Seeking a biosensor for the rapid detection and quantification of Brettanomyces sp. content in wine

  • Familia Torres
  • From Spain
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

We are looking for sensitive, fast, and non-expensive analytical procedures for Brettanomyces identification and quantification in wines.

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Details of the Innovation Need

Conventional microbiological culturing methods are the most commonly employed to detect Brettanomyces contamination. However these approaches are time consuming and are often inappropriate for decision making during fermentation due to slow grows of this yeast, 5-6 days. Molecular biology methods have been also employed but they require expensive instruments and reagents.

We are looking for Technology Readiness Level solutions (TRL) > 4


  • Sensitive
  • Fast
  • non-expensive

Related Keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • Microbiology Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Food quality and safety
  • Detection and Analysis methods
  • Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
  • Safe production methods
  • Measurements and Standards
  • Genetic Engineering / Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology Market
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Market
  • Food and Beverages
  • Wine and liquors
  • brettanomyces
  • culturing

About Familia Torres

Since its founding in 1870, Familia Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of making premium wine and brandy, always with the utmost respect for the environment. Familia Torres’s roots in Penedès, near Barcelona, go back more than three centuries, and it has historically had wineries and vineyards in Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat and Costers del Segre.

The commitment to protect the land and environment, the pursuit of excellence, and a passion for wine culture has been passed down from generation to generation. Fourth generation family member Miguel A. Torres pioneered the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Spain, creating Mas La Plana in 1970. For the fifth generation, the focus is on making wines from unique vineyards and recovering ancestral varieties in Catalonia, as well as in other parts of Spain and Chile. Not only is this project reviving the wine growing heritage of these regions, but in light of climate change, it may also provide future solutions.

Familia Torres is also present in Chile, California, and other iconic Spanish regions with its singular wines and vineyards. Torres is a member of Primum Familiae Vini, an association of 12 wine families who are among the most prestigious wine producers of their regions.

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