The HTS BIO adventure began in 1988. We say ‘adventure’ because nearly 30 years ago, betting on biotechnology applied to the environment was a high-risk wager. Were we crazy? Rash? Dreamers? We probably were. But that was not all we were. At the time, I was managing a company that produced chemical products. A market survey prompted further exploration which led to some enlightening encounters. The end result? Clear evidence that a market need existed and that the time for a solution had come. We would be the pioneers.
It was not easy at the beginning: few had confidence in us; many thought of us as amiable eccentrics, and some even put spanners in the works. As pioneers, with a strong belief in our mission, we fought to win over and convert people to our innovative and almost unprecedented approach.
Nearly 30 years later, we can say that our vision was justified. HTS BIO is a successful SME, booming and bursting with projects. What is our secret? A solid foundation based on two guiding principles: 1. Implement high-tech science while keeping our feet firmly on the ground, and 2. Use common sense as we look to nature for tomorrow’s solutions.
Our adventure continues today thanks to those who were with us, and supported us, from inception: a team of true professionals who have shared both our victories and our challenges. I want to thank them, from the bottom of my heart, because what they have accomplished, and continue to accomplish, every day, without fail, is with one single goal in mind: to completely satisfy the needs of our customers.
CEO of HTS BIO