History of Alphalyse

How we got here

Alphalyse was founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of ACE Biosciences, Denmark, and soon expanded with facilities in California, USA.

In the beginning, Alphalyse primarily assisted ACE with analysis for their protein target discovery in infectious microorganisms and development of protein-based vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. However, the two co-founders Thomas Kofoed and Ejvind Mørtz were so passionate about wanting to create a world-class protein analysis service that they took over Alphalyse in 2005 in a management buy-out. After this, they soon began to expand the company’s services worldwide.

Development of the PICK ‘n POST™ service concept

In the early years, our two founders followed their ambition: To provide research laboratories all over the world with a fast, affordable and convenient way of outsourcing their protein analysis. Therefore, the ground-breaking PICK ‘n POST™ online-ordering concept for protein identification was soon a reality. The concept was an instant success and soon expanded into quantitative amino acid analysis and molecular weight determination. A second office also soon opened in California to support our many customers in the USA.

Initially, Alphalyse offered just a few standard analysis options. But by popular demand, the portfolio evolved so that it now includes a large number of analysis options. All of which you can order directly from our website. Our friendly and professional attitude and our easy-to-understand reports remain the backbone of our success.

Moving into customization and research

Alphalyse soon realised that our expertise lies in our ability to understand and deliver on our customers’ individual needs. Through our ties to top protein researchers in Denmark, we are in a unique position to implement the newest research into our test methods. In addition to our fast standard analyses, we now offer a number of customized test, used in the advanced characterization of biopharmaceuticals, including analysis of Host Cell Proteins (HCP). Early 2014, we received a 3-year grant for further development of HCP analysis, taking our expertise to new grounds, followed by two further grants in 2016 for development of HCP analysis.

Since then, things have gone fast and today, Alphalyse has thousands of customers all over the world. We pride ourselves on supplying personal solutions to our clients in both Pharma, Biotech and Academia in a fast and convenient way through our offices in the USA and Denmark.

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Key milestones:

  • 2021 – Alphalyse reaches 150 customer host cell protein analysis projects
  • 2021 – Alphalyse is recognized by BDO’s as Successful Enterprise of the Year for the third year in a row
  • 2020 – Alphalyse moves headquarters to new premises
  • 2019 – Alphalyse reaches 80 customer host cell protein analysis projects
  • 2019 – Alphalyse wins special price for Best Digital Transformation
  • 2019 – We introduce the Alphalyse Coverage Analysis based on MS
  • 2018 – Alphalyse reaches the first 40 customer host cell protein analysis projects – becoming the world’s most experienced HCP MS-lab
  • 2016 – 2 grants for development of methods to provide Safer biopharmaceuticals through validated HCP analysis and improved HCP analysis
  • 2016 – Alphalyse receives 2nd place in DK Ecommerce Awards 2016 – Best cross border company
  • 2014 – Grant for development of new improved analysis of HCP by mass spectrometry
  • 2011 – Alphalyse opens the world’s first webshop for Protein Analysis Services
  • 2010 – Announced as one of the fastest growing companies in the region (Borsen Gazelle)
  • 2009 – Implementation of SOP system for quality control
  • 2008 – Establishment of Alphalyse Inc, Palo Alto, CA,  USA
  • 2006 – Introduction of the PICK ‘n POST™ service concept
  • 2005 – Management buy-out
  • 2002 – Incorporation in Denmark

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