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Eppendorf SE. (3/6/23). "Press Release: Eppendorf Divests Micro Manipulation Product Portfolio". Hamburg.

Region Region Hamburg
  Country Germany
Organisations Organisation Eppendorf SE
  Group Eppendorf (Group)
  Organisation 2 Calibre Scientific GmbH
  Group Calibre Scientific (Group)
Products Product FemtoJet express microinjector
  Product 2 TransferMan
Index term Index term Calibre Scientific–Eppendorf: micromanipulation products, 202303 acquisition of micromanipulation product portfolio of Eppendorf by Calibre Scientific
Persons Person Fruhstorfer, Peter (Eppendorf 201912– Co-CEO before Head of Business Area Sample Handling)
  Person 2 Wall, Brian (Calibre Scientific 202303 Executive Chair + Founder plus CEO + Founder of StoneCalibre)

> Eppendorf sells its micro manipulation product portfolio to a German subsidiary of Calibre Scientific

> Divestment enables focus on the Group's core businesses

The globally active Eppendorf Group has divested its micro manipulation product portfolio to Calibre Scientific GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. Calibre Scientific GmbH is part of the U.S.-based global life sciences company Calibre Scientific, Inc. With this sale, Eppendorf is focusing even more strongly on its core business areas of Liquid Handling, Consumables and Separation & Instrumentation, as well as Bioprocess.

"Eppendorf's micro manipulation and microinjection products are of the highest precision," said Dr. Peter Fruhstorfer, Co-CEO of the Eppendorf Group. "We are very pleased that this high-quality Eppendorf portfolio has been given a new home within Calibre Scientific. As part of this fast-growing, international company, the portfolio can continue to develop positively."

Eppendorf: pioneer in micromanipulator production

Eppendorf was one of the first suppliers of micromanipulators in the 1980s and has been supporting scientific research and work on experimental questions in the life science field with its high-precision devices ever since. The products coming with the transaction include TransferMan, InjectMan, CellTram, FemtoJet, PiezoXpert as well as other consumables and services.

With this acquisition, Calibre Scientific adds a leading range of micro manipulation and microinjection instruments to its growing portfolio. “We are excited to add Eppendorf’s micro manipulation product portfolio to Calibre Scientific’s growing life sciences solutions segment,” said Brian Wall, Executive Chairman of Calibre Scientific. “The micro manipulation portfolio is one of the global leaders in the cell microinjection sector with nearly 40 years of brand equity and a reputation for superior performance, reliability and ease of use. We are grateful to Eppendorf for trusting in us to be the next owner of the portfolio and we look forward to investing and capitalizing on the exciting growth opportunities within this niche of the cell biology market.”

Eppendorf and Calibre Scientific will be working closely in the following months to transition the micro manipulation product portfolio. The products will still be available to purchase from Eppendorf until May 2nd, 2023. Thereafter, they can be purchased from Calibre Scientific and its subsidiaries.

About Eppendorf

Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid, sample and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Divided into the business units Liquid Handling, Consumables, Separation & Instrumentation and Bioprocess, the product portfolio includes, for example, pipettes, pipette tips, centrifuges, mixers and ultra-low temperature equipment. In addition, Eppendorf offers a wide range of high-quality consumables.
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 used in laboratories that perform clinical or environmental analysis, in forensic laboratories and in industrial laboratories where process analysis, production and quality assurance are performed.

Eppendorf has been active since 1945, is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and employs about 5,000 employees worldwide. The Group has subsidiaries in 33 countries and is represented in all other continents and important markets by distributors.

About Calibre Scientific

Calibre Scientific is a diversified global provider of life science reagents, tools, instruments, and other consumables to the lab research, diagnostics, industrial, and biopharmaceutical communities. Calibre Scientific owns a portfolio of life science and diagnostic companies that have an unrivaled ability to address its customers’ challenges in their respective markets. Our global reach extends to over 175 countries, empowering customers all over the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Calibre Scientific continues to expand its product offering and global footprint to laboratories across a wide array of verticals and geographies.

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Media Contact:

Dr. Ralph Esper
Eppendorf SE
Barkhausenweg 1
22339 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 538 01-195
Mobil: +49 170 79 80 778

Record changed: 2024-01-20


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