Contact information

NEIKER - Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario
Dra. Sonia Castañón de la Torre. Jefa Departamento de Biotecnología
Campus agroalimentario. Aptdo 46. CP
01080 Arkaute
Vitoria- Gazteiz
Areas of activities
  • A. Health Biotechnology
    • Areas of activity
      • In vitro diagnostics
      • Vaccines
  • B. Agrifood Biotechnology
    • Agriculture / veterinary / environmental
      • GM Crops
      • Environmental cleanup / testing
      • Other enhancement techniques (molecular marker..)
      • Animal health / Veterinary
    • Food
      • Animal Food / Feed
      • Functional Food
      • Food safety
  • C. Industrial Biotechnology
    • Biofuels
    • Enzymes
  • D. Services
    • R&D services
      • Genomics
    • Professional services
      • Consultancy
      • Training and spreading
      • Engineering
      • Human Resources

Neiker is a Public Institute of Research and Technological Development that seeks generating knowledge and offering services that contribute to the improvement of Agriculture, Food and Environmental sectors. Biosciences and biotechnology are the instruments with which to contribute actively to the economic and social development, improving competitiveness and sustainability.

Products and services

Activity is focused on R&D, laboratory analysis, technical advice for the Agricultural, Food and Environmental sectors, technical support under emergency alerts, new technology transfer to emerging companies and development of new technology-based companies.

Main working fields: genomics, in-vitro cultures, identification and production of biomolecules, food biosecurity, application of biotechnology to animal health and environment.

Areas of interest for future collaborations
  • Industrial applications for new biomolecules
  • New applications of genomics and in-vitro cultures
  • New drug development for the Animal Health sector
  • Diagnosis in Food biosecurity
  • Systems of environmental evaluation