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EPA to Host Free Webinar on Microbial Source Tracking


EPA to highlight its research on microbial source tracking in a webinar this December.

Miami, FL, December 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a free webinar on December 17, 2014, entitled “Fecal Waste Contaminates Our Waterways: Molecular Technologies Offer New Solutions.” The one-hour webinar will address method development and application of microbial source tracking (MST) tools.

The EPA are working on developing and improving MST techniques that can discriminate between different animal fecal pollution sources. The EPA believes this could greatly enhance water quality management on a national scale as the transmission of waterborne diseases resulting from contact with surface waters contaminated with fecal pollution remains a public and ecological health issue nationwide. The EPA finds general fecal indicators typically used to assess fecal pollution levels lacking as they cannot provide enough information to address the issue head-on.

Dr. Orin Shanks, a geneticist at the EPA, will be presenting the webinar and will provide an overview of EPA’s research activities and discuss potential method applications. Dr. Shanks is one of the leading experts on MST having done most of his research on the application of DNA-based molecular technologies for environmental microbiology.

The webinar, which will run from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST, is part of a monthly webinar series focused on EPA water research. Register for the webinar by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-water-research-webinar-fecal-waste-contaminates-our-waterways-molecular-technologies-offer-tickets-14880835981 Tickets for the webinar are already rapidly disappearing, so hurry and register now. For questions, please email sswr@epa.gov

Source Molecular Corporation has been working closely with the EPA for quite some time by providing assistance with regards to MST development. Source Molecular has a license to use EPA-developed technologies for the detection of Human, Cattle and Chicken fecal pollution. Source Molecular is also working on obtaining a license for the latest genetic testing method developed by EPA scientists to specifically detect canine fecal contamination in water.

About the Company

Source Molecular Corporation is a private commercial laboratory founded in 2002 with a mission to fill the void between source identification research and real-world implementation of the technology. Throughout the years, the Source Molecular microbiology laboratory has analyzed samples for hundreds of industrial plants, watershed management groups, state/federal government agencies, universities and engineering firms making it the leader in the Microbial Source Tracking (MST) industry. By providing commercial MST testing services, Source Molecular assists clients with recreational water quality monitoring and supports Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development and implementation.
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