SERO is a Norwegian expertise-based biotechnology company manufacturing and marketing quality control materials worldwide.
SERO has been a pioneer in the field of QC materials for laboratories. SERO’s founder, Professor Dr Med. Lorentz Eldjarn, started developing control sera as early as in the 1950s.
Professor Eldjarn’s extensive professional knowledge and passionate interest in laboratory quality led to the establishment of SERO in 1963. In 1975, he received the Clinical Chemistry Award from the IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry).
Over the decades, SERO has developed extensive experience as a specialized manufacturer of quality control materials– covering immunoassay, clinical chemistry, lipids, hormones, proteins, tumour markers, cardiac markers, diabetes, trace elements and drugs. To fulfill the needs of the rapidly evolving field of laboratory medicine, the number of analytes incorporated into these products has also steadily grown.
SERO’s head office is situated in Norway, just outside the capital Oslo. Here we run an ISO 9001/ISO 13485 certified facility which ensures the best standards from product concept to product delivery for both processes and raw materials used. The SERO laboratory, accredited since 1994 as one of the first laboratories in Norway, has experience with a wide range of analytical methods including clinical chemistry and immunochemistry.
In addition to having a strong position in our Scandinavian home market, we export more than 90 % of our products to more than 60 countries worldwide.
Whereas most IVD companies are involved in many activities, producing control sera is SERO’s dedicated production activity. This allows us to focus exclusively on the knowledge and technical expertise needed to produce world-class control sera. SERO’s staff are highly competent and dedicated; approximately 70 % of the employees hold a university degree and the average work experience at SERO is more than 15 years.
The SERO staff includes 12 different nationalities with an excellent command of English in addition to their native languages. The whole SERO staff is located at the one site, which allows for efficient communication between different departments and thereby a high degree of flexibility.
Together, all these factors make us unique and highly appreciated by the large number of customers we serve.