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Whole Genome Sequencing for Bacterial Identification

Whole Genome Sequencing for Bacterial Identification

Mérieux NutriSciences international network can support the food industry with whole-genome sequencing for bacterial identification.

Whole Genome Sequencing is the best-in-class genomic sequencing solution to investigate foodborne outbreaks. Also known as WGS, it is the process of determining the complete DNA sequence of an organism’s genome at a single time. Whole Genome Sequencing is a revolution in public health surveillance. The World Health Organization is encouraging all countries to use this high-throughput technology.

Bacterial whole genome sequencing helps food manufacturers understand the origin of punctual or recurring food contamination by pathogens and to prevent potential future outbreaks. It is a key to setting up an efficient Environmental Monitoring Program in food factories.

WGS advantages compared to other methods

Whole Genome Sequencing is a next-generation sequencing technology.

  • WGS is the only technology for bacterial identification at the clone level.
  • It is the best-in-class tool for a comprehensive overview of a strain from a food or production environment sample.
  • It is the gold standard method for contamination investigation, in particular in the case of recurring contaminations.
  • It brings the highest value for invested time and money

Our quality standards applied are aligned with ISO 9001 and expert professional recommendations. Please contact us to discuss your bacterial identification needs.

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