Webinar  /  September 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Webinar “On-site method for detection and quantification of microorganisms in water”

Speaker: Dr. Sisi Li and Dr. Tobias Gerling

Fraunhofer IMM has developed a mobile device based on PCR technology for the on-site detection of legionella.

April 5, 2024, ISO/TS 12869-2:2024 “Water quality: Detection and quantification of Legionella spp. and/or Legionella pneumophila by concentration and genic amplification by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) Part 2: On-site methods”, was published. This document provides the requirements and performance characteristics of the systems intended for on-site/field use (i.e. outside the laboratory) to provide reliable and reproducible results. These requirements are intended to be applied in the bacteriological investigation of all types of water.

Our device prototype fully complies with these requirements. In this new ISO it also states that the qPCR method is expected to distinguish intact bacteria from free DNA, and we have already integrated this into our prototype.

In our webinar, we will give you an insight into our expertise in the PCR technologies for so called industrial fluids. We show you possibilities how you can benefit from our experience as a facility for applied research and development with us as a partner.

We look forward to new partners who is interested to further verify the performance of our prototype or eventually commercialize it.

The presentation will be held in English.