An introduction to
Newly established, DNATraccia is a Canadian biotechnology company, focused on: (i) improving turnover, (ii) increasing productivity, (iii) expediting a decision making, (iv) assuring production quality, and (v) lowering economic burden of bio-based industries.
An affordable tool for biological quality assurance
We develop DNA tracers against the individual microorganisms of your choosing, at the species or genus level, and package them into a premixed solution. Simply add the extracted DNA sample and create a reaction via a thermal cycler (PCR machine*). The product being visualized easily via DNA electrophoresis*.
Our DNA tracers have been developed to: (i) be ready-to-use upon arrival, (ii) have a straightforward procedure, (iii) target a specific organism, (iv) serve as a quick diagnosis, (v) have a long shelf-life at ambient temperatures. In addition to this, it is tailor-made, while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and precision.
They can be used to monitor the production quality of beneficial microorganisms, and to detect unwanted or contaminated products that occur during their manufacturing process.
DNATraccia's tracers are intended for RESEARCH USE ONLY!
*Both PCR machine and DNA electrophoresis system are sold separately.
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"PERSONALIZED MICROBIAL DIAGNOSTICS (PMG)"
Personalized Microbial Diagnostics (PMG) are beneficial for industries in agriculture, aquaculture, raising of livestock, healthcare, and environmental bioremediation. Here are scenarios for PMG:
IMAGE to the RIGHT: Schematic diagrams for the use of Targeted DNA-based Diagnostics in agriculture.
(1) Fertile versus infertile soil.
(1.1.) A method of treating infertile soil is adding known soil probiotic. Monitoring the treatment can be done by detection of the probiotics' DNA overtime. If the reserves are depleted, or otherwise undetectable, probiotic re-treatment is necessary.
(1.2.) If in their possession, farmers can take advantage of beneficial microbes from fertile soil that have proven themselves to have high crop yields. Predominant microbes, that are culturable, are purified, identified and mass produced. DNA tracers are used against those microbes, and are made and applied as a Targeted DNA-based Diagnostics.
(2) Unhealthy versus healthy crops. Often crops that are unhealthy are in such condition because of an infection by pathogens. Typically, these crops must be discarded and its soil treated to eliminate the pathogens present in the soil. A viable treatment is to utilize bio-antagonistic microorganisms, beneficial microbes that can suppress the growth of, or kill, the pathogen. Targeted DNA-based diagnostics are used to tightly monitor the bio-antagonistic microbes, and If they’re depleted, re-treatment of the soil is necessary.
Even industrial scale production use targeted DNA-based Diagnostics to monitor growth during the manufacturing of probiotics.