Laboratory consumables from Eppendorf offer superior standards in three important areas: purity levels, the absence of additives which could influence assay results, and minimised sample-to-surface binding. Meeting the needs of scientists using tips, tubes and plates for routine assays or specialised work with sensitive samples, Eppendorf’s material selection and production processes follow the highest quality standards.
Eppendorf consumables are manufactured only from virgin polypropylene certified free of plasticizers, biocides or other unwanted additives which could leach into buffers and solvents, leading to false positive or false negative results in bioassays. The material also complies with the FDA requirements for olefin polymers.
Eppendorf’s clean-room manufacturing processes are fully automated and subject to continuous quality monitoring. In addition, fully-automated production and special optimized moulds that work without slip agents – such as Oleamide or DiHEMDA – ensure that epT.I.P.S. pipette tips®, Eppendorf Tubes® and Eppendorf Plates® satisfy the requirements of any application. Batch-specific purity certificates can be downloaded from the Eppendorf website.
Eppendorf LoBind® Tubes and Plates and ep T.I.P.S. LoRetention pipette tips have all been developed to minimise sample loss due to adsorption to the plastic surface, without the use of any coatings that could interfere with samples.
Demanding applications, such as forensic DNA testing or next generation sequencing sample preparation, require careful selection of consumables which will not adversely affect the quality of analytical results. Eppendorf is committed to developing products which eliminate contamination, deliver reliable assay results, and maximise sample recovery. The company’s tips, tubes and plates therefore provide a cost-effective way of ensuring the highest possible reproducibility, accuracy and precision.
Eppendorf UK, incorporating New Brunswick from 1st January 2011, is headquartered in Cambridge and a subsidiary of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg, Germany. With over 2,600 employees on four continents, Eppendorf AG is a leading global supplier of systems and research tools for the biotechnology industry. The company achieved a turnover of £422m (€484m) in 2010 and operating profits (EBIT) of £81.7m (€93.6m).
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