microorganism detection News

  • Understanding imaging`s role in analysing microorganisms

    A new online resource from particle imaging and analysis instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, USA, provides a storehouse of information detailing how and when to integrate digital imaging in particle analysis, why to consider imaging, and the role of imaging in strengthening the value of particle analyser data, as well as addressing its limitations. Available ...

  • NASA nanotechnology-based biosensor helps detect biohazards

    NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food and other contaminated sources. NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California licensed the biosensor technology to Early Warning Inc., Troy, ...


  • LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater

    LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the only commercial offering that can measure and ...

  • 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

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • Fast and accurate testing of water quality: Research of German ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG state-aided

    The research and development conducted by inge watertechnologies AG within the 'AQUASens' project, receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung-BMBF). In cooperation with Siemens AG, FRIZ Biochem Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik GmbH, the Institut for Waterchemistry and Chemical Balneology of the Technical University of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Testing for Norovirus and Enterovirus is becoming increasingly important and commonplace

    High profile outbreaks associated with the viruses have kept EMSL Analytical scientists busy.Pollution of rivers and recreational waters by sewage and animal fecal waste has led to a number of high profile human gastrointestinal infections in recent years. Many of these same contaminants can be passed from human to human by direct contact with secretions from an infected person or by contacting ...


  • Look Inside The Black Box – Presentations at WEFTEC 2016

    Monitoring and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment processes has been limited by our ability to see into the microbial world of these systems. The primary tool at our disposal is a simple microscope, not unlike microscopes that have been around for more than one hundred years. The microscope is able to give us some very quick information (i.e. filaments, pin floc, protozoans, etc) but ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • UV ballast water treatment close to US approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Municipal markets sales manager appointment

    Fluid Imaging Technologies, USA, has hired Jonathan Dawson, of Pownal, Maine as their new sales manager for municipal markets. His role will be to further develop the application of the FlowCAM, in the municipal markets where the system is used to monitor water quality and the activity of microorganisms in reservoirs and other municipal water facilities. Municipal Markets Sales Manager ...

  • Sale Of First Hanovia UV Water Disinfection System To Chinese Automobile Production Market

    British water disinfection specialist Hanovia has just sold its first UV disinfection system for the Chinese automobile production market. The UV system purifies water used for spray cleaning the vehicles and for electrophoresis dipping water. Situated at the end of the water treatment line and treating a flow rate of 20m3/hour, the Hanovia UV system destroys all water-borne microorganisms ...

  • Invitrogen and IDEXX colaborate to supply advanced technologies for drinking water safety testing

    Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ:IVGN), a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX), a worldwide leader in innovative products and services for veterinary, food and water applications, have entered into a strategic collaboration for the distribution and development of new products for the water testing ...


    By IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria Found to Breathe Iron

    According to R&D Magazine, researchers have discovered that when proteins on the surface of bacteria touch a mineral surface, the bacteria produces an electric current allowing it to breathe iron the way humans breathe oxygen. Researchers believe that by understanding how the bacteria are able to breathe iron, they will be able to use the microbes for cleaning up soil contaminants, trapping ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NREL’s industry growth forum brings together energy innovators

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 25th Industry Growth Forum this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policymakers to Denver. The two-day forum highlighted clean energy industry technology and business developments. In addition to hearing business case presentations from thirty clean energy companies, including eight ...

  • 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. ...

  • EMSL Successfully Participates in Mycotoxin Research Study

    EMSL is proud to announce their successful participation in a global, inter-laboratory mycotoxin study. EMSL was one of only five laboratories in the United States invited to take part in this important research. During this study a proficiency test (PT) was performed for the simultaneous determination of 11 mycotoxins in corn using LC-MS/MS. Mycotoxins included aflatoxin B1, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Contributes to the Discovery of a New Fungal Species

    EMSL scientist, Dr. Zelijko Jurjevic, and colleague Stephen W. Peterson from the USDA, Peoria, IL, have contributed to the discovery of a new fungal species known as Talaromyces columbinus sp. nov., a potential human pathogen. Talaromyces columbinus has previously been reported as a causal organism in certain human lung infections under the name Penicillium ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

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