Product News: Eppendorf Announce Pipette Promotion and Launch of Neurobiology Prize

18 Apr 2011

The new Eppendorf Advantage™ offers include great savings on Eppendorf Reference® pipettes, epT.I.P.S.® LoRetention pipette tips (also with Dualfilter) and the Varispenser® plus bottletop dispenser. 

• Save ~ 30 % on Reference pipettes (when purchased as epReference³ Packs) 
• 33 % off three new promotion packs with epT.I.P.S. LoRetention pipette tips 
• 15 % off Varispenser plus bottletop dispenser with safety valve

epT.I.P.S. LoRetention meet a strong market demand from users engaged in PCR, real-time PCR, proteomics and molecular biology applications. Applications for epT.I.P.S. LoRetention include preparation of enzyme solutions and master mixes for PCR and real-time PCR; isolation, purification and denaturation of proteins; restriction digestions and ligations; pipetting DNA ladders during gel electrophoresis.

Unlike some manufacturers’ low retention tips, epT.I.P.S. LoRetention have no coating or additive which might affect or bleed into the sample. Instead, Eppendorf’s ‘Pearl Effect’ technology renders the tip surface ultrahydrophobic through a modification at the molecular level. As a result, detergent solutions simply roll off completely and sample is not lost. epT.I.P.S. LoRetention can therefore deliver cost reductions of up to 5% – giving significant savings when using expensive reagents such as qPCR and PCR master mixes.

Contact your participating Eppendorf Partner today for more information on this offer and other local promotions.

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2011 - Call for entries!

Eppendorf is also pleased to announce, in collaboration with the world-renowned journal Science, the launch of the 2011 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an annual international research prize of US$ 25,000. It is awarded to one young scientist for his or her outstanding contributions to neurobiology research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Researchers who are 35 years of age or younger are invited to apply by June 15, 2011.

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasing importance of this research in advancing our understanding of how the brain and nervous system function - a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades.

The 2010 prize was won by Dr. Christopher Gregg, Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University for his research on maternal and paternal gene expression in the brain. His work focuses on genes that alter their expression in the brains of offspring according to whether they were inherited from the father versus the mother. Understanding the nature of parental effects on gene expression is potentially important for uncovering the basis of complex human neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia as well as eating disorders.