Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)
Mérieux NutriSciences offers whole genome sequencing worldwide for bacterial identification and characterization.
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. WGS is a revolution for 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 in a nutshell
Our network from expert Food Science Center laboratories (Food scientists, biomolecular experts, bioinformaticians) supports your projects and tests from the study design to the final report. Everything is adapted to fit your needs, from specific biomolecular techniques to bioinformatic pipeline and data storage. Mérieux NutriSciences offers expert analysis and recommendations to add value to complex sequencing results for practical application and enhanced food safety and quality.
Our quality standards applied are aligned with ISO 9001 and expert professional recommendations. Please contact us to discuss your bacterial identification needs!