Use cases

Rapid on-site water quality monitoring with Orvion Udetect® is used optimally when there is no laboratory nearby. When there is no possibility for (cooled) transport of water samples and when it is not possible to wait for days for an analysis result. Or in the situation that immediate action needs to be taken, for example in case of Legionella outbreak. Read more about use cases here. Also, Udetect is a great way for small laboratories or researchers to get the versatility and quality of qPCR without the need to invest in an expensive lab and lab technicians.    

The reason we want mobile qPCR is that it’s much faster than current methods. You can measure the concentration of certain pathogens at the water’s edge”.

Bas van der Zaan, Deltares

We found the sample collection step of Udetect easy, and the absence of a thermal incubation step makes the whole method very fast. The analysis takes less than 1 hour”.

Bacelar Muneme, Weconsult

Monitoring COVID-19 in sewage water
Have you ever heard that the number of infections of COVID-19 is underestimated? Do you know that this could lead to inefficient control procedures? Could we generate a better estimation of the number infections? Orvion Udetect® COVID-19 is intended to provide data on the number of COVID-19 virus particles present in a specific sewage location. The obtaining of reliable COVID-19 data from hard-reach areas by regular technicians has never been so easy.
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Water safety monitoring and source tracking

Water in buildings and in industrial cooling are a potential source of contamination. A warm (indoor) climate causes unwanted bacterial growth in water. Measurements on shower taps, washbasin taps and cooling systems are often part of a mandatory monitoring programme. In case of contamination, it is important to quickly find the source of the contamination. Waiting one or more days for a laboratory analysis is undesirable. Udetect enables fast identification and quantification of Legionella on right next to the water tap or cooling system. We provide three Legionella analyses for three targets: Legionellas spp (broad analysis on bacteria of the genus Legionella spp), Legionella pneumophila and  Legionella pneumophila serotype I (the most pathogenic Legionella strain). With Udetect, you can analyse all three targets in the same water quality monitoring sample, in one Udetect run.

Drinking water quality

How do you know if water is safe to drink, when there is no laboratory nearby and speed is of the essence? The microbial quality of drinking water is often determined by measuring E. coli. But there are also other pathogens that determine drinking water quality, such as Bacteroides Dorei and Enterococcus.  Udetect precisely and quickly analyses the microbial quality of drinking water on site. The qPCR technology makes it possible to measure up to 15 species within 2 hours in the same sample. We develop new bacterial targets at request, contact us for more information.

Drinking water quality
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Protecting water wells and monitoring purification process

When producing drinking water, protecting water sources, the effectiveness of water treatment and maintaining water quality during transport is of the utmost importance. When a drinking water source is contaminated, speed of action is required. Not only to disconnect a source in time. But also to put it back into use as soon as the contamination is over. An on-site measurement of Udetect on E. coli, Salmonella or Campylobacter offers speed and precision when you need it. The mobile DNA measurement also enables you to measure and quantify the effectiveness of a (remote) drinking water purification system. Monitoring with Udetect quantifies which numbers of E. coli or Campylobacter enter the purification system, how the numbers decrease in the process and how water quality develops during transport.

Bathing water quality

One of the most popular activities in summer is swimming in natural waters. Imagine arriving at a bathing water site and finding a sign that says “Bathing area is closed due to the presence of cyanobacterial blooms”. Orvion Udetect® provides the opportunity to detect toxin genes up to seven days before the production of toxins, a time in which the local authorities can act to prevent hazardous exposures and bans on bathing. With Udetect it is possible to check the microbial quality at the water’s edge, enabling fast decision making.

Rapid monitoring of cyanotoxin genes and faecal contamination was performed with Udetect at eleven bathing sites in the Netherlands in 2020/2021. Udetect mobile qPCR is being tested as a rapid, in field and accurate testing method of microbiological quality of recreational waters

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