EVENT DESCRIPTION/PRESENTATION ABSTRACT:
Standard methods for monitoring microbes (culture media) has been documented in the scientific literature as measuring less than 1% of the total population present in a sample. What techniques are available to the industry to improve the data? Molecular methods like enzymes, ATP, and DNA are quickly coming on scene and each has their unique pros and cons. The talk today will review those methods, and case studies will be provided to show the benefits of each. Highlighted technology will include ATP assay, DNA – qPCR and DNA 16S full sequencing.