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German Fruit & Vegetable Conference
This year, the GBA Group will once again be represented at the German Fruit and Vegetable Conference (Deutschen Obst and Gemüse Kongress – DOGK) in Düsseldorf on September 16th and 17th, 2019. The DOGK is an event for getting the latest information and networking, and it sparks new and important impulses for the German fruit and vegetable sector. The conference provides a great platform for making valuable business connections with a wide variety of partners throughout the entire supply chain of the fruit and vegetable sector.  more


Our team of experts at this event invite you to join us for an interesting conversation over a cup of delicious Illy-brand coffee.

Please contact us in order to book an individual appointment.


GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik mbH
Frau Mareen Sibelius
Tel.: +49 (0)40 797172-0

GBA to Take Part in the 2019 Annual Conference for German Laboratory Service Sector
GBA will be holding a presentation at the Specialist Forum for Environmental Analysis on September 5th, 2019. This event is taking place in the context of the Annual Conference for the Laboratory Service Sector in Giessen at the Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen, THM). Dr. Sven Steinhauer will be moderating and providing information concerning the issues being dealt with at this specialist forum for environmental analysis. The forum will focus on the problematics involved with external samplers in areas that are legally regulated. Furthermore, our expert for drinking water and industrial water analysis, Olaf Bracke, will be holding a lecture on the “Problematics of external sampling from the perspective of the testing laboratory,” using the German drinking water ordinance as a case study. more


The conference is hosted by the German Association for Independent Testing Laboratories (Deutschen Verband Unabhängiger Prüflaboratorien – VUP).

Further information about the event can be found at the following link:


GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik mbH
Herr Dr. Sven Steinhauer
Tel. +49 (0)40 797172-0

Dr. Heike Schmidt-Eisenlohr of GBA Pharma Labs speaking at 6th European Forum.
From September 25th to September 26th the 6th European Forum on Extractables, Leachables, Medial Devices and Contact Materials Testing take place in Hamburg. The forum focuses on industry testing requirements for the identification and characterization of extractable, leachable (E&L), and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) contaminants. Presentations from leaders in their field takes place over 2 days. On the 2nd day Dr. Heike Schmidt-Eisenlohr, expert for E&L studies at GBA Pharma Labs, presents a speech on ‘Extractable & Leachable Study with Integrity Testing & Toxicological Assessment’. more


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foodactive Supply Chain Day
On September 18th, 2019, the foodactive Supply Chain Day will take place in Hamburg for the first time. You can look forward to exciting speakers and examples of best practices. Together with our partner, foodactive, we will shed light on the processes of the food supply chain. more


Several interesting questions will be discussed at the event, including:

Which strategies should be selected on the international and the regional level? How do you deal with legal regulations, specific standards, customer requirements, and the topic of sustainability? And, which digital solutions are going to change the future of the food supply chain?

You can find further information about the event and the speakers here:

IVARIO has Become Part of the GBA Group and is Striving to Expand Online Platform for Consumer Tests
Hamburg, July 5th, 2019. The GBA Group has acquired IVARIO GmbH & Co. KG, the operator of, which is the leading online platform in Germany for drinking water testing for end consumers. With the merger, existing and potential customers will benefit even more directly from the expertise of the GBA Group in the future. Furthermore, for the GBA Group and IVARIO, this lays the cornerstone for the cooperative development of further online test services for private households in Germany and Western Europe. more

IVARIO was founded in Hamburg by Saskia Gerber, Sascha Zielinski, and Söhnke Mücke in 2013. Today the company is Germany’s leading online provider of drinking water analyses for consumers. With IVARIO’s environmental tests, the company made it its task from the very beginning to provide consumers with a pragmatic, inexpensive possibility to conduct tests of their surroundings on their own and have them analyzed for harmful substances. After starting with a selection of drinking water tests, the product range grew with the rising demand. In additional to conventional drinking water tests, today their product range also includes a wide variety of tests of bacteria and other contaminants, as well as water analyses. In the future, the range should continue to be expanded to cover further aspects in the fields of consumer and environmental protection.

Steffen Walter, CEO of the GBA Group, sees very high potential in this merger: “We are glad that we are able to expand into this new field of business together with our colleagues from IVARIO. The combination of successful e-commerce and laboratory expertise at the highest level opens up new markets and provides us with new momentum! For the GBA Group, it is also one more important step towards further digitalizing our services.”

Even after the merger with GBA, the three founders of IVARIO are staying on board: while Söhnke Mücke will continue to serve as the CEO of the operative business, Saskia Gerber and Sascha Zielinski will be by his side working as consultants for the company. Söhnke Mücke: “Together with the GBA Group, we have the best possible opportunity to continue growing and to realize our diverse range of ideas for further development. With the strong GBA laboratories by our side, we will expand our service portfolio into further fields and provide the consumers with even more assistance.” Saskia Gerber and Sascha Zielinksi are also more than satisfied with this arrangement for the future. “It is nice to know that the company is in good hands,” expressed the two former managing directors.

Due to various reports in the media, the topic of tap water and drinking water quality has recently become a major issue among the German public. With their latest test results, the German consumer testing organization “Stiftung Warentest” spoke out in favor of drinking tap water. Especially in Germany, drinking water is very strictly monitored, however the quality of the drinking water that is supplied is only guaranteed up to the connection to the individual house. There are many risk factors even within housing units, such as outdated pipe systems or fixtures, which can release heavy metals or provide a substrate for bacteria to grow. This in particular is why laboratory water tests that individual consumers can carry out by themselves without any prior knowledge represent an important opportunity to check on their own. This is precisely where IVARIO and GBA come in, offering new possibilities for consumers with this merger.

30 Years of GBA – Happy Birthday!
Hamburg, June 26th: Thirty years ago today, on June 26th, 1989, the doctor and chemist Dr. Erich Döllefeld, MD-PhD, founded GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik mbH. This young company started off providing a reasonable range of environmental analyses. While still in the beginning phases, this range of services was continually expanded, and food analysis soon became an equally significant second pillar. In the course of the ongoing strategy laid out by the shareholders and management, the company initially started its successful expansion throughout northern Germany in 2007 and later entered the market for pharmaceutical analysis. Today, 30 years after its foundation, the GBA Group is one of the leading providers of laboratory services in Germany and Austria in the fields of food, environmental, and pharmaceutical analysis, and furthermore is one of the most dynamically growing companies in this business. more


What does the future hold?
The GBA Group is a network of companies represented at 23 locations. Over 800 employees ensure that our national and international customers are able to make use of our laboratory analyses and individually tailored consulting services for managing their processes. The GBA Group has continuously been developing and growing dynamically with the goal of providing our customers with even faster and more effective support. This is also the case with the constant broadening of our range of services, the regional expansion both domestically and abroad, as well as the development of new services for the both existing customers and potential new customer groups. The GBA Group is on its way to becoming the European Champion in these fields! That is also what makes this company increasingly attractive to specialists in these fields and top performers, as well as up-and-coming talents who want to work in a dynamic environment, take on responsibility, and help shape the future. This and the growing dynamic of the GBA Group generate the motivation and incentive to continue along this path. 30 years of GBA – Happy Birthday!

GBA and biomess at the 8th Symposium of Building Experts
Meet GBA and biomess together in Cologne on June 5th, 2019. This year’s symposium for building experts (“Fachtagung: Der Bausachverständige”) focuses on the topic of “radon and asbestos – invisible enemies at home.” Our team of experts on site will gladly inform you about our services in the field of asbestos and other harmful substances in buildings. more

You’re welcome to make an appointment to meet us in person at the event to discuss your questions.

Dr. Sven Unger
Tel: +49 (0)40 797172-0

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