• Partnership Supports Research and Training at Fresenius University
    Prof Dr Thomas Knepper

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Partnership Supports Research and Training at Fresenius University

Oct 06 2016

The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and Analytik Jena have set up a joint application centre for customers for both teaching and research at the university’s site in Idstein, Hessen, Germany. A three-way cooperation agreement with the Wesemann laboratory furnishing company will also see the labs at the University furnished with LABterminal series which flexible laboratory furniture. Analytik Jena is making available six analytical instruments with a total value of approximately EUR 500,000 for use in water, environmental, food, and pharmaceutical analysis..

“We aspire to continuously expand our network, which combines our expertise and services for our customers. With the new application centre Analytik Jena is responding to growing demand for consulting, seminar, and training opportunities in the Frankfurt am Main economic region,” said Klaus Berka, former Chief Executive Officer of Analytik Jena AG.

The cooperation agreement also extends to areas of student training and continuing education as well as research and development. “Teaching and research are reaching a new dimension,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Knepper, Vice President for the Chemistry and Biology departments at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. “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.”

Two research divisions of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences also use the equipment for potential joint research projects. “We are looking forward to our collaboration with the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. It will provide new stimulus for us as a technology company,” Klaus Berka said.

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