BioCoS: A platform identifying olive varieties with an algorithm

Mr Stelios Arhondakis, CEO & Founder of BioCoS and Ms Athanasia M Dourou, Head of R&D

BioCoS is a Bioinformatics and Biotechnology company based in Chania, Crete, which uses genetic information (DNA) to identify the raw materials used in production. The BioCoS computational pipeline is able to identify the minimal genetic information required to characterize a species (genetic marker), to be applied in DNA based technologies and confer DNA authenticity of natural raw materials used to deliver products in food industry.
Namely, The technology of the platform is based on Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. It produces an innovative algorithm (True-Plant BioCoS), capable of exporting biomarkers, in order to distinguish the olive varieties present in an olive oil bottle and to ensure its authenticity throughout the supply chain.
The BioCoS platform was ranked 5th among the top companies selected at the 10th Innovation & Technology Competition organized by the National Bank of Greece that aims to reward original products based on new technologies and to promote innovation in Greece.

About BioCoS

The Bioinformatics and Computational Science (BioCoS) company was founded in August 2016 in Chania, Crete. Its core business activity is to implement and commercialize cutting edge Bioinformatics & Biotech solutions for the industry.
Particular focus is given on emerging DNA-based technologies used for authenticity and traceability of botanical raw materials used to deliver food products, and natural pharmaceuticals/cosmetics.
BioCoS activities encompass research collaborations with national and international research institutes, universities and private companies for the development of innovative biotech solutions.

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