About NimaGen. Innovators in DNA Sequencing Technologies

Our History

The Story behind NimaGen

NimaGen was founded in 2011 under the Biolegio Holding by Ruud van der Steen (CEO Biolegio) and Joop Theelen (former Application- and Product Development Scientist at Applied Biosystems) with the desire to empower the DNA sequencing community.


As our animation below shows, NimaGen is located in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and our unique DNA helix in our company logo is based on the famous local landmark bridge called ''Waal Bridge'', crossing the Waal River, an important and busy shipping route connecting Rotterdam Seaport with the German Ruhr industrial region.


NimaGen specializes in life science applications in the molecular biology sector for both research and diagnostics.  Our portfolio consists of quality products, covering three synergetic product lines aimed at supporting both traditional (gold-standard) and novel DNA sequencing workflows:

  • Sanger Sequencing and Fragment Analysis (CE)
  • Next-generation Sequencing
  • Nucleic Acid Purification & Cleanup
Our Company Logo

Connecting Landmark City and Innovative Vibe!


Improving DNA Sequencing Workflows

Our slogan “’Innovators in DNA Sequencing Technologies’’ reflects our novel NGS library preparation kits powered by patented Reverse Complement PCR (RC-PCR) technology, providing molecular biology laboratories access to advanced but affordable DNA sequencing technologies, as easy as a standard PCR reaction, generating results and data you can trust:

  • Forensics
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology & Infectious Disease
  • Plant & Animal Genomics


For example, NimaGen’s EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2 WGS NGS Library Prep Kit has been used by governments and institutions around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic for variant surveillance, research and waste-water management. We continue to update this kit to support an adequate global response to the still emerging novel coronavirus variants.


Our RC-PCR powered EasySeq™ Human DNA Sample Identification Kits are helping leading human genetics core facilities  safeguard sample identity and associated WES/WGS data integrity and validity. 


The NimaGen complete name-brand portfolio of premium products for gold-standard Sanger Sequencing and Fragment Analysis, ranging from instrument consumables to cleanup solutions, has been widely adopted as proven solutions aimed at improving your workflow and reducing the costs of the analysis.

NimaGen's New Offices, Research and Production Facilities (June 2023)