About us

About us

The NH DyeAGNOSTICS GmbH (NHD) was founded in 2007 and emerged in 2008 as a spin-off company from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle, Germany.

NHD develops, produces and sells innovative products for the quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of proteins. Our products and applications are generally based on fluorescence protein labeling (e.g. Western Blots) and designed either for scientific research or for routine diagnostics (e.g EPO Doping Analysis). In addition, we offer a broad spectrum of protein services for industry and academia.

In cooperate closely with R&D teams from universities and institutes as well as partners from industry.

Many of our ideas and technologies have been considered worthy of recognition.



Awards and Prizes


2009 1. Place IQ Innovationspreis Halle/Saale

2010 2. Place Businessplanwettbewerb Sachsen-Anhalt

2011 1. Place Scidea Ideenwettbewerb

2012 1. Place Businessplanwettbewerb Sachsen-Anhalt

2012 1. Place Total-Innovationspreis

2012 3. Place Hugo-Junkers Innovationspreis

2016 3. Place Hugo-Junkers Innovationspreis

The founder

NHD founder and CEO Dr. Jan Heise was born in Flensburg (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) and studied biology at the University of Halle (Saxony-Anhalt). Allocated by a DAAD fellowship he continued his research at the University of Berkeley, California. Dr. Heise earned his doctor degree – supported by a DFG scholarship – at the University of Halle and did post-doctoral research at the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry and the Institute of Biochemistry, Halle.

In response to a high demand by scientists who want to continue the career in industry, Dr. Heise started a professional business coaching company (LSB Coaching) in 2017. He also assists start-ups to convert their promising ideas into successful professional business.

Besides all the business Jan Heise is a devoted rower (see image far right).

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