Company history

As early as 2008, the founders were working on a technology that would allow microbial testing to meet modern society’s demands for accurate and detailed information. For decades the world and society were developing at an ever more rapid pace where the techniques for accurately detecting, qualifying and quantifying bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses had stalled in meeting the increased challenge of that societal pace.

For two years, BioTrack focused on the research and development of such a technology. This was combined with an intensive communication and testing program within varied fields of endeavor from healthcare to drinking water industry. R&D together with in-field practical use was combined to meet all demands and expectations and lead to a commercial in-field testing platform.

In 2010, it became clear that the technology as developed was indeed viable, and a tremendous amount of interest was generated from different fields of endeavor. This led to the foundation of Biotrack. Biotrack B.V. was formed in 2011 when DWT recognized the necessity to develop a “Biological Information Technology Platform” around this newly developed technology and other related product sets designed for airborne detection of spores.

The founders of Biotrack, Reimond Olthof, Antoine Engelaar and Gerard Schouten, assembled a team of specialists in all necessary related fields.

Key disciplines were microbiological experts and high level Bio Informatics specialists, image analyses experts and software design specialists in the field now known as Artificial Intelligence.

All necessary disciplines were joined into one team with one prime ambition: to develop the world’s first Biological information technology platform, therein setting the next standard for rapid microbiological analyses and monitoring.

Biotrack started working from Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in 2011. Today a large part of Biotrack’s R&D still takes place in Leeuwarden.

In 2016, Jan te Lintelo joined the team as CFO. With is international experience and knowledge of finance in the broadest sense, Biotrack was able to further develop our technology.

In May 2013, Biotrack moved into a new laboratory close to the center of Leeuwarden. With the growth of Biotrack, in 2023 we moved again, now to a brand new facility on the outskirts of Leeuwarden where a new and state-of-art microbiological laboratory combined with workshop, offices and logistic warehouse were realized to facilitate further growth of Biotrack in the coming years.

With a unique multidisciplinary approach, and out of the box thinking, Biotrack created a new way of microbial testing; a new technology that allows for the possibility of culture free microbial testing: C-FISH. This technology forms the basis for the first genuinely new Bio Information Technology platform.

Biotrack patented its technology through a range of patents regarding its equipment which were designed to capture microorganisms from air and/or fluid samples, while providing qualitative as well as quantitative data results. Now Biotrack develops and produces several products that are cleverly engineered into small compact systems applicable in a myriad of applications useful in a wide range of industries such as healthcare, healthy living, security, safety and industry.

Where rapid and detailed data on microbiology is needed, is where Biotrack is present.