1931 – 1970
1933 – 1945
Sartorius has dealt intensively with its own role during National Socialism in Germany. For this purpose, the Group had its corporate and entrepreneurial activities scientifically and independently examined and evaluated. The historian Professor Manfred Grieger published his findings in November 2019.
According to these findings, events at Sartorius largely reflected the economic normality under National Socialism: Sartorius profited from the German armaments economy and the use of forced labor. As a result, the company supported the Nazi regime by going with the mainstream in conformity with the general system in place at the time.
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.