BLIRT, Biolab Innovative Research Technologies, is a European Biotech Company that commenced as a Technical University spin-off over 25 years ago to become a well-established recombinant enzyme manufacturer in the Life Science Industry. BLIRT manufactures reagents used in nucleic acid-based diagnostic tests used in infectious diseases detection, such as qPCR, RT-qPCR, RT-LAMP, and relatively novel methods that help in cancer diagnosis, such as in situ sequencing.

Easy Engineering: What are the most successful products in your line-up?

BLIRT: As a company, we have been responsive to the current high demand for molecular biology reagents, and we increased our production scale up to 10,000 L. Due to our enlarged manufacturing capacity, we are one of the biggest manufacturers of Proteinase K, which is available in various forms (powder, liquid, cake) and is distinguished by high batch-to-batch consistency.

Besides Proteinase K, BLIRT’s enzyme portfolio includes reagents indispensable during nucleic acid isolation Besides Proteinase K, BLIRT’s enzyme portfolio includes reagents indispensable during nucleic acid isolation (viral/bacterial/animal-source), reverse transcription reaction (TRANSCRIPTME) with the addition of the RNase inhibitor (RIBOPROTECT), which importance cannot be overstated. Our reagents are also successfully used in DNA amplification either with TaqNova DNA Polymerase (AMPLIFYME) or other polymerases that harbor their unique activities (phi29, Stoffel). We also manufacture dsDNA-specific nucleases (DNaseMe and Masterase) and one outstanding endonuclease digesting all types of DNA and RNA substrates in a very high salt concentration, making it a great candidate in viral vector production (Saltonase).

E.E: Tell us about the team in your company and how important is the human factor.

BLIRT: The most significant value in the company is not the infrastructure but a well-coordinated, cooperating team. At BLIRT, the group consists of highly qualified specialists, many of whom are PhDs, and we share a mutual passion for discovering and learning. In our ranks, we have researchers, masters, engineers, protein prodyction specialist, and regular employees, and each of them is an equally important member of the company that BLIRT owes its success. We are, and we act as a team.

E.E: What can you tell us about products distribution?

BLIRT: We are one of the European leaders in the production of recombinant enzymes, supplying our products on global markets. In such a business model, a stable supply chain plays a key role. Without it, the company risks losing critical resources, creating a bottleneck between production and delivery, causing inconvenience to its customers and potential business threats. Our social mission is to ensure the continuous availability of high-quality products, which we implement by having a stable network of distributors on a global scale.

E.E: What’s the client feedback for the best-selling products?

BLIRT: Using compatible, stable, and certified reagents ensures correct data readability and minimize the risk of failure due to contamination or incompatibility of the reagents. The measure of our client’s satisfaction with the use of our enzymes is the feedback we receive after conducting experiments or applications in production lines. We are observing a rapid increase in scientific publications using our reagents in the latest technologies. Thanks to ISO13485 certification, we are also in the most sensitive diagnostic tests in the Life Science sector. Increased confidence in the quality of our enzymes influenced the constantly growing demand for our enzymes. As a result, we increased the scale of Proteinase K production ten times.

E.E: How does this feedback impact development of new products?

BLIRT: A solid foundation for building a long-term relationship is mutual understanding and cooperation. Feedback from our clients is a crucial source for us to help us understand the users’ current needs, allowing us to improve the process, observe trends, current market demand, and indicate the direction of changes that the industry is taking. We also see that our clients particularly appreciate and recognize the importance of quality assurance and risk management. Therefore, as a global supplier of raw materials and enzymes for bio-based processes, BLIRT provides its customers with high-quality products by regularly carrying out inspections and validations as part of its ISO certification.

E.E: Tell us about the research and development in your company?

BLIRT: BLIRT’s primary focus is to create a perfect fit for partners by offering tailor-made reagents by the state of the art technologies. Among dedicated services are fine-tuning the product’s formulation, alterations in the fermentation processes, various forms, portioning, batch booking, product preparation for OEM including white labeling, and CDMO. All released products are QC verified and CoA provided.

E.E: What is your company philosophy, and what drives your company forward?

BLIRT: BLIRT aims to produce and deliver the best quality proteins and enzymes to IVD manufacturers, intending to contribute to developing accurate and sensitive diagnostic tests. The motto “Enzymes As You Need” reflects the company’s approach to every client, molecular application, and diagnostic test. Our committed R&D Team, Scientific Support, and Sales Managers serve by giving advice and supporting technical challenges.

E.E: What guarantees success in your area of activity?

BLIRT: BLIRT keeps investing in continuous technological improvements and the know-how of product development that makes the company competitive with the top market leaders. Its goal is to respond to long-run product demand, which is achieved through the reliable, transparent, and flexible business model offered to B2B partners. BLIRT’s experience and expertise in molecular reagents production, rigorous quality control, and a robust supply chain emerged to be essential to support the significant production scale-up in response to COVID-19.

E.E: Give us some details about the after-sales service & customer support.

BLIRT: The opinion of our clients has a significant impact on our work. Especially after the first transaction, we ask for their assessment of its course. We conduct customer satisfaction surveys at least once a year. Based on the results, we take steps to improve our services. In addition, we offer something that not too many competitors have, namely technical support. Our team of experts supports clients at every stage of their work – from method validation to modification of our products so that they work in the most innovative applications. Complaints, although rare, are considered in the interests of the client. After solving them, we take corrective and preventive actions, often ending with the formulation adjustment of a specific product. Our clients can count on dedicated treatment and customer service tailored to their unique requirements. Our customer service team is constantly expanding its knowledge in terms of logistics, customs, and finance. Thus, each order is carried out efficiently, quickly, and following the recipient’s expectations.

Phone:+48 58 739 61 50

Fax: +48 58 322 07 49 or +48 58 739 61 51