With more than 25 years of expertise in the field of microbiological biocenosis and cultivation-independent methods, vermicon AG succeeds in the rapid enumeration, identification, and visualization of microorganisms directly in the probiotic sample. Providing customized microbiological solutions for all stages of the development and manufacturing pipeline, vermicon AG is a reliable partner for pharmaceutical producers of microbiological drugs and dietary supplements, CDMOs and other companies and institutes active in the field of microbiome research.
One of the company’s core technologies is VIT® (vermicon identification technology), the further development and industry standardization of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The analysis is performed by fluorescence microscopy or flow cytometry (Flow VIT®). VIT® and Flow VIT® can specifically identify multiple bacterial populations and species in the same sample, distinguish between live and dead cells, and are cultivation-independent technologies.
The combination of molecular methods with flow cytometry, which is achieved with the Flow VIT® technology, ensures rapid and accurate identification and enumeration of specific bacterial species. As a result, this technology is crucial for the quality control and efficacy of science-based next-generation probiotics.
Why choose vermicon?
- Rapid enumeration of multiple bacterial species in the same sample
- Spatial analysis, identification and visualization
- Viability, activity and safety analysis
- Validation of stability and viability throughout shelf life
- End products composition validation
- Microbial quality monitoring
- Contaminants control
How to implement?
Using the VIT® and Flow VIT® technologies, vermicon AG performs a wide range of laboratory analyses under both GMP and non-GMP conditions. Additionally, the detection systems include standard and customized test kits and enable an easy-to-use in-house analysis of microorganisms.
Additionally, with over 25 years of experience in analyzing complex microbiological ecosystems, vermicon AG offers expert consulting services to help solve even the most challenging microbiological questions.