Founded in 2021 by two senior managers, each with more than 20 years of experience in development and manufacturing in biotechnology industry as well as in regulated diagnostic industry, the team is now steadily growing with additional highly experienced staff.
Dr. Hanno Hermann founded Applyo Jena GmbH together with Dr. Thanh Tu Hellmich-Duong in March 2021. As COO, he is responsible for operations and coordinates business development and marketing of Applyo Jena GmbH.
After his PhD in Biochemistry (University of Cologne) he gained operational experience in sales and product management in the biotech industry. For many years he holds leading positions in the business areas of product development and operations.
His work for designing a first high through-put process for making lyophilised beads and the transfer of this methods into a high-scale industrial production in the diagnostic industry is one of the foundations of Applyo Jena GmbH.
Dr. Hellmich-Duong founded Applyo Jena GmbH together with Dr. Hermann in 2021 after almost 10 years of strong cooperation in the field of IVD-PoC product development. As CTO he focuses on product and technology development, especially on PCR and isothermal molecular diagnostic assays and Applyo’s proprietary freeze-drying technology for ultra-high throughput scale.
As biophysicist he worked in different project management and leading positions in product development of the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industry. His combined knowledge and experience in the fields of assay design, detection technologies, microfluidics and integration of complete systems yielded cutting-edge product solutions and is one of the bases of the Applyo foundation.
Our multidisciplinary team members are all holding PhDs in biotechnology, molecular biology or physics. The experience of the team covers among others
For our growing team we permanently look for dynamic and passionate new team members. Starting from a more general position we offer different options to specialize in various fields like development, production, sales and marketing.
The combination of very experienced experts and a start-up culture allows us to do things differently. We give our employees a maximum of freedom together with coaching by our recognized specialists to benefit from their expertise. We want you to realize your ideas and make your plans come true. This setting enables us to find new and better paths in an exciting and fast developing business.
Working at Applyo Jena means flexible work schedules and locations, we especially attach value on a family-friendly atmosphere. The working environment for our team members shall enable us all to work with joy and concentration to make the most of our creativity and passion. All the team members get the option to grow their jobs and tasks with the development of the company. Our compensation package corresponds to the market level and includes a choice of fringe benefits.
Applyo Jena is currently funded by the team of founders and by private investors. The Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Thüringen (MBG) holds a silent participation.
At the end of 2022 Applyo Jena GmbH will perform a second round of growth financing. Interested strategic or financial investors are welcome to take part in and share their contact details with us. Information on the scope and conditions will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2022.
Applyo Jena GmbH
Manufacturer of molecular biology reagent mixtures for research and development laboratories, as well as reagent and diagnostics manufacturers – stable at room temperature and suitable for immediate use.