Since then, over a billion Eppi® ’s have been sold worldwide and the term has become a synonym for microcentrifuge tubes themselves. With uncontested quality and performance, laboratories around the world benefit not just from Eppendorf Tubes® but also the range of compatible Eppendorf lab devices and consumables that lead global industry standards.
Small solutions for big problems
The launch of the first Eppi® allowed scientists to easily handle small volumes manually, allowing volumes of expensive reagents and precious samples to be reduced. The Eppi® also provided solutions for sample mixing, storage, and centrifugation, helping to fuel amazing discoveries across bioscience. For example, within a decade of the first Eppi® being manufactured, there were major advances in molecular biology, with the development of gene cloning and PCR. And in medicine, advances include the discovery of life-saving vaccines such as the first hepatitis B and meningitis vaccines.