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Company History


  • HÄMOSAN GmbH founded by Herwig Reichl
  • Original aim of the company: manufacture and distribution of intermediate products (of animal origin) for research and pharmaceutical industry
  • Seed capital from the Austrian Innovation Agency and Innofinanz in Graz

 Main products before 1991

  •  BSA (Bovine Serum Albumin) from bovine blood in various qualities for diagnostic and pharmaceutical use
  • Market for bovine products of European origin collapses due to the breakout of BSE (Bovine Spongiphorme Encephalopathy)
  • HÄMOSAN reacts to this by investing in international scientific and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) activities

 1991 - 1994

  •  Validation and patenting of the HÄMOSAFE process
  • Only manufacturer worldwide of  BSA that is free from viruses and prions by guarantee (HÄMOSAFE-BSA)


From 1995 on successful consulting co-operations for the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of process development and virus- and prion-inactivation techniques

1998 - 2005

  • Co-ordination of research projects co-funded by the European Union under the programs BIOMED, BIOTECH and FAIR in the field of TSEs (Transmissible Spongiphorme Encephalopathies)
  • International co-operations and research projects regarding the safety of human blood products involving the Finnish and the Netherlands Red Cross Organizations and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Organisational support provided by BIT in Vienna

1999 - 2004

  • HÄMOSAN laboratory is moved from Graz to Vienna to the Campus Vienna Biocenter
  • Production of hypericin and pseudo-hypericin (from St. John’s wort) is transferred toPLANTA GmbH
  • Portfolio of the company emphasises on services more and more
  • Development of the HÄMOZERT product line (support for laboratories implementing quality systems
  • Development of the HÄMOTEST product line (test development and method validation) supported by finance from the Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung in Graz, the FFF and the WWFF in Vienna



  • HÄMOSAN expands with the building of training and coaching areas for clean room facilities and quality management seminars
  • Focus on support and monitoring of quality management systems



  • A 150-year-old house for trainees staying overnight is being renovated
  • 20th anniversary of HÄMOSAN
  • Laboratory with focus on protein chemistry
  • Second room for courses and seminars is adapted
  • Marketing (strategy, action planning, graphics and layout) and printing center (printer, plotter, finishing) are installed in-house
  • HÄMOSAN Management mit Qualität GmbH is founded as a daughter company
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