Portable and Rapid
eDNA assays no matter
where you are.
and diagnostics in the field
What if you could detect animals, pests, pathogens, bacteria or viruses based solely on their DNA. A revolution in ecology and biosecurity has arrived, and it’s set to change how rare and invasive species are monitored around the world. With the Genie® III, the gold standard in portable DNA/RNA amplification platforms, you can can now undertake fast, cost-effective and accurate on-site surveillance of any target species.
Whether it s an early warning system for dangerous pest or pathogen you need, or would just like to know if a rare species is present in a particular location, with the Genie® III platform you can now take the laboratory to the field and undertake robust and accurate environmental DNA (eDNA) assessments on-site. No need to collect and transport samples back to the laboratory anymore. With results in under 30 minutes, you can now get on with doing what's important - your job
The utility of eDNA?
Rare and threatened species detection
All living organisms, regardless of their size are constantly releasing trace amounts of DNA into their environment. DNA from skin cells, eggs, hair, or even waste products are released, and once in the environment, can persist for varying lengths of time, depending on biotic or abiotic factors. Water, soil or plant material can be collected and analysed for eDNA. Even in low concentrations, eDNA analysis can be a reliable tool for species detection, making it especially useful at detecting threatened or rare species.
Routine microbial monitoring of water using bacteroides
Managers of recreational waterways and water supply assets are increasingly concerned with health risks associated with human faecal contamination. Currently Escherichia coli and Enterococci sp. are the main indicators used to assess whether waters are safe for recreational activities or for drinking. However, they can only generally indicate that there is possibly faecal pollution originating from warm blooded animals, and do not specifically indicate the presence of human faecal contamination, which is of major concern from a human health perspective. Recent advances in molecular technology have resulted in the development of several human- and animal-specific genetic markers for Bacteroides. These methods have the potential not only to identify faecal contamination but also to discriminate between sources of contamination. These targeted indicator bacteria can now be amplified in the field using the latest molecular detection systems, allowing water managers to rapidly and accurately source what animals are contributing to the faecal contamination and consequently better predicting human health implications.