Vermicon AG is an internationally active company in the field of microbiology and molecular-biology. Vermicon focuses on application-oriented research projects and developments like tailor-made detection tools for microbiological contaminations in diverse sample material. One main focus is the use of cultivation-independent technologies (FISH, PCR, DGGE) in order to trace microbial contaminants and to establish microbial population profiles. Vermicon owns excellent laboratory facilities for research and production.
Main tasks in the project
- Development of easy-to-use cultivation-independent diagnostic kits for oil spoiling microorganisms (WP2)
- Adaptation of tools for the quality control of such microorganisms in higher volume fermentations (WP4)
- Testing and benchmarking of diagnostic tools under real conditions (WP8).