MEDICHEM has over 30 years of experience as a developer, manufacturer and distributor of in-vitro diagnostics.
The company was founded in 1986 as a sole proprietorship by Atou Khalide Lô. In 1998, his son Insa Lô became a partner in the company after eight years of collaboration, and took the role of managing director in 2004.
Initially, the development and manufacture of clinical-chemistry reagents was the predominant focus of the company. Today, our product range includes reagents for the determination of a diverse array of parameters, e.g.,
α-amylase, alkaline phosphatase, blood alcohol, total bilirubin
DPD, cholesterol, CHOD/PAP, CHE, creatinine PAP, CK, iron, total protein, glucose, GOT (ASAT), GPT (ALAT), GGT, uric acid PAP, urea, copperPAESA, lipase PAP, microproteins, acid phosphatase, triglycerides GOD/PAP, D-xylose and others.
In 1995, MEDICHEM introduced the protected trademarks Medidrug® and Medisafe® to designate its reference materials. In clinical-chemical laboratories, as well as in toxicology and forensic medicine institutes, the Medidrug® and Medisafe® brands have become the standard for independent reference materials, the use of which guarantees quality control of analytical methods that is independent of reagents or instruments from specific manufacturers.
Our quality controls are manufactured in close cooperation with our clients in toxicological and forensic medical institutes in Germany and abroad and internationally, as well as in accordance with the guidelines of professional associations such as the GTFCh (Society for Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry), the SFTA (Société Française de Toxicologie Analytique), the SoHT (Society of Hair Testing), the EWDTS (European Workplace Drug Testing Society) or the German Medical Association.
Our segmented hair reference materials with extremely uniform segment lengths of 1mm have been available since 2012, at first as authentic and spiked controls for alcohol consumption markers, later on as spiked hair controls for 47 narcotics and drugs.
Hair controls are available in various significant concentration ranges in accordance with the recommended cut-offs of professional associations such as the GTFCh (Society of Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry), the SoHT (Society of Hair Testing), the EWDTS (European Workplace Drug Testing Society) or other associations.