by Kerstin Probst


The representatives of BAG Diagnostics had every right to be proud at the 29th TOP 100 awards ceremony last Friday evening. They were able to personally receive the coveted innovation seal from mentor Ranga Yogeshwar. Among others, all companies awarded at the beginning of the year were invited.

In the scientific selection process, BAG Diagnostics was convincing in the category "Innovative Processes and Organisation". Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, the scientific director of TOP 100 explains about the award: "Only the most innovative medium-sized companies receive the seal. It shows that they are excellently equipped for future challenges."

In the company portrait published on the occasion of the award, Managing Director Dr. Nicolas Sachsenberg explains: "The management of BAG Diagnostics follows two central management principles: Trust and productive cooperation. We believe that innovations are only developed by teams, not by individuals. Therefore, we rely on measures that promote trust."

The fact that this has been successful proves how quickly the company has responded to the challenges posed by Corona. Because even in the first phase of the pandemic, hospitals cancelled or postponed operations to keep intensive care beds free. This also had consequences for the FOPH: Only a few, really necessary diagnostic tests for blood transfusions and transplants were carried out. In order to remain economically stable and secure jobs in all areas of the company, creativity was needed. The company relied on a PCR test that was developed and CE-certified within only 39 days. This succeeded because innovations can be driven forward via very lean processes.

Dr. Ingo Meier, Division Manager of BAG Diagnostics, explains: "In addition to a large portion of self-criticism and the constant desire for improvement, we have above all aligned our processes in such a way that we can react quickly to the most diverse challenges in small teams with curious, motivated experts. Now we are all the more pleased that this endeavour is bearing fruit".


Photo: KD Busch / compamedia

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