Press Releases

2016

SCIENION introduces sciREADER FL2 for fluorescent detection of multiplex assays

Berlin and Dortmund, Germany, November 03, 2016: SCIENION AG today announced the launch of its sciREADER FL2 for fluorescent detection of multiplex assays at Medica 2016. With the sciREADER FL2 SCIENION extends its reader portfolio to provide customers with best quality equipment for total multiplexing solutions.
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2016

SCIENION opens French subsidiary Cellenion with focus on controlled cell dispensing technologies

Berlin, Germany, and Lyon, France, October 12th, 2016: SCIENION AG, a leading solution provider for ultra-low volume liquid handling applications, today announced that its new subsidiary Cellenion SASU started operations in Lyon, France back in May 2016 and has just launched its new website. Cellenion focuses on controlled cell dispensing technologies in the fields of bioprinting and single-cell dispensing. The young company was already awarded with the prestigious BIOVISION Catalyzer Project award in April 2016.
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2016

SCIENION and Applied Microarrays announce a strategic partnership to deliver next generation medical devices

Berlin, Germany, and Tempe, AZ, USA, JULY 28, 2016: SCIENION AG, a solution provider for precise liquid dispensing applications, and Applied Microarrays, Inc. the recognized leader in manufacturing services for multiplexed testing, today announced a strategic partnership to enable end-to-end solutions for the production of a wide range of multiplexed diagnostic devices.
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2016

SCIENION inks Joint Development and Marketing pact with AXELA

Berlin, Germany, and Toronto, Canada, MAY 24, 2016: SCIENION AG, a developer of a revolutionary new ultra-low volume liquid handling technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic, joint development agreement with AXELA Inc. AXELA provides integrated technology platforms based on proprietary flow through arrays for molecular diagnostics. Available in both high throughput and sample to answer, point-of-use formats, they allow sensitive, multiplex detection of nucleic acids and proteins across broad clinical applications.
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2016

New Tool Allows Scientists to Visualize ‘Nanoscale’ Processes

Berlin, Germany, and San Diego, USA, MAY 04, 2016: SCIENION AG, a leading provider of ultra-low volume precision liquid handling systems, and University of California San Diego, today announced that chemists at UC San Diego and automation experts at SCIENION have developed a new tool that allows scientists for the first time to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, “nanoscale” mixing processes occurring in liquids.
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2015

SCIENION and Greiner Bio-One enter a collaboration for the development of rapid diagnostic tests

Berlin, Germany, and Kremsmünster, Austria, November 13, 2015: SCIENION AG, a leading provider of ultra-low volume precision liquid handling systems, and Greiner Bio-One, a leading manufacturer of synthetic materials for health services and a pioneer of new medical technology, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to co-develop advanced tests and integrated solutions for rapid and multiplexed diagnostics.
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2015

SCIENION and Axxin jointly collaborate on an instrument reader system for multiplexed lateral flow microarrays

Berlin, Germany, and Fairfield, Australia, September 15, 2015: SCIENION AG, a leading provider of ultra-low volume precision liquid handling systems, and Axxin Pty Ltd., a leader in commercializing diagnostic instrument systems, today announced that they have partnered to collaborate on an instrument reader system for the analysis of multiplexed microarrays on lateral flow immunoassay strips.
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2015

SCIENION and Anteo partner to develop consumables for better functionality and longer shelf life of protein microarrays

Berlin, Germany, and Brisbane, Australia, July 24, 2015: SCIENION, a leading global provider of ultra-low volume precision liquid handling systems, and Australian biotech company Anteo Technologies today announced that they have partnered to co-develop protein microarray consumables using Anteo’s proprietary Mix&Go™ technology. Mix&Go activated surface consumables improve functionality and stability of biological molecules.
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2015

SCIENION introduces a paradigm shift in Transmission Electron Microscopy

Berlin, Germany, June 22, 2015: SCIENION a leading global provider of ultra-low volume precision liquid handling systems, today announced that it is launching a new instrument, named sciTEM, enabling high-throughput and innovative SEM/TEM.
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2015

QuantuMDx and SCIENION Partner to Commercialise Novel Nanowire Biosensor

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and Berlin, Germany, June 9, 2015: British medical device developer QuantuMDx (QMDx) and German life sciences company SCIENION have partnered to take QMDx’s highly multiplexed nanowire array to market. This biosensor is a component of QMDx’s flagship product Q-POC™, a handheld molecular diagnostic device that will provide results in 15 minutes for a few pounds at the patient’s side.
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2015

SCIENION US, Inc. receives ISO 13485 certification

Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA, March 18, 2015: SCIENION US, Inc., a leading global provider of microarray services for custom assays, today announced that its entire portfolio of microarray services is now manufactured under ISO 13485 certification, an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems (QMS). The certification is accredited by TÜV SÜD America Inc.
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2014

Collaboration between SCIENION and GENOMICA results in a novel multiplex based detection kit for the identification and specific differentiation of 18 microorganism causing Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Berlin, Germany, and Madrid, Spain, October 29, 2014: SCIENION AG and GENOMICA S.A.U announced today the launch of multiplex CE-IVD tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), CLART® STI A&B.
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2014

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), MBio Diagnostics and SCIENION create portable tools for Monitoring of Marine Toxins and ensure consumer safety without animal-testing

Berlin, Germany, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Boulder, CO, USA, October 8, 2014: SCIENION AG, The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast and MBio Diagnostics today announced that IGFS are using SCIENION technology for the manufacturing of portable immunoassay cartridges.
Professor Chris Elliott’s group at IGFS is currently using sciFLEXARRAYER technology to produce arrays in cartridges for the multiplexed detection of marine toxins utilizing the MBio portable SnapEsi® assay platform.
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2014

Molecular detection of colon cancer: AIT, BioVendor and SCIENION signed cooperation agreement for early detection of colon cancer

Vienna/Brno/Berlin - September 24, 2014: The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, BioVendor and SCIENION today announced that the three companies will partner on the development of an in-vitro diagnostic test for colon cancer. The innovative test kit shall identify cancer at an early stage based on tumor autoantibody biomarkers.
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2014

Swimming Supports Science: SCIENION Contributes to the ‘Rheines Wasser’ Project with Microarray-based Multiparameter Testing of Waterborne Pathogens all along the River Rhine

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, August 20, 2014: SCIENION AG today announced that the company supports the unique research project ‘Rheines Wasser’ involving a 1,231 km long Rhine marathon swim. SCIENIONs contribution include water quality testing with a novel multi-parameter microarray, financing all microarrays, sample preparation, experimental work and providing equipment.
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2014

RayBiotech to Distribute SCIENION Arrayers and Related Products in China

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany; Norcross, Georgia, USA, August 14, 2014: SCIENION AG announced today that it has partnered with RayBiotech, Inc. for the distribution of SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER ultra-low volume dispensing systems and related products in the People’s Republic of China. Under the terms of the agreement, RayBiotech will market and distribute SCIENION’s portfolio of cutting-edge molecular array instrumentation and related software and consumables across China. These include the sciFLEX line of non-contact arrayers which have proven to be the industry standard for biochemistry-related high-throughput, arraying applications. The financial terms were not disclosed.
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2014

Award Winning Ostendum Lab-on-a-Chip Nanodevices are produced with SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER SX

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, January 27, 2014: SCIENION AG today announced that Ostendum R&D B.V., a Dutch company focused on the development and production of fast, highly sensitive, portable, easy-to-use and cost-effective biosensors, is using SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER to print their unique Lab-on-a-Chip nanodevices.
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2013

SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER awarded with Product Technology Innovation Award by Materials Science Society AVS

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, November 21, 2013: SCIENION AG today announced that AVS, a professional society dedicated to the science and technology of materials, interfaces and processing, has awarded SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER dispenser with a Product Technology Innovation Award. Candidates for the award had been selected at the AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition in Long Beach CA, USA, October 28-31, 2013.
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2013

SCIENION introduces line dispenser for membrane materials with full drop formation control at Medica 2013

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, November 13, 2013: SCIENION AG today announced the launch of the sciLINER, the first dispenser to print lines on membranes with full visual drop detection.
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2013

MicroAqua: a 12 party consortium drives the development of a microarray for a rapid, inexpensive and efficient testing for waterborne pathogens
Scienion technology used for multiparameter testing to enable biohazard detection in water

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2013: SCIENION AG today announced milestone advancements in the EU MicroAqua research project, which is dedicated to developing a universal microarray for the evaluation of fresh-water quality. The prototype of the unique chip enables the simultaneous detection of almost 40 waterborne microbial pathogens and 10 diatom algal species serving as bioindicators of water quality. The DNA microarray is presently subject to optimization and evaluation using water sample from various national monitoring sites in Europe. SCIENION intends to market the final products.
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2013

BioVendor benefits from using SCIENION’s integrated product portfolio for developing and producing immunoassays
Combined sciDROP PICO and sciDROP NANO technologies used for developing multiplex tests in microtiter plates

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, July 8, 2013: SCIENION AG and BioVendor Laboratorni medicina a.s. today announced that BioVendor is using SCIENION’s complementary product portfolio for the production and detection of immunoassays.
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2013

SCIENION and Innopsys agree on a joint product offering for reverse phase protein arrays
•Added value for customers combining technologies of both companies into a complete assay solution

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, March 25, 2013
SCIENION AG and France-based Innopsys, a manufacturer of high resolution microarray scanners, today announced a cooperation agreement on a seamless integration of its microarray production and detection equipment.
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2013

SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER used for cantilever biosensor production of Madrid-based Bionanomechanics Lab in collaboration with Mecwins

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2013
SCIENION AG today announced that the Bionanomechanics Lab of the Madrid-based Microelectronics Institute is using Scienion’s sciFLEXARRAYER to produce ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensors for genetic analysis in collaboration with the company Mecwins SL.
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2012

SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER used for the production of Anagnostics’ integrated sepsis testing products

Dortmund, Germany, and St. Valentin, Austria, December 11, 2012
SCIENION AG and Anagnostics Bioanalysis GmbH today announced that Anagnostics is using SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER for the production of Anagnostics new product line focusing on integrated sepsis testing, based on DNA and protein based multiplex assays.
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2012

Joint technologies: SCIENION and GENOMICA expand collaboration to provide a new innovative printing technology for multiple applications

Berlin, Germany, and Madrid, Spain, November 5, 2012
Companies jointly present at Medica, November 14-17, 2012, in Düsseldorf
SCIENION AG and GENOMICA S.A.Unipersonal, today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership. Both companies will offer to the life science market a jointly developed new printing plate technology platform. This new platform combines SCIENION's non-contact arraying and surface technologies with GENOMICA's multiplex PCR technology and microarrays detection. Both enterprises will advance in the development of new molecular applications, among which, in vitro diagnostics and personalized medicine will lead the way.
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2012

GENALYTE TEAMS WITH SCIENION TO PROVIDE sciFLEXARRAYER DISPENSERS FOR ITS MAVERICKTM DETECTION PLATFORM AND LAUNCHES CUSTOM CHIP SPOTTING SERVICE

San Diego, CA, and Berlin, Germany, September 19, 2012
• Scienion’s Automated Liquid Handling Dispenser Complements the Simplicity, Speed and Flexibility of the Maverick Multiplexed System • New Genalyte Custom Spotting Service Enables Maverick Customers to Obtain Ready-to-Use Arrays Designed to Their Specifications • To Learn More About Genalyte and Scienion, Visit Booth 26 at Lab-On-A-Chip 2012 World Congress September 25-26 in San Diego, CA Genalyte, Inc., a life sciences company developing and commercializing innovative next generation multiplexing technology, and Scienion AG, a life science company developing microarray and ultra-low volume liquid handling systems, today announced an agreement under which Genalyte will market Scienion’s sciFLEXARRAYER™ automated liquid dispensers along with Genalyte’s multiplexed Maverick™ Detection System.
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2012

SCIENION to partner with Maine Manufacturing for marketing of FAST® Slide products

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, September 10, 2012
SCIENION AG and Maine Manufacturing, LLC, today announced an agreement on SCIENION’s marketing of Maine Manufacturing’s FAST® protein array products. The non-exclusive distribution arrangement includes the worldwide marketing of the complete FAST® Slide product line.
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2012

Novel lectin-based microarrays for analyses of glycosylation structures: Procognia microarray production based on SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER technology

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, July 2, 2012
SCIENION AG and Procognia Ltd. today announced that the Israel based leading Glycobiology and glycoanalysis company, is producing its new generation of the GlycoScopeTM, the Multi Pad product with SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER technology.
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2012

Scienion’s sciFLEXARRAYER S11 to be used by Courtagen for the production of QPDx® Biochips

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, June 25, 2012
PRINCETON, N. J., USA, and Berlin, Germany, June 25, 2012 -- SCIENION US, Inc. today announced that Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc. – a privately held life sciences company that provides innovative proteomic and genomic products and services to the life sciences industry – will use SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER technology to produce innovative biochips for multiplex immunoassays, and collaborate with Scienion to meet future manufacturing and market needs.
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2012

SCIENION introduces a new version of sciFLEXARRAYER S1 for non-contact piezo dispensing

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, May 25, 2012
Scienion launches the new version of its sciFLEXARRAYER S1 at European Lab Automation in Hamburg, May 30-31. The small compact non-contact piezo dispensing roboter with an increased throughput and versatility offers precise ultra-low volume liquid handling for a variety of applications in multiplexed diagnostics and cellular screening approaches.
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2012

SCIENION introduces sciREADER CL for colorimetric detection of multiplex assays

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, March 20, 2012
SCIENION AG today announced the introduction of its sciREADER CL for colorimetric detection of multiplex assays. With the sciREADER Scienion extends its product portfolio in order to provide customers with best quality equipment for total multiplexing solutions.
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2011

SCIENION founded US subsidiary SCIENION US, Inc. Expansion in the North American market planned

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, December 6, 2011
SCIENION AG today announced the foundation of an US subsidiary in Princeton, New Jersey. In the year of its tenth company anniversary Scienion starts selling its products and services directly into the North American market. Dr. Holger Eickhoff, CEO of Scienion AG, stated: “After having started our US activities five years ago with an US-based distributor, now our business in this key market is growing to an extent that we decided to build our own base with a Scienion subsidiary in New Jersey. This step is a consequence of increasing demands not only for our sciFLEXARRAYER dispensers but also for our contract manufacturing services. Thus, we will also establish a contract manufacturing unit in North America. I am sure our North American customers will benefit from our presence in the US.”
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2011

SCIENION remains independent. Acquisition agreement with SQI Diagnostics terminated

Dortmund and Berlin, October 6, 2011
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAW. SCIENION AG today announced that the planned acquisition by Canadian SQI Diagnostics Inc. will not be realized. The share purchase agreement was terminated.
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2011

SQI Diagnostics to acquire Scienion AG, a leader in microarray manufacturing

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, July 4, 2011
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAW. Scienion AG, a German-based microarray manufacturing equipment and microarray print and development services company today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD), a life sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics. SQI will acquire all of the share capital of Scienion AG.
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2011

R-Biopharm to use SCIENIONs sciFLEXARRAYER for the production of novel chips designed to detect antibiotics in milk - Novel milkchip for better consumer protection

Dortmund and Darmstadt, Germany, June 27, 2011
SCIENION AG today has announced that R-Biopharm AG – a leading developer of products for clinical diagnostics and food & feed analysis – will use SCIENION’s sciFLEXARRAYER technology to produce innovative chips for the detection of antibiotic residues in milk.Read more...
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2011

Protagen counts on Scienion Technology

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2011
Scienion AG today announced that the company will produce protein microarray batches for clinical validation studies of proprietary biomarker panels of Protagen AG. The batch sizes will comprise more than 1000 arrays. Additionally, both companies plan to jointly evaluate new platforms for multiplex analytics and to co-develop novel approaches up to proof-of-concept levels under a strategic partnership.
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2011

EUROIMMUN to use Scienion Arrayer for Biochip Development and Production

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, February 21, 2011
Scienion AG announced today that EUROIMMUN AG – one of the leading manufacturers of immuno-biochemical assays – has purchased Scienion’s sciFLEXARRAYER technology to develop multiplexed diagnostic products and to produce new test formats.
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2010

Positive feedback on Scienion’s unique workshop on the IVD value chain

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, November 3, 2010
“From Sample to Assay – From R&D to IVD” was the title of a two-day workshop Scienion AG hosted in Berlin recently. Almost 100 participants from 12 countries benefited from an outstanding program covering topics from latest research applications, technology improvements to production issues.
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2010

sciFLEXARRAYER Optimally Suited for Carbohydrate Array Production

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, June 17, 2010
Scienion’s innovative dispensing technology is excellently suited for a variety of applications wherever contact-free precise handling of ultra low volume liquids is needed. For Prof. Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, the sciFLEYXARRAYER proved to be the best choice for the production of carbohydrate arrays.
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2009

Scienion Technology Optimally Suited for Electrical Biochip Production

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, April 8, 2009
Scienion’s innovative dispensing technology is excellently suited for a variety of applications wherever contact-free precise handling of ultra low volume liquids is needed. Analytik Jena eBiochip GmbH recently started using this technology to coat electrical biochips. Die ultra low volume Dispensiertechnik der Scienion AG eignet sich hervorragend für eine Vielzahl von Anwendungen, bei denen es auf das berührungsfreie und präzise Handling kleinster Flüssigkeitsmengen ankommt. Die Analytik Jena eBiochip GmbH nutzt die Technologie seit kurzem, um neuartige elektrische Biochips damit zu bedrucken.
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2009

Scienion receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

Dortmund, Germany, February 18, 2009
Scienion AG today announced the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification for the development, manufacture and sales of dispensing systems and microarrays. Scienion is one of the first biotech companies that have been certified according to the latest revision of the world’s most widely used standard for quality management systems.
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2009

SCIENION appoints Guenter Bauer as CBO

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, January 20, 2009
SCIENION AG today announced the appointment of Dr. Guenter Bauer as Chief Business Officer to SCIENION’s management. The focus of his responsibilities will be sales and marketing. Bauer took up his new position on January 1, 2009. Die SCIENION AG gab heute bekannt, dass der Aufsichtsrat Dr. Günter Bauer als weiteres Vorstandsmitglied der Scienion AG bestellt hat. Der Schwerpunkt seines Verantwortungsbereichs liegt auf Vertrieb und Marketing (Chief Business Officer). Bauer trat seine neue Position zum 1. Januar 2009 an.
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2009

Scienion Launches Microfluidic sciSWIFTER – Joint Commercialization with Matrical Bioscience

Dortmund, Germany and Spokane, WA, USA, January 12, 2009
Scienion AG and Matrical bioscience recently announced the launch of the sciSWIFTER™, a new dispensing device developed for high precision dispensing in 96, 384, and 1536 microplates. The sciSWIFTER will be jointly commercialized by Scienion AG and Matrical Bioscience, both leading suppliers in the life science market.
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2008

Scienion introduces new models of the sciFLEXARRAYER product line at Medica

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, November 19, 2008
Scienion AG launched two new models of its successful sciFLEXARRAYER dispensing systems, the perfect tools for automated ultra-low volume liquid handling of biological samples in the genomic and proteomic world. While the small sciFLEXARRAYER DW represents the ideal entry model, sciFLEXARRAYER SX is a scalable robotic dispensing platform that can be adjusted to the needed size of the working area when ordered. Substantial customer interest in both products at recent Medica in Düsseldorf.
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2007

Scienion presents novel sciFLEXARRAYER S100 high throughput platform for the production of biochips at Biotechnica

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, October 2, 2007
With its sciFLEXARRAYER S100 Scienion AG introduces a novel high throughput array and biosensor production instrument. The new S100 meets the high throughput production requirements of common bioarray formats like microtiter plates, slides, wafers and of biosensors. The system will be presented at Biotechnica, October 9-11, 2007 in Hanover
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2007

Timm Jessen New Member of Scienion’s Supervisory Board

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2007
Scienion AG today announced the appointment of industry expert Dr. Timm-H. Jessen to Scienion’s Supervisory Board, as elected at the company’s recent General Shareholders’ Meeting.
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2006

Scienion Extends its Drop-On-Demand Product Portfolio: sciFLEXARRAYER S3 Is a Versatile Tool for R&D and the Production of High Quality Arrays

Dortmund and Berlin, Germany, April 10, 2007
With its sciFLEXARRAYER S3 Scienion AG has launched another model of its prize winning dispensing systems for ultra-low volume liquid handling. The piezo-driven system for non-contact dispensing was particularly developed as an economical entry for academic and R&D labs.
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2006

Scienion Closes Financing Round of more than 4.5 Million Euro and Expands to Dortmund

Berlin, Germany, July 18, 2006
Scienion AG has closed a financing round totaling more than 4.5 million Euro. The cash inflow enables the development of new technologies and thus the further expansion of the company. In order to develop these new technologies Scienion will establish a second development and production site in Dortmund and will move into new facilities in the BioMedizinZentrum Dortmund.
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