As one of the leading manufacturers of medical laboratory diagnostics worldwide, EUROIMMUN stands for innovation. More than 3100 employees in 17 countries develop, produce and sell test systems to support the diagnosis of diseases, as well as software and automation solutions for the performance and evaluation of these tests. Laboratories in over 150 countries use EUROIMMUN products for the diagnosis of autoimmune and infectious diseases as well as allergies, and to perform genetic analyses.
The company was founded in 1987 from the University of Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) by Prof. Dr. Winfried Stöcker. Since 2018, the US American company PerkinElmer, Inc. is the sole shareholder of EUROIMMUN. PerkinElmer is an international leader in medical and biotechnology. The company, which has its headquarters in Waltham (Massachusetts), has 13,000 employees worldwide. With its innovative test systems, imaging and IT systems, it offers an extensive expertise in diagnostics, medical research and environmental and food analysis. PerkinElmer, Inc. is listed on the S&P-500 Index.
Among the initial pioneering achievements of EUROIMMUN was the development of BIOCHIPs in 1983. Today, the company uses virtually fully automated BIOCHIP fragmentation and production machines which are designed and produced in-house and are in use world-wide.
Furthermore, the company commands a broad technology base, which it has drawn on to stimulate and promote fundamental new developments in medical laboratory diagnostics. Examples are the molecular biological synthesis of designer antigens, the computer-based immunofluorescence microscopy (CAIFM) and the development of multiparameter microarrays for the identification of gene polymorphisms and pathogens.
High professional competence and continuing education are essential in the use and distribution of EUROIMMUN products. The EUROIMMUN Academy receives more than 1000 customers from over 100 countries for scientific trainings every year. Moreover, there are training laboratories in several countries. Furthermore, the accredited Institute for Quality Assessment affiliated to EUROIMMUN offers quality assessment schemes to help to ensure a high quality standard in external laboratories.
The Institute for Experimental Immunology, another EUROIMMUN institution, is dedicated to basic research. The institute maintains cooperations with universities, clinics and renowned research institutions from all over the world, which have also resulted in numerous diploma and doctoral theses. EUROIMMUN is ISO-certified (EN ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, MDSAP) and has successfully undergone various international inspections (e. g. FDA, ANVISA, KGMP, UMCC).
The Clinical Immunological Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Winfried Stöcker, cooperating with EUROIMMUN, offers a special service by providing fast and differential diagnostics to customers and clarifying difficult result constellations in several hundreds of patient samples per day.
EUROIMMUN meets its needs for qualified personnel not only through its presence at recruitment or trade fairs and via advertisements, but also through its own training and dual degree programs. In addition to vocational school, the trainees undergo a comprehensive practical and theoretical program and receive intensive support in their everyday work life. At present, the company has more than 3100 employees, of which 112 are apprentices and students. 1501 employees have an academic qualification and 206 a doctoral degree. The percentage of female employees is around 60 percent.
The atmosphere at the company is productive and characterised by openness and respect. New employees at EUROIMMUN are given permanent contracts. All employees receive company pension benefits and premium payments for outstanding achievements. They also have the possibility of regular further training. The excellent company restaurant offers a variety of freshly cooked meals every day. The children are lovingly looked after in the company-owned crêche, kindergarten and after-school care, while their parents are working in the vicinity.