Applikon Biotechnology BV

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Applikon Biotechnology BV
Former type Besloten Vennootschap
Industry Laboratory hardware
Laboratory informatics
Fate Acquired
Defunct January 2020[1]
Headquarters Heertjeslaan 2, Delft, The Netherlands
Number of locations 1
Area served Worldwide

Applikon Biotechnology BV develops and distributes biotechnology hardware such as advanced bioreactor systems. The company also makes laboratory informatics software solutions for the biotech industry.


The company was originally founded in 1973 and acquired by Getinge in January 2020.[1]

Sometime in 2022, Getinge discontinued the Lucullus PIMS product.

Technology and products

Lucullus PIMS and other software

Lucullus PIMS was a process information management system (PIMS) for bioprocess data management that "integrates functionalities activities around creating and planning of recipes, reactor allocation, design of experiments, media preparation, media component trace-ability, data analysis, data mining, automatic reporting and modelling."[2] Features included[2]:

  • experiment design
  • reactor planning
  • media preparation and tracking
  • parallel processing
  • SCADA support
  • data mining
  • batch reporting
  • data validation
  • data analysis


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Company Profile". Applikon Biotechnology BV. Archived from the original on 08 September 2021. Retrieved 18 October 2022. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lucullus PIMS". Applikon Biotechnology BV. Retrieved 03 February 2021.