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International Women's Day 8 March: LKF conducts research on women's health with women leading the way
Kiel and Hamburg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, 06 March 2020 - LKF - Laboratorium für Klinische Forschung GmbH, a subsidiary of GBA Group Pharma, is honouring International Women's Day on 8 March 2020 by highlighting the company's female success factors.
"Every day is Women's Day at LKF," says Bärbel Wilke, co-founder and CEO of LKF, with 80 percent of its 150 employees being women. Many of the 120 female employees working in the three-storey laboratory are highly qualified specialists and scientists from the fields of chemistry, biology, molecular biology et al.
When the medical-technical assistant Bärbel Wilke started analysing blood counts together with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Junge in 1991, she benefited from the fact that, as the mother of a three-year-old son, she was able to work mostly at night. "Flexibility is not only essential for working mothers, it is also what our customers value most about us. It's in our DNA," says Wilke. For example, LKF not only offers 30 different family-friendly working time models, but also the highest degree of flexibility towards the customer. A recipe for success that has paid off. Since its founding in 1991, LKF has recorded continuous revenue growth of 10-15 percent per year.
Numerous studies in the field of women's health
"Due to the extensive hormone studies, we offer a very large list of specific coagulation parameters. The background here is the potential risk of thrombosis," said Wilke. In the field of menstrual blood quantification, LKF offers a comprehensive solution worldwide.
LFK also has many years of experience in endometriosis studies, a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is grows outside the uterus. In Germany alone, for example, about 7-15 percent of all women of reproductive age are affected every month. In other countries, the disease rate is up to 20 percent.
Women in the lead
LKF has established a strict quality management system based on the international guidelines GCP and ISO 17025. Sustainability also plays an important role. LKF has been EcoVadis certified since 2016.
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