Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) is transforming diagnostic microbiology, allowing DNA sequence analysis to be used as an affordable, high-resolution analytical platform. NGS methods such as Metagenomic Analysis (measuring species composition and function of microbial communities) and Whole Genome Sequencing (entire genomic content of individual strains) are particularly suited for food and public health microbiology and these approaches are emerging rapidly in industrial-scale applications focused on ingredient and product quality, environmental monitoring, source-tracking, and sanitation.
Fully engaging NGS applications requires significant investment in bioinformatics, statistics, data sciences, and computing architectures that are beyond the capability of most companies. This barrier continues to limit implementation of NGS-based diagnostics and methodologies. MetaGenome Analytics (MGA) provides simple solutions to these barriers with commercial-scale software that unites bioinformatics, statistics, data sciences, with the power of cloud-based computing and delivers it to your fingertips in seamless, easy to use applications that are affordable. The MGA partners have a unique blend of expertise in industrial microbiology, microbial genomics, bioinformatics, high-throughput computing, and algorithm development that allows us to quickly tune our pipelines and databases to your computing architecture and needs. Contact us to learn more about how our bioinformatics solutions can improve quality and safety of your food product and improve workflow and productivity in your operations.