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Welcome to KNAUER - manufacturer of liquid chromatography solutions!

KNAUER (that is the "KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH") is an owner-managed middle-sized company situated in Berlin, Germany. 

Since 1962, we have been developing, manufacturing and distributing laboratory instruments around the world. With 130 employees we are one of the well-established manufacturers of instruments for HPLC , simulated moving bed chromatography (SMBC) and osmometry. Our product portfolio ranges from most compact analytical HPLC systems to LC purification systems for the extraction of up to 1,000 kg of pure substance per year.

Products offered include state of the art UHPLC systems, biochromatography systems for the purification of proteins (FPLC), solutions for the purification of value products and fine chemicals, and LC columns. Services include LC trainings and application development.

The source of our success are numerous world’s firsts that have won more than 20 awards for innovation. We strive to grow continuously, to expand our expertises and to discover new market opportunities.

             Alexandra Knauer, CEO, in front of the Knauer building in Berlin

Humanity In Science Award 2017

The Humanity in Science Award is presented by The Analytical Scientist in partnership with KNAUER. We are proud to be working together to recognise the altruistic impact that science can have on human lives.


1962 - 2017

55 years of success - the KNAUER history


Download the KNAUER 55 years anniversary brochure.
A collection of stories, insights and strategy.

Career at KNAUER

Join an award-winning company: One of the best employers among German mid-sized businesses – Berlin's most familiy-friendly company – one of the most innovative companies in Germany.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are engaged in the well-being of our employees and take responsibility for our environment and the conservation of nature. 

Quality certificates

KNAUER manufactures their products in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.


Find a number of scientific publications made by KNAUER staff or in co-operation with KNAUER.

KEK - KNAUER Explorer Club

KNAUER has opened up a laboratory in which five- and six-graders can make experiments and learn about chromatography.

PR and news

Please check the News menu for latest press releases and news about KNAUER.



KNAUER exhibits each year at more than 50 trade shows around the world. Explore the KNAUER product world and meet our experts.


KNAUER has won a several awards. Innovations as well as corporate culture have been awarded.

Diversity Charter

The Charta der Vielfalt (diversity charter) is a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is the initiative’s patron. The initiative aims to promote the recognition, appreciation and integration of diversity into Germany’s business culture. Organisations are to create a working environment free of prejudice. 


KNAUER is member of the SPECTARIS German Hightech Industry Association


The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Innovation Initiative, an innovation-oriented regional alliance.


The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Central Innovation Program SME -  a development funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.




The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the European Union funding for regional development



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