End-to-end service for monitoring antibiotic resistance

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Biosecurity intelligence platform

Antibiotic resistance challenges us to unite across sectors, requiring solutions that can enable action within various industries. Resistomap meets this need with our cutting-edge biosecurity intelligence platform, designed to transform complex genetic data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) into actionable insights. Tailored to a variety of industry needs, our platform offers a seamless blend of user-friendly tools and in-depth scientific analysis. With Resistomap, navigating the complexities of antibiotic resistance becomes straightforward, empowering you to take decisive action.

Molecular analysis tailored for you

Recognizing the challenges that professionals outside the fields of microbiology face in understanding how their operations affect antibiotic resistance, we have carefully curated the most helpful visuals to make the data actionable. Our service is designed to provide comprehensive monitoring solutions, helping you understand the resistance profiles of your area and mitigate worrisome trends within your operations before they risk contributing to resistance hotspots developing.

Global database

Consistent and dependable monitoring is key to understanding and combating antibiotic resistance effectively. Our platform facilitates the integration of sample data from various projects and locations, making comparisons effortless. Additionally, access to our global resistance database and index allows you to compare antibiotic resistance profiles in your area against regional baselines, providing deeper insights. This comprehensive approach ensures you have the tools necessary for thorough quantitative analysis, enhancing your ability to make informed decisions.

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How it works

Access the most sophisticated tools for monitoring environmental antimicrobial resistance

Sampling Kit & Shipping

We specialize in analyzing environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect antibiotic and bacterial pathogens from any type of environmental sample, ensuring a seamless process from beginning to end. Our services include comprehensive support, professional guidance, provision of sampling kits, and coordination of sample shipment to our Helsinki lab for detailed analysis.

DNA extraction

Customers have the option to use their own DNA extraction methods or take advantage of our DNA extraction service. Our application of advanced, standardized procedures ensures high-quality DNA from environmental samples. Furthermore, all extracted DNA is quality-controlled to ensure standardized and precise analysis.

Selecting target genes

We have a total of 620 published primer sets for detecting and quantifying up to 384 genes in parallel in one measurement using the SmartChip qPCR. We also offer expert consultation on gene selection, backed by our global database of regional resistance profiles. This ensures targeted gene selection, with the optional possibility to customize the target genes.

HT-qPCR Smartchip analysis

We make use of the advanced SmartChip qPCR system with high throughput capabilities, which enables precise and extensive quantification of antibiotic resistance genes  in eDNA samples. This system offers flexibility to analyse DNA in a range of configurations between 12 genes in 128 samples, up to 384 genes in 4 samples.

Biosecurity intelligence platform

Results are promptly delivered within 10 working days via our advanced biosecurity intelligence platform. This enables comprehensive visualisation of data across samples and projects over time, facilitates comparison with global benchmarks, and supports critical decision-making in environmental management or for accessing specific gene copy number data.

Robust monitoring and evaluation are needed in order to measure progress towards the delivery of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (GAP) objectives, and help identify key achievements and persisting gaps across human, animal, plant, food, and environment sectors in efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Monitor antibiotic resistance with our cutting-edge technology

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Find answers to the most common questions about our monitoring service process, gene selection, DNA concentrations and other important information.

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Which genes do you measure? Can we choose the target genes?

In each chip analysis, we can measure up to 384 genes, including 16S rRNA gene (positive control); antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) targeting aminoglycoside, amphenicol, beta lactam, florphenicol, multidrug efflux-pump, macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (MLSB), trimethoprim, tetracycline, vancomycin; genes targeting other antibacterials such as nisin, bacitracin, antiseptic, mercury; and genes that are associated with mobile genetic elements (MGEs) and integrons.

Yes, you can customise the target genes with an extra customisation fee. The customisation options for chip analysis are: 296 Genes: 5 Samples; 248 Genes: 6 Samples; 216 Genes: 8 Samples; 144 Genes: 12 Samples; 120 Genes: 14 Samples; 96 Genes: 18 Samples; 80 Genes: 21 Samples; 72 Genes: 24 Samples; 54 Genes: 32 Samples; 48 Genes: 36 Samples; 36 Genes: 48 Samples; 24 Genes: 72 Samples; and 12 Genes: 128 Samples. You can choose the target genes based on over 600 previously validated primer sets that are available in our database from the the ARG selection sheet that we will send you separately.

What services do you offer?

In Resistomap we provide antibiotic resistance monitoring services starting from sampling to the final analysis of the SmartChip qPCR results.

How long is the analysis process?

We deliver analysis results within 10 working days. For three or more chips, the analysis process may take longer.

Do you detect pathogens?

Yes, at the moment we have 18 primer sets available to target certain taxonomy group of bacteria and pathogens.

Which sample types do you accept?

We accept all types of samples, e.g., soil, sediment, sludge, manure, stool, meat, tissue, swabs, river, lake, wastewater, and seawater.

Are you working in LMICs?

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