About Serana

Who We Are

Serana Europe GmbH is a privately held, ownership managed German company, established 2007 in Australia and relocated in 2015 to the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg. Our objective is to supply our customers not only with classical cell culture products but also with new medium formulations, new supplements and new concepts.

We are one of the leading manufacturer and supplier of cell culture products. We develop, manufacture and distribute our products worldwide. Our product range includes animal & human sera, classical & serum free media as well as liquid & powdered media, reagents, supplements, cytokines, buffer solutions for cell culture and diagnostic applications.

Our products are used in all areas where cell culture is performed. This includes the biopharmaceutical industry for the production of vaccines, therapeutic proteins and diagnostics. In addition, we are a major supplier to the Academic R&D (universities, hospitals & clinics), private research institutes and small biotech companies. We are committed to providing high quality, reliability, availability and service you have to expect from a leading and globally active cell culture company.

Serana's Staff

Our company has an interesting mix of local inhabitants of the Havelland region and truly international recruits. In both manufacturing and office roles, we have a mix of nationalities. We operate as a tightly bonded unit, mixing both at work as well as socially. The whole team pulls together to ensure that our products leave our gates in a timely fashion and packaged according to the most stringent requirements of our customers.

Our Facility

The Serana facility is a former agricultural business located an hour's drive from central Berlin in the village of Pessin. Extensive internal remodeling has been carried out with state-of-the-art clean rooms equipped with laminar flow cabinets being installed within the existing buildings. Whilst not as efficient as a purpose-built solution, it did allow us to to seamlessly fit into the community with minimal upheaval.

We currently operate two separate production lines as well as a laboratory for Quality Control and temperature controlled warehousing. The company recently relocated the office staff into the newly refurbished space within the facility, in order to streamline communications between departments.

Serana has recently acquired a second location within Pessin, where we are converting existing buildings to accommodate a second warehouse with different climate zones for medium and longer term storage.

Environmental Commitment

Energy

We at Serana understand the increasing importance of protecting the environment and conducting our business as sustainably as possible.
Last year we installed over 300 solar panels on the roof of our facility to offset the power requirements of our manufacturing, freezers and office equipment.
Not only have we met our own needs, we now supply electricity back to the grid thanks to the power of the sun!

Waste

For reasons of product safety, most of the raw material has to be shipped to us in plastic packaging. We endeavour to recycle as much of this as possible and separate the various materials, before shredding the plastics for transportation to an accredited recycler. The Styrofoam insulated boxes are broken also down and sent off for reprocessing. And of course we have the usual containers for cardboard and paper.

Speaking of paper, we are undergoing a process of digitalization of our manufacturing and Quality Control documentation processes in order to, as far as is possible, achieve a paperless office. Even though we must abide by the strict requirement of keeping an archive of our production on hard copy, all the internal recording and flow of information is increasingly by electronic means.

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