We are located everywhere in the world where modern diagnostics is needed. Beside long-term distribution partners, we have our own subsidiaries in the following countries.
Head office: Vigo, Spain
General Manager: Mrs. Ana Donate
Founding year: 2008
Number of employees: 8
Hain Lifescience Spain was founded in 2008 with only two people, one person commercially responsible for the whole country,
and one person in the office. In the meantime, the HL Spain team consists of 8 people. They are all highly motivated and passionate about their work. Their objective is to provide the Spanish customers with the best possible support and high quality products. The head office is in Vigo which is the largest city in Galicia situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the north of Spain.
“The FluoroType® MTB is the most successful Hain product in Spain. Thanks to its high sensitivity in pulmonary and extrapulmonary patient specimens, numerous TB labs in Spain perform this test in their daily routine.”
Ana Donate, Managing Director
Head office: Nairobi, Kenya
General Manager: Mrs. Alice Gichane
Founding year: 2008
Number of employees: 5
Hain Lifescience East Africa was founded in 2008 when - through fortunate circumstances - two enthusiastic and highly motivated people, Alice Gichane and David Hain, met who had long recognized the urgent needs of reliable and rapid molecular diagnostics in this region. With the setting up of the East African subsidiary based in Nairobi/Kenya, began the success story of HL EA. Although Kenya is more famous for wildlife and landscape, it is one of the high burden tuberculosis countries. Due to great poverty and concurrent HIV epidemic, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. That’s why the five-person HL EA team who serve the Sub-Saharan region north of Malawi, Zambia and Angola is very busy with travelling around to support its customers. The main focus of HL EA from the beginning on was to offer diagnostic solutions in the region even beyond any logistical challenges.
“Hain Lifescience provides the broadest range of TB diagnostics and other rapid molecular diagnostics, like HIV, HBV and HCV. This, coupled with HL EA’s intense customer service, technical and logistical support, enables the introduction and implementation of molecular diagnostics and creation of tailor-made solutions for many clients in health and research institutions, across Sub-Saharan Africa. ”
Alice Gichane, General Manager
Head office: Centurion, South Africa
General Manager: Mr. Hennie Rossouw
Founding year: 2009
Number of employees: 13
Hain Lifescience SA (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2009 and have since become an integral part of the tuberculosis diagnostics arena in Southern Africa - proving itself as a leading provider of objective information for improved disease diagnosis, management and patient care, taking into consideration that South Africa is among the countries with the highest tuberculosis burden and an increasing rate of MDR/XDR patients globally. HL SA provides continuous service and support to customers in South Africa, as well as other Southern African countries like Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi. With their expert knowledge, dedication to hard work and strong commitment to molecular diagnostics, they are empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way these countries manage the fight against mycobacteria and related infections. HL SA has a fully equipped laboratory situated in the “Hain Lifescience building” in Centurion which is specifically designed for the customers training and product demonstrations, highly qualified staff and almost 50 years of combined industry related experience amongst its directors and senior staff.
“We envision proactively and professionally facilitating and initiating access to “state-of the-art” molecular diagnostic technology that is accurate, cost-effective, flexible, reliable, and conform to exceptional quality and standards. We aim to satisfy the needs of our customers, the patients that we ultimately serve, as well as our investors. We will continue to do this to the best of our abilities, ensuring that we remain a world class supplier to the molecular diagnostic market in South –and Southern Africa. We commit to continually engage in, and support the research and development of diagnostic tools and methods, as part of our duty and contribution to the world of science and commerce.”
Hennie Rossouw, Managing Director
“We wish to create a better everyday life for people. People that work for us, people that buy our products, people that benefit from the use of our products and the community as a whole.”
Dirk Smit, Operations Director
Head office: Byfleet, United Kingdom
Sales Director: Mr. Paul Holmes
Founding year: 2011
Number of employees: 25
Hain Lifescience UK was founded in 2011 in Byfleet, which is a suburb of the large town of Woking in Surrey, 40 km southwest of London. There are three people working in the sales department and they are highly experienced in the field of molecular diagnostics and microbiology. The team have all previously worked within laboratories so are aware of the demands customers face each day.
Apart from the sales unit, HL UK also has manufacturing facilities. The former Quanta Biotech Ltd. designs, produces and distributes thermal cycler instruments for the life science and healthcare industries.
“The major advantage of the Hain products is the opportunity to offer a broad range of molecular assays and instrumentation that can be scaled up depending on the throughput.”
Paul Holmes, Director of UK Sales
Head office: Bandol, France
General Manager: Mr. Marc Tordjeman
Founding year: 1999 (subsidiary since 2015)
Number of employees: 17
Biocentric was originally founded in 1999 in Bandol, a coastal town and wine-growing region in the western part of the Côte d’Azur. A long-term cooperation and friendship connects us with Biocentric. In 2001 it became the exclusive distributor for Hain products in France and in 2015 the French Hain subsidiary. Biocentric has its own R&D department and production facilities -it specializes in producing real-time PCR tests for HIV, HBV and HCV as well as MIC tests.
“The merger between Hain Lifescience and Biocentric was a natural process as it became obvious, year after year, that both companies shared the same human and professional values, combined with an unquenchable thirst for innovation and quality products.”
Marc Tordjeman, Director of Biocentric