We are a life science company with brilliant ideas & pioneering spirit
Consistently our experts develop perfect solutions for mixing and temperature control of molecular samples on robotic platforms such as the BioShake® as well as fast and easy to use lab bench equipment which are constantly being updated. We provide excellent application support, quick technical service and customized product demonstrations.
Our strong intellectual portfolio consists of several own and foreign-issued patents, in the areas and methods for mixing, temperature control, centrifugation, hybridization, sample processing and sample handling.
The German Quantifoil Instruments GmbH was founded in 2003 by the engineers Olaf Simmat and Christian Stange. The company consists of an interdisciplinary team of engineers, software developers, biologists and many helping hands. All provided products are designed and manufactured in house. Furthermore, QInstruments also runs an endurance test lab to support our customers with service on the Approval and conformity side.
We envisage to serve multiple different markets through strategic alliances with partners who have well-established marketing and distribution capabilities. Besides this, QInstruments intends to develop further its technologies platforms to maintain a technological edge and a strong proprietary position.
Our customers include life-science research laboratories, university medical centers and drug discovery laboratories in pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms.
Bring project ideas to life with our innovations
Spirit of innovation
QInstruments, the industry leader in mixing technology for Life Science spanning a wide spectrum of enterprise products. With missions of BioShake mixing technology sold worldwide more than 10 years. QInstruments has established its reputation over the years and continues to reinforce it with world class support and inventive ways to keep critical systems operating.
It is also the first company to invent a uniquely designed and smallest heater shaker equipped with a automatic microplate clamping mechanism. Coupled with an integrated electronic control and its proprietary mixing technology, has raised the standard in mixing processes.
What we do
Spirit of technology
QInstruments combines Life Science applications with innovative products. Our products and systems are based on a broad range of proprietary technologies covered by an extended portfolio of international patents. The internal developments are the technological basis for our growing range of innovative products for lab automation and in the laboratory.
We have extensive and unique know-how
- Thin and sensor-equipped heater elements for homogeneous temperature behaviour
- Planar and vibration-free guidance systems for laboratory shaker
- Vibration-free drive technologies
- New drive technologies for combination of centrifuges and shaker
- Clamping mechanisms for microplates
- Miniaturization of conventional techniques
QInstruments is owner of numerous patents and tradmarks worldwide. We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Please respect our intellectual property and our trademarks too, as we vigorously protect their proper usage.
WO2008135565, US8323588, EP2144716:
Sample handling device for and methods of handling a sample
WO2011113858, US9126162, EP2547431:
Positioning unit for a functional unit
WO2013113847, US10052598, EP2809436:
Cog-based mechanism for generating an orbital shaking motion
WO2013113849, US9371889, EP2809435:
Mechanism for generating an orbital motion or a rotation motion by inversing a drive direction of a drive unit
WO2014207243, US20160368003, EP3013480:
Application-specific sample processing by modules surrounding a rotor mechanism for sample mixing and sample separation
BioShake® (Quantifoil Instruments GmbH)
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Quick actions and reactions, experience on the field, complete availability for our clientele, availability of documentation, tables, know-how & ample knowledge with the possibility of carrying out patents and standards!