Mastering molecular identification


  • Accurate identification of bacterial and mycobacterial species
  • Efficient workflow with an integrated suite of tools
  • Customized reporting and secure networking

From culture to genome

Sequencing of bacterial genes such as 16S rRNA is the ideal, complementary approach to identify and further characterize isolates which are not adequately discriminated by front-line methods such as MALDI-TOF. Sequencing is the reference method for bacterial identification and provides useful results even for rare or newly described species. Furthermore, NGS approaches can reveal organisms present in primary, non-sterile samples obviating the need for culture and allowing detection of novel and non-cultivable bugs.

Laboratories looking to integrate these capabilities into their operations need IT solutions to facilitate the analysis and management of sequences and the generation of reports. SmartGene Bacteria is a suite of integrated tools, including constantly-updated reference sequence databases designed to make the analysis and reporting of bacterial sequences easy and reliable and, thus, compatible with the needs of a routine microbiology laboratory.

SmartGene Bacteria is an elegant, comprehensive solution for those laboratories wishing to implement the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Guideline MM18A: "Interpretive Criteria for Identification of Bacteria and Fungi by DNA Target Sequencing" 2nd Edition (2018).

SmartGene Bacteria in your lab

SmartGene Bacteria is a Web-based service for sequence-based identification of bacteria and mycobacteria. Identification of a sample sequence is achieved by comparing it against one or more of SmartGene’s constantly updated reference databases of multiple targets (16S rRNA, rpoB, and others). Laboratory workflow is enhanced by integrating analysis and reporting functions (both automated and manual) with flexible, secure access. SmartGene Bacteria is an ideal way to expand your expertise in bacterial sequencing and keep up with emerging pathogens, advances in bacteriology, and changes in nomenclature and taxonomy.

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