Mr. K.K. Ramasubban, Director of Eppendorf India inaugurated extended training facility. The state of the art facility is equipped with the latest range of life science research products covering the 3 competence areas of liquid handling, sample handling and cell handling. The centre is also equipped with laboratories for cell cultivation and Bioprocess applications.

Hamburg, October 12, 2017 – The new “Off the Bench” is here. Eppendorf AG publishes the life science and style magazine twice per year. The current title story introduces British cell biologist Madeline Lancaster, who developed a method for growing four-millimeter mini brains from cell cultures. The researcher and her team are passionately pursuing the question of what sets us as humans apart from other living beings.

In addition to three-dimensional brain research, Off the Bench explores how so-called super plants extract poisonous substances from the soil and use them to their benefit. A research approach to freeing contaminated soil of heavy metals? It is also plants which came to life this spring in the Californian desert after years of drought, transforming the otherwise bleak landscape into a sea of colors.

Other exciting topics included in this issue are a city profile of Washington, where the leading trade show for neuroscientists from all over the globe, “Neuroscience”, will be held in November, as well as a report on research careers and the global stations of scientist Wim Delva. A guest contribution presented by Off the Bench with the kind authorization of the scientific publication “Science”.

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From October 1, 2017, until January 15, 2018, young researchers not older than 35 years, with an advanced degree, who are performing biomedical research in Europe are invited to apply for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2018. 

Eppendorf Booth # J3 in Hall 4

Visit our booth to take part in launch of Eppendorf Varispenser 2 and Varispenser 2x.

You can also touch and feel the following newly launched products
> Mastercycler® X50 - PCR with 2D gradient
> Eppendorf Storage Boxes - to store up to -86 °C
> Eppendorf Tube Racks - to support your sample preparation
> Multipette® E3/E3x - electronic dispensers

For laboratory tasks with aliquots of aggressive solutions like acids, bases or solvents taken from large supply and reagent bottles, bottle top dispensers need to be universally applicable and of uncompromising quality. The trusted PFA sealing lip technology prevents crystal building from media residue by wiping off the inner cylinder wall during dispensing. This technology combined with the high chemical resistance allows the use with nearly all kinds of liquids. The extra air vent cap with Luer-cone for the assembly of a microfilter prevents possible contamination from the supply bottle.

Further information

Like It, Order It, Love It! This is the motto of Eppendorf’s new Advantage campaign. Special offers on refrigerated centrifuges and ultra-low temperature freezers allow customers to equip their laboratories with premium products at favorable conditions. Offers are also conveniently available in the Eppendorf online shop*.

The following offers are available from September 1 until December 31, 2017:
> Centrifuge 5810 R Cell Culture/Plate Package
> Centrifuge 5430 R Tube Volume Variety Package
> Premium U410, HEF® U410, and Innova® U725/U725-G ultra-low temperature freezers

More info at

*Offers may vary by country. Online shops are not yet available in all countries.

Eppendorf India Limited is very happy to announce that our Pipette Calibration Facility in Hyderabad is now NABL accredited! Eppendorf Pipette Calibration Centre in Hyderabad has received ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). This Centre can calibrate any make of piston stroke pipette and issue certificate as per the guidelines of NABL.

With this, we have NABL accredited Pipette Calibration Centres in 4 locations in India namely Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad. We strongly hope that we can serve you better as we come closer to you.

These centres can calibrate micro pipettes (fixed, adjustable-volume, mechanical and electronic) and dispensers from customers nearby.

Read more on "Wellness of Pipettes"

In the Eppendorf App, you can now enter epPoints codes manually or scan the printed QR code. At the push of a button, the camera of your mobile device opens and you can scan the QR code. This process can be repeated quickly and easily, thus facilitating the collection of epPoints.

Try it out now! 

Find more information here

To download the app, visit:

The second issue of Off the Bench, the LifeScienceStyle Magazine by Eppendorf, is here. Our new title story features the Spanish biochemist Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, who researches the connection between DNA damage, replicative cellular stress and the development of cancer at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Further topics in this issue include a critical look at the genome editing process CRISPR as well as the global extinction of red algae species, the source of the gelling agent agar-agar. This issue’s travel destination is the Swiss metropolis of Geneva, host to this year’s trade fair ESHRE of the Europe­an Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held in early July. Lastly, with the kind permission of the journal Science, author Jeffrey J. McDonnell explains what authors of scientific publications may learn from Hollywood directors.

“After the many positive responses to our inaugural issue, we are very pleased to once again offer our readers valuable insights for their daily work routine with this new issue”, states Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO of the Eppendorf AG.

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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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