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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.


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.

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