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Hurricane Irma: One for the Record Books

  Hurricanes are fantastically powerful events. Watching Hurricane Irma churn across the Northern Caribbean and up the west coast of Florida certainly puts the awesome power of wind and water into perspective. Storms like this one are devastating for the unfortunate people who find themselves in the way. One of the most damaging elements of… Read More

Fighting the BC wildfires

  For many countries in the northern hemisphere, summertime is wildfire season. If you live in Canada, and you’ve been watching the news coming out of the British Columbia (BC) interior since mid-June, you know that a dangerous combination of wind, low humidity and lightning has started hundreds of fires that have burned huge swaths… Read More

Hello, LuminUltra’s new office space

  From editor: The amoebas are getting comfortable in the new office space and enjoying the views of Fredericton. Take a look. Gigantic Amoeba is preparing his meeting from outside of the new boardroom ↓ Gigantic Amoeba is admiring the view of the St. John river ↓

It is the journey, not the destination
[Series 7/7]

  Having been part of LuminUltra since its inception puts me in a unique position to comprehensively reflect on what this company has achieved.  When I think back to LuminUltra’s beginnings, I recall my father Phil (LuminUltra’s original President) remarking to me what a wonderful opportunity this could turn out to be for myself and… Read More

LuminUltra recognized for innovative drinking water technology [News Release]

  FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA – June 23, 2017 – LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, has been awarded a 2017 Water’s Next Award for its drinking water technologies. Company president Pat Whalen, winner of the 2016 Water’s Next Award for his business achievements, was a finalist for the 2017… Read More

Finding the better way to do it
[Series 5/7]

  Innovate or die – this is a quote (originally from Peter Drucker, credited as the “founder of modern management”) that you see or hear in everything from movies to motivational posters to editorials these days.  Our civilization has never witnessed innovation at the rate that we see today, as demonstrated by the rapid rise… Read More

Flexibility is the key to stability
[Series 4/7]

  The genesis of LuminUltra was to construct an ATP-based test kit for quantifying biomass in wastewater treatment bioreactors.  This is where we focused our research efforts from the mid 90’s to the mid-2000’s, as well as the entirety of our commercial efforts from 2003-05.  Though we knew for certain that this would be a… Read More

Working together for mutual success
[Series 3/7]

  In today’s world, the only time you are truly disconnected is when you are on an airplane without Wi-Fi or when you are sleeping.  We are so deeply interconnected on so many levels that it is sometimes hard to tell where one individual ends and another begins.  Regardless of your views on this topic,… Read More

Commitment is an act, not a word
[Series 2/7]

  What is commitment?  Commitment is living up to the promises that you make to your customers, your colleagues, your friends, and family.  There are few things more satisfying in life than living up to a commitment on time – or even better, over-delivering on your commitment.  Conversely, there is no more sure-fire way to… Read More

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