R+D is in Savia's DNA. The R+D department was born with the mission to transform the Agrifood sector's visions and ideas into realities.
Our location in Almeria, Spain; in the heart of Europe's fruit and vegetable production, offers us a unique opportunity to work with industry players at every link of the value chain.
Savia's R+D department works on demand with clients and the international scientific community to provide tangible and effective results. Our most recent R+D achievement is a NIRS technology application to automate fruit and vegetable quality selection for major distributors in Almeria. The application allows for a non-destructive method to measure degrees Brix in watermelon and internal bruising in eggplant directly on packaging lines.
The development of DNA markers in fruits and vegetables is also a constant pursuit at Savia. Aside from developing markers for use in our laboratory, we always welcome marker development proposals from Seed companies and professionals to meet their own specific needs.
For whatever R+D challenge you have, keep Savia Biotech in mind for your solution.
Estación Experimental de la Fundación Cajamar “Las Palmerillas”
Instituto Andaluz de Biotecnología
Universidad de Almería
Some Past and Present R+D projects
# The Development of Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Pathogens and Pathogen-Resistant Genes in Fruits and Vegetables of Economic Importance. In collaboration with Cajamar, UAL and EELMCSIC.
# Agronomic Characterization and Commercial Evaluation of the Tomato's Genetic Variability Induced through a Mutagenesis Program. In collaboration with UAL and CBGP-INIA.
# The Development of Poly probes and Infective Clones of Economic Importance for Tomato. In collaboration with EELM-CSIC.
# The Development of Genetic Tools for Use in Breeding “Pop” Type Green Beans. In collaboration with MBG-CSIC and UAL.
# Development of Genomic Tools in Cucurbits, Including The Sequencing of The Melon Genome, And Their Application for Breeding Purposes. In collaboration with Genoma España, 11 Research Groups and several Seed Companies.
Savia Biotech S. A. is an ISO 9001 certificate holder for Quality Management Systems.
Savia Biotech S. A. is an ISO 14001 certificate holder for Environmental Management Systems, which accredits our commitment to the environment.
Savia Biotech S. A. is registered in the Authorized Laboratories Section of the Public Health Laboratories Registry of the Junta de Andalucía, number A.494/I.
Savia Biotech S.A. is registered in the Authorized Laboratories Section for Food and Agricultural Products and Means of Production of the Junta de Andalucía, number A-261-AU.
Savia Biotech S.A. is registered in the Agricultural and Livestock, and Wild Species Laboratories Registry for the Autonomous Community of Andalucía, with registry number 04/01/PR/PSX in the authorized Agricultural and Livestock laboratories subsection.