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.
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.
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.
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.