The focus on food microbiology testing has been changed considerably during the last 30 years, from quality control testing to using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), a widely recognized method to manage food safety. The demand for food microbiological testing in the food industry has never been greater, driven a further increased demand for large food retailers and food production, and more concerns over food safety and legislative requirements. Common foodborne microorganisms like Salmonella and Campylobacter continue to cause widespread illness, while less common microorganisms, notably Shigatoxin/Vero toxin producing Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes, have been responsible for very serious foodborne disease outbreaks in the world.Request a Quote
16S/18S/ITS sequencing and shotgun metagenomics sequencing are two powerful techniques for microbial identification and diversity analysis. The 16S rRNA gene is a housekeeping gene in bacteria and archaebacteria, and the18S rRNA gene and internal transcribed spacers (ITS) are the prominent markers for fungal classification. They have been used for microbial identification, microbial diversity analysis, abundance analysis, and probably microbial functional profiling. Shotgun metagenomics sequencing is the study of all microorganisms present in a given complex sample, revealing bacterial diversity and abundance in various environments, even though in cases that 16S/18S/ITS sequencing is difficult or impossible to analyze. We are dedicated to providing researchers with accurate sequence data for food microbiological testing by utilizing the most advanced technologies and sequencing platforms.
Note: Our service is for research use only, and not for therapeutic or diagnostic use.
Yeast, mold, bacteria (acetobacter, E. coli, etc.)
Next-generation sequencing (NGS), multi locus sequence typing (MLST), 16S/18S/ITS sequencing, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), MicroSEQ®.
Illumina HiSeq/MiSeq, Roche 454, PacBio SMRT systems, Nanopore MinION systems, Real-time qPCR, clone library, etc.
|OTU Clustering||Distribution-Based OTU-Calling|
|Shannon index Curve|
|Rank abundance Curve|
|Principal Components Analysis (PCA)|
|Redundancy analysis (RDA) / Canonical correlation analysis (CCA)|
|Phylogenetic Analysis||(Un)Weighted Unifrac|