About Serana

Serana Europe - Leading Manufacturer and Supplier of Cell Culture Products

Serana Europe GmbH is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cell culture products. Our product range includes animal & human sera, sterile liquid & powdered classical media, reagents, supplements, and buffer solutions for cell culture applications. Serana’s 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 Academic R&D institutes (universities, hospitals & clinics), private research organizations and various biotech companies.
Cell culture is a wide biotechnological field with a  broad range of applications. A number of key cell lines are used in industrial biopharmaceutical manufacturing, research, and diagnostics. In order to boost the performance of your specific processes, our experts are available to help you to optimize, formulate and manufacture custom products based on your specific needs.
Our Quality Assurance team guarantees exceptional quality manufacturing standards which follows relevant guidelines and regulatory requirements. We are EDQM, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 certified, and our team is dedicated to continuously improve our quality management system. Our quality control department also offers a wide variety of relevant biological, molecular and biochemical assays as a service.
We have certified manufacturing facilities in Germany and Australia, which makes us an ideal global partner with validated storage and delivery logistics world-wide.

Our quality promise

Products manufactured by Serana utilize stringent operating and quality control procedures. Detailed production and traceability records are available for every batch produced. A battery of QC tests is performed including: physical and chemical analysis, protein profiling, sterility, virology, biochemistry and cell culture performance benchmarking. Only batches that pass Serana’s rigorous quality control procedures are released for sale. Detailed certificates of analysis are prepared and made available for each lot produced.

Customised Manufacturing

As well as Serana’s standard QC control procedures, many additional tests can be carried out upon our clients’ request. Should you require a component or a test that is not specifically listed, please speak to your customer service representative to see if your custom request can be accommodated by our manufacturing and QC processes.

Environmental Commitment


We at Serana understand the increasing importance of protecting the environment and conducting our business as sustainably as possible.
We have 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!


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.


Serana Europe GmbH has been awarded the Gold Medal of Sustainability issued by Ecovadis, placing us in the top 3% of all companies assessed in the same field. Since its founding in 2007, Ecovadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 90,000 rated companies from 150 countries and 190 industry sectors. The assessment includes 21 criteria covering policies, actions, and results across the categories of Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement.

At Serana Sustainability is an essential part of Management and Quality Policy. We are practicing our best to follow and implement possible actions to support the relevant 17 sustainability Goals approved by United Nations defined in 2015 by the International Community for Sustainable Development. We also possess self-commitment to take into consideration the European Environment Agency guidelines to support environmental sustainability.

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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.