Have you found an interesting, efficacious microorganism and want to know if it is safe? Biosafe’s services cover the safety assessment of microorganisms used as such or as production organism in feed additives, food enzymes, novel foods consisting of or produced from microorganisms, microbial plant protection products, biotherapeutic microbes and more.
Biosafe’s tests and studies are designed to fulfil the requirements of EFSA. If, however, the budget does not allow full safety assessment, we can provide some less costly options for screening purposes, such as the micro-Ames test to screen genetic toxicity. The genome sequence of the strain of interest can be screened for genes of concern, although a full understanding of the significance of the result usually takes more time, experience and expertise.
Our technologies include microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology and in vitro toxicology, and we can tailor studies to answer your particular question if it is within our capabilities. We are collaborating with several companies to complement their internal laboratory expertise or give a helping hand in times their capacity is not sufficient.