.

The CellTram® 4 Air is a pneumatic injector ideal for gentle holding of cells or embryos in suspension. At the same time it is highly suitable for the uptake and injection of cells (e.g., of sperm or ES cells). Therefore, users can set up their workstation with air injectors on both the holding and injection side and conduct microinjections entirely oil-free. Additional new features of the CellTram 4 Air are the dual coarse/fine drive, and the piston position scale, which allows setting the injector’s pressure characteristics according to personal preference.

The CellTram® 4 Oil is optimal for users who prefer the direct responsiveness of an oil-filled injector. It features a new oil-filling system that minimizes oil spills and helps save time during the filling process.

Both models have been designed with special emphasis on excellent ergonomics, ease of use and high precision. They also feature improved accessories, such as a scaled capillary holder 4 for reproducible mounting, and a new grip head 4 for easier capillary exchange and better user safety. For transgenic customers, a new capillary holder 4 (slim shape) is available that allows for injecting at angles <15° in combination with Eppendorf manipulators. Flat angle injections can help minimize mechanical trauma, thereby contributing to higher survival rates of the injected cells.

In Europe, the CellTram® 4m Air and Oil are registered as medical device (according to Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC).

Dr. Rudolf Walczak, Global Product Manager Cell handling says: “Eppendorf has served as expert partners to embryologists and microinjectionists for more than 30 years. We are happy to offer our customers the new and highly improved CellTram 4 injectors. We are dedicated to helping them achieve the best possible results, both in research and in clinical applications.”

More information on Eppendorf’s CellTram 4 Air and Oil can be found at

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