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
This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products
This project will build a diagnostic platform that: Meets specific requirements of the food industry (low cost and low limit of detection); Is not subject to shortages due to clinical testing demand; Can improve the on-site testing capacity of food industries; Provides resilience to new pandemics and increase microbial contamination monitoring
Innovative ingredients (insects and fruit pomace) and new feeding strategies (probiotics) will be used to allow sustainable productions, to reduce pathogens and antibiotic resistance in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in an improvement of animal welfare and of the safety and the quality of poultry meat
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