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Ergonomics in the Lab
Annoyed by uncomfortable handling in the lab?
Ergonomic aspects are becoming higher priority: Personal health status or corporate sickness levels of employees due to back bone trouble or handwrist load – everyone tries to reduce the stress.
The field of ergonomics extends far beyond just chairs that simply have an ergonomic design, a point underlined by Eppendorf’s efforts to optimize laboratory devices as early as the start of the 1970s. This work has continued through to the 2003 launch of our PhysioCare Concept, which focused on liquid handling devices like our pipettes.
Currently, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept covers our entire laboratory product portfolio. Ergonomic aspects are part of every new product development.
The PhysioCare Concept is based on three spheres, developed as a holistic solution to harmonize the workflow in your laboratory with your health and well-being. Feel well in all three spheres.
It’s About You!
Ergonomics goes far beyond the "ergonomically designed chair". At the beginning of the 1970s, Eppendorf began optimizing the ergonomics of its laboratory equipment. In 2003, we launched the PhysioCare Concept® , which was focused on liquid handling devices such as our pipettes. Today, the PhysioCare Concept covers our entire product portfolio.
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