LABOKLIN History 1989-1997
January 1st 1989
LABOKLIN GmbH is founded by Dr. Elisabeth Müller, Dr. Rüdiger Leimbeck and Prof. Dr. Bernd Sonnenschein as a successor company of the “Institut für Darmdiagnostik Dr. Flaßhoff”, Germany’s first veterinary laboratory.
Quickly LABOKLIN gains the reputation as a lab for veterinary surgeons. At that time nobody yet knows that LABOKLIN becomes one of the most successful veterinary laboratories in Europe. A story of success begins.
Veterinary team at LABOKLIN
Company Founder Dr. Elisabeth Müller and Dr. Anton Heusinger, Specialist in lab diagnostics, are the veterinary team at LABOKLIN.
Work is done in a neat old building in Prinzregentenstraße, Bad Kissingen. At this time five technicians and three secretaries in the office and the accounts department are dealing with more and more samples.
Dr. Gerhard Loesenbeck, specialist in pathology, founds, as a working-group leader, the Histo-pathology section at LABOKLIN.
A new chapter begins at LABOKLIN: The first molecular biological test is introduced with the sex determination of birds.
Soon, the team led by biologist Dr Petra Kühnlein expands its range of services to include the diagnosis of hereditary and infectious diseases. Thanks to PCR.
First branch abroad
LABOKLIN Linz becomes – under a modernised company logo – the first branch abroad. Veterinarian Eva Kahnt helped to set up the laboratory at Rosenstraße 1 in the city centre of Linz.
LABOKLIN History 1999-2009
Sample pick-up service
LABOKLIN is breaking new ground and offers a nationwide sample collection service by courier. This allows veterinarians to drop off samples in the evening and possibly receive the results as early as the next day.
Since 2001, numerous drivers from our courier companies have also been on the road for our customers’ samples in large parts of Austria and since 2003 in Luxembourg.
With the acquisition of the VETLAB laboratory in Lahr, LABOKLIN is primarily expanding its expertise in the field of allergy diagnostics.
Laboklin changes its legal form
Laboklin changes its legal form, with Laboklin GmbH now becoming the veterinary laboratory Laboklin GmbH & Co KG.
LABOKLIN Basel becomes the second foreign branch of LABOKLIN GmbH & Co. KG. In order to optimally serve customers in Switzerland, the laboratory sets up shop at Lehenmattstrasse 320.
Accreditation by the DACH
Laboklin receives DACH GmbH (German Accreditation Body for Chemistry) accreditation for the next two years for its site in Bad Kissingen.
Communication between veterinary practice and laboratory.
LABOKLIN revolutionises the communication between veterinary practice and laboratory.
Together with the practice software easyVet, a system is being developed that enables veterinarians to register their laboratory tests online.
Other software providers follow suit in the course of the year.
Internet presentation and My Lab
LABOKLIN revises its internet presentation www.laboklin.de and offers its customers an innovative diagnostic service.
From now on, it is possible to check the current status of sent samples and findings from any computer worldwide via the so-called “My Lab” link.
This will not be the last innovation from LABOKLIN.
Home, sweet Home…
A new laboratory…
Laboklin continues its growth in Europe. A new laboratory is opened in Poland.
Accreditation by the AKS
Laboklin receives accreditation from AKS (Staatliche Akkreditierungsstelle Hannover) for its site in Bad Kissingen for the next four years.
A new laboratory in Berlin
Due to the steady growth of LABOKLIN, the number of samples sent in is also increasing consistently. In order to ensure rapid analysis in the future, a new laboratory is being built in Berlin, which will help us to continue to meet our own quality requirements.
LABOKLIN History 2009 until today
Branch in Bratislava
LABOKLIN opens a new branch in Bratislava (Slovakia), thus gaining influence in Eastern Europe for the first time.
Expansion of the company complex in Bad Kissingen
The ongoing expansion of LABOKLIN finally makes the extension of the company complex in Bad Kissingen inevitable. The New House is added to the existing building, which now gives individual departments the opportunity to expand further and strengthen their performance.
Web app for mobile devices
LABOKLIN is the first German laboratory to introduce a web app for mobile devices. This allows users to view their LABOKLIN findings from anywhere.
The renowned BattLab laboratory becomes part of the Laboklin family. A fully equipped building and a highly professional team can now provide customers in the UK with Laboklin’s elaborate range of tests.
Laboratory in the Netherlands
Laboklin’s expansion on a European level continues. With the Netherlands, another neighbouring country of Germany can now access Laboklin’s portfolio.
Accreditation by the DAkks
Laboklin receives DAkks (German Accreditation Body) accreditation for its Bad Kissingen & Berlin site for the next five years.
Branch in Riga
LABOKLIN opens a new branch in Riga and expands its influence towards Eastern Europe.
LABOKLIN in Spain
Laboklin opens a new laboratory in Europe: from now on, sample evaluations are also possible in Madrid.
Linz Branch, Austria
The Linz branch is also getting too cramped for the growing number of samples. The laboratory, which now has 20 employees, moves to Paul-Hahn-Straße.
December 2019 – May 2020
LABOKLIN Laboratory and administration building BA 3
The ongoing expansion of LABOKLIN finally makes the extension of the company complex in Bad Kissingen inevitable. After a new building was erected in 2012, the new House 3 is being added to the existing structure, which now gives individual departments the opportunity to expand further and strengthen their performance.
The extension covers a total floor space of 3617 m² and is funded by the Bavarian regional support programme for trade and industry.