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September 19, 2016
Karen Tiano:
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Merck’s New Steritest™ Symbio Pump Accessories Enable Faster, Safer Sterility Testing in Any Setting
  • Enhance safety and convenience during sample handling, filtration, waste management, transport and incubation
  • Facilitate testing in compact environments like laminar flow hoods, isolators

Darmstadt, Germany, September 19, 2016 Merck, a leading science and technology company, has introduced a set of Steritest™ Symbio Pump systems accessories that accelerate and streamline sterility testing workflows.

The new accessories address testing challenges in various laboratory settings and enhance safety and convenience during sample handling, filtration and waste management as well as canister transport, incubation and reading. The accessories also increase usable space for testing and integrate seamlessly with the Steritest™ Symbio LFH Pump, Symbio ISL Pump and Symbio FLEX Pump in laminar flow hoods, cleanrooms and isolators.

Merck has set the standard for reliability and convenience in sterility testing since its first filtration device was introduced in 1974. The new Steritest™ Symbio Pump accessories make Merck’s latest sterility testing systems even more reliable, safe and easy to use within any type of testing environment.

The range of Steritest™ Symbio Pump accessories includes products for sample handling, filtration, waste management, and transport and incubation.

About Merck
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2015, Merck generated sales of € 12.85 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. The company holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.