R&D projects in the agri-food sector

We develop projects in order to optimize both the yield and the health of the crops, as well as to ensure quality and avoid fraud.

The results obtained through the use of molecular techniques, such as PCR or sequencing, are fast, precise, highly reliable and cheaper every day, which is why there are more and more companies in the agricultural sector that use PCR techniques in their control of quality or to deal with the problems that arise in the productions. You are cutting-edge techniques, ad Furthermore, they can be used synergistically with more traditional analysis methods, such as biological cultures or chemical isotope analysis, increasing the robustness of the results and their subsequent analyses.


Geographical characterization of crops

The stable isotopes corresponding to the light elements (hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen) are characterized by presenting the greatest natural variations in their isotopic ratios. On many occasions, the analysis of these isotopic ratios by means of IRMS (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) opens the possibility of differentiating the particular composition of bioelements present in plant tissues in order to know their geographical origin.


Detection, characterization and quantification of pathogens

We offer our clients the possibility of determining by means of molecular genetic techniques (sequencing and bioinformatic analysis) species and subspecies of pathogenic fungi and bacteria from various types of samples. Our analyzes are performed by conventional PCR, RT-PCR for RNA analysis (viruses, viroids), qPCR for quantitative analysis, and DNA sequencing.


Molecular identification of species and subspecies

Current molecular techniques allow very precise authentication of the species or subspecies to which an individual belongs. We determine in each case the taxonomic group in which it is genetically classified by analyzing specific highly conserved regions of its DNA, by means of PCR and sequencing, and then compare them with our own or global databases such as the NCBI.

Determinamos especies y subespecies en:

  • Animals.
  • Plants.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Bacteria and other microorganisms.


Varietal fraud service and protection of products with D.O.P.

By studying molecular markers such as SSR or SNPs, it is possible to identify protected varieties and avoid varietal fraud, which is still common in many crops. The study of geographical origin and possible adulterants is also essential for the protection of PDO products, ensuring product control and avoiding fraud.


Soil analysis. Biodiversity study

We have the most current methodologies for soil analysis carrying out soil biodiversity studies based on real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) techniques.

We offer soil biodiversity analysis for feasibility studies of phytosanitary products or biofertilizers, through the absolute quantification of the most representative taxonomic groups of soil biodiversity and of various genes related to the activity and function of microorganisms. These analyses are based on the most relevant and recognized studies that can be found in the scientific literature.

Irene Almodóvar Pascual
CEO & Laboratory Manager

Facing new challenges is what motivates me, finding a way to solve them is my motto. They are more than 15 years of experience in laboratory operations and research and development.
Implication and great capacity for resolution are essential qualities for research.

IBEROGEN ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES SL has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an International Digital Marketing Plan with the aim of improving its online positioning in foreign markets during the year 2021. For this, it has had the support of the XPANDE DIGITAL Program of the Chamber of Commerce of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Alicante.