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Science

Technology

Innovation

Michroma

We biodesign the
next generation of natural ingredients.

Our Mission

Reinventing the food industry one ingredient at a time.

When it comes to promoting health and sustainability, the products that we consume hold so much more potential. Sophisticated formulation isn't the problem, but rather the quality of everyday ingredients.

That’s why we are leading the transition to a new era of ingredients, moving past petrochemical-derived synthesis, plant extraction, and the use of animals. Leveraging the power of science and technology, we are creating a future of abundance and naturality.

"We leverage the power of biotech to build a more colorful future"

Our Story

We believe in the creative capacity of science.

In 2019, fates united when Dr. Mauricio Braia, an expert in industrial biotechnology, met Ricky Cassini, an entrepreneur and business consultant.

Inspired to reimagine the health and sustainability potential of our food system, they began a shared journey focused on discovering how to transform what we consume for the better.

Michroma sees that vision become an exciting new reality.

Michroma team

Meet our team.

We can do better. That’s why we've gathered a group of experts, exceptional talents and change-maker who want to create an impact in the world.

Mauricio Braia
CSO & Co-Founder
Ricky Cassini
CEO & Co-Founder
Emilia Mazza
Fermentation Scientist
Sebastián Suárez
Lead Fermentation Scientist
Emiliano Vilardo
Organism Engineer
Mariela Escobar
Lead Organism Engineer
Mariano Di Rubbo
Food Scientist & Engineer
Juan Pablo Orlov
Business Operations Coordinator
Bibiana Barbona
Lab Manager
Bernardo Libonatti
Organic Chemistry Scientist
María de Lourdes González
Lab Technician
Joaquin Bermejo
Data Scientist
Car Caro Solís
Project Manager
Dalmacio Pereyra
Bioinformatics Scientist
Julieta Carrillo
Molecular Biologist
Mauricio Braia
CSO & Co-Founder
Emilia Mazza
Fermentation Scientist
Sebastián Suárez
Lead Fermentation Scientist
Emiliano Vilardo
Organism Engineer
Mariela Escobar
Lead Organism Engineer
Mariano Di Rubbo
Food Scientist & Engineer
Bibiana Barbona
Lab Manager
Bernardo Libonatti
Organic Chemistry Scientist
Joaquin Bermejo
Data Scientist
María de Lourdes González
Lab Technician
Dalmacio Pereyra
Bioinformatics Scientist
Car Caro Solís
Project Manager
Julieta Carrillo
Molecular Biologist
Ricardo Cassini
CEO & Co-Founder
Juan Pablo Orlov
Business Operations Coordinator
Arturo Elizondo
Business Advisor
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Michroma expertise

Our areas of expertise.

We are introducing novel natural colorants to meet consumers demand of better & healthier products.

Bioinformatics: 
We use advanced computation, algorithms, and predictive models to leverage our synbio toolbox and novel fungi strains.
Synthetic Biology: 
Our cutting-edge fungal synbio toolbox and chassis strains allow us to unlock the full potential of filamentous fungi using precise and efficient engineering.
Precision Fermentation: 
Our robust fermentation processes harness cutting-edge bioreactor design, progressive bioengineering principles, and growth kinetics modeling. The result is exceptional productivity from lab to industrial scale.
Organic Chemistry & Formulation: 
With the help of traditional and computational chemistry, we study the structure, properties, and reactivity of each molecule in order to develop ingredients that meet the highest industry standards.
Data science:
Our R&D team boosts results through creative experiment design, data analysis, and informatics, optimizing and accelerating the development of Michroma products.
Michroma Investors

We are not alone

We’re proud to share our journey with world-class supporters.

Michroma Operations

Our locations

san francisco, united states (mic)

Rosario, Argentina (UCA)