ATP test kit News

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Fusarium and other Fungal Contaminants

    Earlier this year, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    The article discussed these findings as a possible source of Fusarium infections in people.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Molds that May Produce Mycotoxins Identified with Home Test Kit

    Many types of mold commonly found growing in wet and damp indoor environments are capable of producing microbial toxins known as mycotoxins.  A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some types of fungi.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more remain to be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Aspergillus and other Fungal Pathogens Identified by Mold Test Kit

    As much of the country has suffered from a prolonged drought, farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for a fungus known as Aspergillus.  Some species of the fungus can produce a fungal toxin called aflatoxin.  Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen which may be more prevalent this year due to the extreme growing conditions.   This fungus is not only a concern for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Index Releases Online Video about Home Test Kits

    Earlier this month, the nation’s leading provider of health-based consumer test kits for analyzing the indoor air quality of homes, schools and places of business released an online video explaining how the kits work.  IAQ Index produced the video to help educate the public about indoor air quality issues.   People spend up to 90% of their time indoors so it’s ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Penicillium and other Fungal Contaminants in Homes, Offices and Schools

    Many people recognize that a type of fungus, known as Penicillium, can produce the antibiotic known as penicillin.  This wonder drug has been responsible for saving countless lives beginning in the 20th century through today.   Far fewer people recognize that Penicillium is also one of the most common fungal contaminants found in buildings that have suffered ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hurricane Sandy Victims Turn to IAQ Test Kit to Identify Mold and Other Indoor Contaminants

    Last week, Hurricane Sandy caused dozens of deaths, power outages and massive flooding that impacted tens of millions of Americans.  Some early reports on the cost of the historic storm estimate property damage to be close to $20 billion.   With cleanup underway, news reports and public health officials have begun to warn people in the impacted areas of health concerns due to the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition Offers Opportunities for Attendees to Learn about IAQ Test Kits

    On February 27th, thousands of members of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) will come together for the Indoor Environment and Energy Expo (IE3).  The event takes place over several days at the Orlando Marriott World Center.   With approximately 2500 people expected to be in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Revolutionary Microbiological Test Kit Enables LuminUltra to Win the 2012 New Brunswick Exporter of the Year Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Revolutionary Microbiological Test Kit Enables LuminUltra to Win the 2012 New Brunswick Exporter of the Year Award Fredericton, N.B. – With almost 75 per cent of its sales driven by customers beyond Canada’s border, it’s not surprising that LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. ...

  • Why More People Now Test the Air in their Homes, Schools and Offices

    During the last twenty years, people have become increasingly concerned about the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Both scientists and the general public have come to understand that many of the building materials, household furnishings and cleaning supplies used everyday can alter the air people breathe and impact their health.   Society has also become increasingly aware of the ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Homes with Children Should be Tested for Mold to Help Prevent Asthma

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2011 A study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows the correlation between mold exposure at a young age and the development of childhood asthma.  The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age”, followed a high-risk group of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • LuminUltra Teams up with a New Distributor!

    LuminUltra Technologies, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has acquired a new European distributor! AQUA-tools, a company based in Paris, France, has acquired the rights to distribute LuminUltra’s products in the European market as well as Africa and the Middle East as of December, 2006. “We are extremely excited about AQUA-tools expanding our presence to these far-reaching markets,” said Pat ...

  • Environmental Technology Company Seeks Agents and Distributors

    LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. is currently looking for qualified agents and distributors in North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. LuminUltra’s ATP test kits represent a revolutionary advancement in the ability to quickly and accurately measure total microbiological activity in any water or wastewater sample, with several built-in advantages over competing test kits. This unique ...

  • LuminUltra Teams up with a New Agent!

    LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has acquired a new United States agent! Manufacturing Automation Corporation, a company based in Princeton, NJ, has acquired the rights to represent LuminUltra’s products in the Eastern United States market as of June 2007 for FDA-regulated manufacturing industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medical Device, Cosmetics, ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • LuminUltra Announces A Newly Formed Partnership with SanEcoTec

    LuminUltra is pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with SanEcoTec to market LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP testing solutions to the Water Treatment and Distribution sector as part of the AVIVE™ water treatment solution. The pairing of LuminUltra’s innovative and practical microbiological testing products with SanEcoTec’s specialized treatment capabilities ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Radon Scrutinized as Illinois General Assembly Passes Two New Bills

    In September, the Chicago Sun-Times published a report about new legislation targeting radon in Illinois.  The Illinois General Assembly had recently passed two bills meant to protect Illinois residents from exposure to radon gas.   One bill requires licensed daycare centers, daycare homes, and group daycare homes to test their property for radon a minimum of once every three ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • LuminUltra Extends its Technologies to the Bioprocessing Sector

    In order to advance the state of technologies for assessment of microorganisms in bio-processing applications, such as wastewater & biosolids treatment, ethanol production, and biogas generation, LuminUltra Technologies Ltd., of Fredericton, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with New Brunswick’s Centre of Excellence in Agricultural and Biotechnological Sciences (CESAB) of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • New Study Finds Formaldehyde Levels in California Daycare Centers Exceed Standards

    Last month, it was reported that researchers from UC Berkeley found that 9 out of 10 California daycare centers exceeded state safety guidelines for formaldehyde.  As part of the study, samples were taken from 40 daycare centers in Alameda and Monterey counties from 2010 and 2011. The California Air Resources Board funded the tests.   This research is of special concern since it ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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