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Webinar: What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens

June 20, 2023

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Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is a powerful tool for monitoring the emergence of infectious pathogens. While WBE has been around since the 1800s, the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed interest in what wastewater surveillance can reveal.

How does WBE work?

How wastewater surveillance works

Why Nanotrap® Microbiome Particles?

Nanotrap Microbiome Particles are magnetic hydrogel structures that bind and concentrate viruses in wastewater. Using these particles eliminates the need for filter precipitation or centrifugation, allowing for increased sample processing and widespread implementation of large-scale wastewater surveillance. 

Nanotrap Microbiome Particles

What else can we learn from WBE?

In recent years, WBE has been recognized primarily as a means of SARS-CoV-2 surveillance. But wastewater samples contain more than just viruses! Wastewater surveillance can also help communities and public health labs detect antibiotic resistant microbes. 

Learn how Streck’s ARM-D® kits can help you screen your wastewater samples for antimicrobial resistance mechanisms.   

What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens

Last week, Streck and The Scientist hosted a webinar that focused on WBE and its role in public health. In “What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens,” Dr. Michael Wiley discusses how Nebraska has utilized wastewater surveillance programs to detect pathogens in communities and describes the potential for WBE in prevention of future outbreaks.

What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens

What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens

Watch the webinar

Nanotrap Microbiome Particles and Streck ARM-D Kits are For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


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