Chembio Diagnostics Germany
Center-of-Excellence for Optical Technology
“Our declared goal is to supply our customers with reliable, innovative and precise measurement technology for lateral flow applications. We focus on providing customized, holistic solutions with an excellent price / performance ratio."
Video Chembio Diagnostics Germany
Center-of-Excellence for optical Technology
Chembio Diagnostics Germany (CDG) is a Berlin-based German subsidiary of Chembio Diagnostic Systems (CDS), Inc. based in Haupauge (NY, USA). Originally founded in 2005 as opTricon - Development Company for optical Technologies by Lutz Melchior and Volker Plickert, the company became part of the Chembio family in November 2018. Focus of activities is the development, production and marketing of customized reading devices for the evaluation of immunological rapid tests. Initially started as a service provider for the development of opto-electronic systems, the company today focuses on the OEM business for easy-to-use readers and software solutions as customer-specific products.
As a Center of Excellence for optical Technologies, we offer unique know-how from this technological area, combined with the experience and competence of more than 30 years of work in industry. Based on many years of experience in in-vitro diagnostics, we supply our customers with solutions for many other application areas of lateral flow technology such as the food industry, veterinary medicine, environmental technology and forensics.
Made in Germany - all products are developed and manufactured in Germany. High quality standards and a trusting partnership with our customers and suppliers are the basis for the success of our work.
Lutz Melchior studied Electronics Technology and Biomedical Technology at the Technical University of Dresden. In 1990 he started his professional career as a design engineer for HF measurement technology at Messelektronik Berlin GmbH. From 1992 he worked as a development engineer for fiber optic components and modules in the field of fiber optic technology at Siemens AG and Infineon Technologies AG. He held functions as a developer, team and project manager. In 2005, together with Volker Plickert, he founded the opTricon Development Company for optical Technologies GmbH based in Berlin-Adlershof. Together the two founders developed the company as managing partners, led it through several rounds of financing and in 2018 to a successful sale to Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. As the managing director of Chembio Diagnostics Germany GmbH, which emerged from opTricon, the focus of his work is business development, sales & marketing and operations.
Lutz Melchior is the inventor and co-inventor in numerous patents on optical assembly and connection technology.
Volker Plickert studied Electronics Technology at the Technical University of Dresden. In 1984 he started his professional career as a development engineer for fiber optic technology at the Institute for Telecommunications and in the Plant for Television Electronics in Berlin. From 1992 he worked as a development engineer for electro-optical transmission modules (transceivers) in the field of fiber optic technology at Siemens AG and later at Infineon Technologies AG. He was a developer, team and project manager. In 2005, together with Lutz Melchior, he founded the opTricon Development Company for optical Technologies GmbH based in Berlin-Adlershof. Together the two founders developed the company as managing partners, led it through several rounds of financing and in 2018 to a successful sale to Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. As managing director of Chembio Diagnostics Germany GmbH, which emerged from opTricon, the focus of his work is finance and controlling, product development and quality control.
Volker Plickert is the inventor and co-inventor in numerous patents on optical assembly and connection technology.
Chembio Diagnostics Germany is an innovative company certified according to EN ISO 13485: 2016 + AC: 2016 by TÜV Rheinland.
At Chembio Diagnostics Germany you can expect challenging, responsible tasks and the opportunity for personal development. We rely on innovative technologies, new impulses are always welcome. It is important to us that every employee can experience the success of their own work beyond their personal work area.
There are flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes and excellent development prospects. You will work in a family-friendly company with regular working hours (core working hours and flextime) and a creative work environment in the exciting metropolis of Berlin.
If these characteristics meet your expectations, Chembio Diagnostic Germany is the right employer for you.
We look forward to speculative applications at any time. Send your meaningful application to: CDGinfo@chembio.com
Cooperations – Partners
Chembio Diagnostics Germany cooperates with strong partners, innovative companies, universities and institutes in research, development, manufacturing and sales. The aim of our work in these networks is to identify customer needs, innovative developments and market trends at an early stage, to steer them as far as possible and to ultimately offer marketable products with an excellent price-performance-ratio.
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