Being a knowledge intensive company, BDS follows the philosophy that participation in national and international research projects creates challenging and important opportunities for knowledge exchange with universities, institutions and other companies. Moreover, we believe that those cooperations contribute to further development of our portfolio and optimization and demonstration of our technologies to different stakeholders. In addition to active participation in these projects, our scientific staff often plays a coordinating role.

An overview of some of the larger research projects we participated in is presented below:


DEMEAU – Demonstration of promising technologies to address emerging pollutants in water and waste water. EU FP7, 2012.


BE-Basic – Bio-based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Chemistry (member of coordination team and partner), 2010.

ECOLINC – Ecogenomics Innovation Centre. NGI (coordinator), 2010.

ZonMw – Dierproeven Begrensd. Validation and implementation of rapid and cost-effective human in vitro screening assays to predict genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. 2010.

RAAK-PRO Alternatieve testbatterij voor veiligheid en werking van natuurlijke stoffen. 2010.

ChemScreen – Chemical substance in vitro/in silico evaluation and exclusion system to predict human- and ecotoxicological effects. EU FP7 (coordinator). 2010

Plantlibra – PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment. 2010.


Metaexplore – Metagenomics for bioexploration – tools and application, EU FP7. 2009.


Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (NTC). 2008.

Top Institute Pharma – Towards novel translational safety biomarkers for adverse drug toxicity. 2008.

Genes4water program (G4W) – A genomics approach to develop an effect-based water quality assessment framework. 2008.

Food and Nutrition Delta – Assay-toolbox for health effects of functional foods (coordinator). 2008.


NewGeneris – Newborns and Genotoxic exposure risks: Development and application of biomarkers of dietary exposure to genotoxic chemicals and biomarkers of precarcinogenic and immunomodulatory effects, using mother-child birth cohorts and biobanks.  EU FP6 IP. 2006.

TECHNEAU – Technology enabled universal access to safe water. EU FP6 IP. 2006.


Mechanism-based toxicogenomics to develop an in vitro high throughput test for human cancer hazard assessment of (non)-genotoxic chemicals. 2005.

FACEiT – Fast advanced cellular and ecosystems information technologies. EU FP6 STREP. 2005.

ZonMw – Development of in vitro test strategies for reproductive toxicity on male germ cell lines. 2005.


Development and application of a tight bioassay-based control system for steroids and other prohibited substances in sport doping WADA. 2004.

ReProTect – Development of a novel approach in hazard and risk assessment of reproductive toxicity by a combination and application of in vitro, tissue and sensor technologies, EU FP6 IP. 2004. 

Ecogenomics – Assessing the living soil, an ecogenomics approach to explore and unlock sustainable life-support functions of soils. Netherlands Genomics Initiative (coordinator). 2004.

Technological collaboration project – Development of techniques to detect and remove contaminants from water and sediment.  Dutch ministry of economic affairs.  (coordinator). 2004.