Leveraging 35+ years of microbiology expertise to revolutionize water testing technology
BLUEPHAGE S.L. is a biotechnology company specializing in products and services for the analysis of bacteriophages as viral indicators in water, food and biosolids, launched as a spinoff company in 2016 from the University of Barcelona, Spain. Using a patent-protected accelerated coliphage indicator test, our microbiological water quality testing products detect coliphages as indicators of viruses that cause serious waterborne diseases. Our product pipeline will offer the fastest and easiest to use coliphage detection method currently available on the market for environmental testing of water.
BLUEPHAGE’s team of world-renowned experts in basic and applied microbiology and virology in water testing methods tap into 35+ years of knowledge and know-how developed at the University of Barcelona within the MARS research group (Water Microbiology Related to Health).
Our Value Proposition
Testing for coliphages will become a new parameter for routine water evaluation
Bacterial indicators fail to detect a broad range of enteric viruses in water samples and involve lengthy culture-based methods requiring extensive material prep time, skilled staff and special equipment. On top of
BLUEPHAGE’s rapid-steps lab kits include patent protected biological materials to monitor water quality for all types of water, food
Enric Queralt Creus
Co-founder and CEO
Geologist (UB) with Masters in Water Geology (UPC) and General Management (PDG-EADA) with 20 years of experience in the water sector. Technical Director of the Water Users Community of the Llobregat Delta since 2002 and advisor to the Community of Abrera, Sant Andreu de la Barca and Carme-Capellades. Chief Executive Officer of FITA10, a consulting firm specialized on water, geology and the natural environment from 2007 to 2013.
CTO and Co-founder
Professor of Microbiology at the University of Barcelona. Field of research: environmental microbiology. Traceability of fecal contamination in water, the development of specific and specific methods for the detection of bacteria and the use of bacteriophages as viral indicators in water, food and sludge.
Responsible for marketing and business strategy
Degree in Biotechnology and Biochemistry (UAB), Masters and PhD in Biomedicine (CRG, UPF) and an MBA (IESE Business School). Prior experience as a researcher in biomedicine and the pharmaceutical industry in advanced stages of drug development, and in strategy and market positioning.
Responsible for product research and development
Doctor in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (UB). Extensive experience in microbiological water quality assessment and the use of bacteriophages as indicators of fecal contamination in the water cycle. Holder of a 2017 Torres Quevedo grant.
Co-founder and scientific advisor
Professor of Microbiology at the University of Barcelona. Director of the consolidated research group MARS. Field of research: basic and applied microbiology of water. Evaluation of the use of coliphages as model microorganisms and in the development of methods for the detection of human viruses and protozoa in water and sludge.
Co-founder and scientific advisor
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Barcelona. Field of research: basic and environmental microbiology. Development of methods for studying the extraintestinal behavior of human enteric viruses and methods for detecting, characterizing and studying the ecology of bacteriophages that infect enteric bacteria. Chair of the ISO Working Group to standardize methods for detecting bacteriophages in water. Chairman of the Health Related Water Microbiology of the International Water Microbiology from 2000 to 2004.