Research & Development

Research & Development


                                                      Strength from tradition –

                                                          passion for the future



Power for progress

Since its foundation in 1961, Sarstedt has placed great value on research and development. In order to detect future trends and determine the needs of the customers, we are in continuous dialogue with the users in medicine and science. In our own development centre, we actively advance innovations from the initial idea through to the finished product.

Progress through innovation

There are many examples of Sarstedt's forward-looking product solutions. The development of the S-Monovette® caused a revolution in blood collection. The innovative system combines two techniques in one product. As required, the user can select either the aspiration or the vacuum technique – flexible, safe and patient friendly. The safe handling of the smallest sample volumes in the laboratory has also been greatly improved following the invention of the screw capped Micro Tubes.

Promotion of science

We also engage in new ideas beyond our own development work. Among other things, we support ground-breaking methodological and analytical methods which generate new findings in life sciences and medicine. This support is based on a long tradition at Sarstedt, the foundations of which were laid in 1986 when the Sarstedt Research Prize was awarded for the first time. In the years that followed, this prize endowed with DM 50,000 was awarded six times to international scientists.

Since 2008, we have supported the renowned Research Prize for Biochemical Analysis awarded by the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin, DGKL) with a prize of EUR 50,000.

For the past 40 years, the renowned Prize for Biochemical Analysis has been awarded for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of biochemical and molecular analysis.  

Winners of the Research Prize for Biochemical Analysis 2008–2017



Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier, Germany, awarded for his achievements in the field of molecular genetics. Learn more


Prof. Dr. B. Dahlbäck, Sweden, awarded for his achievements in blood coagulation research. Learn more


Prof. Dr. F.U. Hartl, Germany, awarded for his work on the topic of ‘the significance of protein folding with the aid of chaperones in connection with neuro-degenerative diseases’. Learn more


Dr. J. Rothberg, USA, awarded for the development of a completely new method of a high-throughput procedure for representing the DNA code known as “Next Generation Sequencing” and

Prof. Dr. S. Pääbo, Germany, awarded for his significant contributions to molecular archaeology and to human evolutionary genetics. Learn more


Prof. Dr. W. Baumeister, Germany, awarded for the development and application of cryo-electrometric proteomic analysis. Learn more


Winners of the Sarstedt Research Prize 1986–2000



Prof. Dr. R. Valenta, Austria, awarded for fundamental work in identifying the genetic structure of allergenic substances, used to improve detection methods of different allergies and the production of vaccines. Learn more


Prof. Dr. B. Vogelstein, USA, and Prof. Dr. D. Sidransky, USA, awarded for fundamental work in identifying the components of the genetic materials that cause colon cancer and other types of cancer. Learn more


Prof. Dr. F. Collins, USA, Prof. Dr. J. Riordan, Canada, and Prof. Dr. L.C. Tsui, Canada, awarded for fundamental work through which the components of genetic material which cause cystic fibrosis were discovered. Learn more


Prof. Dr. M. Wilchek, Israel, and Dr. E. A. Bayer, Israel, awarded for fundamental work, which enabled numerous detection methods of metabolic products which are required for medical diagnosis. This was achieved using the naturally occurring biochemical binding principles between the materials avidin and biotin. Learn more


Prof. Dr. T. Staehelin, Switzerland, Dr. H. Towbin, Switzerland, and Dr. J. Gordon, USA, awarded for fundamental work in developing the Western blot. Learn more


Prof. Dr. J. Klose, Germany, and Prof. Dr. P. H. O'Farrell, USA, awarded for fundamental work in developing high-resolution two-dimensional electrophoresis which enables early diagnosis of protein and genetic defects. Learn more