Next Generation Sequencing at the Agri-Food Chains Services

Mérieux NutriSciences - NGS - Next Generation Sequencing / Designed by kjpargeter / Freepik

In recent years, the emergence and the adoption of high-throughput sequencing techniques, allowing the sequencing of several gigabases within several days, have opened up new perspectives in many fields of genomics. Next, or second, generation sequencing (NGS) capabilities are utilized routinely. And as technologies evolve and improve, third generation sequencing tools are being evaluated and developed by academic researchers.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is an innovative approach.
Next-generation sequencing refers to non-Sanger-based high-throughput DNA sequencing technologiesMillions DNA strands can be sequenced in parallel, yielding substantially more throughput. This technology offers a great advantage over traditional sequencing techniques due to its high throughput capabilities, low cost, speed, and high sensitivity.

NGS as high-throughput sequencing approach can be with different sequencing technologies platforms. There are a number of different NGS platforms commercially available, utilizing different sequencing chemistries. Mérieux NutriSciences is equipped with cutting-edge Illumina® MiSeq® instruments (that use MiSeq® technology), with experienced microbiologists, molecular biologists and advanced bioinformatics analysts to deliver the answers you are looking for.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology has a range of applications, including the sequencing of complete microbial genomes (Whole genome Sequencing-WGS) and culture-independent identification of microbial communities (Metagenomics / Metabarcoding, shotgun sequencing). The implications for the food industry range from source tracking of bacterial contaminants, identification of spoilage communities, and authentication of the origins of foodstuffs.

We offer full support on projects to ensure correct sequencing and bioinformatics analyses. Our experts will work with you to address your specific needs. We use state-of-art sequencing and bioinformatics to challenge complex biological issues.

Learn more about our specific solutions for:

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)
Metagenomics / Metabarcoding Analysis

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