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eppendorf AG 

Description of the company

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 more than 3,300 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

Problem

As an internationally active company in the Life Sciences sector, Eppendorf AG is committed to helping shape the future, and thus the working and research environment in the laboratory. To achieve this, it is necessary to anticipate the requirements and wishes of our customers and provide them with innovative products.

Focus topics for this are sustainability, digitalization, simplification and the creation of a creative and comfortable work environment. Digitalization does not stop for laboratories, whether medical-diagnostic, analytic or scientific. In addition to this current issue, there has always been an effort to simplify and accelerate work processes in the laboratories of this world. What can digitalization contribute to this? What does the technological general-purpose lab assistant of tomorrow look like? Aside from this, public discourse on sustainability has also left its mark on everyday laboratory work. Is always using disposables viable? How can cross-contamination be avoided and sterility be ensured with reusable products while still meeting the mechanical requirements for these little helpers in everyday laboratory work without hindering laboratory efficiency?

Aims of the project

The objective is to shape the vision of the sustainable laboratory of 2030. Both the development of product ideas and the creative, sustainable and digital design of the research environment of the future are among the goals.

We’re looking for answers to the questions:

What can we do to implement resource-friendly and sustainable work in the laboratory? (Reduction of waste, comprehensive and correct research results) What things are important for an inspiring, motivating work environment? How will the laboratory of the future look?

Scopes

As part of the project objective, trends and developments in the field of scientific, analytical and medical-diagnostic laboratories are to be identified, demonstrated and further developed.

Target group (students)

All students who would like to develop a vision with creativity and imagination with regard to the described problems. Laboratory experience is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. An interdisciplinary team would be ideal.

Dates

Please reserve these dates: Fishing for Experience Termine

Registration

You can apply here for Fishing for Experience.