Development of an innovative approach for the control of microbial subpopulation in bioprocesses.

Wagralim R&I project, co-led by BioWin.

Microbial populations, even those called clonal (genetically identical), are inherently heterogeneous. In the biotechnology industry, this heterogeneity affects the performance and reproducibility of bioprocesses based on the use of microorganisms. In order to solve this problem, the objective of the Single Cells project is to develop an innovative system for real-time monitoring of microbial heterogeneity in bioprocesses, as well as a tool to keep problematic microbial subpopulations under control. The combination of the expertise of the various partners involved in the project will allow, through the tool developed, a better control of bioprocesses, and thus to obtain a better quality of the finished products.

Companies: Puratos, GSK, Delphi Genetics
Universities: Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULiège

Thierry Flon: [email protected]