MenaLabs is a company established in the UAE in 2014 bringing two
decades of European expertise in the field of Medical Diagnostic and
Clinical Laboratories Management. The recently announced partnership
with Cerba HealthCare is an important milestone in our strategy.
The combination of CERBA’s expertise as a world known reference
laboratory, 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 development
plan 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.
Dr. Stéphane Chassaing,
Biologist and Founder of LABCO, Chairman of Menalabs, A Division of
Our mission is to develop local diagnostics expertise, and to insource
through our laboratories a broad portfolio of high specialty laboratory
tests across multiple disease states. Being available at proximity we
streamline workflow, personalize customer care and enhance quality.
Our vision is to contribute at the improvement of the quality of clinical
pathology and bring an added value approach to the medical
community. Starting from the UAE, we will offer our product and
services across the Middle East, India and Eastern Africa region.
Patient: placed at the center of all processes
Quality: Know how in quality insurance and standards
Technical: State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Innovation: nutritional, anti-aging, fertility, veterinary
Education: Practitioners Education Program supported by leading
Dr. Chassaing, LabCo
In 2001 our Chairman created the first European Network of Laboratories
starting from its French base. Over the years, the Network has grown
through acquisitions in France, Italy and Belgium as well as in Spain and
Portugal and through subcontracting in UK with NHS to handle some
diagnostics hospital activity. Consolidation has been achieved to optimize
the economic efficiency of the Network and create synergies to provide
best in class services to the medical community.
Since its establishment in the UAE in 2014, we have initially acquired
medical laboratories in Dubai and Sharjah. More recently we have extended
our presence in the UAE to Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah.
Our Abu Dhabi and Dubai HUB are designed to support advance testings for
the regional needs.
We have established in June 2016 a partnership with CERBA Healthcare
from France to accelerate and expand the presence of both companies in
the Middle East and Levant regions. MenaLabs, A Division of CERBA
Healthcare is based in Dubai, UAE.
CERBA Healthcare Facts and Figures
French Group – Est. 1967
FY 2016 Revenue
Dr. Stephane Chassaing, MD.
Born 1956 in Lille, French citizen
Chairman and Founder
Founder of LABCO, a European
leader operating a network of 450
medical laboratories and has
pioneered the setup of laboratories
accreditation and ISO 15189 quality
Mr. Bruno Heilmann
Born 1968 in Douala, Cameroon, French citizen
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Former CEO of Siemens Healthcare
Diagnostics in Benelux . Previously,
General Manager Middle East & Africa,
based in Dubai with decades of
experience of business in the MEA Region.
Dr. Thierry Boxus, PhD
Born 1970 in Brussels, Belgium citizen
Chief Operating Officer
Former Senior Director Global Project
Management, Medical Lab Automation &
Medical IT at Siemens Healthcare
Diagnostics Headquarter’s in Tarrytown,
Mr. Eric Ludaescher
Born 1963 in Levallois-Perret, French citizen
Chief Commercial Officer
Former Marketing Manager for
International Distributors at Stago
SAS prior joining MenaLabs. Eric
brings 28 years of experience in the
Mrs Leckranee Burthoo-Barah
Born in 1977 in Port Louis, Mauritius citizen
Prior joining MenaLabs, she occupied several senior positions in the UAE as Chief Accountant and Finance Controller.
Dr. Rasha Bassiouny, MD.
Born 1969 in Alexandria, Egyptian citizen
Dubai Laboratories Director and Histo-pathologist
Former Medical Research Consultant at
Alexandria University. Dr Bassiouny is in
charge of operating our Dubai
Laboratories and develop histopathology
across our network.
Dr. Dina El Kashab, MD.
Born 1979 in Cairo, Egyptian citizen
Sharjah and Northern Emirates Laboratories Director
A Doctorate degree from Cairo University,
she has 12 years experience
as a clinical pathologist in various
national institutions in Egypt. Prior
joining MenaLabs she was a Laboratory
Director at Al Borg in the UAE.
Dr. Karolina Kobus, PhD
Born 1983 in Szczecin, Polish citizen
Head of Molecular Genetics
Dr. Karolina earned her degree on Doctor of Medical
Sciences in specialization of Medical Biology at
Pomeranian Medical University in Poland and
Postdoctoral Fellow at Max Planck Institute in Berlin
Germany. After holding various positions in Poland
and Germany she was the lead of the National
Genetic Center at Royal Hospital Muscat.
Mr. Matthew Abraham
Born 1980 in Feilding New Zealand citizen
Workflow Optimization Director
Former Laboratory Manager at King
Faisal Reference Hospital in Jeddah
and more recently application
specialist for Stago SAS in the
Middle East Region.
Mrs Hiba Y. Khanafer
Born 1984 in Beirut, Lebanese Citizen
Quality Manager – MenaLabs Group
Molecular Biology Specialist,
Forensic Scientist DAC certified
auditor and Former Laboratory
Manager in Lebanon for 10 years.
Dr. Amer Eshak Tahany, MD
Born 1971 in Cairo, Egyptian citizen
Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Laboratories Co- Director
Graduated from Cairo, Ain-Shams, and Al Azhar
Universities. She has 15 years of experience as
clinical pathologist at Al Borg Medical Laboratories in
Egypt. Prior joining MenaLabs she was Laboratory
Manager at New National Medical Center (NNMC) in
Dr. Sameh Salah El-Bably, MD
Born 1963 in Dakahlia, Egyptian citizen
Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Laboratories
Graduated from University of Al-Azhar
and hold a Diploma in Bachelor of
Medicine & Surgery and a Master’s
Degree in Clinical Pathology. Prior Joining
MenaLabs he was Laboratory Director at
Cromwell Hospital for Women and
Children in Al Ain & Abu Dhabi.
MenaLabs provide services in accordance to the standards and the
rules and regulations of the UAE Law: Health Authority Abu Dhabi
(HAAD) ; Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health
MenaLabs is committed to provide the service under the rules and
regulations of the Insurance companies operating in the UAE and the
MenaLabs implements and maintains the highest Quality standards to
process the test requests.
MenaLabs is committed to follow the international standards for the
Clinical Pathology and Anatomical services.
MenaLabs provides a comprehensive Test Catalog which contains all
the tests performed and details such as Method, Type of Specimen,
Storage Temperature, Turnaround Time (TAT) and location where the
test will be performed.
All MenaLabs Medical Laboratories are accredited against either ISO
15189 or JCI. Some are in the process to obtain or renew their
MenaLabs branch in Dubai (former Clinical Pathology Services) is
accredited against CPA from British Health Authorities.
In addition, the MenaLabs branch in Dubai (former Clinical Pathology
Services) is certified by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).