Microbiologics--a global provider of biological controls--has partnered with Charles River Laboratories to provide Accugenix® microbial identification and strain typing services for the company’s Custom Solutions division. Microbiologics’ Custom Solutions division provides environmental isolate preservation and manufacturing services to support food companies (among other industries) in meeting compliance regulations for microbial testing. Charles River--a provider of innovative solutions for early-stage drug research and development--specializes in bacterial and fungal identification and strain typing of environmental isolates using the latest sequence-based and MALDI-TOF technologies.

Microbiologics Custom Solutions will now include complimentary AccuGENX-ID® microbial identification and strain typing services. Customers will receive complete DNA sequencing reports and each sample is compared to the validated Accugenix library, the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-date database for environmental isolates. This solution provides the customer with higher accuracy of identification, a critical element in environmental monitoring programs.