We are an Irish biotech startup company founded in 2012 by Dr. Xuemei Germaine and a spin-out of the Institute of Technology Carlow. In 2015, we raised seed funding from Irish and Chinese private investors and Enterprise Ireland (Irish Government).
We utilise patented isolation and high-throughput screening methods to isolate functional, high-performance microbiomes for application in agricultural crop production and environmental remediation.
MicroGen Biotech focuses on the global market in the Agri-Cleantech sector with specific target market in China. One fifth of Chinese arable land is polluted and stressed (cited: WSJ, BBC, ChinaDialogue). To help address this problem we have a number of strategic partnerships with leading Chinese state-owned companies such as CECEP and Shengli Oilfield, which allows us to deliver our solutions in the Chinese market.
Our patented site-specific microbial products and technologies have been successfully applied in both Ireland and China. We have a large database of microbes for degrading/immobilising a range of targeted pollutants from soil and for promoting plant growth.