The company has rapidly developed an extensive client base both within Denmark and abroad – around 30-40% of the customers are international, from such diverse countries as Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Germany and Sweden – and is already looking at employing more people at the beginning of 2016.
Helping industry keep up-to-date
The technological development within DNA sequencing is moving rapidly, and it can be hard for industry to keep up with the latest developments. What is state-of-the-art technologies today may be old-fashioned within very few years, and Mads Albertsen and Søren Karst hope that DNASense can get a solid market position as ‘super consultants’ who help the companies keep up to date, since they have their finger on the pulse through being part of one of the world’s leading research environments within the field.
“Today, going from sample to finished analysis takes about a week, and the analysis is performed in a large machine. In very few years, this process will take place in a small device that you plug into your computer – our research group are already among the still very few who have been allowed to see these new technologies and help develop them” Mads Albertsen says.
“By having this access to the latest technology, we hope to become the go-to company with the highest level of cutting-edge technology – and who at the same time have experts handling every project, contrary to the big companies who offer standard services. We have a special expertise combined with extensive experience from developing the data-analysis software that hopefully give us an edge compared to our competitors” Søren Karst finishes.