Eppendorf Licenses Technology for Electronic Pipettes to Gilson

February 10, 2011

HAMBURG, Germany, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

    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

SOURCE Eppendorf AG

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