History

Carl Remigius Fresenius 1818-1897
1848
Carl Remigius Fresenius founded the Chemische Laboratorium Fresenius Wiesbaden with an associated teaching department
Zeitschrift für Analytische Chemie
1862
The "Pharmaceutical Teaching Institution" was founded in the Chemische Laboratorium, the "Magazine for Analytical Chemistry" was established
 
1884
Affiliation of Germany's first hygiene-bacteriological department to the chemische Laboratorium Fresenius
Kapellenstraße
1908
The first analyst training course for women in the Chemische Laboratorium Fresenius
…nach dem Krieg
1945
After World War II: Resumption of water, environmental and food tests
 
1962
Separation of Chemieschule Fresenius Wiesbaden (Cfw) and the test laboratory
 
1972
The test department is changed into INSTITUT FRESENIUS Chemische und Biologische Laboratorien
SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS Taunusstein
1975
INSTITUT FRESENIUS moves to Taunusstein
Sterilbänke in Taunusstein
1985
The traditional areas of work are supplemented by identity, concentration, purity and approval tests for cosmetics and drugs
OMS-Dresden
1990
The new area of work material and surface analytics is established with the acquisition of the laboratory for Applied Solids Analytics in Dresden
Zertifikate
1993
First multi-site accreditation according to EN 45001 in Germany
 
1998
150 years INSTITUT FRESENIUS – The group celebrates its birthday
Taunusstein 2002
2002
Conversion into a stock corporation (AG); INSTITUT FRESENIUS becomes the first independent test laboratory to gain FDA approval in Germany; expansion of the hair laboratory and opening of the hair salon
2003
Commissioning of Germany's first "laboratory factory" for routine analysis in Herten
INSTITUT FRESENIUS Quality Seal
2003
30 years stamp of quality: INSTITUT FRESENIUS celebrates the oldest and best known stamp of quality with a re-launch  
2004
Acquisition by SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance)