21 January 2020

Realising hair’s information richness

“Like artists, scientists need space”, says Cyrille Depondt, general director of the Dutch Screening Group (DSG). He leads a Maastricht-based company that translates scientific research, such as by Prof. Ron Heeren, to the market. He meets weekly with participating professors for further “Research & Development”. In 2020, they want to conquer the market with their activity “Hair Diagnostics (x)” (HDX). They offer a literally unique service: from a single hair, they can see whether and when the owner has used drugs in recent months, has taken a particular medicine and much more. “2020 will be the year of truth. Although that’s the case every year with a start-up.”

By: Femke Kools