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About the Group

We believe that high-quality, fast and reliable diagnosis is a key for successful treatment. Laboratory technicians, physicians and patients are the reason for our constant search for new pathways and approaches.
The courage to innovate makes us who we are. 

Our corporate DNA

Diversity is the foundation of our success. Geographically and culturally distant brands are united by a common motivation: to facilitate more reliable and faster diagnostics of patients. The synergy of our companies is the basis of the unique know-how and portfolio of the BioVendor Group.
BioVendor LM
BioVendor R&D
TestLine
Oxford BioSystems
ViennaLab
DiaSource
Culture and values

Culture and values

We believe that exceptional things can only arise in a company that reinforces creative freedom and confidence in its people. We appreciate our employees, the region and the scientific community of which we are a part. And there is more – get to know the character of the BioVendor Group!
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Science and innovation

Science and innovation

Enthusiasm for new ideas, innovative approaches and young talent has been an integral part of our DNA since the beginning. We support and connect scientific teams, innovation centres, start-ups and promising individuals.
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30 years of fascinating discoveries

Desire and enthusiasm for innovation has defined our group since its establishment.
1992: Establishment of BioVendor LM
1992–1993
1992

Cornerstone

Dr. Viktor Růžička and his university professor, Boris Uličný, founded the BioVendor company with its office in the Uličný family villa. The whole family helped with the start-up.
1993

Foreign expansion

The establishment of the companies BioVendor GmbH and BioVendor GesmbH creates the first foreign branches in Germany and Austria.
1994–1995
1994

Unexpected growth

Rocket growth of the portfolio expanded to include clinical biochemistry. Invoices were processed by a modern T-602 computer, but salesmen stood in line for the telephone – there was only one in the company.
1995

Establishment of the development division

With the establishment of the BioVendor R&D division, a new phase of the company begins. We open the gates to the development of our own innovative products.
1995–1996
1995

Czech Number One

Joining forces with the German firm DPC Biermann soon made BioVendor the Czech market leader. A phone line shortfall was resolved.
1996

Company Consolidation

The various BioVendor divisions relocated to one address. Joining together development, production and distribution gave us faster and more responsive customer service.
1998–2004
1998

Own ELISA

The R&D division launched its first own ELISA kit – Human Leptin ELISA.
2004

Expansion overseas

We are conquering the New World. BioVendor LLC is founded – distributor of R&D division products for the United States and Canada.
2005–2011
2005

Cooperation with Siemens

We launch a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers. The company’s offer is expanded by the exclusive distribution of laboratory automation.
2011

Slovak branch

BioVendor Slovakia becomes a part of the group.
2012–2014
2012

Acquisition of TestLine

We acquire a 100% share in Testline Clinical Diagnostics s.r.o. in Brno, thus expanding our innovative potential as well as our portfolio of human and veterinary laboratory diagnostics products.
2014

Acquisitions of Immunolab

BioVendor acquires the German company Immunolab GmbH, thus expanding its portfolio as well as geographical scope.
2015: Oxford BioSystems acquired by the BioVendor Group
2015–2016
2015

Acquisition of Oxford BioSystems

The third acquisition is Oxford BioSystems, a leading distributor of IVD and laboratory research products in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
2016

Acquisition of ViennaLab Diagnostics

The Group is strengthened by the company ViennaLab Diagnostics Gmbh, which brings unique technologies and know-how for further joint development.
2017: DiaSource acquired by the BioVendor Group
2017–2019
2017

Acquisition of DiaSource

The Belgian company DiaSource joins BioVendor Group. We open the gates to the radioimmunodiagnostic market!
2019

Revolution in autoimmune disorder testing

Under the TestLine brand, we launch Microblot Array ANA 44 – the most comprehensive kit for testing autoimmune disorders.
2020
2020

Next Generation Sequencing

We launch an innovative NGS diagnostic kit for testing human microbiome.
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BioVendor Group’s investors and key managers

Key people

Wealth is in people

The experience, courage and ambition of our employees is the most valuable asset of the BioVendor Group. Thanks to them, we can fulfil the common vision of more reliable and affordable laboratory diagnostics.
Tomáš Němec, Founder, Consillium a.s.

Tomáš Němec

Founder, Consillium a.s.
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A successful Czech businessman with more than thirty-five years of experience. Tomáš Němec is behind the success of the global rubber company CGS, which has become, under his leadership, the world's second largest manufacturer of off-road tires. He subsequently successfully sold his 100% share in the company to the Swedish group Trelleborg. He is currently the owner of the BioVendor Group.

Tomáš Němec graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and York University in Toronto. In his professional life, he has extensive experience with international expansion, especially green-field projects and acquisitions in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Tomas Klapste – Managing Partner, Consillium

Tomáš Klápště

Managing partner, Consillium a.s.
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Tomáš Klápště joined the management of the investment company Consillium after 21 years in the investment banking of Patria Finance and Expandia, where he participated, as managing director, in more than 400 acquisition transactions in Central and Southeastern Europe. He is a member of the board of directors of the BioVendor Group. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Economics in Prague.

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Ondrej Palat, Investment Director, Consillium

Ondřej Palát

Investment director, Consillium a.s.
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Ondřej Palát, one of the Consillium company partners, works as a member of the board of directors in the BioVendor Group. During his 12 years in the management of the companies Patria Finance and Patria Corporate, he has developed into a leading specialist in Mid Cap investments in Central and Eastern Europe. He began his professional career as a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague.

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Ladislav Sekerka, Partner, Consillium a.s.

Ladislav Sekerka

Partner, Consillium a.s.
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After 12 years of working at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and Vienna, Ladislav Sekerka became the partner of Consillium, where he was in charge of the wealthiest group of clients from all over Central Europe.

Ladislav graduated from Harvard Business School, the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University and the Faculty of Business and Management of the Brno University of Technology.

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MVDr. Michal Kostka, CEO, BioVendor Group

MVDr. Michal Kostka

CEO, BioVendor Group
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Before Michal Kostka became the executive director and the chairman of the board of directors of the BioVendor Group in 2019, he had been in charge of the Group's international projects for 7 years. His original job was the management of the International Clinical Research Centre at St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno and other managerial positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He acquired his education at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno. 

Michal is an active athlete – he especially „gravitates“ towards downhill mountain biking disciplines.

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Matěj Milata, CFO, BioVendor Group

JUDr. Ing. Matej Milata

CFO, BioVendor Group
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Matej Milata began his career as a financial analyst at the Patria company, where he later, in the position of director, led the acquisitions of the TestLine and Immunolab companies, which became parts of the BioVendor Group.  

Mutual external cooperation, in which Matej Milata helped with the development of the BioVendor company through mezzanine financing, resulted in his full-fledged integration into company management in 2014.

Matej graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and then obtained his doctoral degree in Financial Law at Charles University in Prague.

In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, freeride skiing and reading books with his three children.

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Martina Hlozankova – R&D Director, BioVendor Group

MSc. Martina Hložánková, CSc.

R&D Director, BioVendor Group
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Martina Hložánková began her career at Exbio, where she was in charge of the preparation and application of monoclonal antibodies. From her subsequent position as head of the CEDELAB laboratory, she moved to BioVendor, where she has been in charge of developing diagnostic tests since 2011.  

Thanks to her original education, Martina Hložánková is a natural scientist. She obtained her doctoral degree at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of Sciences, where she was engaged in basic research in the field of the cytoskeleton.

She likes to spend her free time by mushroom picking and hiking – activities she engages in with her headstrong dog. She is also a lover of Moravian wines, whose positive effects she likes to talk about.

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Jana Drzikova – Marketing Manager, BioVendor Group

MSc. Jana Držíková, MBA

Marketing Manager, BioVendor Group
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Jana Držíková became part of the BioVendor Group in 2020. As part of the management of international marketing activities, she applies her education in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as previous experience with leading the distribution company.

Jana Držíková is the initiator of the company's historical milestone – the change in the corporate identity of the BioVendor Group. Her long-term goal is to connect individual teams within the Group more closely and to improve communication with both employees and customers.

Besides enjoying leadership and teamwork she loves to dance salsa.

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Eva Pindurova – Molecular Dx Director, BioVendor Group

MSc. Eva Pindurová, Ph.D.

Molecular Dx Director, BioVendor Group
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Eva Pindurová's journey to the position of Molecular Dx director began with joining the BioVendor Group in 2009 and ran through several managerial and senior positions. She joined the company after previous work as a molecular geneticist at the University Hospital in Brno.  

She gained her education and experience by studying pharmacogenetics at Masaryk University as well as on a one-year stay in the United States.  

Eva is a lifelong scout and active athlete. She spends much of her free time hiking with her large family and two dogs.

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Marek Staud – IT Manager, BioVendor Group

Ing. Marek Štaud

IT Manager, BioVendor Group
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At the BioVendor Group, Marek Štaud is responsible for the preparation and implementation of IT projects. Before joining the company in 2008, he participated in a number of interesting projects for both the private and public sector while studying at university.  

Mark's lifelong passion is IT and technological trends and novelties. In addition to them, he also enjoys his family and a wide range of sports – cycling, skiing and even sport shooting.

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Michal Beránek, CEO, Testline Clinical Diagnostics

RNDr. Michal Beránek, Ph.D., MBA

CEO, Testline Clinical Diagnostics
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During his tenure in TestLine management, Michal Beránek has made a significant contribution to the company's rapid growth over the past decade. In his work, he professes an altruistic, but very effective managerial approach, thus making an indelible impact on the company’s history.

He is a double graduate of doctoral studies in the field of molecular biology at Masaryk University, and he obtained his managerial degree at the Brno University of Technology.

He is an avid fisherman, pianist and football fan.

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Juraj Gutman – CEO, BioVendor Slovakia

Juraj Gutman

CEO, BioVendor Slovakia
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Juraj Gutman has been working at the Slovak branch of BioVendor since 1995. During his tenure, he has held a number of positions, from service to store manager, up to executive director, a position he has held since 2011.

In his free time, Juraj is an active athlete – his interests include skiing, alpine hikes and mountain hiking.

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Martin Zeppetzauer, CEO,  ViennaLab Diagnostics

Martin Zeppetzauer BSc., MRes.

CEO, ViennaLab Diagnostics
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Prior to joining ViennaLab management, Martin Zeppetzauer worked in the field of clinical testing, where he was involved in GMP production and clinical laboratory services. He acquired his education at the University of Newcastle. He gained extensive experience in biological research of childhood leukaemia at the Children's Cancer Research Institute in Vienna.

Summer or winter, Martin most often spends his free time actively in the mountains.

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Fiona Alcock, CEO, Oxford BioSystems

Fiona Alcock

CEO, Oxford BioSystems
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For Fiona Alcock, the gateway to Oxford BioSystems was the position of marketing and sales manager. She has been working for the company since 2010, currently in the position of executive director.  

In her previous job, she was responsible for international marketing within the serum protein product line and for corporate development management.

Outside her office, she enjoys exploring the British countryside and monuments, and expanding the rich collection of books she had read.

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Béatrice de Borman, CEO, DIAsource ImmunoAssays

MSc. Béatrice de Borman

CEO, DIAsource ImmunoAssays
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Beatrice de Borman is a well-known name in the fields of life science and in vitro diagnostics. During her 20 years of professional life, she has gained a great deal of experience from various positions in companies and organisations around the world. Her strengths include management of corporate development and human resources, knowledge of best practices and business skills.

Outside working hours, Beatrice, who is otherwise very energetic and result-oriented, enjoys the pleasures of everyday life – reading books, cooking and sharing time with her family.

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