Microbes in a Frenzy

Microbes don’t give a hoot whether global warming is a natural cycle or human induced. They like it hot.  They respond with increased virulence and more frequent outbreaks. In a way its like the basic chemistry of boiling water. The more heat you add to a pot of water, the faster the water molecules move around, until […]

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Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring

I was delighted to present a 2 hour short course to the Home Inspectors of TN (HITA) in Nashville, this past Saturday Morning (8/1/2015).  Sixty home inspectors signed up and the room was packed as usually.  HITA inspectors take their CEUs seriously. The whole issue of formaldehyde in laminate flooring hit the spotlight of national […]

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The All-New Legionella Press featuring Cody Lively

Hello Fellow Readers! Guess what day it is? It’s Fun[gi] Friday! Today we will discuss Legionella. Legionella is a bacteria, not a fungus, but it is an important pathogen that indoor air quality specialist often contend with. Cody Lively, one of our laboratory technicians, is happy to tell us about the all-new Legionella Press at […]

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M-TRAP®, ERMI, The New Big Two – Which Test Is Right For You?

Hi Fellow Readers, it’s an exciting day to be alive because it’s Fun[gi] Friday!   In today’s spotlight, we are featuring Marcus Reed, one of our laboratory analysts who is talking about the differences between tests that we offer at Assured Bio Labs, LLC. Marcus attended Roane State Community College where he earned an Associate […]

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Motel Inspection: A Dylan Graves Interview

Hello Fellow Readers, I hope you are having a Fun[gi] Friday! Today I have another interview by one of our very own employees here at Assured Bio Labs, LLC, Dylan Graves. Dylan is a laboratory technician and an environmental investigator. He successfully completed the Certified Mold Inspector program at the University of Tennessee in 2012. […]

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Kyle Lathrop Interview

My name is Angela Hu and I am the summer marketing intern here at Assured Bio Labs, LLC. I am a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and majoring in Marketing. I manage our social media sites and find ways to promote our products and services that we offer at our lab located in Oak […]

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Junior Achievement at Gibbs High School

Entrepreneurship is my passion, and I had the opportunity to share my experiences with aspiring business students at Gibbs high school in Corryton, TN.  I volunteered to teach the Junior Achievement course entitled:  JA Be Entrepreneurial.  The course ran seven sessions, but I added an eighth, pizza party, session for the students courtesy of Assured […]

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Assured Bio Welcomes New Lab Manager

The search for a new lab manager is finally over – Assured Bio Labs is excited to welcome Joshua Birkebak, PhD (ABD). Joshua has over 12 years’ experience in mycology, including taxonomy, systematics, genetics, microscopy, culture, fieldwork, and herbarium work. He holds a B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Washington and is currently finishing a […]

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