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The history of Galantos


The Galantos Genetics laboratory was founded in 2004 by Professor Dr. Alfred Maelicke at the same time as Galantos Pharma, based at TZM Mainz.

At the time, Dr. Maelicke was a professor at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.

Initially, the focus was on paternity tests and trace tests.

The employees come primarily from the fields of forensic medicine, pharmacy and biology.

Our history


2023

Biotech and Life Science Meetup Project

Active in the Biotech and Life Science Meetup project to strengthen Mainz as a biotechnology location – Life Science Hub Mainz- biomindz

2023

2020

Conversion of the DIN standard

Successful conversion to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018

2020

2016

KFQA Exam #2

KFQA examination for pedigree experts Cora Schneider

2016

2016

Opening of training laboratory

Opening of microscope demo & training lab on the university campus

2016

2014

Member of the VUP

Member of the Association of Independent Testing Laboratories VUP

2014

2013

Partnership Carl Zeiss Microscopy

Partnership with Carl ZEISS Microscopy

2013

2013

KFQA Exam #1

KFQA Examination of pedigree experts Dr. Ulrike Schacker

2013

2013

Transfercafe Mainz project

Co-development of the Transfercafe Mainz project as part of the Mainz Science Alliance

2013

2007-2013

Member ERDF Rhineland-Palatinate

Member of EFRE-Rhineland-Palatinate

2007-2013

2012

Ademtech Forensic Products

Start of distributorship for Ademtech Forensic Products

2012

2011

First accreditation

First accreditation by DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, test field:

Forensic genetics (parentage reports, comparative samples)

2011

2011

Mainz – City of Science” project

Active in the “Mainz – City of Science” project as part of the Mainz Science Alliance

2011

2011

BIO-Germany

Member of BIO-Deutschland

2011

2010

Dog DNA project

Start of dog DNA project for parentage and breed identification

2010

2010

Rhineland-Palatinate Innovation Award

Winner of the Rhineland-Palatinate Innovation Award Cooperation/ Forensics

2010

2009

Industry Award Germany

Winner of the Industry Award-Germany Research and Development category prize

2009

2007

Relocation of the laboratory

Relocation to the campus of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

2007

2007

GEDNAP certification

Since 2007 successful participation in the proficiency tests of the German DNA Profiling Commission (GEDNAP)

2007

Seit 2006

DGAB certification

Successful participation in the proficiency tests of the German Society for Parentage Testing (DGAB) since 2006

Seit 2006

2006

Website Award Winner

Website Award Winner Rhineland Palatinate

2006

2004-2006

Location

Location at the Biotechnikum Mainz / TZM-Mainz

2004-2006

2004

Start of the partnership with IFI

Start of sales partnership with Independent Forensics (IL, USA)

2004

2004

Foundation

Foundation of Galantos Genetics GmbH by Prof. Dr. Alfred Maelicke

2004