Hach®, a global leader in water analysis and LuminUltra, a global leader in biological diagnostic testing, have partnered to offer the world’s first rapid, on-site testing solution for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The partnership is a direct response to consumer and community need for same-day test results and accessible, cost-efficient solutions.
What is COVID-19 wastewater testing? How does it work, and who can benefit from it? Get answers to questions about this vital early-warning system.
(Halifax, NS) Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in human wastewater, helping to identify the potential presence of the virus quickly and before it can spread. Building on the recent results of a pilot study, the research team has begun to collect… Read More
Like many companies, when we launched our strategic plan in January, we had no idea what the year would hold. We will remember 2020 not only as a year of unprecedented challenges, but of resilience and innovation. In this post, we’ll cover some of the milestones that made this a truly monumental year for LuminUltra…. Read More
A Research Collaboration Between LuminUltra, Dalhousie University and Halifax Water Demonstrates Wastewater Data Is a Powerful Tool in Early Detection and Tracking COVID-19 Prevalence within Communities FREDERICTON, NB, October 21, 2020 – LuminUltra, a Canada-based biotechnology leader and portfolio company of XPV Water Partners, recently filed a patent for the first complete, rapid, and on-site… Read More
Chemical engineer Dave Tracy provides insights into this common question, and provides resources on how to build a testing routine that works for you.
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
Water conservation will be among the most critical issues that mankind faces in the future, and nowhere has this been clearer than Cape Town, South Africa.
Water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) are among the most common pieces of municipal infrastructure. It’s accepted practice for communities of all sizes to treat wastewater in some way before returning it to the environment. As the worldwide focus on issues like water quality and waterborne diseases has increased, so has the attention being paid to… Read More
Using a highly unique solution to a common and sometimes vexing problem, a cocker spaniel and a springer spaniel in Britain are finding leaks in drinking water pipes by using their sensitive noses to sniff out the chlorine in the water. Snipe, a two-year-old cocker spaniel, received months of training from his handlers, who… Read More