Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:18

Cellix is awarded €1.1M by European Commission for INISH MINI-BAR

Cellix is awarded €1.1M by European Commission for INISH MINI-BAR



Cellix has been successfully awarded a grant of €1.1M under the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme. Cellix's goal is to launch the INISH MINI-BAR; a new low-cost, portable, rapid diagnostic device for fast and reliable detection of bacteria in beer directly from the tap enabling easy continuous monitoring of beer for contamination. At present, breweries have no control over the quality of draught beer delivered to their customers as the existing ATP luminometer test is too time-consuming to be adopted as part of routine quality control programs. Data now show that revenues of beer sales and profits for breweries are directly correlated to the quality of beer delivered to the customer with revenues affected by as much as 10%. With a market value of ~€209 billion, it is easy to understand why quality control of beer at the tap is now a high priority for breweries. Target customers are breweries such as Heineken, Carlsberg and AB InBev where the end-users are the breweries’ trade operators, whose job it is to service and clean beer taps and lines in bars and restaurants



INISH MINI-BAR with sample holder


The project is expected to start in Q1 2017.

Project Name: INISH MINI-BAR

Project Number: 755731

Topic Call: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors

Call Identifier: H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017/H2020 SMEINST-2-2016-2017




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020

research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 755731.