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Ballast Water Regulations – Are you Ready?

What’s inside: Introducing harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments through ships’ ballast water is a significant threat to the world’s oceans, posing severe environmental, economic and public... Read More

Case Study

Case study: Using qPCR to rapidly identify and mitigate Legionella risk in a large US college residence building

What’s inside: LuminUltra’s GeneCount® system was used to audit the residence building of a major US college campus that was suspected to harbour Legionella. Samples were collected from four... Read More

White Paper

CDC-ELITE Lab Validation for LuminUltra’s GeneCount®

What’s inside: LuminUltra’s GeneCount ® qPCR solution was found to be 100% accurate at identifying Legionella species and Legionella pneumophila from blind samples prepared for proficiency testing at CDC... Read More

Webinar

Protecting our waterways: how to leverage Microbial Source Tracking for fecal contamination management

This webinar discusses Fecal contamination that can affect your waterways, resulting in fines, reputational damage, health threats and economic losses from closures.... Read More

Case Study

BQUA Plus test kit evaluation for a local port authority ballast water policy

What’s inside: Ballast water management policies are implemented to prevent the release of invasive and non-native species or pathogens to marine ecosystems from the discharge of untreated ballast water... Read More

Article

CEO Pat Whalen named Water’s Next Business Leader of the year

FREDERICTON, NB, June 3, 2022 – LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. CEO Pat Whalen was named 2022 Business Leader of the year by Water’s Next at the Canadian Water Summit in... 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

Article

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

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

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

White Paper

CDC-ELITE Lab Validation for LuminUltra’s GeneCount®

What’s inside: LuminUltra’s GeneCount ® qPCR solution was found to be 100% accurate at identifying Legionella species and Legionella pneumophila from blind samples prepared for proficiency testing at CDC... Read More

Webinar

Protecting our waterways: how to leverage Microbial Source Tracking for fecal contamination management

This webinar discusses Fecal contamination that can affect your waterways, resulting in fines, reputational damage, health threats and economic losses from closures.... Read More

Article

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

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Article

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

Case Study

BQUA Plus test kit evaluation for a local port authority ballast water policy

What’s inside: Ballast water management policies are implemented to prevent the release of invasive and non-native species or pathogens to marine ecosystems from the discharge of untreated ballast water... Read More

Case Study

BQUA PLUS validation for commissioning testing of ballast water management systems

What’s inside: Ballast tanks within ships are filled with water to provide stability during transportation of cargo. The ballast water that is discharged at the ship’s destination may carry... Read More

Case Study

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

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

Article

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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