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For you, we are turning science into solutions.
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Viruses count! (– And need to be counted)
When coming across the term ‘microbiome’ one may think mainly about bacteria and fungi. Viruses usually do not show up on the list right away, although they are an important part of the microbiome, too. As such, viruses play a considerable role in both, causing human diseases and the development of treatment options for human diseases. Essential for diagnosing and treating viral diseases as well as for antiviral and virus-based drug development is the availability of fast and reliable methods to count virus loads and viral particles. Read on and learn about traditional as well as modern virus quantification techniques and their pros and cons. ©Aleksei|Fotolia
Taking a closer look at CRISPR-Cas
These days, CRISPR-Cas is creating a buzz in science, medical, and biotechnology circles. It is fervently discussed as a key gene-editing tool to be applied in human medicine with the potential to halt or even cure many severe diseases someday in the near future. But where did it come from originally? And how does it work exactly? Find answers to those questions in the following videos and discover exciting news and a compelling review on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. ©molekuul.be|Fotolia
Exceptional scientists wanted!
Sartorius feels responsible to help securing a bright future for society. That is why we want to support scientists. The Sartorius & Science Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy recognizes outstanding scientists worldwide who are in the early phase of their career.
Tacta®: Designed to feel great in your hand
Perfectly balanced in all its features, our Tacta® mechanical pipette provides a unique user experience in pipetting. Low pipetting force eases your workload and protects you from strain. Even if you pipette for extended periods during your work-day, this will substantially reduce your risk of WRULD and RSI.
Microbiomes – it’s the little things that make a huge difference
They are living in communities that consist of very small beings. Therefore, they are easily overlooked and forgotten about. But they are everywhere in and around us. And, taken together, they have a huge impact on us, our environment, and our planet. Do you have any clue what we are talking about? Read the following comic or watch the video to edutain yourself and to discover an amazing world hidden for our eyes. ©robu_s|Fotolia
Science Quote of the Week
This week, we quote the words of Lise Meitner. The pioneering nuclear physicist characterizes science in the following way: "Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity. It teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration."
Why it is smart to part with your phone during work
Just quickly checking work emails or sending a message to a friend – it is no secret any more that while it provides great convenience having your smartphone with you at all times it is also a great source of distraction. However, it is new that just seeing your phone, without actually using it, drains your brain power substantially. Read on and discover why it is smart to keep your hands and your eyes off your phone during work.
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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The Mexican accreditation body a.c. (EMA) shares experiences and generates synergies between the medical, chemical and clinical communities. This years edition will focus on the ISO 15189 and is designed for professionals from Clinical Laboratories, Blood Banks, Hematopoietic Truncal Cell Banks, as well as Radiology and Imaging. The event will take place in Mexico City and will count with the presence of international speakers.
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 Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan is an academic organization, intended to contribute social welfare, where industrial, academic and governmental researchers and technical experts exchange information on weapons and strategies to quantitatively control the growth environment by means of physical, chemical, and biological procedures.
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.