vermicon solutions for microbiology

Fast and specific detection of microorganisms

The direct look into microbiology. Fast, reliable and highly-specific. Based on the VIT® gene probe technology, vermicon offers products and services which allow a new and effective microbiology.

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Analysis of bacteria in wastewater

Microbiology of wastewater

The direct look into the microbiology of wastewater allows the detection and fighting of malfunctions just in time.

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Detection of microorganisms in drinks

Microorganisms in Drinks

VIT® for drinks allows highest microbial safety in drinks.

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Microbiological Consulting

Holistic Microbiological Consulting

VIT® Profiling allows recognition and prevention of microbial disruptions in industrial processes.

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Detection of probiotic bacteria

By using the VIT® gene probes technology the production of probiotics can be controlled effectively. The detection of the probiotic bacteria occurs directly in the sample and enables control over amount and activity of the cells as well as contaminations. This helps significantly to increase production safety. […]

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Waste Water

VIT® early warning system

The VIT® early warning system allows for comprehensive control of the microbiology in biological wastewater treatment plants and includes all relevant biological topics. This helps to reduce costs and increase operational safety. […]

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Direct Microbiology

After more than 100 years of conventional microbiology, it is time to venture into new terrain. vermicon shows the paths microbiology could take. The direct view into the sample - without detours and without complicated indirect methods.

New microbiology – fast and straightforward.

The vermicon principle

There are test kit manufacturers. There are microbiological laboratories. And there is vermicon, refusing to be pressed into any existing pigeonholes. For 20 years we have been cooperating globally with satisfied customers from all industrial sectors and provide first-class results.
Our customers call them excellent results by a reliable partner. We call it "the vermicon principle".

GMP Certificate


Due to its GMP certificate, vermicon can also provide the pharmaceutical industry with results that cannot be matched by any other techology. Our commitment to a maximum of quality in our work has thus been officially attested by the Government of Upper Bavaria.


Support in the battle against bulking and floating sludge – the new VIT® product Chloroflexi allows a fast detection and quantification of filamentous bacteria of the Chlorflexi group and Eikelboom Type 1851.

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Biofilms in paper industry are recognized by monitoring the indicator organisms. This suports subsequent fighting of the biofilms. The products and services of vermicon help to save costs and to avoid quality problems of the end product.

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Launching its new website, vermicon presents a completely overhauled version of its internet presence

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Detection of microorganisms

Even today detection of microorganisms is still mostly based on cultivation of bacteria with artificial nutrient media. The major drawback of this approach, however, is a low specificity and an often long time-to-result. Most samples contain a frequently very large proportion of non-cultivable bacteria, which can not be detected with traditional methods. In many samples, up to 99% of all bacteria remain undetected by conventional technologies.

For this reason, vermicon AG relies on VIT® gene probe technology for the detection of microorganisms. This technology has been developed by vermicon and is the industrial standard of the FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) technology.

Detection of microorganisms
with cultivation

  • no detection of non-cultivable microorganisms

  • slow

  • non-specific

  • indirect: needs cultivation media

Detection of microorganisms
with VIT®

  • also detection of non-cultivable microorganisms

  • fast

  • highly-specific

  • Application directly in the sample

VIT® also identifies non-cultivable microorganisms, is reliable and highly specific. Analysis results are available within a very short time. Thus, clearance decisions can be made swiftly. And the fact that VIT® detects only living microorganisms ensures that analysis results are relevant and practical.

For 20 years, VIT® has been applied by companies all over the world for successful and reliable detection of microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are successfully identified and quantified with VIT® products and VIT® services in the sectors of food, beverages, water, wastewater and pharmaceuticals.


vermicon AG

Since 1997, vermicon AG from Munich has been offering solutions for microbiology. Founded as a spin-off of the Chair of Microbiology of the Technical University of Munich, it supplies products and services for industrial microbiology, based on its proprietary platform technology VIT®.

Always focussed on a direct form of microbiology, vermicon breaks the shackles of conventional microbiology and concentrates on providing swift and highly specific solutions for its partners and customers.

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