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Microbion    is    a    Contract    Research    Organisation    of         molecular         microbiology         applied         to         agriculture,     food     and     nutraceutical     industries.We  provide  scientific  services,  including:  phenotypic,  genetic,  genomic  and  metagenomic  custom-based  analysis; and we develop innovative diagnostics tools to   understand   microbial   biodiversity   for   industrial   exploitation.

We   offer   innovation   opportunities   and   problem-solving skills in all agrifood microbes either fermenting or contaminating.

Competences & Capabilities

Main   specialisation   is   the   application   of   cutting-edge   DNA   based   technologies   for   the   detection,   identification,     characterisation     and     tracking     of     microorganisms       and       microbial       communities.Microbion know-how includes:

  • Genes, genomes and metagenomes
  • DNA fingerprinting and authentication;
  • Best-performing strains;
  • Emerging contaminants;
  • Microbial stability & Challenge-Test;
  • Optimisation  and  validation  of  new  technologies  for microbial load reduction.

Via Monte Carega 22, 37057 Verona, Italy


Antonio Del Casale
+39 045 457 1240

Partner in the following EIT Food projects


Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish

Fish is a healthy nutritional food. The increasing global market demand coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concerns around fish consumption.



COVID-19 BEAMitup will develop a diagnostic tool to improve on-site testing capacities of surfaces for the food industries to detect contamination or absence thereof, contributing to the security and resilience of the European agrifood system.


INNOPOULTRY. The poultry food chain: tackling old problems with innovative approaches

The aim of this project is to test and to promote solutions for the poultry industry in Italy, Poland and Spain in the area of safety risks for public health.


The Human Microbiome

A massive on line open course will be designed and deliver in year 2020 focusing on the human microbiome and its impact on human health.