Galatea Biotech Srl was born on December 2013 as a Spin-off of the University of Milan Bicocca (www.unimib.it).
The main founding shareholders of the company are Paola Branduardi, Danilo Porro and Adele Sassella, full professors in Industrial Biotechnology and Physics of the Matter.
Starting of the activities were based on a co-sponsorship from the MIUR (Ministry of Education and Ministry of University and Research) who selected and awarded a proposed project entitled “Production of organic acids and derivatives through microorganisms».
On 2015 Galatea Biotech Srl has been awarded (first prize, ex aequo) for the proposed innovation approach related to the production of bioplastics at the Cremona_Fiere Edition-BioEnergy, a fair of renewable technologies.
On 2018 Galatea Biotech Srl deposited a first national patent application entitled “Process for cellular biosynthesis of poly-D lactic acid and poly-L-lactic acid” and on 2019 it has been PCT extended.
Through an important capital increase recently carried out (January 2020), Management Innovation (https://www.managementinnovation.it/) has become a partner of Galatea Bio Tech with the aim of giving a fundamental boost in the field of Green Economy and Bio-plastics.
On February 2020, Galatea Biotech won the Trentino stage of the BioInItaly Investment Forum & Intesa Sanpaolo Startup, an Initiative Roadshow reference event for innovation in biotechnology and life sciences in Italy, organized by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Assobiotec-Federchimica and the National Cluster of the Chimica Verde Spring in collaboration with HIT – Hub Innovation Trentino and the Foundation for the Enhancement of Trentino Research.
The Galatea Biotech Srl Core Business is the development of technologies and bio-processes for the production of base, speciality and consumer chemicals by bio-conversion or fermentation as well as the production and marketing of these products and their derivatives.
Today Galatea Biotech Srl is a young Innovative SME, based at the University of Milano Bicocca.