Detecting microbial metagenomes
Metagenomic technologies enable the study of microbial genetic material in human biomedical sample types such as stool, nasal, oral, urogenital, skin and bronchoalveolar lavage samples. In addition, environmental samples such as soil, water, air and biofilms can be also be analyzed. Metagenomic data can not only be used to examine healthy microbiomes and shed light on causes, effects, and future therapies for a variety of diseases, but it can also be useful to help understand the environment's microbial biodiversity. QIAGEN provides next-generation sequencing technologies for metagenomics, as well as qPCR assays and arrays for verification of sequencing results and screening for specific bacterial species, virulence factor genes, and antibiotic resistance genes.