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LuminUltra wins two Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

FREDERICTON, NB, June 3, 2022 – LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. took home two awards at the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for 2021, held Thursday at the Delta... Read More

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How Legionella-specific tests can be used in the monitoring tool kit

Legionella, the bacteria responsible for causing Legionnaire’s disease, is one of the most significant sources of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States. It’s also largely preventable: investigations by... Read More

Webinar

The future of wastewater surveillance and how it can protect public health

Experts from LuminUltra, Kando, the Israeli Ministry of Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Royal Haskoning DHV discuss international perspectives on the future of wastewater surveillance.... Read More

Webinar

GBAC Registered Technology Showcase – LuminUltra GeneCount®

LuminUltra's GeneCount® technology is among the first to have received GBAC STAR™ Registered Technology & Registered Programs designation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation.... Read More

Webinar

Where Next? Wastewater-Based Epidemiology as a Tool for Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogen Surveillance

This webinar discusses research performed in collaboration with ChromaCode Inc. where wastewater extracts from the GeneCount® SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Test Kit were analyzed for antimicrobial resistance markers using ChromaCode’s High... Read More

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SARS-CoV-2 and the future of wastewater-based epidemiology

This article was first published in the March/April 2022 issue of Water & Wastewater Asia. Wastewater-based epidemiology is becoming more widely known as a tool in the fight against... Read More

COVID-19

Webinar

Where Next? Wastewater-Based Epidemiology as a Tool for Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogen Surveillance

This webinar discusses research performed in collaboration with ChromaCode Inc. where wastewater extracts from the GeneCount® SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Test Kit were analyzed for antimicrobial resistance markers using ChromaCode’s High... Read More

Article

SARS-CoV-2 and the future of wastewater-based epidemiology

This article was first published in the March/April 2022 issue of Water & Wastewater Asia. Wastewater-based epidemiology is becoming more widely known as a tool in the fight against... 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

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

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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

Webinar

Where Next? Wastewater-Based Epidemiology as a Tool for Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogen Surveillance

This webinar discusses research performed in collaboration with ChromaCode Inc. where wastewater extracts from the GeneCount® SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Test Kit were analyzed for antimicrobial resistance markers using ChromaCode’s High... Read More

Webinar

Save time and improve your process with rapid, accurate and portable wastewater testing solutions

Is your process running at peak performance? Most wastewater operational challenges – bulking, upsets, excessive costs, and non-compliance – stem from inaccurate measurements of the true, living biomass in... 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

Legionella

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Culture testing vs. qPCR to detect Legionella bacteria

For over 150 years, culture testing has been used to diagnose disease. Along the way it's become known as  the “gold-standard” for detecting various strains of bacteria, including Legionella.... Read More

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What is Legionella? Facts and figures about Legionella and Legionellosis

What is Legionella? Legionella is the genus of bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia (lung infection), and the less severe, flu-like Pontiac fever, named... Read More

Article

Testing cruise ships for Legionella: Using qPCR to mitigate risk and protect passengers

This article was originally written for Water Quality Products by LuminUltra Technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant shutdowns and reductions in commercial and travel activities. As people began... 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

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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

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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

Case Study

Validating your ballast water management system

What’s inside: Ballast water helps to stabilize ships during transport. It’s drawn in at a ship’s origin, along with local aquatic organisms and plants, and then discharged at its... Read More

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

Drinking Water

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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

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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

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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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