Another E.coli outbreak in East Tennessee

      Five hundred and forty eight people reported having gastrointestinal problems after drinking from the water provided by a local zip-lining attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee called Climb Works Smoky Mountains. The symptoms that have been reported include: Vomiting, diarrhea, sickness, and tiredness. The Tennessee Department of Health took a sample of the well […]

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Ulocladium

This genus of fungi is known as Ulocladium and can commonly be found in the damp/wet areas of your home. Ulocladium has been known to cause hay fever, plant disease, and other serious infections within those who may be immuno-suppressed. This strain of mold is often found growing along with stachybotrys, a strain of mold […]

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E. coli Outbreak in Knox County

A recent outbreak of E. coli has been infecting children in the Knox County area. Sources claim that twelve children have been infected, two of them being close to death. It has been said that “7 were exposed through drinking raw milk, and 5 through an undisclosed source at a daycare” (wkrn.com). We have reason […]

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Microbial Growth on Floor Joists in a Tennessee Crawlspace.

Photograph Courtesy of Pierre Billard. Pierre is a Tennessee Home inspector (Tennessee Lic # 719) who provides microbial/mold screening to his clients.  Click here to visit his WEBPAGE. Microbial growth and mold are big problems in Tennessee crawlspaces.  Our hot and humid summers, plus considerable rainfall,  fuel microbial growth in crawlspaces.  Microbes and mold often […]

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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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Innovative Drone Technology Incorporates Assured Bio Labs’ patented M-TRAP® Technology to Capture Mold and Plant Pathogens.

Assured Bio Labs is excited to collaborate with GeoAir to bring rapid disease detection to farmers and grower.  The ability to detect plant disease pathogens, and pinpoint the location of early infection in a field crop, such as corn or soybeans, will allow farmers to treat disease hot-spots in a field with pesticides, rather than […]

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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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