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Slovenian company engaged in early detection of bacteria in drinking and technological waters and in various industrial samples is offering its services through services agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
SLOVENIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSI20190410001
Published
10/04/2019
Last update
29/04/2019
Expiration date
29/04/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Virus, Virology/Antibiotics/Bacteriology
Industrial Water Treatment
Municipal Water Treatment
Drinking Water
Water Resources Management
Biochemistry / Biophysics
In vitro Testing, Trials
Microbiology
Research and experimental development on biotechnology
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Summary

Summary: 
A Slovenian company can provide custom-made protocols for detecting microbiological contamination in specific industrial samples, according to customer needs, through services agreements.

Description

Description: 

The Slovenian company was founded in 2015 in response to the needs of the industry, which is challenged by microbial contamination. In response to the growing demand for quick analysis, the company provides optimal and wholesome solutions addressing specific, industrial problems.
The company is offering field methods and testers for detection of bacteria in industrial liquids and providing effective solutions in order to prevent bacterial contamination in the future. The methods and testers are trade secrets disclosed to the users upon signing a service agreement. The user can respond to emerging contamination challenges in real time. This means that further contamination issues and damage may be prevented.
Application for detection of microbes is possible in numerous industrial samples:
• Drinking Water and Waste Water Treatment
A water distribution system is a living system and within it microbiological flora can change tremendously from the water source to the end user. It is crucial to detect possible contaminants in time and to react accordingly. This leads to reduced water loss and to increased safety for the end user together with the increased reputation of waste utility.
Testers are used to detect presence of bacteria in drinking water samples on the field in 10 minutes.

• Coatings
Water based coatings are susceptible to spoilage because certain groups of bacteria have developed metabolic mechanisms to degrease and feed on various molecules found in pigments, fillers, binders.
With special procedures bacteria can be successfully detected within a few hours even in very complex samples.

• Crude Oil and Petroleum Products
Microbes can alter characteristics of petroleum products in such a way that it leads to loss of quality of the products. Due to excellent quality control in the petrochemical industry, it is almost impossible to overlook a contaminated sample before it is supplied to the end user. This is only possible because petrochemical companies are in constant search for fast and reliable methods, which provide accurate and repeatable results.
The company offers the possibility to detect the range of bacterial contamination in petrochemical samples in one hour.

• Pigments
Vast microbiological spoilage of pigments can sometimes lead to visual spoilage of end products and cause complaints from the end user. Taking measures after such incidents does not help. On the other hand if they discover contamination with bacteria in pigment samples on time, they can save the production batch and prevent further spreading of the contamination and reduce financial loss.
It is possible to detect contamination of pigments in its early stage in 45 minutes.

Demand for ecological and nature friendly materials is high and this leads to production of materials that are susceptible to microbiological spoilage. Each company has its specific production processes, supply chain and organisation of material storage. It means that microbiological detection protocols have to be designed and optimised according to the characteristics of certain production processes. This is then followed by the implementation of the detection protocol into quality control in a way that is most friendly to management of the company.
Company can provide custom made microbiological detection protocols for specific industrial samples, according to the needs of a customer and is therefore offering its services through Services Agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
• Fast and simple analysis Real-time information on microbiological contamination in raw material or end products is of extreme significance to a production process. It is possible to obtain results on presence of bacteria within minutes and this leads to efficient quality control. Time of analysis is shortened from days to hours. • Custom made solutions Protocol for detection of bacteria has to be adjusted for a specific type of raw material or product. Industrial samples are sometimes so complex that even classical microbiological methods cannot be used. In such cases adjusted microbiological methods have to be developed. • Reduced costs Real time detection of bacteria leads to efficient management of production processes and appropriate quality control. Loss of raw materials and end products is reduced. Considerable savings are also made in optimised consumption of biocides.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Company is looking for production companies, drinking water providers (utilities) and wastewater treatment plants for whom they can prepare microbiological detection protocols for specific industrial samples, according to customer needs, through Services Agreement

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,R&D Institution,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500