About Us

Since the foundation in 1988 ORGENTEC Diagnostika belongs to the leading companies in the diagnostic industry. In May 2014 Water Street Healthcare Partners, Chicago, USA, has committed equity to both acquire a majority position in Orgentec and invest in future acquisitions and initiatives that will build the company into a global leader of specialty diagnostics products.

The first step on the way to expand our global position and to grow our portfolio of tests was the merger with Corgenix Medical Corporation, Denver, USA. Corgenix is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialized diagnostic kits for immunology disorders, vascular diseases (including the world’s only non-blood-based test for aspirin effect, AspirinWorks®), bone and joint disorders.

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ORGENTEC Diagnostika GmbH

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Carl-Zeiss-Straße 49-51
55129 Mainz, Deutschland

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Global success through regional strength and responsibility

We know what makes our company strong – but we also know what promotes strong growth. Whether it is the ideas of well-educated employees or the structural and logistical resources available to our company in an economic centre like the Rhine-Main region. Appealing working conditions, an excellent quality of life on both sides of the Rhine, and cultural and sporting highlights like “Fassenacht” in Mainz and Bundesliga football inspire a positive work-life balance. Such amenities are not equally available in all regions. Doing our part to contribute to these positive aspects of our location is one goal of our corporate social responsibility program. This stems from our conviction that people who can identify with our company and our values will also bring ideas and commitment to their work as our dependable partners.

Passion and Recognition

At ORGENTEC Diagnostika we often are often asked about our “house artist”. The style of his paintings is unmistakeable, catching your eye as soon as you enter the building. They are powerful and distinct in composition: full of life, fun, and joy. The artist who produced these paintings is Roman Schmelter, who lives and works in Mainz, right in our neighbourhood of Mainz-Hechtsheim. His surreal imagery represents a central element of our corporate identity and his paintings can be seen on our web site and our product brochures.

ORGENTEC that’s us: The faces behind the products

Fuelled by Innovation: With a pioneering spirit, a nearly inexhaustible supply of ideas, and high technical expertise, ORGENTEC has become firmly established in medical diagnostics. Our employees’ talent and skills establish the basis for our success. At our headquarters in Mainz 130 people are busy in research and development, manufacturing and quality control, packaging and shipping, marketing and sales. Their commitment is the reason why laboratories everywhere rely on the high standards and excellent service provided by ORGENTEC Diagnostika.

New ideas move us forward and guarantee future innovation. Creative scientists, experienced engineers, and highly educated technicians work with great dedication on the development of new products and the continual improvement of our established test systems. New results from medical research are quickly identified and implemented -- often in cooperation with renowned research facilities around the world.

ORGENTEC Diagnostika excels with superior product quality and excellent service. These originate at our in-house production facility at the company headquarters in Germany, where we practice constant, meticulous quality control. We are certain that we only truly control those things we develop and produce under our own management. We also maintain strict control over the logistics chain. Storage, packaging, and shipping are controlled and carried out in Mainz by experienced ORGENTEC employees. We are thus able to maintain our own high standards of quality.

Ideas, corporate courage and steady growth – these form the basis for more than twenty years of success at ORGENTEC Diagnostika. We work for the benefit of patients with cutting-edge research and technological progress.

ORGENTEC Diagnostika | Your Partner in Laboratory Diagnostics

Since its inception in 1988, Mainz-based ORGENTEC Diagnostika has been a world market leader in the development, production, and marketing of test systems for laboratory autoimmune diagnostics. ORGENTEC as an expert manufacturer has developed more than 200 highly specific ELISA test systems, as well as blot and immunofluorescence tests for diagnosing autoimmune diseases (autoimmune disease diagnostics) and infection serology (infectious disease diagnostics). Many of these are protected by patent rights.

Comprehensive Product Portfolio

We offer test systems for diagnostics and treatment-associated monitoring in the following clinical areas:

  • diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic diseases – this is clearly the main focus of our research and development efforts
  • thrombosis diagnostics – we now offer more than 30 different test systems in this area
  • ANCA diagnosticsfor the serological detection of autoimmune vasculitides
  • thyroid diagnostics, gastroenterology, diabetes diagnostics, etc.
  • ELISA testsystems for fully automated infectious disease diagnostics - infection serology

Consistency in Quality and Service

Our in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) are CE marked according to the European IVD Directive 98/79/EC.Our quality management system is certified according to ISO 13485 in the latest version. It is also certified to Canadian ISO 13485 under CMDCAS (Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System).

We regularly participate in national and international round-robin tests with our test systems. Institutions such as INSTAND (Germany), UK NEQUAS (Great Britain), RCPA (Australia), and ÖQUASTA (Austria) thus consistently confirm the high efficiency and consistency of our autoimmune tests.

We use the most up-to-date manufacturing technology. Modern and lean production and communications processes, uncompromising customer orientation and rapid implementation of the latest scientific results guarantee our customers and users consistently high product quality as well as absolutely reliable delivery and adherence to schedules. Short decision-making chains and close collaboration with our clients and with scientists all over the world make it possible for us to react rapidly and efficiently to changes in the diagnostics market.

Our fully automatic analytical instrument, the Alegria®, represents a unique single solution for autoimmune diagnostics and infection serology. The fact that our well-established manual tests can be used on the Alegria®, and our special SMC® technology greatly simplify laboratory diagnostics and allow for targeted and patient-specific diagnostics. Since its introduction, the Alegria® has won awards both nationally and internationally, including the Medical Design Excellence Award.

Laboratories in more than 100 countries rely on the high standard and quality of our products and on our outstanding service. In Germany, Austria, Hungary, France and Switzerland, we provide direct service to our customers with our own personnel or branch offices; in other countries and regions we market our products through an established network of distributors.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB): Our Commitment to the Investigation of Rare Diseases

According to a Europe-wide definition, a disease is considered “rare” if a specific set of clinical symptoms affects less than 1 person in a population of 2,000. These diseases are often poorly understood and very difficult to treat. Hence, these diseases are aptly dubbed “Orphan Diseases.”

DEBRA: Commitment to “Butterfly Children”
ORGENTEC Diagnostika dedicates targeted efforts to the promotion of research into these Orphan Diseases and of the complex resources required to care for patients. One example is our support of the initiative DEBRA Austria (visit DEBRA Austria's website), whose objective is to promote scientific investigation of Epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Moreover, the initiative has committed itself to improving and permanently ensuring the care provided for patients with EB.

What is Epidermolysis bullosa?
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a skin condition of genetic origin. Patients with Epidermolysis bullosa have skin that is said to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wings. This has given rise to the term “Butterfly Children.” Patients afflicted with this rare disease present blisters and deep scars which cause substantial medical problems. So far, no cure exists for this painful disease. The various effects of EB are dramatic; in addition to the physical aspects, the disease severely impacts patients’ emotional and social lives.

Incidentally, the so-called rare diseases are not so rare any more when added up. In Germany alone, several million people are concerned. Many of these diseases are severe and require time-consuming and expensive treatment and care. They debilitate patients and their families, often leading to death in childhood or adolescence.

For more information download this document about DEBRA Austria and the EB Haus Austria in PDF format

The following links to organisations provide additional information on the subject of Epidermolysis bullosa:

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