Research and Development


A BLEND OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION


Modern biotechnology based on microbiology


BEHIND OUR SOLUTIONS LIES DAILY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK.


We supervise a Research, Development and Innovation project in collaboration with two renowned organisations in Luxembourg : the LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Sciences and Technology) and the LCSB (Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine). This project has attracted the attention of the Luxembourg government who decided to support us for a period of 4 years. Our objective is to study efficient microorganisms in the field of cleaning and care. These are selected with care by a team of experienced researchers to develop new bacterial cocktails.

This project aims to identify selective bacterial strains and develop enriched probiotic cocktails for specific applications in the cleaning and care industry for humans and animals. These innovative products must be environmentally friendly and guaranteed to be effective for the end consumer. They must also provide a healthier lifestyle, help fight pathogenic and resistant strains that represent a drastic public health (AMR) problem and reduce the impact of toxic chemicals on living beings and their environment. In addition, these products will offer an integrated effect where positive results can broaden our spectrum of application by researched and stabilized probiotics. Since this topic encompasses a wide variety of possible cases, we focus on two unique research models that are studied through state-of-the-art methodologies.



R&D methology of Probiotic Group


  1. SAMPLING of different surfaces: we collect bacteria from the targeted surfaces. For example, on the fur of dogs in order to develop a product specific to the animal;


  2. TREATMENT OF SAMPLES at a high temperature: this step will allow us to focus on certain types of bacteria, especially spore forming bacteria, such as Bacillus type strains (this is a form of bacterial survival mechanism; these bacteria can survive for a long time). The formation of spores allows our products to remain stable over time;


  3. The third step is to CULTURE them in the laboratory so that they grow. The bacteria must be able to grow at room temperature and in an acidic environment. They must be adapted to the cleaning conditions, but also to the packaging and formulations of our products;


  4. DNA EXTRACTION and GENOME READING (all chromosomes and genes). This step will allow us to identify the bacteria in a very precise way. Bacteria whose genome is safe, i.e., those that do not contain pathogenicity genes, are not resistant to antibiotics and cannot transmit resistance genes to other bacteria, are selected. The cleaning efficiency of the selected bacteria is then tested on the specifically selected surfaces.



PROBIOTIC GROUP IS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS A KEY PLAYER IN THE FIELD OF BIO-SANITATION AND SUSTAINABLE CARE, BRINGING SIGNIFICANT HEALTH BENEFITS TO THIS LARGE MARKET.