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About MRC Holland

Our mission

At MRC Holland, we believe that reliable genetic analysis should be available to everyone. Our mission is to provide the world with easy-to-use, high-quality and affordable genetic tools for diagnostic and research purposes.

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Affordable genetic analysis around the world.

Our story

Amsterdam-based MRC Holland was founded by Dr. Jan Schouten in 1985, and initially focussed on the production of restriction enzymes and molecular weight markers. In 1997, the focus of the company shifted to the development of new techniques for DNA analysis.

In 2002, the first paper on Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification, or MLPA®, was published. Since then, MLPA has become the gold standard in copy number variation detection, with over 400 probemixes on the market.

MRC Holland's main building.

Our people

MRC Holland offers a young and dynamic working environment with excellent connections to academic laboratories worldwide. People from around the world are attracted to Amsterdam and to the positions available in our work groups.

We currently have more than 90 employees from a dozen countries working in fields such as development, production, quality, regulatory affairs, sales or customer service.

Working at MRC Holland

Our people.

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