About Us

Gene Target Solutions is a local Australian Company supplying innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences sector.

Our Vision: “To provide integrated solutions designed to increase efficiency and improve confidence, enabling our scientists to advance our understanding of the entire genome, thus leading to a better understanding of diseases globally.”

We understand that scientific discovery comes mostly in small steps. We also know that relentless, focused, attention to detail yields results and this must come from a mindset that is continuously challenging and fine-tuning procedures leading to the development of superior technologies and tools for our scientists. It is with this vision that we have chosen our portfolio of products for genomic studies.

Our partnerships with leading Global Biotechnology Companies such as Quanta BioDeNovix,  Biotium, OrfloKurabo, Lucigen (Epicentre), BioMolecular Systems (formally known as Corbett Research), &  LGC Biosearch Technologies all innovative developers and manufactures of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function, have been chosen to enable our scientists here in Australia to accelerate the collection, analysis, and application of biological information thus leading to new and better ways to improve health and prevent diseases in individuals and populations. Our broad portfolio of leading-edge sequencing and array-based solutions, qPCR technologies, DNA/RNA fragment analysis, address a range of genomic complexity and throughputs, enabling researchers to select the best solution for their scientific challenge.

Gene Target Solutions has a flexible, consultative approach in dealing with all our scientists’ pre-sales, sales and after sales requirements and are committed to providing integrated solutions designed to increase efficiency and improve confidence. We pride ourselves on the level of interest we take in learning about our client’s direction, the problems that they face and the implication of those problems and then ultimately working with our client to find a solution to meet their needs. We do this with our scientists in universities, hospitals, medical research institutes, Government Institutions like the CSIRO and Departments of Primary Industries as well as Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Agricultural Companies.

At Gene Target Solutions, we take it very seriously when we say that our responsibilities to our clients do not end after we have supplied them their products.

Our Team

andrewAndrew Szentirmay – Director
Having graduated from The University of NSW with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in 1985 and after a brief period in the Laboratory, Andrew embarked on a career as a professional salesperson in Life Sciences. With a keen interest in the area of Molecular Biology and Genomics and at a time when these fields were rapidly advancing, Andrew enjoyed the challenges working with the Start-up teams with companies like Life Technologies (GIBCO/BRL) and Corbett Research and with the introduction of the Qiagen Portfolio of Purification Technologies into the Australian Marketplace.
To be successful in this industry, he maintains that you have to enjoy working with people and continually strive to bring solutions to our scientists to improve efficiency and improve confidence with quality innovative products, quality people and quality service and this is reason why he established Gene Target Solutions in 2009. Away from work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family ,friends and his horses, music, and anything where some form of exercise is involved including squash and running.

pedroPedro Ragazzini – Service Engineer & Operations Manager
Pedro is an electronics Engineer by profession, with more than 30 years of experience in the Life Sciences Instrumentation field. For over 16 of these years, Pedro was employed by Corbett Research. It was here that he gained vast experience in the instrumentation field as he successfully managed the Service Department, the Production Department and then the Operations Department of Corbett Research. He joined Gene Target Solutions in its primary days. Pedro is fully committed to providing excellence in customer service and support. Outside his working environment, Pedro loves outdoor activities and sports, principally windsurfing, alpine skiing and reef snorkelling. In the little spare time that remains, Pedro also manages his own Engineering Company, Labaux Pty Ltd.


Jim Giles – Financial Manager
Jim has an extensive financial background in banking, accounting and customer service. His speciality in recent years has been assisting in the growth and success of various small businesses and has been part of Gene Target Solutions since the beginning of 2012. Jim has a keen interest in all sports.

Piers Gillett, Territory Manager Victoria.
I studied at the University of Melbourne completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics and Neuroscience before continuing on into a Master of Science with the Genetics Department. Much of my research focus was on the genetic basis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, particularly focusing on the glutamatergic system but in a short stint with the CSIRO I was involved in the assembly of the sugar cane genome.Following graduation I took up a role with Bio Molecular Systems working on their Mic qPCR machine in Sydney before returning to Melbourne and joining GTS.

0448 353 896 / piers@genetargetsolutions.com

adelabAdelab – Representative in SA
Adelab Scientific was formed in 1986, with the view to establish a local scientific supply company that could provide SA scientists with high quality laboratory products and services at competitive prices. Today, Adelab Scientific employs seven people specializing in molecular biology and biotechnology, analytical chemistry, chromatography and environmental monitoring. Adelab Scientific offer a large range of products from local, interstate and overseas manufacturers and suppliers. Adelab Scientific have been appointed the SA representative for the sale of Gene Target Solutions products.