Sartorius Corporation Launches Biohit Picus Electronic Pipette

June 26, 2012 -- Sartorius, a leading international process and laboratory technology provider, announces the official launch of Biohit Picus electronic pipette for laboratory professionals.

Biohit Picus is the lightest and smallest electronic pipette currently on the market. Its ergonomic design ensures optimal working posture and allows comfortable handling to ease the workload of laboratory professionals in long pipetting series. Moreover, the light weight design and electronic tip ejection help protect users from repetitive strain injury.

With Biohit Picus laboratory professionals achieve more reliable results. New generation technology – electronic brake and the piston control system - guarantee optimal pipetting results. The electronic brake stops the piston movement rapidly to guarantee accurate and precise pipetting results especially in serial dispensing. The integrated plate tracker further increases reliability in microwell plate work by guiding the user to pipette into correct wells.

The pipette has an intuitive user interface which makes it easy to adopt the main functions even without the help of a manual. The one-handed adjustment wheel allows easy menu navigation and fast volume setting. The hot key enables fast access to up to 10 saved programs, easing up routine work.

Biohit Picus received the Red Dot award 2012 in the category product design. The award is one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs globally.

A Profile of Sartorius

The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2011, the technology group earned sales revenue of 733.1 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs more than 5,000 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.