Quality control studies of microbiomics research suggest that this new frontier is littered with potential sources of error and bias. From sample collection to sequencing, the potential for variation at each step in the microbiomics workflow is enormous.
Recognising this need, Cambridge Bioscience has assembled a portfolio of microbiomics products that help address these issues. Our range of products and services span the entire workflow, from streamlined sample collection and preservation, to next-generation sequencing (NGS) library prep and data analysis.
Our partners at Zymo Research have developed microbial community standards which allow scientists to validate and standardise their methods, whilst their DNA/RNA Shield stabilisation solution preserves the genetic integrity and expression profiles of samples at ambient temperatures and completely inactivates infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, & parasites).