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Analytik Jena sets up joint application center

By Joe Whitworth+



Analytik Jena and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences are to create a joint application center for customers for teaching and research.

They signed an agreement with the Wesemann laboratory furnishing company, which provides laboratory furniture of the LABterminal series.

Analytik Jena is making available six analytical instruments with a value of €500,000 for use in water, environmental, food and pharmaceutical analysis.

The laboratory at the university’s site in Hessen, Germany will be constructed, set up and put into service in the coming weeks with an inauguration next month with a scientific lecture program.

“With the new application center, Analytik Jena is responding to growing demand for consulting, seminar, and training opportunities in the Frankfurt am Main economic region,” said Klaus Berka, CEO of Analytik Jena.

Future cooperation between Analytik Jena and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences will extend to student training and continuing education as well as research and development.

The university and Analytik Jena are also discussing potential joint research projects.

Prof Dr Thomas Knepper, VP for the chemistry and biology departments at the university, said: “With the new high-end equipment, we are setting a milestone in the area of analysis and are among the best-equipped universities in all of Germany, as measured by available laboratory space.”

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