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Eppendorf Partners with Biomanufacturing Center at WPI

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

 

Eppendorf President and CEO Mike Sattan

Global life science products company Eppendorf has signed on to a three-year partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC).

“I am so pleased to welcome colleagues from Eppendorf as partners at our center,” said Kamal Rashid, PhD, Director of the BETC and a research professor at WPI. “I have had the pleasure of collaborating with talented people from Eppendorf for many years, and I know this new partnership is an important addition to the BETC that will enhance our ability to provide the highest quality and most relevant training experiences for our students.”

Mutual Benefits

Under the terms of the agreement, Eppendorf will supply the BETC with myriad equipment, including three bench-scale bioreactors, a CEPA continuous-flow centrifuge, and a New Brunswick Carbon Dioxide Incubator. Eppendorf will also share expertise, as several engineers and scientists will collaborate with BETC faculty to develop programs and coordinate training. For their part, WPI will offered discounted tuition on BETC programs for a limited number of Eppendorf customers. Eppendorf Inc. President and CEO Mike Sattan will additionally serve as part of BETC's advisory board.

Sattan spoke glowingly of the agreement. “We are proud to support this partnership with the BETC. Eppendorf is a global leader in the life sciences industry, with strong ties in the bioprocessing area, and this program at WPI will provide a valuable resource for our customers. We look forward to collaborating with the BETC’s biomanufacturing program team and we are very excited about this initiative," said Sattan. 

 

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