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Sharjah gets world-class veterinary laboratory

September 8, 2016 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, English: Arabic:

MenaVet to offer sophisticated testing facilities to animal breeders and zoos under one roof

A state-of-the-art veterinary laboratory dedicated to animals testing is now open for business in Sharjah.

MenaLabs Management F.Z. L.L.C , a division of CERBA Healthcare, announced today that their venture named MenaLabs Veterinary Laborary (MenaVet), is now fully functional. MenaVet, hosted within the Sharjah Equine Hospital, offers 24/7 veterinary laboratory testing services to breeders, stables in remote locations, zoos and to private customers. Dedicated preventive care programs to ensure the wellness of animal patients will be launched over time.

MenaVet capitalises on CerbaVet, the veterinary branch of CERBA HealthCare based in southern Paris, to provide state-of-the-art veterinary testing with several patented innovative assays in their portfolio. MenaVet also provides a comprehensive set of services with unmatched scientific and clinical support.

The facility meets all physical and operational practices for bio-safety and all bio-containment requirements of a top-quality level-two laboratory. A quality-control system also ensures the safety of staff and the accuracy and traceability of test results. “We are proud to have designed, installed and received all authorizations to open this new laboratory in a record timing,” commented Dr. Rasha Bassiouny, MenaLabs Corporate Laboratories Supervisor. “We are already offering a large panel of tests locally that is complemented by the offering available from CerbaVet in France.”

“There is a strong tradition and culture in the Gulf region to take great care of animals such as horses, camels or falcons,” added Dr. Thierry Boxus, MenaLabs Chief Operations Officer. “We have the ambition to bring our veterinary testing services close to the people taking care of these animals, wherever they are located. Our key difference is the round-the clock-availability of our services with our team of pathologists ready to support and advise our customers as fast as possible.”

About MenaLabs Management

MenaLabs is a company established in the UAE bringing in the region two decades of European expertise in the field of Medical Diagnostic and Clinical Laboratories Management. Our goal is to create a large network of Laboratories and leverage their operating capacities to bring the highest quality standards in pathology services across the Middle East and Levant either by acquisitions or brought through public, private, partnerships.

About CERBA HealthCare

CERBA HealthCare is a clinical pathology group created in 1967, active in all three sections of the market: routine clinical pathology, specialist clinical pathology and clinical trial pathology. CERBA HealthCare comprises a network of 50 Technical Platforms and over 350 collection centers located primarily in France, as well as elsewhere in Europe and in the United States, South Africa, Australia and China. Recently CERBA HealthCare diversified in the market of the veterinary biology by creating CERBA Vet, a dedicated entity. It has 4200 employees, including 350 clinical pathologists, and carries out over 250,000 laboratory tests daily. In 2015, its consolidated sales amounted to € 605 million.

CERBA HEALTHCARE and MENALABS partner to expand their presence in the Middle East and Levant

June 16, 2016 - Saint-Ouen L’Aumône, France ; Dubai, United Arab Emirates English:
CERBA HealthCare and MENALABS Management F.Z. L.L.C jointly announced today that they have established a partnership to accelerate and expand the presence of both companies in the Middle East and Levant regions. Under the agreement, CERBA HEALTHCARE will own 51% of MENALABS and will operate under the name of MENALABS, A Division of CERBA HEALTHCARE. It will be based in Dubai, UAE. CERBA HEALTHCARE will also participate actively in the future investments required to reinforce the activities of MENALABS in the region. MENALABS will capitalize on the strong reputation of CERBA HEALTHCARE to provide state-of-the-art clinical diagnostics testing with several patented innovative assays in their portfolio co-developed with prestigious academic research institutes. CERBA HEALTHCARE also provides a comprehensive set of services with unmatched scientific and clinical support, educational and scientific activities. MENALABS, established in 2014 in Dubai, provides an in-depth set of knowledge and skills to operate clinical laboratories and set Managed Services Contracts in the MEA environment. As of today, MENALABS operates four laboratories in the Emirates, one of them being dedicated to veterinary biology in Sharjah. “We are delighted by this agreement,” commented DrStéphaneChassaing, Chairman, and Bruno Heilmann, Chief Executive Officer of MENALABS. “The combination of CERBA’s expertise as a world known reference laboratory, their superior technical and scientific support capabilities and MENALABS’ track record of establishing profitable operations in the MEA region will bring unprecedented value for the medical communities in a highly demanding environment for state-of-the-art healthcare services. We are now moving in the execution phase of a dynamic developmentplan that will combine external growth opportunities, geographical expansion and strong organic growth brought by differentiated product and services offers. We expect to deliver best-in-class diagnostic services to the community, high brand recognition, as well as profitable growth.” “This investment is coming right on time and is perfectly aligned with our long-term strategy,” commented Catherine Courboillet, President and CEO of CERBA HealthCare. “After strengthening our positions in our domestic market, diversifying our activities and making stepwise investments mainly in Europe, we are moving to develop our brand in new territories. In that respect, MENALABS, as a young and agile company with a strong management team, is very well positioned to deliver superior performances given their proven experience of developing profitable business in the MEA region. The expertise and strengths of CERBA HealthCare will be a powerful tool-kit in their hands to leverage opportunities.”

About CERBA HealthCare

CERBA HealthCare is a clinical pathology group created in 1967, active in all three sections of the market: routine clinical pathology, specialist clinical pathology and clinical trial pathology. CERBA HealthCare comprises a network of 50 Technical Platforms and over 350 collection centers located primarily in France, as well as elsewhere in Europe and in the United States, South Africa, Australia and China. Recently CERBA HealthCare diversified in the market of the veterinary biology by creating CERBA Vet, a dedicated entity.It has 4200 employees, including 350 clinical pathologists, and carries out over 250,000 laboratory tests daily. In 2015, its consolidated sales amounted to € 605million.

About MENALABS Management

MENALABS is a company established in the UAE bringing in the region two decades of European expertise in the field of Medical Diagnostic and Clinical Laboratories Management. Since its establishment in 2014, we have acquired laboratories in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and we also took over the management of a One Day Surgery Hospital in Abu Dhabi. We have recently opened our first veterinary laboratory in Sharjah dedicated to equine requirements operating 24/7. Our goal is to create a large network of Laboratories and leverage their operating capacities to bring the highest quality standards in pathology services across the Middle East and Levant either by acquisitions or brought through managed services contracts.
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