New Genotyping Technology for Rapid Strain Typing to Debut at IAFP
A sustaining member of IAFP, PathoGenetix plans to demonstrate its new RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System for the first time at the meeting, and to present two new research studies detailing the differentiation and typing of Salmonella strains, from both pure culture and complex 'presumptive positive' food samples, in five hours.
The RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System is based on PathoGenetix's proprietary Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology, a breakthrough in microbial identification with significant advantages for food safety testing and outbreak investigations. GSS works directly from complex mixtures such as enriched food samples or from pure culture isolates, and automates the identification process from sample preparation to data analysis
As a result, the RESOLUTION System can provide actionable information in five hours days faster than current identification methods, and offer food producers a valuable new tool for Identifying house strains or conducting traceback analysis.
The typing resolution of GSS is comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in outbreak investigations. Yet because the technology works in mixed culture, it can provide critical strain information in a culture independent diagnostics environment.
The System's automated platform and simplified protocol require minimal training, and strain type results can be quickly and easily shared across laboratory networks PathoGenetix will exhibit the RESOLUTION System at IAFP.
PathoGenetix research detailing the serotyping and strain typing capabilities of Genome Sequence Scanning in a variety of matrices will be presented at IAFP in two poster sessions on Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31.