Since May 2018, BaseClear has its own building named Nucleus within the Leiden Bio Science Park. The architecture of the building is a clear illustration of the core values and corporate vision of BaseClear. The outstanding design from Popma & Ter Steege is widely appreciated and even received the audience award of the RAP architecture prize 2019.  

Open and collaborative environment

Anyone who enters the Nucleus building will notice the open environment that is present in the building. This was specifically designed to create a collaborative atmosphere that promotes knowledge transfer. There are several open meeting spaces where employees from different departments and disciplines can meet and connect with each other. The building also contains a special lecture room for both internal and external meetings and lectures. On a regular basis, we organise experts meetings to discuss challenges and opportunities in microbiome analysis and microbial strain characterisation, for both partners, customers and other people who are interested in this topic. Of course, visitors can also sit down for lunch and get a tour through our lab.

This design fits perfectly with our core values, since we want to collaborate with our customers, partners and spin-off companies in an open atmosphere and create an environment in which both our employees and our customers enjoy what they are doing.

Photo: René de Wit

Excellent sustainability

Less visible, but not less important, is the high sustainability of the Nucleus building. The building has a BREAAM sustainability label of ‘Excellent’ due to, for example, the 290 square meters of solar panels, the compact building volume, the efficient and high-frequency lighting and the water-saving sanitary appliances. In addition, the building is connected to the thermal storage system (WKO) of the Biopartner foundation, which has an overcapacity for this.

The sustainability of the Nucleus building is in line with the corporate vision of BaseClear, since we consider sustainability to be of paramount importance. BaseClear also stimulates its employees to use public transport for commuting and to work in their office in a more sustainable way. We also aim to contribute more to sustainable research projects.

Surrounded by spin-offs

The name Nucleus refers to the fact that BaseClear as a core laboratory is surrounded by several spin-offs that are housed in the same building and use the lab facilities of BaseClear. At this moment these are Base-Gene, ProBase Pharma, MyMicroZoo, Future Genomics Technologies, Spadix and BioMon. In the future this list might be extended with new initiatives.

Our spin-offs
Photo: René de Wit

Meet Bas Reichert!

Bas is our CEO and focuses on the development of new services and strategies based on market opportunities. He maintains contacts with larger customers so that he can keep abreast of their interests and developments.

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