Then it’s time to look forward to the new refrigerated Centrifuge 5920 R. It offers exceptionally high capacity and, thanks to practical universal swing-bucket rotors, a considerable gain in convenience (p. 4–5).

Do you work with cell culture? Our new Cell Handling online portal provides you bundled expert knowledge on the topics of contamination, identity, and reproducibility – researched in depth by the Eppendorf cell experts.

Enjoy reading these and more articles as well as product news and detailed Application Notes in the new edition of Eppendorf BioNews!

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Since 1993, Eppendorf BioNews has been widely regarded as a highly popular source of information for researchers and scientific personnel. Browse the latest edition online at, or subscribe to BioNews free of charge in order to receive your personal printed issue fresh off the press twice a year! 

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Gilad Evrony, M.D., Ph.D.

The annual international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded to young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply by June 15, 2017. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. The award includes a prize money of US$25,000 for the winner.

The 2016 prize was won by the Israeli-American scientist Gilad Evrony, M.D., Ph.D. from Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA) for his work on developing technologies to sequence and analyze the genomes of single cells from the human brain. Gilad Evrony’s research has revealed a diversity of mutations in neuronal genomes indicating that every neuron in the brain carries a unique fingerprint of somatic mutations. Such mutations can cause focal brain malformations and may have a role in other unsolved neurologic diseases. The technology also allows, for the first time, reconstruction of develop-mental lineage trees in the human brain to study how cells proliferate and migrate to build the brain.

For more about the prize and film interview with Gilad Evrony, go to

The new Eppendorf LifeScienceStyle Magazine “Off the Bench” will be published twice a year with a varied mix of informative and entertaining topics that focus on life in the laboratory.

This new magazine joins BioNews, the science- and application-oriented magazine from Eppendorf that has been published twice yearly since 1993. “Off the Bench”, in contrast, will focus on the topic of laboratory lifestyles. In addition to interviews with personalities from science and research, the magazine offers readers a wealth of tips, information and links – such as visitor information on the city in which the next big life science trade fair will take place.

“We want to use ‘Off the Bench’ to offer readers something new – a view beyond the horizon with well-researched, entertaining articles. In the process, our goal is to create further added value for our customers and make it possible to experience our claim of being the expert and advisor in the life sciences,” says Dr. Oliver Franz, Vice President Branding and Group Communication of Eppendorf AG.

Among other things, the first issue of “Off the Bench” will acquaint readers with the work of the cell biologist Tim Gilberger and his battle against malaria. In addition, we join chef J. Kenji López-Alt in his kitchen as he creates dishes with scientific precision and sheds new light on a number of long-held cooking myths.

You can order “Off the Bench” free of charge from or subscribe to it online at The magazine’s contents are also available on the Web at

The Israeli-American scientist Gilad Evrony, M.D., Ph.D. has won the 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology for his work on developing technologies to sequence and analyse the genomes of single cells from the human brain.

For more information about Dr. Evrony and the Prize, visit

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’ to the world of knowledge. So we are celebrating all things science, including you!

Eppendorf Brain Breaks are taking place at:

> Queensland Brain Institute, QLD on the 16th August

> Florey Institute, VIC on the 16th August

> Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW on the 17th August

> ChemCentre Research Institute, WA on the 17th August

> Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, SA on the 18th August

For more information or if you would like to organise an Eppendorf Brain Break, please contact us on

PLUS: If you are not already registered, sign up for our newsletter by the 16th August for your chance to win prizes in our Science Week Survey! 




Eppendorf BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f

The performance of the BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f Single-Use Vessels is highlighted in an external report, which was recently published by the DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering  and Biotechnology).

A sufficient supply of oxygen is crucial for aerobic bioprocesses. To help the users to objectively compare the performance of bioreactors in terms of oxygen transfer, the DECHEMA expert group on “Single-Use technology in biopharmaceutical manufacturing” developed a standard operating procedure for measurement of the volumetric mass transfer coefficient (kLa), and using this protocol, different manufacturers experimentally determined the kLa values of their single-use fermentors. With kLa values > 500 h-1 the Eppendorf BioBLU® 0.3f and 1f Single-Use Vessels outperformed the other lab-scale fermentors tested.

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From the parallel mini bioreactor system for early stage bioprocess development, the benchtop and parallel bioreactor systems for the laboratory scale to the sterilize-in-place solutions for production: Eppendorf offers a comprehensive range of high-quality products for the growth of mammalian, microbial, insect, plant, and algae cells.

As a renowned expert in the production of sophisticated polymer products, Eppendorf offers the largest portfolio of rigid-walled stirred-tank single-use vessels and mitigates the widely discussed problems with leachables and extractables. Industry-standard glass bioreactors complete the range of vessels for bioprocesses.

Several BioCommand Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software packages meet individual requirements in bioprocess control. The comprehensive DASware software suite stands for next generation bioprocess management with DASware control as the key to parallel processing.

Download the new Bioprocessing catalog to learn more about the bioprocessing portfolio from Eppendorf.

Our new Eppendorf Advantage special offers include Eppendorf premium products ideally suited for the most important steps of your microbiology workflow.

Purchase any two Eppendorf Xplorer®/Xplorer plus electronic pipettes and get one free! Get special pricing on an epMotion® 96 with 5 free boxes of epMotion® T.I.P.S. or the epMotion® 5070 Starter Pack. Buy a Centrifuge 5430 or 5430R at our great Advantage Price!

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Our trainings provide hands-on experience. A team of highly qualified trainers will support you in learning applications and techniques for your daily work. We offer trainings on liquid handling, automation, cell technology and cell culture in several languages (German, English and French). All participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a certificate.

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Eppendorf and the “Science” journal are now accepting applications for the 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. This annual international research prize of US$25,000 is awarded to young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply by June 15, 2016. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern.


In 2015, Japanese scientist Shigeki Watanabe, Ph.D. from John Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), has won this prestigious international award. He has developed two novel techniques in electron microscopy that allow for the visualization of protein and membrane dynamics at synapses with millisecond temporal resolution.


You can find an interview with Shigeki Watanabe and more details about the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2016 at