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Mercodia – When Accuracy Matters

About us

Mercodia AB is a Scandinavian biotech company that specializes in the development of ELISA assays within the area of metabolic disorders. The company was founded 1991 in Uppsala by Erling Holmlund, a chemist and entrepreneur from northern Sweden. Erling’s extensive knowledge in the field stems from almost 20 years of experience in immunoassay development within diabetes and cardiovascular disease at Pharmacia Diagnostics.

With the stringent quality system inherited from Pharmacia Diagnostics, the initial business concept of Mercodia was to develop high quality ELISA assays for use in human diagnostics. The increased demand from pharmaceutical and academic research for reliable assays that ensure reproducible results created an interest from researchers around the world for Mercodias’s products.

Today Mercodia is a world-leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of high quality immunoassay kits. We specialize in ELISA assays for clinical as well as research applications, notably within diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. We offer assays applicable in both human and animal models.

Mercodia supplies products to all major international markets from its facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. More than ninety percent of our production is exported to approximately 100 countries worldwide. 
Mercodia Inc, our US subsidiary, is based in Winston Salem, North Carolina and is involved in direct sales, distribution and support to our North American customers.

Mercodia provides a professional support system by collaborating with worldwide customers and institutions to develop new applications for existing products and new diagnostics for emerging markets.

Mercodia is the preferred choice of leading researchers around the world. Is your research worth a Mercodia ELISA?



1. Quality

2. GLP Compliance



1 Quality

Mercodia offers custom assay development, custom production and bioanalysis service, including analysis that meet the OECD Principles of GLP and analysis in a GCP environment. The 69-point MAQS program, developed at Mercodia to explore and explain the high quality of our assays, is present in all projects to bring well-defined performance and high quality to all project outcomes.  

Mercodia manufactures and sells diagnostic kits of superior quality. We can offer clients custom development for the development of diagnostic kits, custom production to produce components according to customer requirements and sample analysis. All assignments are characterized by high quality and well-defined performance.

You can count on Mercodia as a reliable supplier and a concerned partner. The common denominator for the Mercodia team is to provide a quality product that meets the customer's needs.

Mercodia makes quality happen through:

  • Defined and effective processes that ensure quality.
  • Professionalism, creativity, and teamwork.

Mercodia's CEO is responsible for meeting the requirements of and to preserve the effectiveness of the quality management system.

The quality management system shall comply with the applicable regulations and standards according to the Quality Manual and evolve to meet the future.

Download the ISO 13485 certificate here 


2 GLP Compliance

Mercodia operates in compliance with the principles of Good Laboratory Practice as established by the OECD and the European Community at the time of the inspection.

Download the GLP Compliance

If you have specific questions about our quality system, please email:



Directions for Use (DfU) in English and several other languages are available for all Mercodia products. However, assay instructions (DfUs) and outer labels are currently not translated into every language spoken where our products are being used. Therefore, the CE/IVD label of our products is not valid in Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania and Greece. 


Mercodia is a company proud of its strong company culture. We have a friendly and warm atmosphere with an inclusive feeling, and openness is encouraged by the management team. We also work continuously with sustainable development and social responsibility, sponsoring different organizations dedicated to human health yearly.

With #mercodiafamily, we would like to invite you to join this community. Via our Social Media channels members of #mercodiafamily will:

  • be invited to local gatherings
  • get a forum to discuss with peers
  • be able to give back to the community
  • take place in competitions and sweepstakes
  • get the possibility to test new products first of all
  • get special offerings

Make sure to join the #mercodiafamily!




Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable development is important to Mercodia, as we strive to minimize our environmental footprint in society. In addition to complying with national legislation as well as ethical and social standards, we aim to encourage a positive impact on the environment, the community and on our customers and employees. 

  • Mercodia complies with national labor organizations conventions and recommendations
  • Mercodia is against any form of discrimination
  • Mercodia complies with health and safety laws
  • Mercodia adheres to national environmental regulations
  • Mercodia has established a welcome program for all new employees, which includes information on social responsibility
  • Mercodia has established a training scheme for employees, which includes social responsibility
  • Mercodia fosters employee’s internal promotion
  • Mercodia follows a vendor-selection process taking into account supplier’s compliance with social responsibilities
  • Mercodia accepts audits related to the ethical and social responsibility management system, organized by customers


Work Environment Policy

Mercodia’s overall goal is to provide a positive working environment, which includes encouraging a healthy lifestyle and promoting workplace safety. We strive to create a meaningful and fulfilling work environment, where the employees themselves actively participate in change and development within the company. 


Gender Policy

Mercodia strives to maintain a gender balance in different types of tasks. All employees are entitled to be treated with respect and consideration. Everyone’s legitimate demands of privacy are honored, regardless of gender or other differences. Harassment is not tolerated.


One of the aims of Mercodia is to keep developing as an attractive employer and we are always interested in receiving information about top candidates that wants to join our team. Below you can find information about current vacant positions. If you would rather send us a spontaneous application, please send your CV and a personal letter to info-global(at) 


Project Manager to R&D

Do you have experience in project management and want to have an exciting and varied role at a company that strives to provide all employees with challenging and stimulating tasks as well as a shared enthusiasm in working towards common goals? You will manage different projects primarily including product development of immunoassays, assignment services in OEM manufacturing and Bioanalysis services for pharma and CRO.

Interested? Please contact Poolia for further details