The company was originally founded by brothers David and Tobias Hain in 1986 as a mail order company for laboratory supplies. What started off as something small then grew steadily. Finally, the first in-house test system based on our DNA•strip technology was launched in 1996: micro-IDent® for the detection of periodontopathogenic bacteria in periodontal pockets. Our product portfolio now includes over 50 different test systems. In addition to this, we even develop and produce the equipment and software needed to perform the tests in the laboratory.
Around 120 people now work in the company’s head office in Nehren in the south of Germany. Around half of these people are scientists working mainly in the Research & Development, Production, Quality Management and Quality Control departments. From our Baden-Württemberg roots, we have established branches in Spain, Great Britain, France, South Africa and Kenya in recent years. Hain Lifescience is also represented in many other countries by long-term partners.