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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Legionella Outbreak Updates from New York City

Update 8/21/2015: The New York City Council unanimously passed a law last week increasing preventative measures to curb future Legionella outbreaks. The policies enacted includes the mandatory registration and culture testing of all cooling towers within 30 days of passage. It also requires owners develop a monitoring plan including periodic testing for total bacteria and also separate testing for […]

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Find out about Mold, Microbes and Testing anytime on Social Media

Hello Inspectors and Clients.  We try not to swamp you with too many e-mails.  But I do have a lot of microbe related info to share at your convenience.  Our other social outlets for news and daily happenings help keep subscribers up to date with hottest, trending mold and microbial issues.  The links are below. I want to hear from […]

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Joshua Birkebak, PhD. Interview: AIHA Accreditation & Quality Control

Hello all, It’s happy Fun[gi] Friday!  We have strict standards to follow when processing your mold and bacteria samples.  Today we will discuss the Fun in Fungi to maintain exemplary quality control for our wonderful clients! Today Assured Bio’s Lab Manager and Quality Assurance Officer, Joshua Birkebak, Ph.D. (ABD), is here to tell us about AIHA […]

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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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