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5 LuminUltra milestones for 2022

2022 has been another big year for LuminUltra. We’ve been busy working to prove how little things make a big difference for our customers and partners around the world.... Read More

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LuminUltra sees increased demand for innovative BQUA kit to deliver ballast water treatment system commissioning testing

FREDERICTON, CANADA, Dec. 8, 2022 – LuminUltra, the global leader in applied molecular diagnostics, has seen significant increase in demand of its ATP BQUA test kits for validating the... Read More

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LuminUltra launches latest molecular diagnostic innovation with the GeneCount® Corrosion Collection

FREDERICTON, CANADA, Nov. 1, 2022 – LuminUltra, the global leader in applied molecular diagnostics, announced today the launch of the LuminUltra GeneCount® qPCR Corrosion Collection — a complete suite... Read More

Webinar

How to build a modern microbial toolkit for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

How to build a modern microbial toolkit for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) Join our LuminUltra experts to understand why Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is an important threat to manage.... Read More

Case Study

Case study: Monitoring COVID-19 in a Cruise Ship Wastewater System at Sea

What’s inside: Download the case study to read how SARS-CoV-2  was successfully detected in a cruise ship’s wastewater systems using both grab and passive sample types, including the LuminUltra... Read More

Case Study

Legionella Implementation Guide

What’s inside: Legionella bacteria are responsible for the most water-associated disease outbreaks in the U.S. and cases have been increasing steadily in North America over the last ~20 years. Despite... Read More

COVID-19

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

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

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

Wastewater

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

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

Legionella

Case Study

Validation of LuminUltra’s GeneCount® qPCR methods for rapid detection of Legionella species and Legionella pneumophila

What’s inside: LuminUltra’s GeneCount® LT qPCR solutions for Legionella species and Legionella pneumophila enables rapid and flexible measurement of Legionella in potable water sources, cooling water and building (premise plumbing)... 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

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Webinar

How to build a modern microbial toolkit for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

How to build a modern microbial toolkit for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) Join our LuminUltra experts to understand why Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is an important threat to manage.... Read More

White Paper

Techniques for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Monitoring

What’s inside: The most common occurrence of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is in oil and gas-associated transportation and storage systems. However, MIC monitoring is also relevant to the municipal... Read More

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

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

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

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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

Application Note

Monitoring a Harmful Algae Bloom Using ATP

What’s inside A regional water authority in Australia was dealing with an algae bloom in their source water. They investigated the use of 2nd generation ATP testing to rapidly... Read More

Article

Over-allocated: The story of the Colorado River

The Colorado River rises high into the Rocky Mountains and cuts a 2,300 kilometre course southwest to the Gulf of California. It passes through five U.S. (Colorado, Utah, Arizona,... Read More

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