SacomLAB is the core of our Research & Development and it has a key role in Microspore strategy.
It is an innovative laboratory, and it is composed by a team of researchers that work full-time on research projects focused on the development of new products prototypes, especially those of biological nature.
SacomLAB R&D activity led to the productions of product with technological high added value in the field of nutrition an protection of plants.
The Framework Agreement with CNR (Italian National Research Council) is fundamental to support research projects and the activity of development of new sustainable products inside food system.
According to the Framework Agreement with CNR signed up last 7th January (link to the statement), at SacomLAB Research & Development Centre located in Larino (CB), we will create a Sustainable Plant Protection Research Unit. The activity of the new CNR Research Unit, directed by the CNR Sustainable Plant Protection Institute of the CNR Biological and Agri-Food Sciences Department, joined with SacomLab, will improve the research on the natural microorganism for an environmentally friendly, sustainable and competitive agriculture.
This unit will match the Research & Development activity carried on by SacomLab with the institutional and programming purposes of the CNR, aiming to create a pole of excellence in Molise in the biotech agriculture sector. It will also get stronger the partnership with Italian and foreign scientific institutions that excel in these disciplines.
The unit, finally, will promote the training of high profile researchers and technicians, helping Italy and Europe in the definition of technical regulations, promoting these kind of knowledge.
The unit will be focused on the development of the research project for the “Study and implementation of products based on microorganism for bio-fertilization, the plant defense and wastewater treatments”, availing of the staff of CNR and SacomLab and using its spaces.
The main aim of the project is the study (Isolation, genomic and phenomics characterization) and the selection of different beneficent microorganism (such as potential bio-fertilizer, bio-control and phytoremediation agents), useful for a sustainable and excellence agriculture.
These biotechnologies aim to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical treatments, and preserve the soil fertility from erosion and desertification. The international market to which these products are directed, is expanding sharply, and their use will modify the “old” concept of agriculture.