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Our Projects 2018-08-07T09:30:27+00:00


R&D is part of Cellbitec’s DNA

We execute projects with an important innovation component, which allow us to acquire a knowledge with which to develop proprietary technology, base of our products and services, or that we transfer to our clients for solutions tailored to their needs.

Functional extracts from legumes and vegetables seeds with beneficial effect against colon cancer

The hypothesis proposed in this project is that a functional extract of legume seed and / or raw or processed vegetable, used individually or combined with a protocol of mixed exercise, can produce a strong inhibition in the initiation, promotion and progression of cancer of colon studied in experimental models in vitro and in vivo.

The main objective is to advance the development of functional foods derived from legume seeds and vegetables that favor the prevention and / or treatment of colon cancer in individual use or in combination with innovative therapies such as physical exercise.

Development in collaboration with

Universidad de Granada

Development and evaluation of new polyploid hybrids in asparagus

The goal is to obtain new polyploid asparagus hybrids with an agronomic behavior similar to that of male cultivars, using the results obtained by the improvement group of the Genetics Department of the University of Córdoba (UCO). At the end of this project it is expected to have a collection of ‘supermale’ tetraploid plants (MMMm or MMMM).

In the formation of all these hybrids, the hybrid vigor previously detected between two different genetic backgrounds will be exploited: that of the local race ‘Morado de Huétor’ and that of the commercial cultivars. Likewise, the parents involved in crosses will be genotypically characterized by microsatellite DNA markers (SSR) to be used for their information in the improvement program.

Development in collaboration with

Universidad de Córdoba

High Speed Counting Machine with artificial vision technologies

Our goal is to develop a high speed counting machine (HSC1) that applies artificial vision technologies in combination with existing weight-based seed counting systems to improve the accuracy of this process, which will involve both time savings and of operating costs.

This goal has only been achieved by two companies around the world, but the cost of their equipment is much higher than ours.

Therefore, the aim will be to develop a seed counting system based on low-cost artificial vision techniques, which will reduce uncertainty and increase weighing accuracy in an automated way, reducing time and costs, being the only company in the market with these characteristics aimed at small and medium-sized seed breeding and marketing companies.

Project co-financed by


Application of fly for pollination in greenhouses

The main scientific-technical objective of the project is to develop the knowledge, work methodologies and techniques necessary for the implementation of the use of the flies in the multiplication of hybrid cucurbitaceae seeds, especially in the case of Dutch cucumber (Cucumis Sativus).

The joint specific objectives are determine the pollinator capacity of flies for the multiplication of Dutch cucumber seeds, and develop release protocols in cucumber crops at different times of the year.

Apart from these joint objectives, specific objectives are established for each of the participating entities. To POLYFLY, develop techniques to improve the survival of pollinators in the greenhouse; and to ZAYINTEC, test the hybrid multiplication of the Dutch cucumber with a new pollination process that improves the current manual pollination systems.

Development in collaboration with


Chickpea Project

Chickpea Project aims to promote and disseminate the use of chickpeas through the development of new varieties better adapted to the environment and, above all, through the development of new products derived from chickpeas with a great added value.

Chickpea Project has different lines of work, which allow the garbanzo to recover the lost ground on the shelves of the supermarkets and which, compared to other non-traditional legumes of the Mediterranean diet such as soy, is a legume as present and important as this one.

Development in collaboration with

Universidad de Córdoba

IFAPA Junta de Andalucía

Nutraceutical Faba Bean Initiative

This project aims to promote and disseminate the use of beans through the development of new varieties resistant to diseases, better adapted, with better nutraceutical characteristics and suitable for human and animal consumption.

Including this legume in its rotations will bring important benefits to farmers by covering the demand for crop diversification proposed by the new CAP 2014-2020. Only a combination of the principles of conservation agriculture, with the use of certified seed, will optimize the production of this crop and provide greater food security.

Development in collaboration with

Universidad de Córdoba

IFAPA Junta de Andalucía


Expansion and internationalization

Within Cellbitec’s strategy, emerging markets play an important role in the agro-food industry and in plant genetics. For this reason we are developing two projects of expansion and internationalization of our business, one focused on the Chilean market and another on the markets of the countries around the Caspian Sea.

For the development of these projects, we have financial support from the European Commission’s programs: Ready2Go, managed by the Milan Chamber of Commerce, and eXpande, managed by the Chambers of Commerce of Spain.

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