History

Founded in 1997, ELITechGroup has been expanding ever since then, furthering technological development in the molecular diagnostics, clinical chemistry and microbiology industries along the way.

Timeline

1987

Founding of “LDH”

Thanks to a broad portfolio of distribution cards selected from some specific niche markets, LDH supplies innovative products to French laboratories (clinical chemistry, bacteriology, immunology, etc.). Step by step, owners acquire manufacturing units and start internationalization of their activities.
1997

Founding of ELITechGroup

Location: Puteaux, France
1997

Founding of ELITech France

Location: Salon de Provence, France
1998

Founding of ELITech UK

Location: Berkhamsted, England The Group starts its worldwide expansion and looks for strong partnership. Step by step, ELITechGroup will gain ground in several niche markets, becoming a key player in IVD business.
2005

Founding of ELITech Serbia

Location: Belgrade, Serbia
2005

Founding of ELITech Suisse

Location: Estavayer-le-lac, Switzerland
2006

Acquisition of ELITech Microbio

Location: Singes, France (Microbiology) Formerly International Microbio
2007

Acquisition of Wescor

Location: Logan, USA (Biomedical Systems/Microbiology)
2007

Acquisition of Vital Scientific

Location: Dieren, Netherlands (Clinical Systems)
2008

Release of ASO-BAR

(Microbiology) Titration test of anti-streptolysin O antibodies (ASLO) for the serodiagnosis of group A streptococcus.
2008

Release of DOR-BAR

(Microbiology) Titration test of anti-streptodornase B antibodies (ASDOR) for the serodiagnosis of group A streptococcus.
2009

Founding of ELITech North America

2009

Release of Vapro® Vapor Pressure Osmometer

(Clinical Systems) The Vapro® Vapor Pressure Osmometer, can be used to determine the osmolality in any type of sample: fluids, viscous, and even tissue, giving the Vapro great versatility in clinical medicine or biomedical research applications.
2009

Acquisition of Nanogen Advanced Diagnostics

Location: Milan, Italy (Molecular Diagnostics)
2009

Acquisition of Epoch Biosciences

Location: Bothell, USA (Molecular Diagnostics)
2009

Acquisition of Serfib

Location: Lambersart, France (Microbiology)
2009

Acquisition of LUCRON BV

Location: Gent, Belgium (ELITech Benelux)
2009

Founding of ELITech Latin America

Location: Vitoria, Brazil
2010

Release of Nanoduct model 1030

(Sweat Systems) The Nanoduct Neonatal Sweat Analysis System simplifies the sweat test and for the first time makes possible reliable laboratory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in the first days of life.
2010

Acquisition of ELITechGroup by Ergon Group Partners

2011

Release of Mycofast RevolutioN

(Microbiology) Detection, enumeration, identification and complete antimicrobial susceptibility testing of urogenital mycoplasma.
2012

Acquisition of Vital Diagnostics

(Clinical Chemistry)
2013

Release of 3 Aerospray Products

(Hematology/Microbiology) Aerospray Hematology Pro series 2: Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge, automated slide stainer is a dual-purpose microprocessor-controlled slide staining and cell preparation system. Aerospray Hematology Stat series 2: Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge, dual-purpose microprocessor-controlled slide staining and cell preparation system. Aerospray Gram series 2: Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge, dual-purpose microprocessor-controlled slide staining and cell preparation system.
2013

Release of ELITe STAR

(Molecular Diagnostics) A fully automated CE-IVD nucleic acid extraction solution enabling a primary tube loading, universal processing and less than 10 hands-on-time minutes.
2013

Release of ChloroChek

(Sweat Systems) ChloroChek is easy to operate and gives results in less than 20 seconds. Simply pipette in a 10 microliter sample of sweat and get a results of the display instantly.
2013

Release of Cytopro series 2

(Microbiology) Complete system for depositing an enriched monolayer of cells onto microscope slides.
2014

Release of Envoy 500+

(Clinical Systems) The fastest benchtop chemistry analyzer, able to perform approximately 500 tests per hour.
2014

Release of ELITe GALAXY

(Molecular Diagnostics) Complete, CE-IVD bench top solution for Nucleic Acid extraction and PCR set up.
2015

Release of ELITe InGenius

(Molecular Diagnostics) Elite InGenius® is the first CE-IVD fully automated sample-to-result solution, integrating sample preparation, amplification and result analysis, validated with a quantitative transplant pathogen monitoring menu.
2015

Release of Aerospray TB series 2

(Biomedical Systems) Stainer/Cytocentrifuge, dual-purpose microprocessor-controlled slide staining and cell preparation system.
2016

Release of Rapid Polymyxin NP

(Microbiology) The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B) from colonies grown on agar plates.
2017

Acquisition of ELITechGroup by PAI Partners

2017

Release of EM Smart-Reader

(Microbioloy) Coming soon: A unique automated and expert solution for the diagnosis of urogenital mycoplasma (extended menu to come).
2017

Release of Macroduct Advanced

(Sweat Systems) Details Coming Soon