Behind NimaGen. A great Team of People


Meet our Team

NimaGen, based in Nijmegen The Netherlands, 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).

Our resourceful specialists are dedicated to delivering premium quality products and services to DNA sequencing laboratories around the globe, with an emphasis on both proven and innovative solutions for Capillary Electrophoresis (Sanger Sequencing) and Next-generation Sequencing powered by patented Reverse Complement PCR technology.

Ruud van der Steen MSc

Owner / Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joop Theelen BSc

Co-founder / Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Rogier van Otterlo MBA BSc

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Steven Garside BSc

Account Manager UK & Ireland / Business Development Manager B2B

Gerrit Volkmann PhD

Account Manager DACH / Distributor Manager

Colinda van der Zeeuw BSc

Account Manager BeNeLux

Pieter van Oers MSc

Senior Business Development Manager Forensics

Eva Janssen-Megens MSc

Laboratory Manager / Senior Research Technician NGS

Simon van Reijmersdal BSc

Team Leader R&D Laboratory / Senior Research Technician NGS

Rowenna Bijl BSc

Laboratory Technician NGS / QA

Erik de Jong BSc

Laboratory Technician NGS / QA

Romany van Tienen BA

Customer Service and Order Management

Yvonne Diepeveen

HR / Finance Manager

Mariana Piedade BSc

Laboratory Technician Sanger Sequencing

Constantin Paun PhD

Operations Manager

Melanie Arts MSc

Research and Development Scientist Forensics

Katelyn Richards MSc

Marketing Specialist

Anja Pen PhD

Distributor Channel Manager
Product news

Latest news

News | 13.09.23

NimaGen x NicheVision Partnership Announcement 

NimaGen and NicheVision are partnering to deliver a complete wet-to-dry lab solution for forensic DNA analysis!     This partnership aims to provide forensic DNA laboratories with a combined cutting-edge DNA sequencing and data analysis workflow for human identification, that helps DNA analysts resolve complex DNA mixtures through a fully continuous approach.   The partnership is a distribution and development agreement that grants NicheVision exclusive rights to distribute NimaGen products for forensic DNA analysis in North, Central and South America. The companies will collaborate to commercialize NimaGen’s Reverse Complement PCR powered IDseek® Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) workflow in combination with NicheVision MixtureAce™ expert forensic DNA analysis software; as well as NimaGen brand products (NimaPOP™, NimaPrime™) for Genetic Analyzer based Fragment Analysis.  Come see us at ISHI 2023 on Sept 18-21st in Denver, CO! NimaGen will be at Booth #313 and NicheVision will be at Booth #312. Come learn all about the next revolution in Forensic MPS!
News | 16.08.23

Triolab AS (Norway): Welcome to the NimaGen Distributor Network!

Creating Shared Value Recently, NimaGen has initiated a new collaboration with Triolab AS in Norway. We look forward to strengthening our service to customers in this region together with Triolab as our distributor. Triolab is based in Kjeller, just north of Oslo, and will exclusively represent our Sanger-CE and NGS Library Preparation portfolio. They have a strong scientific team that will be able to support researchers with their knowledge and expertise.    Contact information:  Triolab AS Jogstadveien 21 2007 KJELLER Norway   Phone: 0047 63835750 Email: Website:
News | 13.07.23

Radboud University & NimaGen: Genetic technique reveals pathogens much more accurately

''‘For example, in the Netherlands we monitor coronavirus in hospitals and wastewater, but we can easily expand that to other pathogens’, Coolen says. ‘In addition, we already apply this technique weekly in clinical diagnostics to detect so-called non-tuberculosis mycobacteria, a growing medical problem.''   ''Especially when looking for tiny amounts of a pathogen's DNA in a sea of contamination, such as in wastewater. Jordy Coolen, a PhD student at Radboud university medical center, came up with several solutions to implement sequencing in routine care. His work also included a collaboration with the company NimaGen. With relatively simple steps and lower costs, he was able to very sensitively analyze the genome of microorganisms.''   Link to Radboud University collaboration article:
News | 03.07.23

IVD Bulgaria Ltd (Bulgaria ): Welcome to the NimaGen Distributor Network!

We are happy to announce that we strengthened the collaboration with IVD Bulgaria. Our companies have been working together for several years and we have now solidified this with a Distributor Agreement for Bulgaria. Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the company focusses on distribution of in-vitro laboratory reagents and consumables, tests and equipment used in human and veterinary diagnostics. We are happy to work together in supporting customers in Bulgaria!