Development of a portable on-site applicable metagenomic data generation workflow for enhanced pathogen and antimicrobial resistance surveillance
Rapid, accurate and comprehensive diagnostics are essential for outbreak prevention and pathogen surveillance. Real-time, on-site metagenomics on miniaturized devices, such as Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION sequencing, could provide a promising approach. However, current sample preparation protocols often require substantial equipment and dedicated laboratories, limiting their use. In this study, we developed a rapid on-site applicable DNA extraction and library preparation approach for nanopore sequencing, using portable devices.
Our method may provide a rapid, widely-applicable approach for microbial detection and surveillance in a variety of on-site settings.
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