Empowering real-world solutions driven by genomic insights for industry


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Explore how genomics is being used across industries and how ELDA can help you

Oil & Gas

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Identify and mitigate microbially induced corrosion in your oil and gas infrastructure with our advanced genomic analysis. Our service precisely pinpoints MIC sources, enhancing asset longevity and operational safety.

Clinical Genomics

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Our specialist bacterial identification service uses metagenomic sequencing to detected bacterial DNA in clinical specimens, enabling the broad detection of various pathogens without specific targeting. This technique is especially valuable in diagnosing challenging conditions like  where the infectious cause is suspected but remains undetected by conventional methods. 

The assay offered by Enfer Medical is the llumina, CovidSeq assay for patients with PCR confirmed COVID-19 infection. The amplicon-based next generation amplicon sequencing (NGS) assay leverages a modified version of the publicly available ARTIC multiplex PCR protocol to help identify novel strains of SARS-CoV-2.  The service is clinically validated for nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs with detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Discover the unique factors shaping your gut microbiome’s diversity with our microbiome sequencing test. Leveraging the power of Next-generation Sequencing, our microbiome test offers a comprehensive survey of your gut’s microbial genomes, including unculturable organisms, to provide a deeper understanding of your gut health.


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Ensure the highest standards of safety and quality in your biopharma products with our comprehensive sterile and non-sterile testing. Our genomic analysis detects and monitors microbial presence, guaranteeing product integrity.

Leverage our advanced genomic technologies for precise identification and typing of microorganisms. This service is essential for pathogen characterization, aiding in drug development and ensuring batch-to-batch consistency.

Track & Trace

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Optimise the safety and compliance of your  manufacture environment with our specialised environmental monitoring service. Utilising pathogen genomic analysis, we precisely track and manage microbial activity to prevent contamination risks in critical processes. This targeted approach is crucial for maintaining the stringent cleanliness and quality standards.

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While reference genomes are invaluable, they may not always provide the complete picture for a specific organism. In this study, we showcased the power of integrating both long and short-read sequencing technologies to generate de-novo reference genomes. Specifically, we applied this approach to 22 S. cerevisiae yeast strains, including 16 from the Guinness collection and 6 from historical Irish brewing. This enabled us to accurately trace the origins of the Guinness yeast back to 1903, revealing its unique genetic identity separate from other historical Irish yeasts. Our findings illustrate that combining these two sequencing methods can offer a more detailed and precise understanding of your strain of interest.

The origins of the Guinness stout yeast

The present yeast used to make Guinness stout brewed in Dublin, Ireland, can be traced back to 1903, but its origins are unknown. Using Illumina and Nanopore sequencing to generate whole-genome sequencing data the origins of the Guinness yeast were determined with a SNP-based analysis, demonstrating that the Guinness strains occupy a distinct group separate from other historical Irish brewing yeasts.

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Our specialist pathogen and contaminant identification service plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity, quality, and safety of various industries.

Microorganism Identification

Specialist microorganism identification service

By identifying potential risks and sources of contamination, we empower our clients to take proactive measures to ensure high-quality process, production, and product safety. 

Clinical SARS-COV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequence analysis of SARS-CoV-2

Since 2021, our experienced team has been a reliable partner of the HSE in the crucial task of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing. In collaboration with Enfer Medical, Ireland’s leading clinical diagnostic laboratory, we have streamlined the process for rapid and precise Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of SARS-CoV-2 clinical samples. Our efficient analysis of COVID-19 sequencing data enabled effective monitoring of the pandemic, focusing on the detection of significant variants and tracking the virus’s evolution in our population. Working alongside the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, we consistently provided up-to-date genomic insights on the circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains in Ireland.

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Genomic Analytics

Sequencing of proprietary organisms

Map out the genetic structure of your production organism, crucial for IP protection and security of your asset. Delving deeper, we unravel the complex relationship between genotype and product phenotype. Our expertise lies in matching the intricacies of genetic makeup with the observable traits that define a product to ensure complete characterisation of your high value resource. 

Let the DNA tell its story

Through utilising our cutting-edge technologies and advanced analysis capabilities, we link genotype and phenotype by analysing from the nucleic acid to protein level. This scrutinisation of the genetic code deciphers the blueprint that shapes the characterisation of a product.

What's in your environment?

With our advanced sequencing technologies and analytical expertise, we characterise the microorganism profile of your environment.

sequencing & Identification

Sequencing & genetic similarity analysis

Uncovering important insights into the resistance and persistence of microorganisms in your industry before they expose you. 


Bioinformatic analysis

Development of methods and tools to interrogate and interpret complex sequence data.  

The powerhouse of data analysis

Bioinformatic analysis is the backbone of our genomic exploration. With cutting-edge computational methods utilising high-performance computing, we extract valuable insights from the sea of genomic data. From DNA sequencing to transcriptomics and beyond, we employ bioinformatic techniques to decipher the language of life and harness its potential.