It takes less than 2 hours to get actionable quantitative data on multiple waterborne bacteria. No lengthy incubations or complicated sample logistics needed.
Udetect is compact and light. Take it with you in a backpack into the field. Or take filtered samples to a central location, such as an office or hotel, to analyse at your own convenience. No cold chain needed.
In just three steps multiple bacteria are detected and quantified: water filtration, DNA isolation and qPCR analysis. Reagents are stored and used at ambient temperatures. No prior lab experience is needed.
Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) in fresh water systems, are microorganisms with the potential to produce harmful algal blooms (HABs). Such harmful blooms cause environmental problems, disrupt drinking water supplies, recreational activities (swimming, fishing, boating) and water-dependent industries, and pose a risk to livestock, wildlife and human health. Udetect can be used for early detection of toxin producing cyanobacteria to help prevent cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHAB) from occurring in water bodies.
Orvion Udetect® offers E. coli test kits for detection of faecal contamination in water such as drinking water and bathing water. The E. coli test kit can be combined with kits for Bacteroides dorei and Enterococcus to monitor additional faecal indicators in one go. We compared Orvion Udetect® with the laboratory qPCR method. The detection limit of Orvion Udetect® is low compared to the conventional culturing laboratory analysis and clearly differentiates
between different concentrations of sewage. E. coli test kit page >
Several species of Legionella can cause serious illness such as Legionnaires disease. Testing for Legionella spp. as well as for pathogenic Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila sero type 1 gives you complete insight in your water quality. Udetect enables you to test for these pathogenic bacteria within 2 hours next to a sampling point, enabling source tracking and remedial action on the spot. Legionella test kit page >
UDETECT BY ORVION
Udetect is developed by Orvion, an environmental biotechnology company founded in 2013 and located near Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We analyse hundreds of environmental water samples every year. Samples from drinking water plants, wastewater treatment plants, contaminated groundwater and surface water. DNA extraction and the development of new bacterial analyses are developed in the Orvion lab. We used our experience and expertise from the lab, took it to the field and made it work. Contact us for more information.