As we step into 2024, it's not just about celebrating Biosafe's decade-long journey in food safety; it's about commemorating the growth and evolution of our team and our contributions to the field. Founded in 2014 with a vision to assist in bringing new feed additives to the EU market, we've grown from a focused startup to a global influencer in food safety.
Embracing change and innovation
A pivotal moment came in 2018 when EFSA published its Guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms. This guidance introduced whole genome sequencing (WGS) as a mandatory requirement for bacteria and yeast strains, giving a substantial boost to our business. Capitalising on this development, we expanded our services to include food enzymes and, more recently, responded to the growing demand for novel foods and plant protection.
A timeline of Biosafe's achievements
- 2016: Our first WGS projects laid the foundation for our expertise in cutting-edge genomic analysis.
- 2017: Standard development for microorganism identification further solidified our position as industry leaders.
- 2018-2019: The introduction of bioinformatics services and expansion into food enzymes consultancy marked our versatility.
- 2020-2021: Brand renewal and diving into novel foods signified our adaptability and foresight.
- 2022: Accreditation of our quality system, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence.
- 2023: Focus on sales and growth, preparing to scale new heights in the industry.
Navigating the intricate and evolving landscape of EFSA requirements, especially regarding whole genome sequence analyses, has been a stimulating challenge that keeps us at the cutting edge of our field.
Growing as a team, evolving as professionals
But it's not just our services that have grown; our team has blossomed too. We've been able to bring together a diverse group of professionals, each bringing unique skills and passion to the table. Our growth as a team has mirrored our growth as a company – a journey of learning, adapting, and excelling.
The Biosafe spirit, one that loves tackling challenges and solving complex problems, has been the glue that binds us. We have fostered an environment where each member grows not just professionally but personally, contributing to a sustainable food system with every project we undertake.
Diverse clientele, unified mission
Our work with a wide range of clients, from ambitious startups to global industry giants, has been driven by a shared mission to create biotechnological solutions for global food chain challenges. Trust and close relationships with our clients have been the cornerstone of our culture from day one.
Throughout these years of expansion and diversification, our commitment to maintaining the highest quality in our work has never wavered. We have always prioritized growth alongside quality assurance, ensuring that every service we provide meets the utmost standards of excellence.
Looking to the future
As we share our story and milestones in our upcoming blog series, we invite you to join us in reflecting on our journey and celebrating the achievements. Our upcoming live event in Finland in either Helsinki or Kuopio promises an opportunity for face-to-face interactions with our experts and colleagues.
Join us as we reflect on a decade of growth, challenges, and triumphs, and as we continue to pave the way for a safer future in food.
Biosafe is your guide to successful food and feed product approval, providing extensive expertise in food safety assessment, research and legislation. By helping to bring new and more sustainable food solutions to market, we are working with our customers to create a safer food future.