New Genotyping System Identifies Pathogenic E. coli Outbreak Strains
The strain information provided by GSS was comparable to pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), the current standard for pathogen typing in foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response. Genome Sequence Scanning isolates and analyzes genomic DNA from either a complex mixture or a pure culture provides strain type information and predicts the bacterial serotype in five hours, days faster than current identification methods.
The GSS technology will be commercially available in 2014 in PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System.
Click here to view ASM poster 'Molecular Strain Typing of Shiga-toxigenic E.coli by Genome Sequence Scanning.
Tags: Genotyping, Identification, Toxins, Automation, Pathogen, Escherichia coli
Date Published: May 21, 2013
Source article link: PathoGenetix » company contact details
Tecta-PDS Enterococci Test Delivers Rapid, Automated Results for Water
12th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Hygiena Expands Testing Portfolio to Cover Entire Contamination Detection Spectrum
IDbyDNA and ARUP Laboratories to Develop NGS Tests
FDA Clears Identification of Mycobacteria, Nocardia and Moulds on VITEK® MS