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Tony Cundell <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 1 May 2006 16:28:14 -0400
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I contributed to the discussion of this issue in my recent publication 
"Microbial Identification Strategies in the Pharmaceutical Industry" in the 
March/April 2006 PDA Journal

Tony Cundell
Scarsdale, NY

>From: "Bacon, Jennifer" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [PMFLIST] Anyone doing all of their microbial IDs using 
>genetic techniques?
>Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 11:00:19 -0400
>Not entirely. We use sequencing only if we need an ID for special
>circumstances ONLY (as in we cannot ID with any other system). Expense
>is the biggest factor in this decision and biochem systems have
>satisfied our needs consistently. For sequencing you need to provide the
>contract lab with a pure isolate and sometime we have run into problems
>with the ID anyway. Of course vendors endorse their systems. If they
>didn't they wouldn't have a job for very long. I don't see a shift
>anytime soon, at least not until the problems have been worked out.

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