Biodentify was founded as a spin out from Dutch R&D group TNO, in December 2014. TNO is a 3000+ R&D organization, hosting the largest Microbiological research group in the Netherlands. It is owned and managed by JOA Ventures, 3 partners with extensive entrepreneurial experience bringing innovative technologies to market in the Oil & Gas industry.
The company has developed a novel technology, predicting prospectivity before drilling, with approx. 70% accuracy, based on microbiological DNA analysis of shallow soil or seabed samples.
Gerard de Jager (CEO), Jonathan Zwaan (Commercial Director), Chris te Stroet (Technology Director). Robert Chelak (Business Development Director) heads up operations in the US.
Frank Schuren (Microbiologist, TNO), Roy Montijn (Head Microbiotech group, TNO), Lex Molinger (General Manager Technology Maturation, Shell), Wolfgang Benz (International Business Manager, Koerber AG)
Biodentify is headquartered in the University City of Delft, the Netherlands, and has a business development and support office in Houston, USA.