Next-generation, high throughput, rapid identification method for identification of bacteria and fungi.
Harmful bacteria and fungi can cause diseases in humans, animals and plants, contaminate industrial environments, raw materials and the end products. Rapid detection and identification of microorganisms is essential to maintain a disease free environment.
The solution to all bacterial and fungal related issues lies within their DNA, a comprehensive identification and analysis procedure is everything that is required to decode the information within.
Credence Genomics uses Next-Generation Sequencing to identify bacterial and fungal pathogens comprehensively, rapidly with maximum accuracy and highest scalability. The technology requires a run time of only 48 hours, and is capable of identifying bacterial and fungal pathogens up to species level by sequencing of 16s rRNA gene and ITS regions respectively.
The strength of this technology is to discriminate between closely related species and to track their relative abundances in real time. The technology allows the immediate identification of pathogens during an outbreak since it is capable of detecting the evolution of disease related pathogens. Fast and accurate bacterial/fungal typing allows rapid monitoring characterization of the organisms, elucidating the organism’s transmission chains.
Bacterial/ fungal typing has proven to be highly efficient in healthcare purposes. Similarly, metagenomics is applied in a vast scope, for fast and accurate detection of the contaminants. At industry level 16s rRNA sequencing/ ITS region sequencing is performed focusing on microbiological quality of raw material, industrial process and the end products to ensure consumer safety as well as to prevent health hazards by continuous monitoring. Its scope covers major industries in the country such as agriculture, dairy, food and beverages, cosmetic and personal care products, water treatment, fuel, marine and ecology and veterinary.
Metagenomics has widened the possibilities of microbiological research which was previously narrowed down by the major obstacles confronted by conventional techniques; culture failures, unculturable organisms, undefined chemical reactions and emergence of previously unrecorded microorganisms. Scientists who have adopted this technology experience a dramatic increase of throughput and faster run times, leading to significant breakthroughs across all areas of microbiology research.