Utilising genomic sequencing techniques is a crucial part of how we deliver our products. But it is not always clear to our customers how it works, how we use it and what it entails.
To answer those questions, Genesis Biosciences’ Dr. Emma Saunders talks you through the details.
Genomic sequencing is essentially the process of determining the DNA sequence of an organism’s genome. It provides information about its genetic composition, allowing scientists to uncover the characteristics and attributes of the organism in question.
Recently, genomic sequencing has played a vital role in our global fight against the Covid-19 virus, spearheading efforts to understand how the virus can mutate and spread as well as developing effective vaccines and medicines in response to the disease.
At Genesis Biosciences, we have sequenced the genomes of all our commercially available probiotic organisms. This allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the beneficial microorganisms we use and how to apply them with maximum efficacy within our hygiene and cleaning products. We learn about their inherent capabilities to degrade different types of organic materials, how they communicate with one another, how they survive on different surfaces and even what antibacterial properties they may possess.
With genomic sequencing, we can validate the safety credentials of our beneficial bacteria and can confirm that the probiotics introduced in our products have no toxigenic potential, i.e. the potential to cause illness. We can also verify and eliminate the possibility of these microorganisms contributing to antimicrobial resistance, or having any other adverse side effects to the environment in which they are applied. Genomic sequencing is a key factor in assuring quality and safety when delivering our range of products.
As a result of the diligent efforts and research made by our highly skilled and award-winning laboratory staff, we can say with confidence that our products introduce positive bacteria which not only complement each other, but also complement the environment they are introduced into – all to accomplish our goal of providing a reliable, highly targeted and effective cleaning and long-lasting hygienic effects.
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Find out more from our award-winning biosciences team
Delve deeper into our Staff Profiles
- Staff Profile: Franziska Nagel, R&D Scientist
- Staff Profile: Emma Saunders, General Manager – Europe
- Staff Profile: Vanessa Jones, Food Safety and Regulatory Coordinator
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