Genohm, a European-based bioinformatics firm, is expanding to Durham. And the company is hiring.

Why pick Durham?

It’s a “trending city,” among other reasons such as potential hiring talent and convenient access to other cities.

Immediate hiring needs include:

  • Engineer
  • Two sales reps

Said Frederik Decouttere, CEO of Genohm: “Our current US clients are at the Research Triangle and in Washington, DC. Therefore, the choice of establishing Genohm Inc. in Durham was pretty logical.

“For what concerns servicing our clients, we are at the heart of the Triangle and at 1 hour flight from Washington, DC. But our offices are also conveniently located on the East Coast. In two hours flight or less we can reach Boston, Chicago, NY, Philly, Atlanta or Miami. With the Charlotte and Raleigh International airports nearby, it is the perfect location to further penetrate the US market.

“We established our offices in a beautiful building in downtown Durham less than 1 mile from Duke East Campus. Actually, it’s an old government office building with amazing internal architecture and old-timer vaults and letterboxes. The building is home of American Underground, a Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Start-up Community, we are quite proud to be part of.

“Now that we have opened these brand new offices, we plan to quickly build a team to expand our US market share.”

The company launched in 2002.

It has developed a bioinformatics system called SLims, a LIMS or Laboratory Information Management System.

“SLims provides laboratories with one integrated LIMS + Electronic Lab Notebook + order management environment that tracks data and samples from the original sample shipment down to the result from lab machines and in-silico analysis pipelines. The platform provides an environment to support the increasing complexity of handling, sharing, analyzing and understanding data generated by any laboratory active in research, next-generation sequencing, diagnostics or biobanking,” Genohm says.