The benefits of NL-LAB

A unique microbiology laboratory

NL-Lab consists of a team of microbiological specialists. We perform unique microbiological research in our own fully equipped laboratory, located in the northern part of the Netherlands. We serve customers from all over the world, especially in Europe and the United States.

We do research on all microbes (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and yeasts) with our emphasis on bacteria.

Our focus is on gut microbiomeand blood tests.

1. Our own patented technology

We work with our own unique and patented equipment, which uses superior FISH technology coupled with our self-developed neural networks and algorithms. This is what we call C-FISH.

This allows us to make more, more accurate and even unique measurements more quickly (and affordably). As a result, the resulting data is richer and more useful.

For example, we measure 100% of the entire gut microbiome, whereas PCR measures only 60% and culture methods do not even get beyond 10%. And we can, unlike other methods, measure the activity of microorganisms. This allows us to provide much deeper insight into the influence and functioning of the gut microbiome.

In addition, we can examine bacteria at different levels: at the level of groups, species and phyla, as well as functionally and pathologically.

2. Our advanced methodologies

For the interpretation of all that data, we have developed our own methodology and models. We do this based on the latest scientific insights.

For example, we have developed and validated our own DNA probes and protocols, devised and developed our own model for dysbiosis of the gut microbiome, and are working with more specific profiles for our gut microbiome research.

We can therefore better understand what the data means and what the real situation is, down to the level of the individual bacterial cell (single cell) in the gut microbiome.

3. More practical and informed therapeutic advice.

Thanks to the deeper understanding of the situation of the microbiome, we can provide therapeutic advice that is more specific and concrete.

Our focus is on the disorders, so that the advice is practical and concrete instead of inundating you with a large amount of data from which a person has to make up his or her own mind.

This also makes research more accessible.

4. We are customer-oriented

We offer more customization than our competition. For doctors, therapists and dietitians, we can work together to develop specific packages that better suit their practice. In doing so, they can rely on us to make it clear to them what choices are available and which options are right for them.

We also regularly expand our offerings in response to questions from the market, listening carefully to exactly what the demand is. We also weigh in on whether we can add value? We want to do research that actually adds something and contributes to a better end result.

We also try to remove as many barriers as possible and, if possible, give everyone as easy access as possible to our solutions and knowledge.

5. We are innovative

We conduct our own scientific research, have our own R&D department and develop our own technology and methodology. We actively keep abreast of the latest scientific developments and translate them into new solutions, which really add something to the existing range.

We collaborate as much as possible with other leading academic and innovative organizations, without sacrificing our independence.

6. We are independent

Because we develop a lot ourselves, we are much less dependent on external parties. Improvements or modifications are in our own hands.

We are not affiliated with manufacturers of pro- or prebiotics or other drugs. Therefore, you can trust that we are not trying to sell specific products and that the welfare of those for whom the research is being done is paramount.

The result is a better outcome

NL-Lab is a unique laboratory in the world. We do it differently and, if we may be so immodest, significantly better.

The combination of better technology, methodology and therapeutic advice gives patients worldwide a much greater chance of better health outcomes. And that, as far as we are concerned, is the most important thing.