HygCen

Austria

Accreditation List

Origin

As a medical practitioner, the good of humanity is my top priority. As my life's work, HygCen is the perfect implementation of this intention through tested safety in the widest variety of sectors.

Prof. Dr. med. H.-P. Werner
Medical Specialist for Hygiene and Microbiology, Managing Director

Prof. Dr. med. Heinz-Peter Werner is the founder, Managing Director, and Technical Director of HygCen Austria GmbH. After studying medicine at the University of Vienna and being granted the title of Doctor medicinae universae (Dr. med. univ.), he performed his residency in microbiological and serological routine diagnostics at the University of Vienna's Institute for Hygiene and in the vaccination center.

From 1970 to 1973 he was head of the Laboratory for Hospital Hygiene in Vienna and during this period he studied the organization of infection control committees in the USA. In 1977 he earned the Venia Legendi license to teach the subject of hygiene, in 1980 he was appointed professor for life at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and in 1988 he obtained a diploma in tropical medicine.

Following his university career he decided in 1996 to broaden the scientific foundations and experience of the public health service to all sectors of healthcare.

This idea was put into action through the founding of a politically and economically independent company, the testing laboratory HygCen, Center for Hygiene and Medical Product Safety in Schwerin, Germany.

In 1999, the 100% independent testing laboratory HygCen, Center for Hygiene and Medical Product Safety was founded in Bischofshofen, Austria.

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Goals

As an accredited testing laboratory and accredited inspection body, our great responsibility to our customers is always present in the minds of all employees during every individual decision.

Monika Feltgen

Vice technical manager, Quality Management, Medical Devices

The following applies for us and our customers: "Only the responsible way is the right way to the goal - committed to responsibility and hygiene" 

Confident in the responsible thinking and actions of the other party, HygCen as an accredited testing laboratory and inspection body and its employees take responsibility for and together with our customers.

This is already apparent from the mere fact that the technical management is carried out by a medical specialist for hygiene and microbiology.

In particular due to the fact that questions regarding infection prevention and hygiene are very difficult to answer through pure evidence-based medicine, a qualified and well-founded expert opinion will continue to be indispensable in the future as well.

This necessarily leads us to only make decisions with the involvement of medical responsibility, not only with regard to our direct customers but also to the users or patients of the services and products of our customers.

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Values

As an accredited testing laboratory and accredited inspection body, our great responsibility to our customers is always present in the minds of all employees during every individual decision.

Margarita Gilowsky, MBA
Managing Director

All employees of HygCen are committed to this responsibility in a credo not only to the customer but also to their colleagues in particular.

We see this as the basic requirement in order to always provide high-quality services while working with and for our customers in the long term and to offer better benefits and safety to the user. "Hygiene is not EVERYTHING, but without hygiene EVERYTHING is nothing."

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Credo

HygCen has committed itself to ensuring the comparability of its test results in the interests of worldwide harmonization. The enduring fulfillment of the agreements concluded with our customers is the basis of our reputation for quality and serves the purposes of quality assurance, the safety and efficacy of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and food as defined by the Medical Devices Act, the Pharmacopoeia, the Food Act, and the Pharmaceuticals Act. The quality objectives are defined and taken into account in the management review as follows.

Customers can trust in the test and inspection results from HygCen. All of the results from HygCen are ensured through validation, control standards, and gapless documentation. In order to be able to document this externally as well, HygCen implemented a QM system in accordance with EN ISO 17025 and EN ISO 17020. Conformity with this system is confirmed by Akkreditierung Austria, the Austrian National Accreditation Body of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs in Vienna.

The individual determination of customers' wishes, rapid and high-performance customer support, targeted specialist consulting, and qualified as well as on-schedule services are our primary objectives with regard to satisfying our customers. Customers can receive a copy of our quality manual upon request. Customers can make an appointment to visit the institute and learn more about the test and inspection methods or have an audit conducted there upon request. Customers can rely on HygCen. This means responding to customer requests, the adequate ensuring of test and inspection results, the absolute confidentiality of the test and inspection results, and informing customers about the further steps required as a consequence of the test and inspection results.

The innovativeness and quality consciousness of our employees are promoted through continuous training and advanced training. In addition, the motivation of the employees is increased through self-monitoring and organization of the working method and workplace.

Our employees handle hazardous agents, substances, and materials in the service of customers. We place great value on all employees being able to feel safe during their activities.

Our modern laboratory facilities and equipment guarantee the highest possible quality of work. Preventative measures for fault avoidance enable efficient use of operational resources.

Our quality management system is also certified through our accreditation in accordance with EN ISO 17025 and EN ISO 17020. Our QM system enables us to meet the most diverse requirements. Our QM system is reviewed, evaluated, and thereby continuously advanced through both external as well as internal audits. Quality is the basis for us. We can react flexibly to changes in things such as legal and normative provisions as well as the needs of the market.

We also assume our ecological responsibility through compliance with legal regulations as well as open discussion of social and environmental issues.

HygCen and all of its employees are committed to impartiality, independence, and integrity in the performance of its tasks. Every employee is personal responsible for their own ability to make technical judgments and thereby for the objectivity of test and inspection results/statements.

"Hygiene is not EVERYTHING, but without hygiene EVERYTHING is nothing."


Timeline

Our milestones

HygCen GmbH Austria – a history of success that has lasted for over 20 years and is continuing to be written for the benefit of our customers.

2020

Application to expand the scope of accreditation with regard to test methods for personal protective equipment (PPE)

2020

Expansion of the scope of accreditation with regard to test methods for the biological safety of medical devices in EN ISO 10993 "Biological evaluation of medical devices".

2020

Expansion of the scope of accreditation with regard to test methods for the virucidal effectiveness of disinfectants

2019

"20 years of HygCen Austria GmbH" anniversary

2018

Expansion of the scope of accreditation with regard to test methods, medical device safety, biocompatibility, and airborne disinfection

2013

Change of name from HygCen International GmbH to HygCen Austria GmbH

2011

Founding of the testing laboratory UMS Medikal GmbH in Ankara, Turkey

2007

Accreditation as an inspection body in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17020

2007

Change of name from HygCen Bischofshofen to HygCen International GmbH

2006

Establishment of the testing laboratory in Grenzach-Wyhlen

2002

Accreditation as a testing laboratory in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17025 

1999

Founding of the 100% independent testing laboratory HygCen, Center for Hygiene and Medical Product Safety in Bischofshofen, Austria


Team

Working together for success

If you are looking for a challenge, we are looking for you!

We are a young, dynamic, high-performance, and internationally active company with 100% motivation, commitment, and precise work in the service of our customers.


Career

To take responsibility for hygiene together with you!

It is not enough to want. One must also do. - J.W. Goethe

We are looking for a hygiene device technician (m/f/d) to work full-time for our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body
 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Training or completed studies in the field of medicine (BMA, etc.) or completed training in a technical field (technical school, higher technical institute, electrician, electrical mechanic/mechanical engineer, etc.) or similar qualification
  • Ideally: Practice in the field of hygiene and reprocessing of medical devices (microbiological, chemical, physical test methods) or in the field of quality assurance (understanding of regulations, guidelines)
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Sense of responsibility, self-initiative, precise method of working
  • Process thinking and understanding of complex relationships
  • Good EDP skills and English skills
  • Readiness for field work and stand-by duty up to 60%
  • Class B driver's license


YOUR TASKS

  • Validation and revalidation of washer-disinfectors, sterilizers, container washers, etc.
  • Testing of the reprocessing processes of medical devices
  • Responsibility for the maintenance, calibration, and provision of laboratory equipment
  • Creation of test reports
  • Participation in the introduction of new test methods


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Performance-based wages
  • Training and advanced training courses individually tailored to your goals
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at

We are looking for an assistant for hygiene and device technology (m/f/d) to work full-time for our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body


YOUR PROFILE

  • Completed training, preferably in a technical or skilled trade (electrician, electrical mechanic/mechanical engineer, etc.) or similar qualification
  • Technical, physical understanding is an advantage
  • Good comprehension skills and willingness to learn
  • A structured and precise method of working with a sense of responsibility
  • Physically fit (lifting loads)
  • EDP skills and English skills are an advantage
  • Readiness for field work and stand-by duty up to 60%
  • Class B driver's license


YOUR TASKS

  • Assisting the validation and revalidation of washer-disinfectors, sterilizers, container washers, etc.
  • Assisting the testing of the reprocessing processes of medical devices
  • Assisting the maintenance, calibration, and provision of laboratory equipment
  • Assisting the creation of test reports


WHAT WE OFFER

  • An opportunity for lateral entry
  • Extensive training
  • Performance-based wages
  • Training and advanced training courses individually tailored to your goals
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at

We are looking for a technical staff with a focus on physical tests (m/f/d) to work full-time four our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body


YOUR PROFILE

  • Completed training or studies in a technical field (technical school, higher technical institute, electrician, electrical mechanic/mechanical engineer, medical technologyetc.) or similar qualification
  • Ideally: Practice in the field of testing, quality assurance, machine building, etc.
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Sense of responsibility, self-initiative, precise method of working
  • Process thinking and understanding of complex relationships
  • Good EDP skills and German and English skills
  • Class B driver's license


YOUR TASKS

  • Testing of medical devices and personal protective equipment
  • Responsible for the establishment and verification of new test methods
  • Quality assurance of current tests
  • Independent evaluation and assessment of test results
  • Preparation of guided documents and test reports
  • Participation in the introduction of a laboratory database


WHAT WE OFFER

  • The chance to actively shape the development of a new department
  • Performance-based wages
  • Training and advanced training courses individually tailored to your goals
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at

We are looking for a biomedical analyst (m/f/d) to work full-time for our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body
 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Completed studies in the field of natural sciences, hygiene, microbiology, medical technology, or similar qualification
  • Practical experience in microbiological, chemical, and physical test methods and an affinity for analytics
  • Professional experience from working in a laboratory desired
  • Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Sense of responsibility and self-initiative
  • Process thinking and understanding of complex relationships
  • Very good EDP skills and English skills
  • Readiness for field work and stand-by duty


YOUR TASKS

  • Microbiological testing of disinfectants and antiseptics
  • Testing of the reprocessability of medical devices
  • Testing of the reprocessing processes of medical devices and medical device safety
  • Working with cell cultures and viral strains
  • Creation of test reports
  • Participation in the introduction of new test methods
  • Participation in the creation/updating of QM documents


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Performance-based wages
  • Training and advanced training courses individually tailored to your goals
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at

We are looking for a lab assistant (m/f/d) to work full-time for our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body
 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Technical, physical understanding is an advantage
  • Working according to specified recipes (containing blood, animal innards, and alcohols, among other things)
  • Good comprehension skills
  • Team orientation and an affinity for lab work
  • A structured and precise method of working with a sense of responsibility
  • Physically fit (lifting loads)
  • Readiness for stand-by duty


YOUR TASKS

  • Assisting technical, physical, and microbiological tests in the laboratory
  • Preparation of culture media for the tests in the laboratory
  • Maintenance of the laboratory facilities, equipment, and utensils
  • Creation of control documentation


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Performance-based wages
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at

We are looking for a clerk/typist (m/f/d) to work full-time for our EN ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory and EN ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body
 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Completed business training
  • New career entrants preferred
  • Good comprehension skills
  • Perfect German speaking/writing skills as well as good English speaking/writing skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
  • A structured and conscientious method of working on your own responsibility
  • Professional appearance and perfect manners
  • A structured and precise method of working as well as good time management skills
  • Team player with readiness for action, a sense of responsibility, and self-initiative
  • A high degree of discretion, motivation, and loyalty


YOUR TASKS

  • Supporting all writing work
  • Performance of various administrative activities
  • Creation of various documents


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Performance-based wages
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, collegiality, respectful interaction, and last but not least fun at work are part of our cooperation together.  
  • Thanks to our open-door company culture, communication is more direct and you will never lose sight of the further development of your successes at work.


INTERESTED?

Then we look forward to receiving your full written application by email including your desired gross annual salary as well as your earliest starting date.

HygCen Austria GmbH
Werksgelände 28
5500 Bischofshofen
Phone +43 (0) 6462 5319
Fax +43 (0) 6462 3275 3
Email: info@hygcen.at