Research & Development

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."

M. Curie

SOP and Research

SOP's approach to research is scientific but, at the same time, it  has a systemic view.

Years of experience have led us to understand how every living system (microorganism, plant, animal or ecosystem) needs to be considered as a whole and not as a set of individual, smaller parts. Indeed, some characteristics that can be found in the whole structure, in the whole system or in interactions with other systems, cannot be found in the individual parts: where there is life, there is a network, a community.

Considering this as the basis for our research, we have been able to obtain many results, which have then become prototypes and, finally, products.

The scientific approach is used by SOP to monitor, verify and validate our discoveries and creations.

Numerous scientific papers have been published and others are on their way.

For this research SOP collaborates with prestigious Italian and international Institutes and Universities, among which:

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Università degli Studi di Parma
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Cornell University (USA)

Constant Rigor: continuous and never ending improvement

A lot of stimuli and requests arrive at SOP for the creation of new products or applications. In such a global and competitive market, SOP has decided to adopt a rigorous procedure for its own development.

Design and prototypes

According to the "experimental method":

  • Observation
  • Hypothesis of a solution
  • Testing (in vitro and/or in vivo)
  • Solution (prototype)
  • Validation 
  • Constant and continuous monitoring
  • Improvement

are the steps to be followed in designing a new product.

Monitoring and Control

Thanks to our know-how, we are able to monitor and check all the products which leave production, so that we deliver only perfect products. This is one of the fundamental aspects which distinguish our products from others found on the market.