Author Archive | Angela Hu

Microbial Dark Matter

The vast majority of microbes, especially bacteria, are currently not culturable on petri dishes.  Scientists are using DNA to unravel and identify these microbes through sophisticated DNA sequencing techniques.  The DNA of those unknown microbes are extracted directly from the environment that they inhabit.  Using powerful computation, developed by the branch of science known as […]

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Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak linked to Fecal-Oral Route

As of 14 Aug 2017, 333 confirmed or probable Hepatitis A virus (HAV) cases have been reported in an ongoing outbreak in San Diego County. Seventy percent of the cases have been hospitalized, and 3 percent of patients have died. The cases range in age from 19 to 87 years, 68% are male.  Approximately, 39% of […]

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Pathogen Detection Drone in the News

An update on the Pathogen Detection Drone technology that incorporates Assured Bio Labs’ patented M-TRAP technology.  The article was published in  Venture Nashville Connections.  Click Here to link to the published article:  Pathogen Detection Drone  

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Pioneer in merging indoor environmental issues with architecture passed away.

Steve M. Hays, 66, founding partner and chairman emeritus of the Nashville based Gobbell Hays Partners (GHP) Environmental + Architecture firm, died Thursday after an extended illness. For more than 30 years, Hays, a chemical engineer, was known nationally for identifying and safely mitigating hazards related to asbestos, mold and lead-based paints in buildings. Hays […]

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Assured Bio Labs is awarded a Small Business Federal Contract.

Assured Bio is excited to announce that they have been awarded a small business, Federal contract by the U.S. Air Force.  Assured Bio will use their, state-of-the-art, DNA technology to determine the population structure of a rare endangered species of sunflower that only occurs on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Less than 1,000 adult plants […]

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A Homeowners Protocol to Treat Well & Spring Water for Coliform Bacteria, Giardia and Cryptosporidium Contamination.

Well and spring water may become contaminated with harmful coliform bacteria and protozoans.  Assured Bio Labs is certified to test well water for contamination.  However, when positive results are reported, homeowners must take action to prevent illness and disease.  There are companies that specialize in treating contaminated natural water supplies.  However, they may not be […]

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Mold and Microbe Detecting Drone

Assured Bio Labs, and GeoAir of Knoxville TN have teamed up to develop a microbial detecting drone.  The drone incorporates Assured Bio’s patented M-TRAP® microbe capture technology. Follow our blog for future updates and exciting developments in Microbiology and the Built-Environment.

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M-TRAP® Capture Technology used to evaluate mold and bacterial exposure from Air Condition Systems.

Recent studies conducted in the Great Basin Desert region of the United States have shown that skin test reactivity to fungal and dust mite allergens are increased in children with asthma or allergy living in homes with evaporative coolers (EC).  The M-TRAP® air sampling cassette was used to examine occupant exposure to microbes from homes with […]

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Sobek Promoted to U.S. Air Force Crew Chief

Congratulations to our former graphic designer, U.S. Air Force Crew Chief, Isaac Sobek (4th from far right in photo). Sobek finished in the top 10% of his class during technical school at Sheppard Air Force base. He is now an official Crew Chief, and has been deployed to Fairchild Air Force base in Spokane WA. […]

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TN Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Dr. Sobek for Teaching a Junior Achievement Entrepreneur Class at Gibbs HS.

Dr. Sobek believes that giving back to the community, and especially the youth, is an essential quality of great leaders and successful professionals.  Everyone wins, from the individual to the community.  He believes that our great country is a reflection of the hard working and intelligent citizens of the United States. To continually improve our nation, […]

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