The history of the business in Linz began with Laevosan GmbH, founded in 1947 by a group of carbohydrate scientists. Its early products included fructose and inulin.
Continuing research and development led to what are now the site's two major products: hydroxyethyl starch (HES) and lactulose. The company developed and patented the production processes for both of these products.
Plant, products, processes and procedures are continuously monitored and reviewed by our quality assurance unit to ensure they comply with specifications. Specifications and procedures are kept up to date with EU GMP and US cGMP regulations. Compliance with those regulations is audited by regulatory authorities, including the US FDA, and also by customers.
The integrated management system for quality, risk, safety, health and environment established at the plant in Linz is the key to the overall goal of Fresenius Kabi: reliable quality – for our customers, and for patients all over the world.