Microbiology of 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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Flow VIT® Solution

Flow VIT® Solution

Fast, specific, objectiv - the innovative flow cytometry-based detection
system for microbiological quality control.

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VIT® gene probe technology

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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Detection of microorganisms in drinks

Microorganisms in Drinks

VIT® for drinks allows highest microbial safety in drinks.

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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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Flow VIT® Technology

The „Flow VIT® Solution“ detection system, a combination of flow cytometry and gene probe technology, allows for a fast, highly specific and automated evaluation of microbiological analyses. […]

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Detect beverage spoilers even faster and with less effort – with Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus. This new test kit has been specifically developed to be used with a VIT® adapted flow cytometer. Thanks to optimized VIT® gene probes and its automated evaluation, this new analysis method offers speed and maximum specificity.

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Christmas holidays and opening hours

Dear customers, please note that we are closed from 24. December 2018 untill 01. January 2019. Sent samples will not be received or processed during this period.

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Direct Microbiology

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

Das vermicon-Prinzip

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".

VIT gene probes technology

Our technology

The fast, reliable and highly-specific VIT® gene probe technology is a further development and the industrial standard of the FISH technology. It is made for the detection of microorganisms.

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.


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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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