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Microbiological analysis methods

RISE has a broad and deep expertise in microbiological analysis. We develop and validate microbiological methods throughout the analysis chain from sampling and sample preparation to analysis and data processing to efficiently and correctly detect, quantify, characterize and / or identify different types of microorganisms. We work, for example, with analytical methodology to evaluate antimicrobial effects and to detect pathogenic microorganisms in biological samples, on medical technology products and in food.

We can help with:

  • Analysis of samples using specially adapted and / or standardized methods of analysis
  • Development and adaptation of methods, for example for different test types
  • Validation and comparisons of analytical methods
  • Implementation of analytical methods in customer laboratories
  • Training in analytical methods
  • Literature studies

We work with many different techniques and methods, from classic microbiological cultivation and microscopy techniques to advanced methods in the research front. We have access to well-equipped laboratories some classified as Bio Safety Level 2 (BSL2) for work with pathogenic microorganisms such as Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter and Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA). We work with different tyopes of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds.

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Examples of methods we offer:

  • Classical microbiology (culture-based methods and microscopy)
  • PCR, qPCR
  • DNA sequencing (whole-genome sequencing, metagenomics, 16S rDNA sequencing)
  • Flow cytometry
  • Biofilm reactors

Examples of sample types:

  • Food
  • Water of various types
  • Other biological samples
  • Medical technology products
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