History

From University Mechanican to a Global Player

A sampling of highlights from 150 years trace how we evolved from a university “mechanician” into a leading international life science group. Both then and today, our innovative tools have been helping researchers make scientific discoveries. Yet today we are entirely focusing on serving the biopharma sector - an industry that did not even exist 150 years ago.

Markets and technologies are evolving faster than ever. Our goal remains to help scientists and engineers develop and manufacture medications from the first idea to production. So more people will have access to affordable medicine.

1870 – 1930

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1931 – 1970

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1971 – 2000

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2011 – today

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