1931 – 1970
1933 – 1945
Sartorius commissioned an independent scientific study of the activities of the company and of its entrepreneurs during the Nazi era. The study was published in November 2019. What took place at Sartorius largely reflected the economic mainstream in the Third Reich: Sartorius profited from the arms industry and the use of forced labor, supporting the Nazi regime with its system-compliant actions.
Sartorius’ first electromagnetic forcecompensating (EMC) balance, the Elektrono 1, enters commercial production.
The first microbalance for weighing under normal atmospheric conditions is introduced.
The cellulose acetate membrane is introduced as a carrier matrix for electrophoresis.
The first laboratory balances with an analog output debut.
The first plate-and-frame crossflow ultrafiltration system for relatively large volumes premieres. This technology opens up new strategies for molecular biology and the separation of small hazardous molecules such as viruses from pharmaceutical products.