Gentian was started by brothers Erling and Bård Sundrehagen in early 2004. Having originally worked together during the founding of Axis (later Axis-Shield ltd, Alere inc. and now Abbott), they were eager to start a new, innovative venture together in the diagnostics field. From a small office in central Moss, 50 km south of Oslo, Norway, speaking to laboratory doctors across Scandinavia, they quickly identified a gap in the IVD market for a high quality, sensitive, turbidimetric cystatin C immunoassay.
Gentian develops and manufactures high quality, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents for a wide range of clinical chemistry analysers. Our product lines of laboratory tests, for diverse diagnostic targets, provide high accuracy and fast results for both human and veterinary healthcare.
We believe that our innovative and accurate diagnostic products lead to improved laboratory efficiency, better decision making in the clinical setting and therefore can improve patients’ outcomes.