Molecular analyses

DNA contains a unique fingerprint of every living species. Microbial identification via DNA analysis is today the most accurate and reliable method of identification. Our new molecular lab (DNA Microlab) is equipped with the latest technology to deliver fast and accurate results to cover your needs. Foods must be free of pathogenic microbes and safe for the consumers.  Microbes could also cause spoilage of the foods leading to economic losses. Microbial identification is important in the food industry in quality control, root cause analysis, contamination detection,  microbial surveillance of air and surfaces.  The correct name of the species of the microorganism could play a significant role in the investigation of its source and root cause analysis of a microbiological  problem.

This technique includes microbial DNA isolation, a specific DNA fragment which contain the information’s about the species of the microorganism (bacteria/yeast/fungi) is amplified via PCR and consequently analyzed in a sequencer. Finally, the sequence is compared with public databases. Along with the species name, information’s about ecology, taxonomy, growth conditions, possible pathogenicity and a brief description, are sent. Also, our team of experts could give you suggestions or guidance to solve microbiological issues.