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The importance of testing cruise ships for Legionella

The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant shutdowns and reductions in commercial and travel activities. As people began working from home, office buildings operated at substantially reduced capacity, meaning that... Read More

Webinar

Legionella testing: Accurate results in under 2 hours with qPCR

What if you could test for Legionella on-site and know if it was present in less than two hours? Now you can. Sign up for our free webinar to... Read More

Article

Wastewater epidemiology for the fight against COVID-19

Wastewater epidemiology gives health authorities the tools they need to pinpoint which communities are most affected and to make informed, science-based decisions about next steps, like targeted clinical testing.... Read More

Article

LuminUltra named 2021 Company of the Year by Water Canada

FREDERICTON, NB, June 16, 2021 – LuminUltra has been named “2021 Company of the Year” by Water Canada’s Water’s Next awards program, which recognizes individuals, projects, and technologies that... Read More

Webinar

COVID-19 wastewater testing: Why it matters, how it works and how to get started

Wastewater surveillance testing offers rapid, non-invasive insight into the health of communities, workplaces and other institutions. With proven capability to provide early warning of infection, COVID-19 wastewater testing is... Read More

Case Study

Using 2nd Generation ATP® to perform wastewater process audits

After a 3-day audit using 2nd Generation ATP, multiple opportunities for process improvement were identified. The results allowed operators to take immediate same-day action. This audit was successful in... Read More

COVID-19

Webinar

COVID-19 wastewater testing: Why it matters, how it works and how to get started

Wastewater surveillance testing offers rapid, non-invasive insight into the health of communities, workplaces and other institutions. With proven capability to provide early warning of infection, COVID-19 wastewater testing is... Read More

Article

The non-invasive COVID-19 test keeping employees safe

This article was previously published on InfectionControl.tips. Since December 2019, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has spread across the world, wreaking havoc on a global scale that has devastated economies... Read More

Article

#MadeInCanada: How COVID-19 Shaped Our Business

When we started 2020, we were a global biotechnology leader developing rapid, portable, and accurate microbial monitoring solutions focused on the water sector. Today, we’ve expanded our product line... Read More

Clinical Diagnostics

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Antigen vs. Antibody vs. qPCR: FAQ about tests for COVID-19

It’s more important than ever to be aware of the tests used in public health responses to viral outbreaks. In this post, we’ll discuss antigen, antibody, and PCR tests... Read More

Webinar

LuminUltra’s COVID-19 Clinical Testing Solutions

Webinar on demand LuminUltra’s COVID-19 clinical testing solutions In the midst of a global pandemic, widespread clinical testing is essential. Yet, increasing testing capacity has been an ongoing challenge.... Read More

Article

Introducing our complete COVID-19 clinical solution

LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. is proud to announce that we’ve submitted our GeneCount® COVID-19 RT-qPCR Assay Kit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization and Health... Read More

Wastewater

Case Study

Using 2nd Generation ATP® to perform wastewater process audits

After a 3-day audit using 2nd Generation ATP, multiple opportunities for process improvement were identified. The results allowed operators to take immediate same-day action. This audit was successful in... Read More

White Paper

Detecting COVID-19 trends 7 days sooner with wastewater

By comparing SARS-CoV-2 concentration in wastewater using the direct extraction method to reported clinical cases across the same time period, the results demonstrate the capability of wastewater surveillance to... Read More

Article

COVID-19 wastewater testing FAQs

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.... Read More

Legionella

Article

The importance of testing cruise ships for Legionella

The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant shutdowns and reductions in commercial and travel activities. As people began working from home, office buildings operated at substantially reduced capacity, meaning that... Read More

Webinar

Legionella testing: Accurate results in under 2 hours with qPCR

What if you could test for Legionella on-site and know if it was present in less than two hours? Now you can. Sign up for our free webinar to... Read More

White Paper

Technical white paper: Legionella monitoring techniques

What’s inside: Legionella is a genus of bacteria that are found widely in aquatic environments, particularly in constructed water systems with warm temperatures. These bacteria are known for causing... Read More

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

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Impact of sample preservation protocols for metagenomics analysis in the oilfield

The lack of standardized protocols and the remote nature of oilfields are major concerns when it comes to sample preservation to maintain the integrity of the microbial population during... Read More

Article

Mitigating Reservoir Souring through Biological Monitoring

Professionals in the upstream oil and gas production industry have been aware of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) in oilfield fluids since the early 1900’s however, it wasn’t until the 1990’s... Read More

Article

Most Wanted Microbes – Methanogens

  From the editor: This is the thirteenth post in an ongoing series profiling microorganisms of particular significance in water and wastewater systems. In this series we will cover... Read More

Industrial Process Water

Article

How Can I Use NGS to Improve My Industrial Process?

First of all, what is NGS and what does it do? Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a tool that has revolutionized many fields of study. So far DNA sequencing has... Read More

Case Study

Microbiological Monitoring of Paints Using 2nd Generation ATP®

See a paint manufacturer’s full return-on-investment analysis of investing in 2nd Generation ATP® testing from LuminUltra to prevent product defects. What’s inside: Microbiological contamination of paints can cause major... Read More

Case Study

Using ATP to Improve Surface Treatment Operations

What’s inside: Problem: An aircraft production facility’s surface treatment system was experiencing issues associated with excessive microbiological growth within the coating system’s recirculation loops. These issues led to increased... Read More

Marine

Article

Reducing Legionella risks on cruise ships

The global fleet is expected to grows With 125 new cruise ships set to enter the world’s by 2027, boosting the number of ships to over 550 and providing... Read More

Article

Keeping polar regions ecologically safe

This article was written in partnership with Seaborne Communications.   Ballast Water Management in the Arctic With a growing trend in expedition-type cruising and an increase in commercial shipping... Read More

Article

Understanding the ballast water fractions

Ballast water monitoring is vital to preventing the spread of invasive species With more than 4,000 different organisms found in a ship’s ballast water tank, it’s no surprise why... Read More

Drinking Water

Article

Tips to reducing water consumption

The importance of conserving water Water is essential to human life. Every person on the planet, no matter the region, requires the same basic daily amount for survival. That... Read More

Article

Harness the power of one bacterium to remove PFAS from the environment

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of synthetic organic molecules, which are not naturally occurring in nature. Due to the strong carbon-fluorine bond present... Read More

Article

World Water Day, 2020

A Long-Standing Tradition Since 1993, the United Nations has used World Water Day to highlight its water conservation and management work and focus the world’s attention on water issues.... Read More

Food

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Gut bugs affect overall health, and serve as individual microbial fingerprints

The microbial population of our gastrointestinal tracts is a hot topic these days, with researchers regularly making new discoveries as to how the state of the bugs in our... Read More

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