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DNA-based monitoring to save life on earth >


Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis identifies organisms in an environment without direct observation. Samples are collected using a sampling kit, and DNA is extracted, sequenced, and analyzed to identify species. Just like on a crime scene. A report summarizes biodiversity, for example in a species list.

A Biodiversity Baseline

In order to stop the loss of our natural world, we need accurate and continuous measurement of life at a global scale. Using eDNA technology and the right incentives, an open biodiversity data-base is within reach. SimplexDNA pio-neers the effort to include local com-munities, large corporates and govern-ments to generate a biodiversity base-line layer. To achieve this vision, we re-ceived a grant from the Climate Col-lective. Find out about our global scaling plan: 

Pack of Fish

Fish & Amphibian eDNA 

Our well-established service for fresh-water habitat monitoring. Starting from a filtered water sample, we carry out eDNA barcoding and bioinformatic analysis to generate a taxonomic re-port. We offer a rapid and tailored ser-vice from sampling to final data de-livery. Please get in touch for a project consultation.

Tree of Life eDNA Service

A comprehensive snapshot of an eco-system's biodiversity. Our most inno-vative service detects biodiversity a-cross the evolutionary tree, from in-sects and fungi to bacteria, archaea, plants, birds, and mammals. We can identify thousands of species present in any ecosystem, allowing you to gain insight and manage the habitat. Please get in touch for a project consultation.

Lab Experiment

Custom eDNA service

Our technology is versatile and can easily be adapted to survey almost any habitat of choice. As a small expert lab, we can offer flexible solutions for your project needs, depending on your input material. Contact us to get an individualised quotation for DNA Metabarcoding, Library Preparation, Sequencing, Bioinformatics or additional reports.

Swiss-based quality


We are proud to operate as a spin-off from ETH Zürich and in our own labs located in Winterthur. 
Multiple clients, including governmental agencies in Switzerland, already rely on our services for invasive species monitoring and assessment of restoration and revitalization efforts in freshwater contexts
We handled 10 projects and 190 samples so far.

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