The challenge for Chr. Hansen's screening scientists is to design assays that allow the selection of exactly the right strain for a particular purpose.
High throughput screening methods have been developed for each of the most important properties of bacterial strains. They include:
Most screening is automated using robots specifically designed to handle bacterial samples. One robot recognizes, picks and inoculates large quantities of bacterial colonies, while a custom built liquid handling robot does the actual screening.
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