Biolytix, founded in 1998, is the leading Swiss service laboratory for molecular biological services. In Witterswil, only 12 km from Basel, the company is located in an area, where biotechnology is very well established.
The company is supported by a small group of private investors and is financially independent of any major customer or supplier. Biolytix employs 12 people including 6 scientists (mostly molecular biologists).
The customers of Biolytix are found in the food and feed industry, in the tobacco industry as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes and universities. Current customers are located all over the world.
The available expertise is especially the PCR and real-time PCR technology as well as immunological methods. These technologies are applied e.g. to identify and/or quantify genetically modified organisms, microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, viruses), animal or plant species, food allergens and more. The long experience in the PCR-technology also allows us to develop methods for costumers, offer consulting and trouble shooting to less experienced partners.
To secure the highest quality standards, biolytix has established a very strict quality assurance system. An accurate number of control analyses are always performed to guarantee the precision of all results. Additionally Biolytix is participating every year in national and international proficiency testing programmes and is accreditated under ISO/EN 17025.
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