A Spanish biotech start-up founded in 2016 has developed a technological platform able to profile the functions of a whole spectrum of soil microbes, combining DNA sequencing technologies and intelligent computing. This technology is being used worldwide and is the most advanced technology for soil analysis. This technological platform uses the largest database of soil microbes.
Generating data on biological activities happening in the soil is extremely disruptive and while the results are crop specific, the process is currently being applied to a huge number of crops. These data can be used to adapt agricultural management decisions in order to reduce agricultural inputs and their environmental impact.
Biological soil analysis provides insights and innovative metrics that measure soil microbiome (both bacterial and fungal species) to improve agricultural yields and lower the environmental impact of agricultural processes. It provides information about the health status of crop soils as well as metrics on general biodiversity, nutritional shortcomings and crop disease risks through the identification of the whole soil microbiome.
The company is seeking partnerships to participate in projects that aim to perform pilot tests related to testing the effects of agricultural input, monitoring soil health status, benchmarking farming practices, measuring disease risks or any other experiment related to soil health.
Therefore, cooperation with farmers, agronomists, companies manufacturing agricultural inputs and other agents related to agriculture sector is envisaged in terms of commercial agreements and/or license agreements. Furthermore, agreements for research cooperation with the same partner types (e.g. European projects) are desirable.