Eppendorf celebrates the 60th birthday of a pipetting masterstroke

Eppendorf celebrates the 60th birthday of a pipetting masterstroke


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  • Date: 28 May,2021

2021 marks a key milestone for anyone working in a lab. Sixty years ago, Eppendorf changed the ways of handling liquids by introducing the world’s first piston-stroke pipette. Launched in 1961, the Eppendorf ‘Marburg Pipette’ featured the same basic elements as those found in today’s labs: a spring-loaded piston that stops precisely at a set volume level and a removable pipette tip made of plastic. This alternative to cumbersome and risky mouth pipetting changed scientific research forever and laid the foundation for Eppendorf’s position as a market leader in liquid handling today.

Continuing innovation
Since then, by applying their proven expertise and innovation, Eppendorf has continued to set industry standards in precise manual and automated pipetting and dispensing of small volumes. In 1978, for example, the company redefined liquid handling again with the introduction of the Multipette® dispenser with Combitips® tips system — the first handheld repetitive dispenser and an entirely new concept of disposable tips with integrated pistons.

Still accelerating research
Eppendorf has always worked closely with customers to understand their precise needs and develop the right pipette or solution for every application. Over the years, Eppendorf has continued to evolve the pipette through the advent of electronic pipetting and automated liquid handling systems to maximize reproducibility when working with micro- and nanoliter volumes. Today, Eppendorf customers can choose from a broad range of instruments, consumables, and services to suit their liquid handling needs and further accelerate their research.

60 Years Pipette Anniversary
To celebrate the occasion, Eppendorf has taken a look at how pipetting has evolved over the years and where we’re headed for the future of liquid handling. The comprehensive articles series, voices of our customers, a raffle, and more may be found on our Pipette Anniversary website.
Join us in celebrating the 60 Years Pipette Anniversary at www.eppendorf.com/60-Years

About Eppendorf:
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, 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, microplates, and single-use bioreactor vessels 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 about 4.500 employees worldwide. In 1961, Eppendorf launched the »Marburg Pipette« – the world’s first piston-stroke pipette making it possible to handle liquids in the microliter volume range for the very first time – to learn more about the 60th Anniversary of this occasion, follow the link below. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

About the company: www.eppendorf.com
Eppendorf 60 Years Pipette Anniversary: www.eppendorf.com/60-Years

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