Aquagenx is presenting the Compartment Bag Test, a portable water quality test that lets anyone determine if drinking water poses a health risk and helps prevent death and disease due to water contaminated by E. coli bacteria as pathogen indicators.
Chapel Hill, NC – October 10, 2013 – Aquagenx, LLC, a provider of innovative microbial water quality testing products that detect potential health risks, is exhibiting its Compartment Bag Test at the 2013 Water and Health Conference at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, October 14-18, 2013. The Compartment Bag Test (CBT) is a portable drinking water test that lets anyone in any setting determine if water is safe to drink and free of harmful E. coli bacteria.
The 2013 Water and Health Conference is organized by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina.
Two poster papers about the CBT are also being presented at the 2013 Water and Health Conference.
Alice Wang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidate, is presenting “Analysis of Positive and Negative Samples in the Compartment Bag Test (CBT) for Microbial Water Quality Testing.”
Patricia Weiss, Michigan State University research assistant, is presenting “Microbial Quality and Safety of Well Water in Rural Nicaragua as Determined by Low Cost Bacterial Test.”
“We’re especially pleased to exhibit at the 2013 Water and Health Conference,” says Dr. Mark Sobsey, co-founder of Aquagenx and co-inventor of the CBT who is a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. “The CBT is the result of years of research and development right here in our lab at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. This conference is a homecoming for the CBT, and we’re happy to exhibit at the conference with a product that’s now commercially available to anyone.”
Continues Sobsey, “Our test is pivotal for all water, sanitation and hygiene programs because it enables ongoing water quality monitoring in low resource settings where testing and monitoring were previously difficult or impossible. The CBT is portable and simple to use by anyone no matter where they are. Our test is also a catalyst that helps educate and inform people to adopt behaviors that ensure clean water. With the CBT, individuals, households and communities can make informed decisions about the safety of their drinking water and take actions needed to improve water quality.”
Aquagenx will have a table at the 2013 Water and Health Conference. Attendees are invited to visit the table and to see a CBT Kit.
Aquagenx provides innovative water quality testing products that detect potential microbiological health risks and help eliminate the millions of annual deaths around the world due to contaminated drinking water. The Compartment Bag Test (CBT) is a portable, simple, self-contained test that lets anyone in any setting monitor drinking water for E. coli bacteria. The test can be used in low resource settings at the household level by individuals, communities, NGOs, water utilities and disaster/emergency responders for ongoing water quality monitoring.
Aquagenx and the CBT are the result of research and development led by Dr. Mark Sobsey and Dr. Ku McMahan at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.