Larova GmbH was founded in 2003 in Teltow, just in the vicinity of the German capital Berlin, as a subsidiary of Jena Bioscience (www.jenabioscience.com). Larova provides raw materials (nucleotides, enzymes and additives) for PCR and related applications in bulk amounts and serves three groups of customers world wide:
Managing Director: Dr. Mathias Gruen
Mathias studied Chemistry in Dortmund, London (UCL) and Adelaide.
He spent his graduate research at EMBL Heidelberg & Max-Planck-Institute for molecular Physiology and continued research at post-doc positions at MPI and Harvard.
In 2002 he joined The Boston Consulting Group with a focus on biotech, health care, and financial projects before moving full time to Jena Bioscience as CEO/CFO in 2003. Mathias is one of the founders of Jena Bioscience in 1998.