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We are an innovation-led contract research & development company offering integrated scientific services from early discovery to end-to-end solution design. We go beyond traditional research services to engage in true collaborations, aiming to transcend the frontiers of microbiology for a better future, through science and innovation.

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We are a bioprospecting company. We have vast experience in the collection of samples from a range of different sources world-wide: extreme environments, exotic foods, and human-associated samples, among others. Our proprietary collection of microorganisms and metagenomic data is growing with more strains from extensive microhabitats and geographical locations.

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At DARWIN we combine proprietary culturing methods and the latest advances in sequencing techniques to unveil the whole potential of any microbiome. Our unique approach is designed for scientists & entrepreneurs who want easy access to just the right kind of microorganisms.

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Our goal is to help you create your dream product, tailored to your specifications. We are your partner to develop novel food starters, microbial bioactive compounds, bioremediation strategies, and many other endeavours.

1.

Explore

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We are a bioprospecting company. We have vast experience in the collection of samples from a range of different sources world-wide: extreme environments, exotic foods, and human-associated samples, among others. Our proprietary collection of microorganisms and metagenomic data is growing with more strains from extensive microhabitats and geographical locations.

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Discover

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At DARWIN we combine proprietary culturing methods and the latest advances in sequencing techniques to unveil the whole potential of any microbiome. Our unique approach is designed for scientists & entrepreneurs who want easy access to just the right kind of microorganisms.

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Innovate

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Our goal is to help you create your dream product, tailored to your specifications. We are your partner to develop novel food starters, microbial bioactive compounds, bioremediation strategies, and many other endeavours.

You may still don't know it, but you need microorganisms for your business. We have developed these technologies for a wide range of sectors within our and divisions.   Check our success cases below.

Insect microbiome for plastic waste valorization

  DARWIN is one of the partners of the ENTOMOPLAST project, together with the University of Valencia and AIMPLAS. The research focuses on insect microbiomes as a tool for the valorization of plastic waste from multilayer packaging. The project received ...

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Microplastics treatment using microbial enzymes

  DARWIN is participating in the European project ‘Microbial ENZYmes for treatment of non-recyCLEd plastic fractions’ (ENZYCLE), a 4-year BBI-RIA project with €4.5 million in EU funding. The general objective is to valorize and improve non-recycled plas...

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Personalized functional foods for reproductive health

  REPROBIOMA is a project funded by the European Union and the Agència Valenciana de la Innovació (AVI) with a budget of €810,418.19.   This project seeks collaboration and cooperation among various agents of the Valencian Innovation System f...

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Selection of a wild yeast for a craft beer

  Cervezas Antiga is a Valencian brand located in the town of Catarroja that has been producing high-quality craft beers since 2014 and has won several national and international awards in specialized competitions.   For two years, the brewer...

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Productivity increase of a biogas plant by 50%

DARWIN has participated in a project aimed at improving the productivity of a biogas production plant located in Jena, Germany. In this project, it was applied a third-generation portable sequencer that allowed real-time monitoring of the microbial communities invo...

Read more

Mouthwash targeting pathogens without impairing oral microbiome

  DARWIN has analyzed the effects of a mouthwash on the oral microbiome in collaboration with Lacer, a leading pharmaceutical laboratory strongly committed to health innovation.   To evaluate the effect of a mouthwash formulated with o-cymen-...

Read more

Instant sourdough for making homemade bread

  DARWIN develops Masa Mater, an organic powdered sourdough product that allows you to bake bread in just a few hours. With this product, you can make high-quality bread almost instantly, as it does not require the preparation and maintenance of an acti...

Read more

Personalized nutrition based on the gut microbiome

  39ytú is the first project by the Instituto Central Lechera Asturiana for Personalized Nutrition (ICLANP), driven by Capsa Food. It is based on precise nutritional recommendations following a microbiome test, using genetic sequencing of the microbiota...

Read more

Characterization of microorganisms with PGPR potential

PGPR (Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria) are bacteria that inhabit the rhizosphere and colonize plant roots, positively influencing plant development. Among the bacterial genera considered PGPR can be found: Agrobacterium, Arthrobacter, Azospirillum, Azotobacter...

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Fungal biocontrol in citrus farming

  POSTHARVESTLIFE is a project funded by the European Union and the Valencian Innovation Agency with a budget of €747,766.5. It is a collaboration between DARWIN, as the business representative of the biotechnology sector and project coordinator, and ot...

Read more

Bioprospecting the solar panel microbiome

At DARWIN, we have conducted various bioprospecting studies focused on the microbiome inhabiting the surfaces of solar panels. This extreme environment is characterized by high levels of solar irradiation, desiccation, and temperature fluctuations, leading to the a...

Read more

Development of a photoprotector based on microorganisms

  Microorganisms can adapt to practically any environment, even those exposed to extreme conditions. There are bacteria that inhabit hydrothermal vents, desert areas, and even the surface of solar panels. To survive in these environments, they develop d...

Read more

Selecting and characterizing probiotic strains for aquaculture

CREATEC-CV program, funded by IVACE and co-financed with ERDF funds, aims to promote innovative technology-based entrepreneurship, business diversification, economic growth, and the creation of quality jobs within the business fabric of the Valencian Community by s...

Read more

Development of a probiotic additive for aquaculture

DARWIN Secures Its Second CREATEC-CV Project to Develop a Feed Additive for Fish Farms to Improve the Health of Fish Produced for Human Consumption, While Minimizing the Use of Antibiotics. This project is particularly important in the sustainability sector given t...

Read more

Analyzing the Spanish microbiome "map" for the first time

  In collaboration with CAPSA Food, a leading group of companies in the dairy sector, and the Complutense University of Madrid, DARWIN has carried out the "Spanish Microbiome Project", the first systematic effort to characterize the gut microbiome of he...

Read more

Probiotic that generates the GABA neurotransmitter

  DARWIN selects the probiotic Levilactobacillus brevis to develop "Yox con Mentalis," Alpina's new dairy shot product, that also includes vitamin B5, a micronutrient, B12, and choline. This probiotic generates GABA, a neurotransmitter, which plays a si...

Read more

Improving biogas production through bioaugmentation

  The European project MICRO4BIOGAS, funded by the European Commission, aims to improve the performance, robustness, and speed of biogas production processes through anaerobic digestion and increase process efficiency. As part of this project, DARWIN ha...

Read more

Bioremediation of wastewater from the edible oil industry

  DARWIN has developed, in collaboration with Alicorp, one of the largest edible oil industries in Peru with presence in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Uruguay, a biological treatment based on SRB (sulfate-reducing bacteria), capable of removing more t...

Read more

Identification of nut-derived probiotic bacteria

  DARWIN identifies for Importaco, a company specialized in the commercialization of nuts, three probiotics from the genera Lactobacillus and Pediococcus that were found in their own nuts and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulating ac...

Read more

Insect microbiome for plastic waste valorization

  DARWIN is one of the partners of the ENTOMOPLAST project, together with the University of Valencia and AIMPLAS. The research focuses on insect microbiomes as a tool for the valorization of plastic waste from multilayer packaging. The project received ...

Read more

Microplastics treatment using microbial enzymes

  DARWIN is participating in the European project ‘Microbial ENZYmes for treatment of non-recyCLEd plastic fractions’ (ENZYCLE), a 4-year BBI-RIA project with €4.5 million in EU funding. The general objective is to valorize and improve non-recycled plas...

Read more

Personalized functional foods for reproductive health

  REPROBIOMA is a project funded by the European Union and the Agència Valenciana de la Innovació (AVI) with a budget of €810,418.19.   This project seeks collaboration and cooperation among various agents of the Valencian Innovation System f...

Read more

Selection of a wild yeast for a craft beer

  Cervezas Antiga is a Valencian brand located in the town of Catarroja that has been producing high-quality craft beers since 2014 and has won several national and international awards in specialized competitions.   For two years, the brewer...

Read more

Productivity increase of a biogas plant by 50%

DARWIN has participated in a project aimed at improving the productivity of a biogas production plant located in Jena, Germany. In this project, it was applied a third-generation portable sequencer that allowed real-time monitoring of the microbial communities invo...

Read more

Mouthwash targeting pathogens without impairing oral microbiome

  DARWIN has analyzed the effects of a mouthwash on the oral microbiome in collaboration with Lacer, a leading pharmaceutical laboratory strongly committed to health innovation.   To evaluate the effect of a mouthwash formulated with o-cymen-...

Read more

Instant sourdough for making homemade bread

  DARWIN develops Masa Mater, an organic powdered sourdough product that allows you to bake bread in just a few hours. With this product, you can make high-quality bread almost instantly, as it does not require the preparation and maintenance of an acti...

Read more

Personalized nutrition based on the gut microbiome

  39ytú is the first project by the Instituto Central Lechera Asturiana for Personalized Nutrition (ICLANP), driven by Capsa Food. It is based on precise nutritional recommendations following a microbiome test, using genetic sequencing of the microbiota...

Read more

Characterization of microorganisms with PGPR potential

PGPR (Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria) are bacteria that inhabit the rhizosphere and colonize plant roots, positively influencing plant development. Among the bacterial genera considered PGPR can be found: Agrobacterium, Arthrobacter, Azospirillum, Azotobacter...

Read more

Fungal biocontrol in citrus farming

  POSTHARVESTLIFE is a project funded by the European Union and the Valencian Innovation Agency with a budget of €747,766.5. It is a collaboration between DARWIN, as the business representative of the biotechnology sector and project coordinator, and ot...

Read more

Bioprospecting the solar panel microbiome

At DARWIN, we have conducted various bioprospecting studies focused on the microbiome inhabiting the surfaces of solar panels. This extreme environment is characterized by high levels of solar irradiation, desiccation, and temperature fluctuations, leading to the a...

Read more

Development of a photoprotector based on microorganisms

  Microorganisms can adapt to practically any environment, even those exposed to extreme conditions. There are bacteria that inhabit hydrothermal vents, desert areas, and even the surface of solar panels. To survive in these environments, they develop d...

Read more

Selecting and characterizing probiotic strains for aquaculture

CREATEC-CV program, funded by IVACE and co-financed with ERDF funds, aims to promote innovative technology-based entrepreneurship, business diversification, economic growth, and the creation of quality jobs within the business fabric of the Valencian Community by s...

Read more

Development of a probiotic additive for aquaculture

DARWIN Secures Its Second CREATEC-CV Project to Develop a Feed Additive for Fish Farms to Improve the Health of Fish Produced for Human Consumption, While Minimizing the Use of Antibiotics. This project is particularly important in the sustainability sector given t...

Read more

Analyzing the Spanish microbiome "map" for the first time

  In collaboration with CAPSA Food, a leading group of companies in the dairy sector, and the Complutense University of Madrid, DARWIN has carried out the "Spanish Microbiome Project", the first systematic effort to characterize the gut microbiome of he...

Read more

Probiotic that generates the GABA neurotransmitter

  DARWIN selects the probiotic Levilactobacillus brevis to develop "Yox con Mentalis," Alpina's new dairy shot product, that also includes vitamin B5, a micronutrient, B12, and choline. This probiotic generates GABA, a neurotransmitter, which plays a si...

Read more

Improving biogas production through bioaugmentation

  The European project MICRO4BIOGAS, funded by the European Commission, aims to improve the performance, robustness, and speed of biogas production processes through anaerobic digestion and increase process efficiency. As part of this project, DARWIN ha...

Read more

Bioremediation of wastewater from the edible oil industry

  DARWIN has developed, in collaboration with Alicorp, one of the largest edible oil industries in Peru with presence in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Uruguay, a biological treatment based on SRB (sulfate-reducing bacteria), capable of removing more t...

Read more

Identification of nut-derived probiotic bacteria

  DARWIN identifies for Importaco, a company specialized in the commercialization of nuts, three probiotics from the genera Lactobacillus and Pediococcus that were found in their own nuts and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulating ac...

Read more