Why Microbia Environnement ?
Facing the increasing threat of harmful microorganisms that can proliferate in both fresh- and marine waters, Microbia Environnement strives to develop innovative, reliable, cost-efficient monitoring and early-warning systems for the benefit of:
• Water resource management,
• Fish and shellfish industry,
• Public health,
• Environmental protection
…and related economy.
For all the players of the water sector, there is an increasing demand for reliable information regarding microbes-associated risk. And that in real-time, to be able to engage actions, to inform policy makers (authorities, local political representatives, governments), in order to finally provide more transparency towards the public, who in the current context, is showing growing concern.
Combining expertise in environmental microbiology and molecular biology, we at Microbia Environnement have designed and developed an advanced technology platform based on genetic biosensors to detect with a very high sensitivity microorganisms in water. We have focused – but not limited – our development on biosensors targeting toxin-producing microalgae and cyanobacteria. These molecular tools are supplied into the form of high-frequency monitoring packages including water sampling and analyses in near real time. Our actions afterwards:
• We draw up a “weather forecast” of the microbiological water quality at a site of interest
• We translate the biosensor-acquired scientific data into useful information for proactive decision-making