Advancing microbiome research
Microbes and microbiome

Making the invisible visible

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Microbedays – the fun begins December 1

Starting December 1, you can open the first door on our Microbedays calendar, behind which you'll find a microbial-inspired game. The following three Thursdays, you'll be able to open another door, for a new game and a chance to win a prize. Watch this space for more information.

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From challenging samples to reliable insights

Due to the high complexity of microbial samples, they are often challenging to work with. To drive insights into the exciting field of microbiome research and microbial identification, we developed dedicated products along the complete microbial workflow. From sample stabilization and disruption to nucleic acid isolation, NGS, digital PCR, real-time PCR and PCR to digital insights –our kits and technologies support each step in the research process and are optimized for various sample types

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Microbiome FAQs

What is the microbiome?

The microbiome is the community of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and eukaryotes) that can be found inside and on the human and animal body, as well as on plants and in the environment.

What is metagenomics?

Metagenomics, also known as community genomics, is the genetic analysis of microbial communities contained in natural living environments. It enables the analysis of the microbial diversity and ecology of a specific environment. Metagenomics provides scientists with a means to study microbes which cannot be cultured and enables them to better capture the extraordinary diversity present within microbial communities. This is achieved by Next-Generation Sequencing techniques with the ability to analyse thousands of samples in parallel. Scientists can then gain valuable insights to better understand both our own physiology and the systems of the world we live in.