Biological Assays


We design and implement biological assays to guide towards the potential use of microorganisms and natural extracts in different fields such as health, bioenergy and agro-business.

Antibiotic activity (fungi and bacterias)
Agar diffusion: which assesses the susceptibility of microorganisms to a variety of antimicrobial agents.

Bioautography methods: combines Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and detection of antimicrobial activity for the chemical isolation of active substances in complex mixtures.

Toxicity assays
We implemented Artemia salina as a model to quantify the cytotoxic activity of interesting substances.