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2020 07 Blog Wastewater

Using Wastewater to Detect SARS-CoV-2

New details about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, seem to emerge daily. Expanded Testing Requirements A concerning but important finding is that viable virus can be recovered from pre-symptomatic individuals several days before symptoms appear – as well as from asymptomatic individuals. This highlights the need for effective surveillance and contact tracing programs, which include identifying and testing asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals, to prevent further spread. While contact tracing will always require clinical testing for those who’ve… Read More

What you need to know about COVID-19 and disinfection

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the spotlight on how we clean and disinfect our environment. Special consideration is often made for objects deemed to be ‘high touch’ surfaces – this includes doorknobs, handrails, and various other items that we interact within our daily lives. As we return to shared spaces, there will be an increased need to… Read More

Environmental monitoring for the fight against COVID-19

While much of the COVID-19 response to date has been focused on human-to-human transmission of the virus, largely unaddressed to date are the ongoing risks of environmental transmission and the role of environmental monitoring to understand the health of both facilities and people.  What is environmental monitoring? Many will be familiar now with the human testing protocol employed by most countries around the… Read More

Validating disinfection for SARS-CoV-2 in a senior living facility

Note from the Author: This white paper resulted from a collaboration between LuminUltra, IWC Environmental Solutions, and Source Molecular. SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is highly contagious and has been shown to remain viable on surfaces for several days after exposure depending on the surface material.   This is particularly alarming as the asymptomatic infection rate has… Read More

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LuminUltra Will Supply 500,000 COVID-19 Tests per Week to Canadian Government

April 15th, 2020 Fredericton, New Brunswick – Canadian biotechnology leader LuminUltra today announced that it will provide 500,000 urgently needed COVID-19 tests per week to the Canadian federal government for use across Canada. In his press conference earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that New Brunswick-based LuminUltra is ramping up its production capacity to… Read More

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