Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO² incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.
Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has more than 2,850 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 25 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.
Already well established as a global leader for liquid-, cell- and sample- handling products, Eppendorf entered the bioprocess market in 2007 through the acquisition of New Brunswick™ Scientific. This strategic move not only added 70 years of New Brunswick experience with autoclavable and sterilizable-in-place fermentors and bioreactors, it also allowed Eppendorf to add an array of lab products such as shakers, freezers, and incubators to its already comprehensive portfolio of products.
In 2012, Eppendorf further expanded its bioprocess expertise and product offerings by acquiring DASGIP® a pioneer in the development and production of benchtop and small scale parallel bioreactors, and information technology (IT) systems. Ideally-suited for high throughput and process development work, the DASGIP portfolio expanded the Eppendorf bioprocess portfolio to a level unrivaled by the competition.
With a comprehensive offering of single-use and traditional products for the growth of mammalian, microbial, insect, plant and algae cells, and working volumes of 60 mL – 2400 L, the Eppendorf bioprocess portfolio can satisfy the demands of process development through production.