Eppendorf Unveils New State-of-the-Art Sample Freezer at ICEBAR London

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Eppendorf has launched its new CryoCube® F740 ultra-low temperature freezer line for laboratory sample storage with an exclusive event at the London ICEBAR on Wednesday 24th May 2017. The new freezer line comprises 5 new models, F740i with Advanced User Interface (AUI), F740wi a water-cooled option with AUI, F740hi high efficiency with AUI, F740hiw high efficiency, water-cooled and AUI and F740 with an LED interface.

The new CryoCube freezers demonstrate an increased capacity of 740 L (576 x boxes), improved energy efficiency without sacrificing temperature accuracy, and a considerable noise reduction creating 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 Eppendorf’s new device management software, VisioNize® – directly at the device’s touchscreen or flexibly at a computer or tablet in the office.

The launch was attended by over 50 representatives from all areas of science and industry and included presentations from both academic and industrial leaders in the laboratory field with focus on sample safety, traceability and sustainability without sacrificing temperature accuracy in the laboratory. The event also included a ‘-5˚C experience’ within ICEBAR London - the UK’s only hospitality venue with a permanent bar area made of ice. During the event, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network during refreshments followed by liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Brian McTeir, Facilities and Services Manager at The Roslin Institute, presented important considerations on sample security, management, quality assurance and temperature monitoring. Brian highlighted that features of the Eppendorf freezers had contributed to achieving a reduction in freezer numbers within the laboratory areas.

Stephen Dey, Marketing Director at Eppendorf UK said: “We’re delighted to welcome our most distinguished customers to this important launch, introducing the next generation of the CryoCube freezer range.” He added, “We always endeavour to provide state-of-the-art instruments to our customers and this new freezer will help to deliver the best possible standards with excellent sample safety and product reliability. Other important factors such as efficiency, capacity and traceability are built into this new instrument. With the latest advancements, we believe the CryoCube F740 freezer line provides everything our customers require from an ultra-low temperature freezer.”

With more than sixty years’ experience of developing high quality instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide, Eppendorf welcomes this latest product to its expanding portfolio.

More information about Eppendorf CryoCube® freezers can be found at
More information about VisioNize® can be found at

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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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Eppendorf UK congratulates Dr Amy Jones, Principal Scientist working in the Molecular Malignancy Laboratory at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke's Hospital on winning our recent prize draw!

Visitors to the recent Festival of Genomics 2017 show at London’s ExCeL were invited to enter our prize draw to win either an Apple® or Android smart watch.

Amy seen alongside Eppendorf UK Territory Manager, Vanessa Talbot (right) was delighted to be presented with a new Samsung® Gear S2 watch and commented, "I called in at the Eppendorf stand at the Festival of Genomics to find out about their automated liquid handling systems as we are considering possible options for improving service in our clinical laboratory, and took away some useful information to consider. I was delighted to find out that I had won a competition to win the smart watch, thanks very much Eppendorf! We currently use Eppendorf centrifuges and pipettes and find them reliable pieces of equipment, which is necessary when you are running a busy genetics diagnostic service."

We hope Amy will enjoy wearing her new smart watch for many years to come!

Eppendorf would also like to thank everyone who participated in the prize draw.

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The Hidden World is the theme of this years' Royal Society of Biology amateur photography competition. The natural world harbours a wealth of secrets and surprises and the Royal Society of Biology invite you to capture or uncover this hidden world of biology.

Supported by Eppendorf, the competition has two categories, each with a cash prize: Photographer of the Year (18 and over) with a top prize of £1,000; and Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) with a top prize of £500. Get snapping and submit up to three images by 31st August 2017.

Judging for the competition will take place in September and the winners will be announced at the Society’s annual award ceremony on Thursday 12th October during Biology Week 2017.

Find out more online or contact the Society at

Eppendorf has been awarded two accolades in the SelectScience® Reviewers’ Choice Awards™ 2017: 'Best New General Laboratory Product' and 'Customer Service Provider of the Year'. Amongst other leading life sceince companies, winners were officially announced during a ceremony held at Pittcon 2017 International Conference and Expo in Chicago, USA.

Best New General Laboratory Product
SelectScience revealed Eppendorf Centrifuge 5920 R as the chosen winner for the 'Best New General Lab Product' of 2016, as nominated and voted for by scientists around the world. Do you use this centrifuge in your laboratory? Share your thoughts with other scientists by reviewing the Eppendorf Centrifuge 5920 R today!

Matthew Leiber, Product Manager at Eppendorf, accepted the award; "It is a great pleasure to accept this award on behalf of the entire Eppendorf corporation. This new product was a result of a lot of engineering expertise. It's especially important because we know what the voting process is here - this is voted on by scientists. It's important for Eppendorf that we're reaching our scientists and creating products that do make their processes better."

Reviewers’ Choice Awards™ - Customer Service Provider of the Year
Christian Rohrer and Craig Chin accepted the award for Customer Service Provided of the Year.

The Reviewers’ Choice Awards™, added to the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards® in 2015, give laboratory scientists an opportunity to have their say by rating and reviewing companies and products that have made a significant difference to their research over the past 12  months.

Eppendorf develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. The company has over 215 products showcased on SelectScience®, from pipettes and plates, to centrifuges and thermal cyclers, which have received almost 500 independent reviews from customers and scientists all over the world.

For more information about Eppendorf products, visit or to view the product range on SelectScience®, visit

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

Our new catalogue presents you with a perfectly matched portfolio of instruments, consumables and accessories for your lab applications. In addition, you will find our new epServices chapter to ensure your are fully prepared should you require our help.

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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.

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