BioNews No. 44: How pipette tips influence assay results
The international standard ISO 8655:2002 recommends the use of pipettes and tips by the same manufacturer. In a study conducted by Eppendorf with standard tips from 15 different manufacturers this recommendation proved to be true. The study results showed a dramatic influence of the tip on the pipetting results.
Thomas Bachmann is new Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group
Thomas Bachmann became Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group on August 1, 2015. Following the departure of Eppendorf's previous CEO, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Detmar Ammermann, had exercised the function of Spokesman of the Management Board on an interim basis in addition to his responsibilities as CFO.
Bachmann, who has been a member of the Eppendorf Supervisory Board since 2013, came to Eppendorf from his position as President of the Bruker BioSpin Group. He has been active in the life science sector since 2005, when he took on the overall management of the globally active Tecan Group, which is headquartered in Switzerland.
"We are very pleased that we have been able to win Thomas Bachmann as our Chief Executive Officer," said Klaus Fink, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Eppendorf Group. "He has demonstrated his expertise and his strategic foresight in many ways during more than 25 years of experience in international management positions."
Bachmann explains: "Eppendorf is an innovative, customer-oriented company with a strong, well-known brand and a global orientation, and it succeeds again and again in making important contributions to analytic, medical, diagnostic and life science laboratories. I am looking forward to working with Eppendorf's very competent and committed global management to develop the company sustainably and successfully in the years to come."
Eppendorf BioNews No. 43 out now!
The latest edition of our printed newsletter features interesting product innovations: the BioFlo® 320, a flexible solution for process control in cell culture and fermentation, two handy HeatSealers for reliable sealing of different plate formats, our CryoCube® ultra-low temperature freezers as well as the Eppendorf Cell Imaging Consumables for efficient cell growth and precise fluorescence analysis.
Furthermore, you will find Application Notes, news, tips, and our popular prize competition!
Eppendorf back on sound course for growth
Hamburg, May 26, 2015 – In fiscal year 2014, the Eppendorf Group achieved sales of €531.1 million (prior year: €502.7 million), corresponding to a 5.7% increase when adjusted for currency effects. Income from operations (EBIT) rose to €95.7 million (prior year: €93.8 million), and 2014 net income declined to €65.7 million (prior year: €67.5 million).
In addition, significant capital investments were made in the further expansion of the company's sales structures and the set-up of production facilities, i.e. for the introduction of new product lines. Expenses for research and development also increased to €29.4 million (prior year: €28.2 million). The number of employees rose to 2,927 worldwide (prior year: 2,848).
Detmar Ammermann, Spokesman of the Management Board and Eppendorf's Chief Financial Officer: “The outstanding performance of our employees, our rigorous implementation of our strategies and the positive developments on the market all resulted in very positive sales growth of 5.7%. On the basis of this solid result, we will continue to pursue our strategic goals and increase customer benefit sustainably.”
Video: Eppendorf DASbox Mini Bioreactor System
The Eppendorf DASbox Mini Bioreactor System is a premium tool that helps streamlining process development. Its innovative design in blocks of four makes it an ideal tool for parallel processing and Design of Experiments.
Eppendorf Launches Mobile App
Eppendorf is happy to announce the launch of the official Eppendorf App* with a broad range of functionalities, including an Eppendorf product catalog, a news section and a BioNews archive. Moreover the app provides a number of helpful lab tools such as lab timers or calculators and conversion tools for typical routine applications in the laboratory. For customers who want to purchase our products the app offers a direct link to our Eppendorf eShops without leaving the app.
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*Initially the app will be available free of charge in the Apple® App Store® for the Apple® iPad® and iPhone®. A version for users of Android® will be available soon.
Spa & Wellness for Pipettes
Premium service from the experts: Precision and accuracy of the pipettes is important to ensure the quality of your results. Regular maintenance, calibration and adjustment assure your pipettes continue to generate reproducible results. Eppendorf offers a range of service options from economical calibration to GLP/GMP custom designed calibration services for Eppendorf and other brand pipettes.
In Eppendorf’s Pipette Service Centers around the world the extensively trained technical staff performs high-quality calibration services following ISO EN 8655 standards. In selected markets Eppendorf services are also accredited by ISO 17025.
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Great tool for pipetting in 96-well format
The new Eppendorf epMotion® 96 is an easy to use bench top system for fast and high precision pipetting in 96- and 384-well plates. As an affordable solution it overcomes the limits of manual multichannel pipetting. Enjoy the epMotion 96 video that shows the ease-of-use with three application examples (multidispense 3 x 100 µL in stack of cell culture plates, fill 384-well plate by 4 x 96 channel indexing, pipette and mix mode).
Save time and money while getting better reproducibility of your results from cell based assays, ELISA, cell seeding, nucleic acid quantification, plate reformatting or other applications.
For more information regarding automated pipetting systems, please visit: www.eppendorf.com/automation
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Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2015
Eppendorf and the journal Science are now accepting applications for the 2015 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 35 years of age or younger are invited to apply by June 15, 2015. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern.
The 2014 prize was won by the US scientist Eiman Azim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York. Eiman Azim’s work offers fundamental new insights into the neural mechanisms that enable skilled limb movements to be both smooth and precise. His research has provided direct support for long-standing theories about the roles of internal feedback pathways within the central nervous system and external feedback from the muscles in regulating fine motor control.
For more about the prize and film interview with Eiman Azim, go to www.eppendorf.com/prize.