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
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.
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
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
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
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