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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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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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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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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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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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