Versatile approaches to meet your needs

Whether you are performing sequencing for discovery, characterization, or routine bacterial identification, Life Technologies provides trusted solutions for microbial sequencing.


Microbial sequencing is performed for a diverse set of applications, such as microbial identification, environmental monitoring, pathogen detection, and routine testing of materials for bacterial contamination. Life Technologies sequencing platforms provide the capability and flexibility to accommodate your microbial sequencing needs–from routine microbial identification with the MicroSEQ® system for Sanger Sequencing on the Applied Biosystems® 3500 Genetic Analyzer, to the Ion PGM™ System for microbial genome sequencing and 16S rRNA sequencing typically in less than 1 day.

Microbial Identification by Ion Torrent™ Next-Generation Sequencing

Whole Genome Microbial Sequencing with the Ion PGM™ System

Sequence microbial genomes typically in under 1 day, with 400 bp sequencing for long, accurate reads on the Ion PGM™ System.

Microbial Typing with the Ion PGM™ System

The Ion PGM™ System has a proven history of success at pathogen detection for disease surveillance and outbreak response, providing speed and affordability when it is needed most.

Bacterial Typing with the Ion PGM™ System
Influenza Typing with the Ion PGM™ System

Microbial Identification by Sanger Sequencing

The MicroSEQ® Rapid Microbial Identification System with Applied Biosystems® 3500 Genetic Analyzer provides genotypic bacterial identification based on the 16S rRNA gene. Get superior accuracy, an easy workflow, and results typically in less than 5 hours.

MicroSEQ® Rapid Microbial Identification System Featuring the 3500 Genetic Analyzer

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