KNAUER, a pioneering force in the field of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, it has secured the top position in the prestigious "100 Most Innovative Medium-Sized Businesses“ ranking of the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche for 2023.


"Winning the '100 Most Innovative Medium-Sized Businesses“ rating for the second time in a row is a monument to the tireless dedication and innovation of our team,' said Alexandra Knauer, owner and CEO of KNAUER, in response to the honor. “We are motivated by a shared goal to using our innovative solutions to advance science and address practical problems.“.

KNAUER's commitment to innovation goes beyond product development; it permeates every aspect of the company's culture, inspiring staff members to think creatively and actively pursue concepts that could influence the direction of analytical science in the future.

WirtschaftsWoche's "100 Most Innovative Medium-Sized Businesses“ ranking evaluates companies based on an innovation score. It is based on sales and profit development on one-third, and two-thirds on the innovative strength of the organization. The assessment of innovative strength takes into account how many and which innovations a company launches on the market, how much it spends on research and development, and how innovative its competitors consider the company to be. KNAUER's consistently high scores in these categories are a testament to the company's unwavering commitment to remaining at the forefront of technological advancement.

KNAUER produces laboratory instruments for the life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, environmental and food industries. The company is best known for liquid chromatography systems and components, but also played a key role in the production of lipid nanoparticles for mRNA corona vaccines with its newly developed equipment. Company owner Alexandra Knauer manages the family business together with Carsten Losch. Both are committed to sustainable and responsible corporate governance with a focus on the users, the 190 employees and society. 

Learn more about the rankings of the 100 most innovative medium-sized businesses on the WirtschaftsWoche website: