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BIT Analytical Instruments’ French Hematology Facility Officially Renamed to “BIT Group France”

BIT Companies’ French facility, formerly known as C2 Diagnostics, has been officially renamed BIT Group France. The renaming underlines the conscious, unreserved integration of all of the BIT Group facilities worldwide.

Schwalbach, Germany, Irvine, CA, USA and Montpellier, France, Nov 10, 2016: BIT has announced the official name change of its French facility to BIT Group France. Formerly known as C2 Diagnostics, BIT Group France is a leader in the development, design, manufacture and support of custom instrumentation for the IVD diagnostic industry – specifically within the human hematology market in the low to mid-end segments. The company’s broad range of technology is dedicated to the handling of hematology samples. Additionally, it offers white label solutions and customized development of reagents / systems for OEM clients. Today, more than 25,000 of BIT Group France’s OEM analyzers have been installed worldwide.

BIT Group France’s beginnings stem back to 2002 when “C2 Diagnostics” was created by an entrepreneurial team driven by brothers Henri and Serge Champseix – who each had 20 years of experience managing the R&D department of ABX (a company that the brothers had also founded and then sold). In 2004 – after only two years – C2 Diagnostics launched its first product. Since then, more than 15 unique instruments have been developed and successfully launched, with 25,000 units installed worldwide.

In 2010, C2 Diagnostics was acquired by BIT – a German company and part of MEC/MESSER Group.

“C2 Diagnostics plays a significant role in BIT’s success,” explains Marius Balger, CEO of BIT. “The name change reflects the final step of our global consolidation. By showing one face and one turn-key technology solution to our global clients, we underline the message that BIT is truly the first global choice option for IVD and Life Science OEMs regarding white label IVD and customized / modularized platform IVD, Medical or Life Science systems.”

BIT Group provides contract product development, manufacturing and after-sales services, as well as white-label instruments, for life science, medical and IVD instrumentation OEMs. Quality and regulatory standards include GMP, FDA registered, ISO13485, QSR and CE IVD Directive. BIT Group’s global operations in USA, Germany, France, China & Japan deliver precision engineered, cost effective systems solutions. Pre-engineered BIT SMARTSOLUTIONS™ platform technologies reduce development cost and time-to-market; lean manufacturing centers and global supply chain enable competitive product cost.


Executive VP, Jari Palander
Phone: +1 (949) 238 1277

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