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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 www.eppendorf.com/bionews, 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 www.eppendorf.com/prize.

Think back to the last time you were frustrated by non-reproducible results of your experiment. Despite careful review of all variables – including the pipetting system used in the experiment – did the cause of the problem remain a mystery?

In many cases the assumption is made that the pipetting system, consisting of pipette and pipette tips, cannot be a source of error as long as the tip fits the pipette. However, even if this is the case, this does not speak to the precision and accuracy of the pipetting result. The international standard ISO 8655:2002 considers pipettes and pipette tips as a system. With good reason!

In this webinar we will show the results of our comprehensive study about tip quality in system with the pipette. At the end of this webinar you will have an overview of several influencing factors impairing your pipetting results when using pipettes and tips. We found that in the same way that only the tip of an iceberg can be seen above water level, a number of other problems with pipette tips rather stay unknown.

Webinar Time:
Tuesday November 29th 2016, 4:00 p.m. CEST

Dr. Ulrike Gast
Field Application Specialist, Liquid Handling
Eppendorf AG

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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 magazine@eppendorf.com or subscribe to it online at corporate.eppendorf.com/en/news-media/newsletter-magazines. The magazine’s contents are also available on the Web at www.eppendorf.com/OTB.

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 www.eppendorf.com/prize

Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2017: Call for entries!

Until 15 January 2017, 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

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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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CRISPR is revolutionizing the life sciences. Genome editing using RNA-programmable nucleases opens up a wealth of experimental options. At the same time, it makes creating new cell and animal models faster, easier and cheaper than in the past. Consequently, researchers in areas as diverse as cell/developmental biology, genetics or clinical research are turning to CRISPR as their method of choice.

In this webinar, we will present experimental approaches and real-life examples for creating transgenic animal models using CRISPR. We will provide practical tips and recommendations with a focus on the mouse as the model organism. In addition, we will highlight key considerations for choosing the right micromanipulation instrumentation.

Webinar Date & Time:
Thursday June 30th 2016, 5 p.m. CEST

Dr. Ben Davies, Transgenic Core Head and Group Head/PI, University of Oxford
Dr. Rudolf Walczak, Global Product Manager Cell and Liquid Handling, Eppendorf AG


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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 Eppendorf Xplorer®/Xplorer plus electronic pipette with 20 % discount. Get an epMotion® 96 or Eppendorf HeatSealer S100 with 20 % off list price. Additionally we offer 20 % discount on MiniSpin® plus microcentrifuge (with a free PCR strip rotor) and the matching 0.2 mL PCR tubes! Or buy a Mastercycler® nexus gradient and even save 25 %!

Take advantage now and save! More at www.eppendorf.com/advantage