The Forsyth Institute last week launched its Microbial Identification Microarray Service for the rapid identification of bacterial species in clinical samples.
The first component of the service offering, the Human Oral Microbe Identification Microarray, allows the simultaneous detection of about 300 of the most prevalent oral bacterial species in a single hybridization.
Researchers can use this service to compare bacterial associations in health versus disease, monitor the effects of therapy on oral ecology, and perform microbial perturbation studies, Forsyth said.
The service is available to researchers from academic institutions as well as private corporations. Users can submit DNA isolated from clinical samples and receive an online comprehensive analysis and report.