MassSpecpecD BV was founded in June 2015 under Dutch corporate law as a BV (LLC, Ltd, GmbH). Founder and CEO is Maurice H.M. Janssen, the former Professor of Molecular Photodynamics at LaserLaB VU University Amsterdam (see extended CV here)

Our mission is to bring the novel MS-PECD technology for the direct enantiomer-selective detection of chiral molecules to the Laboratory Analytical Instrumentation Market. We are collaborating with various companies in Laboratory Instrumentation and with world leading scientists to develop and market the first commercial Mass Spectrometer for direct chiral identification and analysis, based on table-top ultrafast laser MS-PECD technology. 

In June 2018 dr. Arno Vredenborg joined us as Chief Technology Officer. Prof. Ivan Powis, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and M.Sc. Peter van Hoorn are special advisers guiding the company in scientific, application and business development. 

MassSpecpecD BV is headquarterd in the east of the Netherlands on the High Tech Campus of the entrepreneurial University of Twente, along Kennispark Twente. MassSpecpecD BV receives financial support via innovation programs for SMEs managed by OostNL and benefits from general support by Novel-T, the vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs and businesses founded by the University of Twente, the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Enschede local authority, the Regio Twente and the Province of Overijssel. 
Our R&D MS-PECD research lab is embedded at the facilities of the Institute of Molecules and Materials, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

With our HQ and R&D sites located at two University campuses in the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland we are strategically located in the green manufacturing region between the megalopolis Randstad Netherlands and the Ruhr-area Germany. The province of Gelderland was awarded the European Entrepreneurial Region Award 2019

Peter van Hoorn (left) and Ivan Powis (right) during an advisory board working dinner in Nov 2017, Amsterdam, NL.

Dr. Arno Vredenborg (left) and Radboud University engineer Michiel   Balster (right) during measurements (Nov 2018) in our R&D 
lab in Nijmegen. 

Dr. Wim Roeterdink (left) and Radboud University engineer Michiel Balster (right) during a recent tune-up project (June 2018) of the ion-detector of the MS-PECD research machine in Nijmegen.

Prof. Bhargava Ram (Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Bhopal, India; left), and Maurice Janssen (right) in the R&D lab embedded at IMM Radboud University, Nijmegen, during a collaborative research project in June 2018. Professor Ram co-developed laser-based MS-PECD during his postdoc at LaserLaB VU University Amsterdam and has a collaborative research program with his group at IISER Bhopal, prof. Ivan Powis (Nottingham University), prof. Wybren-Jan Buma (UvA / HRSMC Amsterdam) and MassSpecpecD BV.

For further information on our products and information on business opportunities see our contact info here.

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