#passionforscience

Each of us has a vision for the future and follows it with passion. We at Sartorius share your #passionforscience. Through sustainable progress and innovation we can help you make your vision a reality.

In developing new products and services for you, we work with dedication and attention to detail. With your health and safety in mind, we continuously improve our products’ ergonomics. To facilitate and accelerate your workflows, we adopt new technologies and explore trend-setting features. We strive to enable connectivity across the board to take your data flow to the next level.

For you, we are turning science into solutions.

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News Feed – Updates about products, events and trends

Science Quote of the Week
(2017-03-27)

Today, Otto Wallach would have celebrated his 170th birthday. The German chemist knew exactly how science works: "As soon as science has solved one problem, new ones arise. This is the essence of science."

Dissolvable filter guarantees outstanding recovery rate of retained microorganisms
(2017-03-24)

Reliable, fast and convenient contamination detection is the key task in microbiological quality control. With Microsart® Geneprep you can be absolutely sure to detect each single microbe due to our new membrane dissolving technology. Read our application note to learn how Microsart® Geneprep makes your lab-life easier.

Science Quote of the Week
(2017-03-20)

Let's celebrate International Day of Happiness. Because happy and passionate scientists achieve the best results. Or, to cite the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle: "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."

Sartorius to acquire real-time live-cell analysis pioneer and leader Essen BioScience
(2017-03-16)

Sartorius signed an agreement to acquire U.S. based Essen BioScience Inc., a pioneer and leader in the field of cell-based assays and instrumentation used for drug discovery and basic research applications. "With the Essen real-time, live-cell analysis platform, we will add another key technology for advancing and accelerating drug discovery applications to our lab divisions’ portfolio", said Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO of Sartorius. Read the full press release here:

Science Quote of the Week
(2017-03-14)

Today we celebrate Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. To the influential theoretical physicist, his scientific findings have never been a question of being particularly talented. Einstein said about himself: "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

March 15-16, 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico: Feria Beneservi
(2017-03-13)

At the 2a Feria de Proveedores de la Facultad de Medicina (UNAM), we will present our latest lab products and solutions. Take the chance to meet our experts and discover our #passionforscience live. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth.

Cleaning your mechanical pipette has never been easier
(2017-03-10)

Our Tacta® is the quickest and easiest pipette to clean, with only three parts to be disassembled. No tools are needed for disassembly. Furthermore, Tacta® can also be steam-sterilized or autoclaved as-is, without disassembly. Learn more about our mechanical pipette here.

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Experience it.

Sartorius in your area

Discover our #passionforscience for yourself at trade fairs, conferences and other events. Get to know our laboratory product and service range live. Of course, you'll also have the chance to share your #passionforscience in real time right out of our booth with our global #passionforscience community.

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March 28-30, 2017 – Paris, France

Forum Labo 2017

Forum Labo is a benchmark event for research, development and control laboratories in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetology, agro-food and environment. Meet us there to see our latest lab innovations and solutions. Paris expo Porte de Versailles. Booth B54-C55.

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April 2-6, 2017 – San Francisco, CA, USA

253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

The American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting is where chemistry professionals meet to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art technologies, the meeting provides excellent opportunities for sharing your passion for chemistry, connecting with the world’s largest scientific society and advancing your career in this ever-changing global economy. Visit our Sartorius booth.

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May 16-18, 2017 – Hannover, Germany

LABVOLUTION

LABVOLUTION – the European trade fair for innovative lab equipment and lab workflow optimization – presents an incomparably broad spectrum of products and services. The integration of the Life Sciences Event BIOTECHNICA will create an attractive meeting-place and forum for the biotech industry. As from 2017 LABVOLUTION will be augmented by the firmly established Life Sciences Event BIOTECHNICA. Visit our booth and discover Sartorius' latest lab innovations and services. Hall 20, Booth C39.

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June 1-5, 2017 – New Orleans, USA

ASM Microbe 2017

ASM Microbe 2017 showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. It is the largest gathering of microbiologists in the world and the only meeting in the field that explores the full scope of microbiology – from basic science to translational and clinical application – and provides unparalleled learning and networking opportunites. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth. Booth 2009.

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Sartorius Lab Academies – the individual Training Sessions programmed for Success

Professional and individual training sessions are the key to successful lab work. That’s why we created our training program focusing on making your workflows even more productive while increasing quality awareness.

Maximize your performance! Discover the possibilities and choose from a selection of customized training courses in pipetting, filtration, lab weighing and lab water purification.

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Love it.

Working with all our hearts

Over 6,800 people worldwide contribute to the success of Sartorius with their ideas, expert knowledge and passion to excel. Our employees appreciate freedom, have a strong desire to grow personally and professionally and really put their hearts into their work. Get to know our dedicated staff and find out everything about your own career opportunities with Sartorius.

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Sartorius’ #passionforscience dates back nearly 150 years

1870

It all started at the University of Goettingen, Germany, when former “university mechanician” Florenz Sartorius laid the cornerstone for the fine precision weighing company: In 1870, Sartorius went into business by setting up his mechanical workshop named "Feinmechanische Werkstatt F. Sartorius." His pioneering invention – the short-beam analytical balance – revolutionized work in research labs because he used a new lightweight aluminum.

1898

In 1898, Sartorius established a new production site on Weender Landstrasse in Goettingen which will remain the company’s headquarters until 2018.

1914

Sartorius is converted to a publically traded company. By now the "Sartorius-Werke AG" were divided into four “departments” according to the different product groups: 1. balances, 2.microtomes, 3. thermostats and incubators, 4. geodetic, astronomic & terrestrial magnetic instruments. The company becomes world-renowned in various scientific and technical industries: At the time, the "Sartorius-Werke AG" exports about 60 percent of its production to foreign countries.

1922

Richard Zsigmondy invents the "cold ultrafilter" in 1922. These filters serve as the basis for commercial-scale production of Sartorius separation and filter technology products.

1927

In 1927, together with the chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate Richard Zsigmondy, Sartorius establishes the limited liability company called “Membranfiltergesellschaft mbH”. The membranes invented by Zsigmondy lay the foundation for the development of membrane filtration at Sartorius: For example, Sartorius nowadays manufactures specialty membranes that are used as test strips in pregnancy test kits.

1954

Sartorius’ first electromagnetic force-compensating (EMC) balance, the Elektrono 1, enters commercial production.

1955

The first microbalance for weighing under normal atmospheric conditions is introduced by Sartorius.

1958

The 100,000th analytical balance is produced.

1970

Sartorius builds the first electronic precision and analytical balances. The resulting boom in orders leads to the founding of numerous foreign subsidiaries and contributes decisively to the significance of the Sartorius Group today.

1971

The first nanogram balance sets the world record for the most precise weighing. This balance is used to weigh the moon rocks that astronaut Neil Armstrong brought back to Earth from his expedition.

1979

The first top-loading analytical balance is presented.

1983

The first automatic unit for integrity testing of membrane filter systems is launched.

1988

Sartorius Liquid Handling (formerly known as Biohit) develops the first electronic pipette. Two years later, Proline®, the first commercially successful electronic pipette, is launched.

1990

Sartorius goes public.

1996

The world's first ultra-microbalance debuts with a weighing capacity featuring a resolution of 21 million digits and an accuracy of 0.1 µg. (Picture: Electronic ultra-microbalance from 1974, capacity: 3 g; readability: 0.3 µg)

1999

Sartorius expands its portfolio by acquiring Vivascience (innovative products for cell culture technology, protein purification and ultrafiltration) and Denver Instrument Company (laboratory balances and measurement technology).

2000

Sartorius acquires B. Braun Biotech International, the world’s leading manufacturer of fermenters, bioreactors and cell cultivation systems.

2005

Sartorius buys a 100% stake in application specialist Omnimark Instrument Corporation (moisture analysis) based in Arizona, USA. (Picture: Moisture analyzer portfolio)

2005

Together with the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, Sartorius develops the most exact precision balance in the world. With the so-called super mass comparator, one-kilogram prototypes – used by national metrological institutes to calibrate weights – can be calibrated by measuring weight differences in the nanogram range.

2011

Sartorius acquires the liquid handling segment of Biohit, the Finnish laboratory specialist. With liquid handling, the Group adds a key component to its product offering for laboratory instruments.

2012

Sartorius moves up to the TecDAX, the leading index of the 30 largest and most liquid German technology stocks.

2016

Sartorius acquires U.S. based IntelliCyt Corporation, an award-winning innovator and manufacturer of cell screening platforms used in drug discovery, and ViroCyt, a specialist for rapid virus quantification.

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The ideal solution for your lab

Fall in love with our broad range of innovative and flexible laboratory solutions:

  • Produce as much pure and ultrapure water as you need – in accordance with highest quality standards and select a purifying system that fits perfectly into your lab space.
  • Perform your liquid handling tasks with incredibly ergonomic pipettes to prevent RSI while always obtaining absolute exact results.
  • Centrifugalize your samples with the ideal speed for your application and enjoy the silent operation that allows you to work on other tasks in the meantime.
  • Rely on our field-proven sample prep solutions for filtration and ultrafiltration applications.
  • Benefit from Sartorius' long-standing expertise in microbiological quality control while increasing your performance and enhancing your workflows.
  • Choose from a wide selection of ultramicro, micro, analytical and precision balances from entry-level to high-performance models.
  • Get the support of our global service team from installation and qualification to preventive maintenance, calibrations, repairs and extended warranty services.

The Sartorius Lab Products & Services division supplies high-quality lab instruments such as balances, pipettes, centrifuges and lab water purification systems. Moreover, we offer the widest range of consumables, which include filters, pipette tips and products for microbiological control. In addition, Sartorius provides a comprehensive range of accredited and quality services to extend the lifetime and ensure the continuous accuracy, precision and functionality of your laboratory instruments - all from a single source.

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