Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc

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Services

  • Environmental Services

    We are USDA certified to receive soil and groundwater samples from all over the world, including restricted areas in the southeastern United States. Typically, clients are provided sterile containers to collect soil and/or groundwater samples, and they ship them via overnight express mail in coolers packed with blue-ice. Our laboratory annually analyzes thousands of samples and issues hundreds of reports with full raw data appendix, with 100% on-time delivery.

  • Air Quality Testing Services

    Air Quality Testing Services

    Air Pollution, Odor Treatment, and Indoor Air Testing; VOCs and odor-causing compounds can be remedied using various air biotreatment systems. Typical bioreactor based systems, such as biofilters and biotrickling filters, operate most efficiently if the interaction of the microbial populations, microbial catalysts, and bioreactor designs are fully characterized.

  • Biochemistry and Lab-on-a-Chip Services

    Biochemistry and Lab-on-a-Chip Services

    We perform a wide array of biochemical assays in support of our microbiological and natural product services. We can work with you to provide enzyme or protein determinations to meet your needs. We have the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer instrument which enables us to mee a variety of requirements.

  • Biodegradation Analyses Services

    Biodegradation Analyses Services

    Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. has developed several tests for determining if and how well bioremediation can occur at your site.

  • Biofeasibility Assay Services

    Biofeasibility Assay Services

    One of the most frequently requested set of tests is the Bioremediation Feasibility Series. It is a straight forward series of analyses that provide an objective evaluation of a site for bioremediation. The flow-chart shows the progression of tests as they are performed.

  • Bioremediation Monitoring Services

    Bioremediation Monitoring Services

    We provide information on biological treatments whether used alone or in the combination with chemical and physical treatments. As an example we cite the following as a guide in bioremediation treatments---processes which use component microorganisms and the enzymes they produce to transform or degrade contaminants found in groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment, and sludges. Biological treatment processes include bioreactors, biofilters, ponds...

  • Custom Kinetic Growth and Growth Inhibition Assays Services

    Custom Kinetic Growth and Growth Inhibition Assays Services

    The Kinetics Study uses the 96 well microliter plate, containing a tetrazolium dye that darkens proportionately to the metabolic activity of the strain. The kinetic plate is put into the microplate reader immediately after preparation. The optical density of the wells is then read every 10 minutes for 18 hours. Each reading is automatically plotted to create a growth curve. Comparisons of curves from wells with nutrients to the control wells gives...

  • Microbial Genetics & Vector Construction Services

    Microbial Genetics & Vector Construction Services

    In the electroporation process, the bacteria are mixed with DNA and briefly exposed to a strong electric field. It is important that the recipient cells first be washed extensively in buffer with very low ionic strength such as distilled water. The buffer usually also contains a nonionic solute such as glycerol to prevent osmotic shock. The brief electric fields across the cellular membranes might created artificial pores of H2O lined by phospholipid...

  • Microcosm Treatability Services

    Microcosm Treatability Services

    We recommend microcosm studies generally only when one must provide site specific chemical degradation rates or when there is considerable skepticism about the biodegradation of contaminant materials. Skeptics should first be directed to the unequivocal evidence found in the literature that biodegradation of fuel hydrocarbons does occur under natural conditions. Several of the many available references may be provided upon request. If more evidence of...

  • Phytoremediation Services

    Phytoremediation Services

    The contaminant type and rate of inorganic and metal ion uptakes are influenced by the rhizosphere bacteria populating the roots of plants selected for phytoremediation. Exploring the root zone mechanisms and discovering what has impacted the compounds are keys to successful phytoremediation. Our custom kinetic assays can document the microbial changes and permit the evaluation of the enzymatic and microbial degradation components of the plant root...

  • Quantitative Real-Time PCR (qPCR)

    Quantitative Real-Time PCR (qPCR)

    DNA technology has initiated a new era in environmental microbiology. Nucleic acid based methods provide specific, sensitive detection of microorganisms from a variety of environments. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is possible through the combined use of specialized PCR reagents (e.g., TaqMan) and refined instrumentation. This advance is particularly useful in environmental microbiology because the population size - the amount of a particular organism - can...

  • Repetitive Sequence-Based PCR (repPCR)

    Repetitive Sequence-Based PCR (repPCR)

    Prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes contain dispersed repetitive sequences separating longer single-copy DNA sequences. Interspersed repetitive sequences are characterized as relatively short (usually less than 500 bp), non-coding, dispersed elements in bacterial genomes. Current data supports that repetitive DNA comprises a substantial portion of the microbial genomes. rep-PCR primers complement these repetitive sequences and allow for specific...

  • Water and Wastewater Testing Services

    Water and Wastewater Testing Services

    We provide our customers with the most up to date knowledge and technologies for effective biological wastewater treatment. Environmental compliance which is cost effective and combined with expert planning and rapid response can save your company millions of dollars in product costs and legal liability.