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A Brief History of Metrohm Autolab

I’ve told you about my visits at Metrohm Applikon and Metrohm Nederland. But that’s not it yet. We have a third subsidiary in the Netherlands: Metrohm Autolab. This is where Metrohm’s electrochemistry product line is developed and produced. The company was born as a spin-off of Utrecht University in 1986 and is still located in […]

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A Nobel Prize for Heyrovský

Prague is the birthplace of one of the analysis techniques in Metrohm’s portfolio: polarography. During my stay in the Czech Republic, together with Peter Barath, CEO of our Czech subsidiary, I followed the roots of polarography from its invention to its use today, e.g., in biology research. Polarography is an electrochemical analysis technique that enables […]

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A Brief History of Lyon

Lyon is one stage of Stephanie’s Metrohm «Tour de France». But who knows Lyon, outside our French borders? This article is here to help you understand why we have chosen this city for Stephanie’s world tour and why it was elected «Best European weekend destination» in the World Travel Awards 2016. Once Upon a Time… […]

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The Legendary Metrohm Ski Race

A company tradition since 1957 I am sure, you know this: You organize a little event, for example a football tournament with colleagues from work on a Saturday afternoon, a daytrip with friends to the mountains with a nice dinner in the evening – these kind of things. Because it is fun and everybody enjoys […]

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70 Years of Automated Titration

There’s evidence of titrations being carried out as far back as the late 18th century. The technique was named in the first half of the 19th century by French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, who is often considered to have invented titration. Today, titration is one of the most important analytical techniques. Some reasons for this […]

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Bertold Suhner: The Man behind Metrohm

On the occasion of our company anniversary, I decided to take the time to dive into the life of the man to whom we owe Metrohm: Bertold Suhner. Whichever sources I consulted—books on the Appenzell region’s local history, newspaper articles, or his own words, printed in old issues of the employee magazine—all of them make […]

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