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Jurjen Balkema (Westburg B.V.)

Balkema, Jurjen (Westburg BV 201307 Commercial Director + Co-owner)


Organisation Organisation Westburg B.V.
  Today Westburg (Group)
  Group Westburg (Group)
Products Product laboratory equipment and instruments
  Product 2 cell line/system (research assays)

Medicyte GmbH. (7/2/13). "Press Release: Medicyte Announces Westburg B.V. as Distributor for BeNeLux". Heidelberg & Leusden.

Medicyte, provider of human primary cells and upcyte® cell strains as well as inventors of the upcyte® and vericyte® technology announced today Westburg B.V. as their distributor in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.

Medicyte's dedicated technology, professional attitude and high quality products that are complementary to our growing cell biology offering attracted us highly. After visiting Medicyte's facility in Heidelberg we were convinced that a collaboration will help both companies to establish and even stronger position in the growing cell biology marketsegment" stated Jurjen Balkema, Commercial Director and co-owner at Westburg.

"Westburg's know-how, practical and scientific expertise immediately convinced us that we should work together. The biotech market in the BeNeLux countries is still growing and we are happy that we have found such a highly professional and well-established partner to distribute our products in these countries" commented Marion Dumitraskovic, Sales and Marketing Manager at Medicyte.

About upcyte® and vericyte® Technology

Currently, the supply of commercially available primary cells is sporadic, and their low proliferative capacity limits their use e.g. in higher throughput cell-based assays. The use of immortalized cell lines to predict human effects, on the other hand, is compromised by their transformed and non-healthy phenotype.

Using its innovative upcyte® and vericyte® technology, Medicyte is capable to offer more predictive, reliable and standardized cell strains and primary cells in sufficient quantities. Upcyte® and vericyte® cells strains can easily be applied to cell-based assays for use in research, screening and drug development.

For further information, please contact

For Westburg B.V.
Jurjen Balkema
Commercial Director
+31 33 495 00 94

About Westburg B.V.

Westburg is a privately owned Dutch distribution company. Since 1984 Westburg has been well-appreciated and successful with offering consumables, reagents and instruments for use in life science research and diagnostics laboratories.

By living our shared values; Enthusiasm, Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation, Performance and combining this with quality products, innovation, expert knowledge, fast delivery and excellent service we help our customers saving time, effort and expenses in getting excellent results and therefore supporting our suppliers to build brand recognition and saving time to market.

About Medicyte

Medicyte is specialized in the controlled generation and standardization of human primary cell products in virtually unlimited quantities and of highest quality for cell therapy and cell- based R&D. Medicyte's proprietary technologies "upcyte®" and "vericyte®" enable the expansion of human primary cells like hepatocytes from different human donors in a standardized manner, thereby, for the first time, making these cells commercially available in high quantities and consistent quality. Increasingly pharmaceutical companies consider using upcyte® Hepatocytes for in vitro ADMET testing as alternatives to primary human cells. In addition Medicyte offers cell culture materials like medium and plates.

Further information can be found at

Record changed: 2015-08-08


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