Operon: your right decision for any IVD challenge HISTORY Operon S.A. is a Spanish company active since 1973, focusing its activity on research, development, manufacturing and sales of in vitro diagnostic products ( IVD ). In 1982 Operon started its international sales operation. COMPANY STRATEGY All the immunological IVD products offered by OPERON have been developed and are produced in its own facilities. The products are sold in nearly 50 countries around the world with own brand name, on an OEM basis or in bulk. HUMAN RESOURCES Operon employs more than 60 people, 30% of them in R&D&i. PHYSICAL RESOURCES 4000 square meters (own) laboratories and manufacturing facilities located close to Zaragoza (Spain). TECHNOLOGIES Operon has large experience in the following technologies: - Raw Materials: Monoclonal Antibodies and Recombinant Antigens. 6 biorreactors allow up to grams. - Immunocromatographic assays (one-step tests): Infectious diseases (NOROVIRUS, Rota, Adeno, Crypto, Giardia, ENTAMOEBA), Celiac disease, Tumour Markers... - ELISA kits (LisaKIT): PSA, AFP, Chagas, Dengue - Molecular Diagnostic - (OPEGEN): High and Low Papilloma, Celiac, Deletions of Y chromosome, Intolerance to lactose, Thrombosis, Hemochromatosis. QUALITY STANDARDS Our quality systems meet the most important standards focusing our efforts to manufacture our products with the highest quality and safety. ISO 9001:2000 UNE-EN-ISO 13485 DIRECTIVE 98/79/EC (Manufaturer Licence) GMP ZOO-SANITARY REGISTRY AGREEMENTS Operon is seeking distributors world-wide. The company is also open to consider co-operations in different countries which could imply development of new tests, technology transfer and joint ventures.