Xuemei Germaine has her ear to the ground

Microgen employs 20 people at offices in IT Carlow’s Enterprise and Research Incubation Centre and a Chinese office in Shandong.

15th September, 2017
Carlow-based scientist Xuemei Germaine

Carlow-based scientist Xuemei Germaine has her ear to the ground with an innovative start-up that is using microbiology to tackle the effects of soil pollution globally.

With rising concern about crops grown in soil contaminated with pollutants like cadmium and arsenic, Germaine has developed technology that can both find and deploy micro-organisms that counter these pollutants, improve soil quality and boost crop yields.

Her agtech start-up, Microgen Biotech, is starting to make headway globally having...

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