It is estimated that > 99% of the microbial species present in any environmental sample cannot be recovered under laboratory conditions with conventional culturing techniques. Therefore, the vast majority of microorganisms with potential applications are often missed in non-expert bioprospecting efforts.
We are experts in the isolation of difficult-to-culture species
At DARWIN we have developed proprietary culture technologies that allow access to a larger fraction of naturally occurring microorganisms from virtually any environmental sample. We are experts in the isolation of difficult-to-culture species and in the enrichment and simplification of natural microbial consortia.
In addition, we have high throughput screening platforms in silico, in vitro and in vivo to select the best strains for each specific application in the shortest possible time.
At DARWIN we have developed a next generation microbial 4D culturing method. The isolation of hitherto uncultivated taxa is an important area of research that is helping to reveal the hidden diversity of microorganisms in the environment and to understand their roles and functions in ecosystems. We propose such service to our clients.
The microbiology that fits your needs
Innovative and unique technologies in the market
Integrative approaches (culturomics+NGS)
Design of ad hoc screening strategies
Expertise in isolation and characterization of new species and simplified microbial consortia for industry