Bacterial Identification

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Netherlands, fully GMP certified, provides molecular biological testing services on pharmaceutical raw materials, process intermediates and finished products.  

Bacterial identification using the validated MicroSEQ® system (PB-GMP-304)

DNA-isolation, PCR, sequencing and reporting will be performed using MicroSEQ® validated protocols, kits and database. Approximately 500 base pairs of the 16S rRNA gene will be amplified and sequenced on both strands. Data is aligned using the MicroSEQ® validated software and reviewed manually by our technicians. A full report including the homology search to the MicroSEQ® validated database is prepared and reviewed by the QA department. After approval a QA signed report containing results and sequence data (fasta/.seq files) will be mailed to the client within 5 working days for the standard service or within one working day after we have received your sample(s) for our fast service (PB-GMP-304F)!

Bacterial identification using the MALDI-TOF (PB-GMP-310)

MALDI-TOF identification is achieved by obtaining spectra using the MALDI-TOF technology (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight) and analyzing the spectra with the VITEK® MS database. The peaks from these spectra are compared to the characteristic pattern for a species, genus, of family of micro-organism, thus resulting in an identification. When the MALDI-TOF results are not reliable enough or do not meet the Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Netherlands quality standards, samples can be identified using DNA sequencing, depending on the clients wishes.

If you have any questions regarding our services, please do not hestitate to contact us to find out whether we can help.

  • Single-point-of-contact. Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Netherlands has all expertises within the same organization, allowing clear and reliable communication.
  • All services available internally. As Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Netherlands is the mother holding of several complementary companies, all this expertise is brought together in one multidisciplinal organization.
  • Standard and custom services. Whenever necessary, additional services like pure culturing and/or testing of more, other genes can be provided. Please contact us if you want to discuss your needs.


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