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Microbial Identification is a useful tool for almost any company that produces liquid consumer products or maintains critical environments.

The Growing Concern: Foundation Jars

The widespread necessity for genetic sequencing is growing exponentially as microbial concerns rise among consumers and manufacturing companies. Not only does the presence of unwanted organisms prevent product development, but it can also lead to harmful illness and infection. With microbes being a large and valid concern for consumers today, people want reassurance that the product they are buying is safe to purchase and use. Similarly, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies want to ensure not only the safety of their customers but also the absolute certainty of sterility within their products. Locating points of contamination early on in the development process prevents high costs of delay and recall.

The Necessity of Microbial Genetic Sequencing With Microchem: Petri dish plate counts

The threat of contaminants can be mitigated through microbial surveillance. Identifying contamination points in clean environments or the early stages of manufacturing can advance company productivity and quality control. When unwanted contamination does occur, the microbe's identity is necessary to know the proper steps for destroying and minimizing growth. Often, raw materials are the root source of contamination in product development, and Microchem can accurately isolate the raw material at fault. Identifying the organism allows our customers to perfect their manufacturing process and continue to go to market. Environmental monitoring also benefits from DNA sequencing by genetically identifying unwanted contaminants in cleanrooms or other sterile environments. 

As unwanted microbes can be the pinnacle of product and facility downfall, environmental monitoring and control remain a top priority for Microchem. Our lab successfully identifies an organism using the Sanger sequencing method and comparatively analyzes the results to the MicroSEQ ID library. This genetic sequencing process accurately identifies the species and the genus of an organism, further assisting in microbial prevention, sterile manufacturing, and bioburden evaluation. To learn more about our sequencing methods check out our page: The Science Behind Microbial Identification Using Genetic Sequencing.

The exact identity of bacterial or fungal contaminants gives a facility the necessary knowledge needed to treat and prevent further growth of the microbe. It also provides a deep understanding of the microbiological capabilities a product or service possesses. This information is especially needed for pharmaceutical manufacturing, specialized clean rooms, understanding food spoilage, and cosmetic degradation. As microbial surveillance and quality control continue to become increasingly prevalent in maintaining the general health of society, we are proud to lead companies toward identifying points of vulnerability within their business. Trust Microchem to ensure the sterility of your products and send in a sample today. Contact us at contact@microchemlab.com to learn more.