Microbiology - Specialists for Breweries and the Beverage Industry

The name PIKA stands for Products for innovative Control and Analytics

We were always innovative from the beginning, and we are offering products and laboratory services based on our own developments. Most PIKA products and special services are originating from requests and necessities of our customers which were not sufficiently covered by the then existing methods.

And even more: We are using all PIKA products in our own laboratory, servicing breweries and the beverage industry and helping our customers to improve their product quality. Our long term experience in brewery microbiology together with our highly qualified team guarantee the best services and products for our customers.

PIKA Weihenstephan is …

… a competent service laboratory and provider of innovative products from our own development all about microbiology: FastOrange® enrichment media and real time PCR kits for the detection of contaminants in diverse production processes. Our customers are mainly breweries and the beverage industry, but we also support other industries in all microbiological questions. We are offering a broad product portfolio for microbiological analyses with highest quality and reliability.

Our product range covers conventional enrichment and PCR tests

Simple & Reliable

The innovative products from PIKA were generated from own in-house services and derive direct from customer's needs. Our whole portfolio is compatible as all products match perfectly to each other. PIKA products are outstanding due to their simplicity in handling and extreme reliability.

Analytics & Consultancy

Our services cover the whole field of microbiology for the brewing and beverage industry. The portfolio combines conventional microbiology analyses with special molecular biology methods as spoiler detection and identification by PCR or DNA sequencing as a base for comprehensive consulting.

PIKA Up-to-Date

We are proud that since 2021, PIKA FastOrange products are listed in the official methods of ASBC and EBC as international standard methods for beer spoiler detection. Their combination with PIKA 4everyone Detection Kits allows lowest detection limits with fastest time to result ever.