You may be searching for microbes that produce a desired metabolite, have a unique capability, possess novel genes, or have a therapeutic benefit. You may be screening a population from an existing strain collection, an environmental sample, or a population that has been modified in the laboratory. Whatever the need, screening for that optimal strain or consortia can be challenging.
At GALT, we recognize this challenge and our systems support very high throughput screening capabilities without the need for complex and expensive methods.
Natural Product Discovery
Microbes live in extremely challenging environments. Everyday they face certain destruction unless they can evolve mechanisms that allow them to survive and thrive. Over the millennia they have developed an amazing set of biochemical tools for supporting survival – novel enzymes, unique metabolites, innovative genetic pathways, and strategies for manipulating their environment and their microbial neighbors. The microbial world has produced powerful solutions that we could never anticipate – solutions we can harness to develop highly innovative new products ranging from antibiotics to fertilizers.
Utilization of a powerful, automated, cultivation and screening capability is critical to cost effectively access the tremendous capability of microbial diversity.