- Our Journey
‘‘It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness’’ – Eleanor Roosevelt
Erba was founded in 1979 as Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd. by Suresh Vazirani who recognized the need for dedicated healthcare solutions for developing nations after witnessing the short comings of the healthcare systems in his home country India.
He quickly identified the need for quality, affordable diagnosis in low income groups that could not afford expensive treatments for cure. In developing nations with exponentially growing populations and limited means to tackle challenges on multiple fronts, resources dedicated to prevent and hinder disease result in a greater impact rather than those focusing on the more costly, risky and lengthy treatments for cure.
Early and accurate diagnosis then should be the focus of these developing nations.
After partnering with multiple diagnostics companies from around the world to service this need, he found that their products were unable to make a significant impact in these inadequately developed environments. Their products were not suited to a highly fragmented, price-sensitive market with poor infrastructure and expertise.
Committed to find a solution, in 1995 he started Erba Mannheim, Germany with the vision to make world class European technology accessible to emerging markets. He combined it with efficient, low cost manufacturing and unparalleled market expertise to create the first fully integrated In-vitro Diagnostics company dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the emerging market customers.
Erba is a dream of a man with a vision for change. A dream that continues to touch the lives of millions.