Sartorius AG is an international laboratory and process technology provider for the biotech, pharmaceutical, and food industries. It operates through the Bioprocess Solutions and Lab Products and Services divisions. The Bioprocess Solutions division focuses on the major areas of activity of filtration, fluid management, fermentation, and purification. The Lab Products and Services division focuses on lab balances, pipettes, and laboratory water purification systems. The company was founded by Florence Sartorius Sr. in 1870 and is headquartered in Goettingen, Germany.