Eppendorf Licenses Technology for Electronic Pipettes to Gilson

HAMBURG, Germany, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Eppendorf AG has licensed patents covering electronic pipettes and their operation to Gilson SAS, including US patent 6,778,917 and European patent 999 432 B2. According to the agreement, Eppendorf receives an upfront payment plus running royalties. Eppendorf utilizes the technology in its Eppendorf Research pro(R) electronic pipettes.

Eppendorf AG was founded in Hamburg in 1945 and has more than 2,500 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 22 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

In fiscal 2009, the company's sales revenues amounted to EUR 433 million with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 72.2 million.

SOURCE Eppendorf AG

For further information:

Joern Peplow
Corporate Communications
Eppendorf AG
Barkhausenweg 1
22339 Hamburg, Germany
fon: +49-40-53801-194
fax: +49-40-53801-835
email: peplow.j@eppendorf.de

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