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High-performance laboratory in food safety compliance and early-clinical biopharmaceuticals makes the next strategic move.

Munich/Utrecht, February 28, 2024 – Triskelion has joined CERTANIA, a growing group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification services. Renowned for its expertise in accredited laboratory services focused on food safety compliance, Triskelion leverages CERTANIA’s innovative network and expertise. Both entities share a commitment to scientific excellence, exceptional customer service and fostering sustainable and inclusive practices.

As an established and independent analytical laboratory with accreditation on a global scale, TRISKELION plays a leading role in fostering compliance and transparency within the supply chains of the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and feed industries. Operating from its modern, state-of-the-art laboratory headquarters in Utrecht, Triskelion’s nearly 80 highly experienced team members contribute daily to a reputation for superior reliability, quality, and rapid turnaround, serving over 200 customers, including numerous blue-chip organizations.

Joining CERTANIA marks a pivotal moment for Triskelion, propelling the company into its next stage of development. This strategic move will empower Triskelion to expand its portfolio of analytical and consulting services, emphasizing safety, quality, and regulatory compliance. This collaboration enables Triskelion to enhance its leading position by investing in state-of-the-art compliance services and extending its global reach, providing clients with a more comprehensive suite of solutions tailored to the evolving needs of the life-science industries.

Charles Laarhuis, CEO of Triskelion, emphasizes the strategic significance of this move: “With our combined expertise and collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we are poised to become an even more credible solution provider for our clients. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to invest further in our service portfolio and infrastructure, providing innovative knowledge management tools to navigate the changing regulatory landscape and highly accurate analytical methods to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.”

Karsten Xander, Founder and CEO of CERTANIA, welcomes Triskelion and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the scientific, laboratory, and compliance services field: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity.”

CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About TRISKELION Triskelion, a Contract Research Organization based in The Netherlands, specializes in pharmaceutical, food, feed, and (agro)chemical testing and consultancy. With over 40 years of expertise in advanced analytical services like nutrient analysis, contaminant analysis, biopharma analysis, and emergency response services, the company is market-leader in combining state-of-the-art analytical capability with regulatory consultancy services. Triskelion is committed to innovation and quality, offering tailored solutions for complex and evolving challenges related to safety & quality regulations. For more information, visit

About CERTANIA: Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit

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