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Independent Official Contract Laboratory


We are the Institute for Pharmaceutical and Applied Analytics (InphA). As Germany‘s largest Official Me­dicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) for the German federal states of Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein, we con­duct the analytical testing of medicines required by the German drug law. Additionally, we put our highly specialised laboratory equipment and personnel in the service of third parties. We support on the one hand law enforcement autho­rities throughout Germany by analysing suspicious samples and providing detailed analytical reports. On the other hand, we offer Official Medicines Control Laboratories our special analytical know-how, for instance in the area of microbiology. Moreover, we provide our customers throughout Europe our expertise.  This includes the accompanying of inspectors on official inspections as well as testing and consulting activities for consumer protection organisations and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Find out more in our brochure.

Welcome to InphA's website

Mission Statement

InphA is a competent and accredited provider of high quality analytics and expert knowledge in the area of medicinal products and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Our work contributes to the safety of medicines in Germany and beyond. Our focus is on customer satisfaction. We carry out our work for our predominantly public-law customers according to our quality management system always strictly taking care of independence from pharmaceutical industry. Every year we are setting us new challenging goals in order to improve and extend our services. We will maintain and continuously strengthen our position as a leading Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL).