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June 1-5, 2017 – New Orleans, USA: ASM Microbe 2017
Attend ASM Microbe 2017 to explore the full scope of microbiology – from basic science to translational and clinical application. Build professional connections with more than 10,000 of your peers from around the world. And don't miss the opportunity to meet our experts and our lab innovations live. Booth 2009.
Science Quote of the Week
Ralph Waldo Emerson would be 204 years old today. We take the philosopher's birthday as an occasion to quote his wise words: "Science does not know its debt to imagination."
Approach scientific publications the expert way
Getting lost in the complexity of data and information while trying to read and understand a scientific paper? Cheer up! – Many of your fellows are struggling with the same difficulties. Read how other scientists approach the topic of reading scientific publications to get the most out of it. ©Rawpixel.com|Fotolia
Chin up! – It’s not that difficult to read a scientific paper
Are you poring over a scientific publication that seems totally beyond your grasp? Looks familiar? No worries, you are not alone out there. Let’s turn to someone sharing his experiences with reading scientific publications – experiences you may well be able to relate to… ©Nivens|Fotolia
Ultrapure water as a component of multi-parametric assays in drug discovery
In pharmaceutical drug discovery, cell-based assays are increasingly combined with multi-parametric assay techniques to better understand highly complex disease mechanisms and the effects of compounds targeting diseases. This Labmate article describes the specific use of ultrapure water, generated by our arium® pro VF laboratory water system, as an integral component of cell-based multi-parametric profiling assays.
Science Quote of the Week
When an experiment fails it's always worth giving it another go. Or, to put it in the words of famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Clever-clever: How to pick your author name
For successful publication of your research data it is essential to make your own publications stand out from the crowd. Read the following ‘expert advice’ on how to attract the well-deserved attention – by choosing your author name smartly. ©gustavofrazao|Fotolia
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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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.
The Expo Pack Guadalajara 2017 will be the largest packaging and processing show in Mexico in 2017. Third edition will feature 500 companies covering the industries of packaging and processing, food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & personal care, graphic arts, chemical, household chemicals, textile, footwear, automotive, hardware, furniture and electronics. Visit the Sartorius booth to convince yourself of our innovative lab technologies and services. Expo Guadalajara. Booth 3204.
analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo are held at the same time since 2015. Together, these two events build the leading platform for analysis, laboratory and biotechnology on the Indian subcontinent. Both exhibitions cover the entire value chain for industrial and research laboratories. The 2016 fair had a record-breaking 233 exhibitors and 7,042 visitors and highlighted the huge potential of the Indian laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology market. Get to know Sartorius' innovative solutions at our booth.
The Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA), organized by the China Association for Instrumental Analysis, has become the most professional and most widely known event in the national analysis & testing field. It has played a huge role in the promotion of international scientific communication and the development of China's scientific analysis and testing field and analysis equipment manufacturing. Find Sartorius at booth 32049-32052.
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.
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.
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.
In 1898, Sartorius established a new production site on Weender Landstrasse in Goettingen which will remain the company’s headquarters until 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Sartorius’ first electromagnetic force-compensating (EMC) balance, the Elektrono 1, enters commercial production.
The first microbalance for weighing under normal atmospheric conditions is introduced by Sartorius.
The 100,000th analytical balance is produced.
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.
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.
The first top-loading analytical balance is presented.
The first automatic unit for integrity testing of membrane filter systems is launched.
Sartorius Liquid Handling (formerly known as Biohit) develops the first electronic pipette. Two years later, Proline®, the first commercially successful electronic pipette, is launched.
Sartorius goes public.
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)
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).
Sartorius acquires B. Braun Biotech International, the world’s leading manufacturer of fermenters, bioreactors and cell cultivation systems.
Sartorius buys a 100% stake in application specialist Omnimark Instrument Corporation (moisture analysis) based in Arizona, USA. (Picture: Moisture analyzer portfolio)
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.
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.
Sartorius moves up to the TecDAX, the leading index of the 30 largest and most liquid German technology stocks.
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.
Fall in love with our broad range of innovative and flexible laboratory solutions:
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.