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New Insights by Dr Hanan R. Shehata
Senior Scientist at Purity-IQ and featured Probiota Pioneer 2023 at Probiotas Americas
What are the most reliable methods for probiotic identification and enumeration? Dr. Hanan Shehata’s presentation will explain the methods developed by her team. Compared to traditional plate count methods, viability PCR methods are robust, accurate, provide enumeration to the strain level and offer shorter time to results.
As lead author, Dr. Shehata’s work was published in Frontiers in Microbiology. The study explains the method development for the strain-specific identification and enumeration of strain L. paracasei 8700:2.
“As this PCR method is strain specific, this methodology can identify and enumerate individual strains in multi-strain products,” says Dr. Shehata. “It can be used as a cost-effective testing method for both brand owners and manufacturers alike.”
Dr. Hanan Shehata is a Senior Scientist at Purity-IQ with over 15 years of experience in microbiology and molecular biology research and has published over 25 original research manuscripts. Her ground-breaking work revolves around designing and validating PCR-based methods for strain-specific identification and enumeration, which are crucial aspects of probiotic research and authentication; a passion she has pursued for over 6 years.
Don’t miss her presentation at Probiota Americas: June 14 to 16, 2023.
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