Welcome to biostep

We are YOUR partner for Thin-Layer Chromatography

The company biostep GmbH was founded in 1997 and is situated in Burkhardtsdorf/Erzgebirge in Saxony. At the beginning, biostep mainly dealt with devices for Radioanalytics and Bio-Imaging. Later on, articles for PCR and electrophoresis enriched the range. With the broadening of the product portfolio, own devices were increasingly developed and manufactured.

In 2012, biostep took over the worldwide known product line of thin-layer chromatography (TLC/HPTLC) from Desaga GmbH/SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG. The existing expertise and product range from the fields of Bio-Imaging and Thin-Layer Chromatography complemented each other very successfully.

biostep expanded very quickly within few years. Thus, development and trade as well as production and service had to be carried out at different locations. These locations could be merged in 2015 by moving to the new company headquarter in the Burkhardtsdorf industrial estate.

In the following years, biostep successfully established as a laboratory specialist and system provider.

In 2017, the previous managing partner Heiko Mixtacki withdrew from the company and SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG became the complete owner.

Today, biostep is a member of the SARSTEDT-Group. As a system provider, it is dedicated to the development and worldwide sales of products for thin-layer chromatography under the branding biostep.