Wietse Mulder (1962) has ample experiences in both scientific research as well in the commercialisation of both products and custom research services. In 1989 he obtained his master degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Utrecht. He is knowledgeable about a diverse set of genetic (screening) tests as obtained during his PhD period (1994) at the University of Amsterdam and a post-doc position at the University of Wageningen. In 1995 he started as sales account manager at a Dutch distributor of major suppliers for molec-ular biology and diagnostics. Here he gained expert status on application-driven sales of both products and custom services for molecular bioresearch.
In 2004 he started – as part of Biopartner™ entrepreneurial program – the initi-ative of Genome Diagnostics BV, which was founded at 1st of March, 2005. In 2007, Wietse started the company GenDx Products and began to distribute products of other suppliers within the Benelux that are active in the transplan-tation field. In 2013, GenDX products Inc, was founded, currently located in Chicago, IL, that distributes within USA. In 2013, Wietse was one of the key initiators of the new chimerism product line and was winner of the 2013 fall edition of the Dutch Venture Challenge. Chimerism testing is offered for accu-rate transplant monitoring for a long period of time. Wietse’s entrepreneurial spirit together with his infectious enthusiasm and drive have proven to be a good mixture for undertaking new initiatives. He loves to share his experiences and is frequently asked to lecture about entre-preneurship in life sciences.