BioDetection Systems b.v. (BDS) is a Dutch company providing bioassays for a wide range of compounds or mixtures of compounds from natural and man-made origin, such
as dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, like PCBs (DR CALUX®), estrogens
or pseudo estrogens (ER CALUX®), androgen hormones (AR CALUX®) and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
BDS' bioassays find particular applications for analysing very low levels of contaminants in food, feed and environmental samples. Other applications include chemical testing and biological investigation for activity profiling of bio-potent compounds such as drugs, metabolites and residues, and use and abuse of growth promoters, steroids etc.
BDS' has graduated from a campus incubator company and in January 2002 became one of a small number of innovative technology companies located in Amsterdam. At our location, we have premier and fully serviced laboratory and training facilities enabling us to offer our services to the highest standards. We are able to draw on the technical resources of the University, as well as other key organizations.
Lead by Professor Abraham Brouwer, a recognized expert in this field, BDS' personnel are highly experienced and fully qualified to perform comprehensive analysis of contaminants in food and environmental samples or complete technology transfer to other parties. Our wide capabilities mean we can provide high quality biological and analytical solutions to complex problems, including those needing innovation and novel approaches.