In April 2011, two well-established Life Science companies decided to join forces. The new corporate brand is Titertek-Berthold. Their two sites in Huntsville, AL, USA and Pforzheim, Germany will remain the two strong foundations, now under one ownership, continuing to operate under a customer-oriented business strategy.

This is the history of Titertek Instrument, Inc.:

Titertek has a 35-year history in the production of assay processing, liquid handling and detection systems. In addition to routine pipetting in a variety of formats, Titertek focuses on bench top automation for the performance of microplate assays.

Titertek Instruments, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets laboratory instrumentation for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, life science research institutions, clinical laboratories and diagnostic products manufacturers. Titertek specialises in precision liquid handling in the microliter range and stacker-based microplate instrumentation. The company traces its origins back over 35 years and became an independent company in April 1996.

Titertek occupies a 35,000 square foot facility in the Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, Alabama; the second largest research park in the USA. Titertek is an FDA registered manufacturer.

This is the history of Berthold Detection Systems GmbH:

Founded in 1996, the company quickly became "Your partner for Luminescence Measurement??according to the claim that was part of the old company name. Focused on bio- and chemiluminescence instrumentation, the most popular instruments in their class were brought to market: FB14 battery-operated field luminometer, FB12 and Sirius standalone tube luminometers, and the Orion flagship product line for microplate measurement.

Many diagnostic companies chose Berthold instrumentation to complement their reagent technology, to form powerful and reliable diagnostic systems. Berthold Detection Systems GmbH is an FDA registered manufacturer, and is certified against ISO 9001:2008 as well as ISO 13485 (covering medical device regulation)

This is our future:

Based on the strong North-American and European presence, customer service in two of the leading geographies is granted. Due to the complementary technologies, an impressive product portfolio is available, but will be expanded significantly, short term and long term. The company is in an exceptional position to serve many life science market segments, worldwide. Our clients are found in academic research, biotech research and product development, pharmaceutical research and product development, vaccine development, food research, food quality control, human and veterinary diagnostics, diagnostic research and quality control, and many more.