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  • EMSL Analytical Introduces New Easy To Use Bed Bug Test Kit

    EMSL Analytical has created a bed bug testing kit to simplify the process of bed bug identification for pest control professionals. Our new testing kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for taking samples of the suspected pests, making it easy to detect and identify bed bugs. Bed bugs feed exclusively on warm-blooded animals, including human, typically when they sleep. They have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The DelAgua Kit Range

    The DelAgua Kit was developed in 1985 in conjunction with Oxfam. Used in over 150 countries, the DelAgua Kit is robust, reliable and designed to monitor the quality of drinking water at source. There are 6 different models of the DelAgua Testing Kit: ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • 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

  • Mold Test Kit Helps Tropical Storm Debby Victims Identify Fungal Contaminants

    Last week, Tropical Storm Debby left close to 2 feet of rain in parts of Florida as it slowly made its way across the state.  Neighboring states also received heavy rains and many areas hardest hit also experienced strong winds, flooding and even tornadoes.   As people begin repairing property damage from the storm they need to keep in mind that mold can begin growing in an indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Drinking Water Safety Testing: Building on its success in the developing world, UK based DelAgua Water Testing Ltd have expanded their portfolio

    Originally developed in 1985 in conjunction with OXFAM by Professor Barry Lloyd at the University of Surrey, The DelAgua water testing kit has provided assurance of safe drinking water for millions of people in over 130 countries worldwide and is routinely used for water safety monitoring in rural areas as well as in disaster relief situations, even in the most remote and difficult to access ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • World Bank Event on Water Quality Testing to Review Everything You Wanted to Know About Managing Water Safety

    The World Bank has organized an informative event, “Water Quality Testing: Everything You Always Wanted to Know for Managing Water Safety.” Dr. Mark Sobsey, an internationally renowned expert on water quality, is the speaker. The event is on October 5, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. All individuals interested in water, sanitation and hygiene are ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • 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.

  • A new look for LuminUltra

    The highly anticipated release of our enhanced customer orientated website is finally upon us, with added features designed to illustrate how LuminUltra provides the optimal solution for any municipal or industrial application desiring better control of microbial growth. We have incorporated a number of new items into our website that make your introduction to and routine use of our products ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • 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

  • Rebuilding Begins after Hurricane Irene Leaves a Path of Destruction

    In the past week, Hurricane Irene impacted the lives of millions of Americans.  Evacuations were ordered along the coastline from North Carolina through New England.  The historic storm left a path of destruction as it caused flooding from heavy rains and tidal surges.  Strong winds across the region damaged properties and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of area ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water Damaged Properties Can Result in Building Occupant Illnesses

    Countless schools, businesses and homes have suffered water damage due to heavy rains, flooding or plumbing problems at some point.  After a water damaging event occurs, one of the first tasks a tenant or property owner faces is drying out the building.    Many people are not aware that water damage can not only result in damaged belongings and possible structural damage, but also ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Charm Sciences Announces Mycotoxin Reference Materials

    Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of naturally contaminated Mycotoxin Reference Materials, for aflatoxin, DON (vomitoxin), fumonisin, ochratoxin, and zearalenone, at various concentrations in wheat and corn. Many organizations implement a quarterly mycotoxin check program to verify equipment and document proficiency testing of their technicians. Reference materials are an ...


    By PRWeb

  • IAQ Complaints in the Office Often Caused by More than One Issue

    Millions of Americans spend 8 or more hours of their day in office buildings across the nation.  As the public has come to recognize the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ) for their health, comfort and productivity, its importance has grown in recent years.   Unfortunately, not all office workers breathe good air while on the job.  Many office buildings have a number of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Concerns Worry Many Parents as Children Return Back to School

    In many parts of the country, children have already begun the new school year while others are enjoying a few final weeks of vacation.  During the summer months many classrooms sat empty while some school districts used the break to conduct renovation and remodeling activities in the empty classrooms.   Some of these vacant rooms experienced water leaks and moisture intrusion from heavy ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

    The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Invisible Sentinel Announces Product Launch of Its Foodborne Pathogen Specific Monoclonal Antibodies

    Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today the availability of a suite of monoclonal antibodies specific for the four most prevalent bacterial foodborne pathogens. The antibodies detect E.coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter jejuni, and are available for purchase on ...


    By Marketwire

  • Bruker Daltonics Announces Another US Regulatory Milestone

    Since its European launch in 2007, the MALDI Biotyper has revolutionized microbiology testing by providing identification results in minutes versus hours or days for phenotypic methods.  The high-throughput MALDI Biotyper CA System can identify 192 isolates in about an ...


    By Bruker Corporation

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