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Advancing Legionella Surveillance: Utilizing Nanotrap Particles for Concentration and Monitoring of Waterborne Pathogens


Poster-Advancing Legionella Surveillance_ Nanotrap Particles for and Monitoring of Waterbo
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Legionella, a genus of pathogenic bacteria endemic to natural freshwater sources like lakes, rivers, and groundwater, are capable of colonizing human-engineered water systems, including cooling towers, hospital/hotel water networks, and hot water tanks,

putting humans at risk for legionellosis infections. Legionella is oftentimes detected in the environment via the plate culture method, but this method has sensitivity, time, and throughput limitations. Recent advancements have introduced alternative testing methods, including lateral flow devices and liquid culture, yet these techniques still demand either a significant number of viable cells or up to seven days of incubation.


In this poster, read how the Nanotrap® Microbiome A and B Particles capture and concentrate multiple Legionella species, and when evaluated on a per-volume basis, exhibit superior concentration efficiency, outperforming both HA filtration and centrifugation methods.




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