medica Medizinische Laboratorien Dr. F. Kaeppeli AG is one of the most modern and largest laboratories in Switzerland and is located at the heart of Zurich city centre.
We offer doctors, patients and hospitals in Switzerland an extensive range of high-quality services covering the broad spectrum of laboratory medicine including clinical pathology (histology/cytology/molecular pathology).
We run a drop-in outpatient clinic where patients can come for blood tests and laboratory analytics without having to make an appointment.
Everything from a single source
We provide our customers with expert, rapid and high-quality support.
medica offers a broad spectrum of laboratory medicine services, including routine and special analyses, emergency diagnostics and pathology. We also run a courier service and provide support through our specialist doctors and laboratory technicians. Our field service staff are on hand to serve as personal contacts for our customers, both over the telephone and on the ground.
Thanks to our central location in Zurich, we can provide our customer with extremely quick and efficient service. By pooling all our expertise in one location, we can ensure that our services are of the highest quality – our laboratory is one of the quickest and most reliable medical laboratories in Switzerland.
Here for you
We provide our customers with personalised and authentic support.
Maintaining personal and professional contact with our customers is very important to us and is what sets us apart. Our team of customer advisers, doctors, laboratory technicians, IT specialists and medical practice assistants ensure that you as a customer are never left to deal with your quandaries alone.
Each year, we also run a series of practice-oriented advanced training courses for our customers’ practice staff, as well as internships for BMA HF college students studying to become biomedical analysts at colleges of Professional and Educational Training (PET).
Our company history
Dr Franz Käppeli (CEO of medica) took over the laboratory from Dr E. Lambelet in 1976. He led it as CEO until his death in January 2022.
Although the laboratory now boasts over 350 members of staff spread out across various buildings in the same district of Zurich, back then, there were just 10 employees. In 2007 the laboratory was taken over by Sonic Healthcare. Following the passing of Dr. Käppeli in January 2022, management has been taken over by Dr. Willi Conrad, who is now CEO. Dr. Conrad has been a member of the medica board of directors for a number of years.
Today, medica is one of the leading medical laboratories in Switzerland.
|2022||medica founder Dr. Franz Käppeli sadly passed away on 01.27.2022. We commemorate his life and achievements with deep gratitude and appreciation.|
|2020||ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 recertification|
|2019||Introduction of CSF diagnostics|
|2017||Certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management|
|Expansion of the Institute of Pathology (Rämistr. 42, CH-8001 Zurich)|
|2016||Company anniversary (40 years of medica)|
|2015||Acquisition of Laboratorium Prof. Krech AG and Mikrogen AG|
|Expansion of Medical Genetics (Wolfbachstrasse 5, CH-8032 Zurich)|
|2013||Acquisition of Institut Virion AG|
|2010||Establishment of automatic laboratory system (analytics)|
|2009||Acquisition of LB Medizinisches Labor Solothurn GmbH|
|2008||Acquisition of Institut Dr. Rondez|
|2007||Takeover of the medica laboratory by Sonic Healthcare|
|2006||Acquisition of Ärzte-Labor Dr. K. Furrer AG, Zurich|
|2004||Acquisition of Labormed (Medizinische Laboratorien AG, Zurich)|
|2001||Expansion of Institute of Pathology (Hottingerstrasse 9-11, CH-8032 Zurich)|
|2000||Moved into new laboratories (Wolfbachstrasse 17, CH-8032 Zurich)|
|1997||Partnership with Labormed and Virion|
|1983||Relocation to premises at Hottingerstrasse 9-11, CH-8032 Zurich|
|1976||Acquisition of laboratory by Dr F. Käppeli and transition to medica Medizinische Laboratorien|
|Federal recognition of laboratory|
|1956||Establishment of medical laboratory by Dr E. Lambelet in Zurich-Höngg|