Moving In!

We are back in Berlin-Marzahn. We triple our capacities and move into a building tailored to our needs. Highly technical. Energy-efficient. With a cool design.


The transition to a quality management system (QMS) in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 has been made in November 2000.

Expanding our product range

The consequential expansion of our product range led in the beginning of 2004 to the introduction of the worldwide first bacterial diagnostic assay. Another innovative improvement followed the same year by the integration of the Aqua Screen® System into the portfolio of contamination control solutions. The Aqua Screen® System provides a highly efficient method for the filtration and detection of legionella in water. The transition to a quality management system in accordance with ISO 13485:2003 has been made in July 2004.

First product catalogue

As a direct result of our steadily expanding product portfolio we are pleased to present our first product catalogue at the beginning of 2005.

Adding new products

Minerva Biolabs develops two new products for the PCR Detection and the control of microbial contaminants. The PCR-Assays Venor®GeM-qEP and Venor®GeM-qDual can be used for the detection of mycoplasma DNA. Both products were launched in the beginning of 2007.

New company building

In June Minerva opens its new company building with state of the art laboratories, production facilities and offices on the site of the Vivantes-Wilhelm-Griesinger hospital in Berlin-Marzahn.

Mynox®Gold & Onar®

In the beginning of the year Minerva Biolabs expands his product range with two new clinical test kits Onar®MRSA and Onar®Tp. Onar®MRSA in vitro test system for quantitative and rapid PCR-based detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in clinical samples. Another innovative improvement followed with Mynox®Gold, a further development of the classical Mynox®, which was known for a very high elimination efficiency and low cytotoxicity. Mynox®Gold is a combination of a standard antibiotic and a biological reagent.

Venor®GeM Advance & ZellShield®

Minerva Biolabs developed the PCR Assay Venor®GeM Advance, a further development of the classical Venor®GeM PCR Detection Kit. Another innovative development followed the same year with ZellShield® – The Cell Culture Contamination Preventive, which protects cell cultures from most intracellular and extracellular growing gram negative and gram positive bacteria, mycoplasma, protozoon, fungi and yeast.

Already too small!

Minerva accuses back into the Innovationspark Wuhlheide in Berlin Koepenick for a 890 square meter laboratory and office space. The production facility in Marzahn is reduced and is only used for the production of our positive controls.

New drinking water regulations

New orders: Minerva rises in the classic culture method for diagnosis of Legionella. This part as well as the entire diagnostic service have been accreditated in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17025. The mycoplasma diagnostic service also receives the GMP status.