Novogenia GmbH, Salzburg
Our favourite is the “Baby 100” test. Here we extract 250 different metabolic products from a paper pad that has been sprinkled with your baby’s urine. As a result 100 different rare diseases can be detected and, if prevalent, treated. These diseases have the following vital characteristics: Firstly, they are very rare, therefore unlikely to be spotted by a paediatrician; secondly, they are extremely harmful and can even lead to a baby’s death; with our test, however, the can be spotted and usually be treated rather easily for the baby to grow up normally.
A different example is hemochromatosis (iron deficiency), a frequent genetic disorder that can lead to impaired joints, cause diabetes and damage the liver. If this disorder is spotted before the disease breaks out (usually 50+), you simply have to donate blood 4-6 times a year and nothing happens at all. Fascinating, isn’t it?
DVM owns 30% of this high-tech company, which is located in Salzburg-Liefering. It grows approximately 150% each year and exports 90%, to the whole world. We are proud that a company like this can originate in Salzburg, with our contribution.