Quality assurance in medical laboratories is of fundamental importance for the process of in vitro diagnosis for many diseases. The ISO 15189 standard ("Medical laboratories — Particular requirements for quality and competence") was developed to address the general dissatisfaction with curr ... more
Prof. Dr. Egon Amann
Egon Amann studied biology at the Freie Universität Berlin, majoring in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics. After obtaining his doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin-Dahlem, Dr. Amann then spent time working in a DFG-funded research position at Harvard University in the field of biopharmaceutical development. A number of positions in industry then followed, including Behringwerke (Marburg), Hoechst Japan Limited (Tokyo), Behring Diagnostics (Marburg and Boston), Dade Behring, and, lastly, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Egon Amann completed his habilitation in molecular genetics and has been a visiting professor at Marburg's Phillips University since 2005. He has been Professor of Quality Assurance and Product Law at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences since August 2013. The author and holder of numerous publications and patents, he is a highly-regarded speaker at specialist events and conferences in medical diagnostics. He is also a member of several associations within the diagnostics industry, including the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and the German Diagnostics Industry Association (VDGH). He chairs the Committee of Analytical Quality within the IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine) global umbrella organization .