Assure Controls, Inc.

Assure Controls to unveil latest in biosensor technology at connect with CONNECT


Source: Assure Controls, Inc.

Assure Controls, Inc. announced that they will unveil the latest in Biosensor Technology at Connect with CONNECT, the QwikLite® 200 Biosensor System. For saltwater, freshwater and sediment samples, the QwikLite 200 Biosensor System uses reliable controls as part of single-use disposable test kits, providing the easy, fast and reliable comparisons — and the only quantifiable result for aquatic biosensors today, the Biological Impact Number. The testing process detects not only the presence, but also indicates the relative severity of harmful contaminants.

Connect with CONNECT is a networking reception which attracts more than 350 leaders from San Diego industries. The event will include demonstrations of innovative technologies developed in San Diego and live music performed by the talented Monarch School steel drum band. The Monarch School provides homeless and at-risk children with an accredited education while caring for their basic needs.

The “QwikLite” technology was exclusively licensed by Assure Controls from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego. This patented technology uses sensitive marine plankton as a biological indicator of toxicity in water and sediment samples. The QwikLite 200 Biosensor System was developed by Assure Controls, and is used to detect environmentally harmful levels of contaminants in environmental risk assessments, effluent discharge compliance requirements, and in routine water monitoring or baseline studies of source waters. Installations of the first commercial QwikLite systems began in 2007 and include EPA projects, river studies, sediment analysis, and water quality monitoring in Chile and China. The QwikLite 200 Biosensor System consists of a laboratory instrument and single use disposable test kits containing packaged bioluminescent marine plankton. The semi-automated testing process uses a touchscreen color display and sensitive optics to measure the reactions of the sensitive plankton when exposed to water samples of uncertain toxicity. This combination greatly improves the quality, reliability and timeliness of critical water safety analysis at a fraction of conventional laboratory methods.

Founded in 2005, Assure Controls is a product development and marketing company with specialized measurement and reporting expertise for environmental water applications. Assure is headquartered in Vista, California with manufacturing and distribution in the U.S. and Hong Kong.

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