October 14, 2021 / Montevideo, UY
Kinzbio obtains non-dilutive funding from ANII (Uruguay)
The Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación from Uruguay (ANII) selected Kinzbio as one of the 21 early-stage companies that received funds through its program to support innovative startups.
These funds will enable Kinzbio to expand and speed-up the discovery of new bacteriophages, and to improve the genetic characterization of its bacterial and phage biobank by performing extensive whole-genome sequencing. LEARN MORE!
Bacteria are the most abundant living forms on Earth and many of them represent a risk for human and animal health or the environment. Killing bacteria is a long-lasting problem for humanity, that is today augmented by the antibiotic resistance pandemic. Bacteriophages are natural biological entities with the intrinsic capacity of killing bacteria.
We develop microbial technologies leveraging bacteriophages that specifically target undesired bacteria that are important for human and animal health, environmental sustainability and food safety. To do this we have created an innovative discovery platform that integrates high-throughput isolation and biobanking of bacteria and phages, third-generation genome sequencing and cutting-edge bioinformatic and artificial intelligence tools.
There is a plethora of pathogenic bacteria that represent a risk for humans, not only affecting our health and well-being but also the global economy and industries. We tackle this using bacteriophage cocktails highly effective against top priority, multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens.
Water and environmental contamination with harmful microorganisms are undesired byproducts of industrialization and urbanization. We develop solutions to directly reduce or eliminate unwanted bacteria like coliforms using highly specific bacteriophage cocktails.
food & Animal
Bacterial pathogens like Salmonella, Escherichia coli or Campylobacter are of major concern for the global food industry, animal and human health. We develop highly specific bacteriophage cocktails that eliminate these bacteria at any step of the food production chain, from farms to fork.
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