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AESKU was founded in January 2000 by Dr. Torsten Matthias, a recognized scientist with over 20 years of experience in autoimmune diseases research. With the following timeline we will try to give a short overview about growth, milestones and evolution of the AESKU Company.

2000 - 2002
2003-2005
2006-2008
2009-2011
2012-2014
2015
2016

Year 2000 - 2002

2000
Foundation of AESKULAB.DIAGNOSTICA starting with 5 employees

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"Pioniergeist 2000" for courageous startup of the company

2000
Development of the first 20 products (dsDNA, TG)


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First Version of the company homepage "aeskulab.de" online

2001
CE and ISO certification

2001
"Innovations Preis 2001" for the patented alpha-Fodrin kit

2001
Product range overall 40 products


2002
Setup of the AESKULAB distribution network

2002
Czech republic was the first country to import and distribute the AESKULISA product line

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First participation in main trade shows (MEDICA in Germany and AACC in Canada) and at the 3rd scientific meeting at International Congress on Autoimmunity in Switzerland

2002
International patent for lupus nephritis in-vivo therapy

2002
Product range overall 80 products

Year 2003 - 2005

2003
AESKU.Diagnostics distribution network extended to 12 countries

2003
Foundation of the AESKU.GROUP: Company name changed from AESKU.LAB DIAGNOSTIKA to AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS

2003
First FDA cleared products

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Establishment of the "First Chair on Autoimmunity" in Tel Aviv

2003
AESKULISA tTg New Generation was launched


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The 1st AESKU.AWARD was granted at the 4th CONGRESS of AUTOIMMUNITY in Hungary

2004
Publication of the AESKU.SCIENCE, Issue No.1

2004
Patented SLA AESKULISA kit for Autoimmune Hepatitis and ANA HEP-2 AESKULISA for rheumatoid diseases were launched

2004
Product range overall 111 products


2005
Foundation of AIRA e.V. (Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Autoimmunity)

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AESKUSLIDES product line for IFA was launched

Year 2006 - 2008

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Opening of the AESKU.KIPP Institute in May 2006

2006
Foundation of the first subsidairy, "AESKU.INC" located in Atlanta

2006
The AESKU.AWARD was granted for the 2nd time at the 5th CONGRESS of AUTOIMMUNITY in Italy

2006
AESKULISA RA/CP kit for rheumatoid arthritis was launched

2006
ASKULISA Lyme disease (Liquor and Sera) was launched


2007
The 1st "YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AESKU.AWARD" was granted at APS Symposium in Italy

2007
AESKU-KIPP Institute SUMMER SCHOOL

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Establishment of the AESKU Daycare Center

2007
AESKU AUTOMATIC LINE was launched

2007
Introduction of the HEMOSTASIS LINE

2007
AESKULISA CCP kit was launched

2007
International patent for multiple sclerosis therapy


2008
Foundation of AESKU.SYSTEMS, the automation division of AESKU.GROUP

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Successful launch of the HELMED processor

2008
"ISB SUCCESS AWARD 2008" from the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY

2008
AESKU.INC Homepage was launched

2008
155 kg of coffee were needed by QC and R&D to pipette a total of 4800 manual ELISAs

Year 2009 - 2011

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AESKU.DIAGNSOTICS receives the prestigious "FROST AND SULLIVAN STRATEGY AWARD"

2009
Launch of the AESKU.SYSTEMS Homepage

2009
AESKU reaches 70 dedicated employees


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AESKU.Diagnostics GmbH & Co. KG, awarded with the STEP Award 2010. Aesku was selected amongst 100 Biotech companies from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland for its sustainable growth during the last years.

2010
AESKULISA® MMP-3: A NEW PROGNOSTIC AND ACTIVITY MARKER FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS was launched.

2010
AESKU celebrated its 10th anniversary with a company gathering in the astonishing city of Dresden.


2011
Opening of the U.S. west coast office in San Francisco, California.

2011
AESKU reached 87 dedicated employees

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AESKU.SYSTEMS launches HELIOS®, the first automated IFA processor + reader in the market.

2011
AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS introduces AESKUBLOTS®, a new product line in immunoblot to complete the Autoimmunity portfolio and to complement the IFA and ELISA panels.

2011
AESKU.SYSTEMS receives the “2011 European Autoimmune Diagnostics Product Differentiation Excellence Award”.

Year 2012 - 2014

2012
New booth designs at the major exhibitions in the USA and in Germany, featuring big screen Videoanimation and the Holorizon Display.

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The 5th AESKU.Award was granted, this time at the 8th CONGRESS of AUTOIMMUNITY in Spain

2012
Relaunch of the AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS and the AEKU.SYSTEMS Homepage

2012
The" SWR", a German TV station, features a documentation about AESKU (“Made in Rheinland-Pfalz”).

2012
The HELMED, the LED’s Go-Microscope and different kits were seen in the TV-shows “Dr. House” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.

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AESKU develops the AESKU.SCAN software as solution for semiautomated analysis of AESKUBLOTS.


2013
AESKU opened a sub-office in South America.

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Launch of the AESKU.LAB middleware.

2013
AESKU.SYSTEMS adds the MOTIC microscope to its portfolio, replacing the LED´s Go- Microscope.

2013
Major Update of the AESKUSLIDES Product-Line

2013
AESKU.SYSTEMS develops the 190 sample Rack for HELMED and HELIOS.

2013
Launch of AESKULISA 25OH Vitamin D Total - An ELISA Test for the quantitative determination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 (25OH D2 and 25OH D3) levels in human serum.

2013
AESKU.SYSTEMS launches the HELMED Blot Module. The HELMED is now the only instrument on the market able to process the “major three” (ELISA, IFA and BLOT) in the same machine.

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AESKU reaches 100 dedicated employees.


2014
With the by AESKU initiated Lifetime Contribution to Autoimmunity Award Ms. Claire Dwoskin Dr. Marvin Fritzler Dr. Pier Luigi Meroni were awarded for their remarkable work in Autoimmune Research.

2014
helia side closed sAESKU.SYSTEMS launches the automated analyzer for line immunoassays – the HELIA®. As a further development of the HELMED® system, it is capable to perform all immunoblot processing steps and is able to read and report immunoblot results.

2014
Publishing of the Bioscientia Comparative Study  with the content: “HELIOS® from AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS compared with IFT on HEp-2 cells from Euroimmun” by Dr. J. Blecken and Birgit Gierten.

2014
AESKU.SYSTEMS releases the HELMED BLOT Module to extend the HELMED system with the Ability for BLOT Processing

2014
Participation at the 9th annual Congress of Autoimmunity in Nizza with many new impressions and meeting of business partners.

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Acquiring of  three innovative Electric Verhicles from Smart because AESKU believes in renewable energy and wants to prevent pollution.

Year 2015

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AESKU established its new production facility in Buffalo (USA) to enhance the production of the AESKUSLIDES® product line.

2015
AESKU was honored with the Innovationspreis 2015 of Rhineland-Palatinate.

2015
For the first time, AESKU is initiating several workshops in Latin America and Malaysia for Customers and Distributors

2015
AESKU’s local social commitment was honored by the “Tafel”, a german initiative against wasting food and for donating to deserving poor.

2015
Launch of the AESKULISA® Diabetes Speed Line – a fast and simple method for the detection of anti-diabetes specific antibodies of type 1 diabetes. With the AESKULISA® Diabetes Speed Line the fastest ELISA determination (within less than 3 hours) of IA2 and GAD65 autoantibodies is provided on the market.

2015
aesku group logo scheme sWith all the benefits of our One-Concept we also aimed for our new goal – the One-Group.
In 2015 the companies AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS, AESKU.SYSTEMS, AESKU.THERAPY and the AESKU.KIPP. Institute fused to one – the AESKU.GROUP.

2015
End of 2015 AESKU.GROUP employed about 144 people.

Year 2016

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AESKU. GROUP receives the 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new HELIOS® AUTOMATED IFA SYSTEM with AESKUSLIDES ANA HEp-2-Gamma Assay.

2016
AESKU.Group patricipated in serveral international exhibitions and Congresses like the IGDL Meeting in Germany, the AACC in the US and the Arab Health in Dubai.

2016
The AESKU.AWARD for Lifetime Contribution in Autoimmunity, which was presented on the 10th Congress on Autoimmunity in Leipzig, was given to Dr. Robert Morris, Prof. Angela Tincani  and Mr. Poju Zabludowicz for their significant contribution to the field of Autoimmunology.

2016
ift symposium frankfurt sAESKU organized an prosperous IFA Symposium on the topic Autoimmunity Diagnostics in Frankfurt with the superintendence of Prof. Dr. Torsten Witte, Klinik für Immunologie und Rheumatologie Hannover and the special guest lecturers Prof. Dr. René-Louis Humbel (President of the Groupe d’Etude de L’Auto-Immunité (GEAI)) and Dr. rer. Nat. Elena Csernok, Consultant for the diagnostics of autoimmunity and scientific adviser for the ANCA reference lab, Klinikum Kirchheim.

2016
AESKU.Goup's staff reaches 160 dedicated employees so far