Eppendorf, a leading life science company, recently made a significant donation to Asnuntuck Community College’s science department. The company donated an incubator shaker for ACC’s science lab. The equipment, a New Brunswick™ Innova® 4200 Incubator Shaker allows for incubating specimens from 5°C to 80°C while shaking or agitating

Representatives from Asnuntuck, including Science Department Coordinator Michelle Coach and Director of Institutional Development and Community Engagement Keith Madore were escorted on a tour of the facility by Stacey Willard, Ph.D., a Senior Scientist/Training Coordinator of New Brunswick Products from Eppendorf.  The ACC representatives were able to tour and see many pieces of equipment, including shakers, pipettes, tips and other bioprocessing items being designed and manufactured at the location.

Employees at the Enfield facility work on research, development, testing and application work for the company. Madore and Coach were able to meet with 2011 ACC graduate Amanda Suttle about her job as a Lab Associate at Eppendorf and her experiences at the ACC. A 2013 Bay Path University graduate, Suttle, an Enfield resident, said the convenience of Asnuntuck, in addition to the small class sizes made her experience a positive one. She said the affordability and the opportunity to complete core requirements for her Bachelor’s degree at ACC were important keys to her successful postsecondary experience. She agreed that those postsecondary experiences enabled her to find employment at Eppendorf. “I do enjoy this job,” said Suttle. “I have learned so much.”

The college and company are hoping to expand their relationship in the future.  Asnuntuck’s Director of Institutional Development and Community Engagement Keith Madore said, “In-kind contributions like this from Eppendorf are vitally important to the growth and support of ACC academic programs.” He continued, “ACC looks to continue building relationships like this with other business and industry neighbors. The ACC campus is most appreciative of this gift of support from the folks at Eppendorf.”

Asnuntuck (pronounced: As-NUN-tuck) Community College, located in Enfield, Connecticut, was established in 1972.   ACC offers associate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for careers, transfer opportunities, and lifelong learning.  The mission of the College is to offer quality education in an accessible, affordable, and nurturing environment.

About Eppendorf:

Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microliter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.

Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has about 2,800 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 25 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

Eppendorf® and the Eppendorf logo are registered trademarks of Eppendorf AG, Germany. New Brunswick is a trademark of Eppendorf AG, Germany. Innova® is a registered trademark of Eppendorf, Inc., USA. U.S. Design Patents are listed on www.eppendorf.com/ip.