microbiology quantification News

  • Beware of microbiology laboratories entering the asbestos testing marketplace

    Be sure to investigate the qualifications of any asbestos laboratory before using them for asbestos analysis. In recent years, the increased awareness of potential health effects of exposure to airborne mold created many testing laboratories that focused solely on mold analysis. Many of these laboratories are now attempting to diversify into the well established asbestos analysis market. The ...


  • P&K microbiology services signs agreement with Regenesis

    P&K Microbiology has signed a licensing agreement with Regenesis to use its CENSUS detection technology consisting of a Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction test (qPCR) for the enumeration of Dehalococcoides bacteria and the identification of a gene (bvcA) for a key enzyme contained within Regenesis’ BioDechlor INOCULUM. Regenesis is a San Clemente, CA company with locations worldwide ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Visit Us At AWWA's 132nd Annual Convention and Exposition!

    Are you attending ACE this year? If so, stop by our booth #16008  and check out our latest innovations in microbiological monitoring and control solutions for the Water Treatment and Distribution sector! The real-time, accurate quantification ...

  • New Harvard Study Confirms the use of N-acetylhexosaminidase to Detect and Estimate Fungal Biomass

    A new study recently published in the Journal of Microbiological Methods discusses the use of fluorometric detection when determining fungal biomass.  The study, “Fluorometric detection and estimation of fungal biomass on cultural heritage materials”, was conducted by the Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • DANVA Recognizes Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water Testing Technology

    Last year, the Danish Water & Wastewater Association (DANVA) concluded an 18 month study of Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water testing methodology which resulted in the recommendation of the method for internal water quality control. DANVA is a national association of water and wastewater utilities who are responsible for 85% of the Danish drinking water supply.     Based on ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Taiwan bureau of food and drug analysis enhances food safety mission with state-of-the-art technologies from waters

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced today that the Taiwan Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis (BFDA) has purchased and installed a total of four Waters ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) Systems and nine Xevo TQ tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers to support its efforts to protect Taiwanese consumers and the country’s food supply by monitoring domestically-produced and imported food sold ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • NPL trials identify improved bioaerosol monitoring technology

    Trials conducted by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have identified improved methodologies for sampling and measuring bioaerosols at composting facilities. Commissioned by Defra, the first project began in 2008 and the results of a larger series of trials will be published later this summer. Background As the UK seeks to reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill, there ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Utilities and Water Companies Turn to Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water Technology

    Water companies and various industries have been increasingly utilizing the BactiQuant®Water method developed by Mycometer to identify bacterial contaminants in water.  The BactiQuant®Water is a relatively new patented method that provides water companies and industry with a rapid method to estimate total bacteria in water samples. The method is well suited for HACCP systems and ...


    By Mycometer

  • Benefits of interdisciplinary approach

    By linking variables from different disciplines, novel insights into water system management can be obtained. This is established by the project Microbiology in Urban Water Systems (MUWS), which aims to characterise the microorganisms found in both potable water distribution systems and sewer networks and described in the latest issue of Drinking Water Engineering and Science. Urban water ...

  • 2014 Henry Darcy Lecture Series offers two lectures involving x-ray tomography

    Oregon State University Associate Professor Dorthe Wildenschild, Ph.D., will offer two lectures in the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation's 2014 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. Wildenschild’s research focuses on physics, chemistry, and microbiology relevant to flow and transport in porous media. The first of her two lectures is titled ...

  • SGS Egypt launch new pesticide residues analysis laboratory

    Realizing the increasing importance and need for monitoring the health & safety of the food supply chain, SGS Egypt has expanded its testing capabilities thus positioning itself as the leading private market provider for these testing services. SGS Egypt celebrated the start up of its Pesticide Residues Analysis Laboratory in Cairo June 22nd 2008 at its head offices in Harraneya, Cairo.  The ...


    By SGS

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