The entrepreneur Jac van der Heijden was employed as a team leader in the Pharmacy & Toxicology laboratory of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht, the Netherlands and together with Wim Buurman he initiated DBSL BV; the company was founded in September 2012. The founding of DBSL was co-initiated by a government grant project “Peaks in the Delta”, focusing on the development of viable dried blood spot analytical procedures.
DBSL is located on the science park Brightlands (Chemelot Campus), Geleen, the Netherland in the Van Iterson-building, a multi-tenant structure with a focus on life sciences companies. It has its own laboratory and office facilities. DBSL has a formal partnership with DSM Resolve for the development of new analytical methods and a partnership with BasicPharma / Interdos regarding regulatory support in clinical trials and development. The proximity of the University of Maastricht and relevant mid and higher level analytical laboratory education institutions makes Geleen an excellent location. By growth in sales, technology and reputation DBSL can claim a leading position in the field of analysis by DBS.
The management of the company consists of two entrepreneurial individuals with relevant and complementary skills and experiences. Both persons focus on a different number of key tasks and responsibilities. DBSL is a privately owned company.