Marbio is an analytical platform at the University of Tromsø – for screening, isolation and identification of bioactive natural products / molecules.

Marbio prepares and screens fraction libraries from extracts provided by Marbank and provides technology and competence within the area of high-throughput screening and natural products drug discovery. The workflow in Marbio relies heavily on automation of sample handling, preparation and analysis, and this is true for all the three workstations; purification, bioactivity screening and identification.

The tight integration of robust screening assays, early identification of known compounds and bioassay-guided purification of novel bioactive compounds is of great advantage.