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DARWIN, winner of the Santander X Spain Award 2021 (Accelerate category)

Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence is the winner of the Accelerate category of the Santander X Spain Award 2021. This award is structured in two categories: to promote the best business ideas in the early phases and the best Spanish startups already established. Reaching the final phase has been a highly competitive process. Of all the initiatives

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DARWIN has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification

During the last few months we have been putting a lot of effort into the implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard in our company. We are happy to announce that, as from July 2020, DARWIN is certified in ISO 9001:2015 for the isolation and genomic/phenotypic characterization of microorganisms, as well as for the study

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DARWIN is participating the European project ENZYCLE

Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence S.L. is participating in the European project ‘Microbial ENZYmes for treatment of non-recyCLEd plastic fractions’ (ENZYCLE), a 4-year BBI-RIA that has been funded by the European Commission with 4.5 M€. The main objective of this project is to valorise non-recyclable plastic fractions though enzymatic processes with the goal of obtaining added-value products.

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Adriel Latorre has published an article on Oxford Nanopore’s blog

Our head of the genomics department, Adriel Latorre, has published a guide on metagenomic analysis on Oxford Nanopore (ONT)’s blog. The article is based on results previously published on bioRxiv. In this work, Latorre-Pérez et al., compares available methods for the assembly of metagenomes from ONT sequences and discusses some key aspects that could improve

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What is sourdough bread?

Bread baking, on of the main processes of the global food industry, has been carried out during thousands of years with the use of microbial consortia composed of different yeast genera (Candida, Saccharomyces, Kzachstania, etc), associated to a diversity of lactobacilli. This was, until the nineteenth century, the traditional way of baking bread, which was

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SEMiPyP has awarded DARWIN the ‘best oral communication’ prize

The Spanish Society for Microbiota, Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEMiPyP) has awarded DARWIN the prize for ‘best oral communication on clinical trials’ at the workshop that took place in Granada on 12-14th February 2020. The oral communication was presented by our colleague Adriel Latorre, head of the genomics department. The SEMiPyP is a scientific organization that

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DARWIN has donated medical supplies to help fight COVID-19

DARWIN has donated medical supplies to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. The supplies have been donated to the Ayuntamiento de Paterna and the Conselleria de Sanitat i Salut Pública. Through the Foundation of the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia, Conselleria has been informed about the supplies donated, and they have been handed

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