LightDeck Diagnostics Partners with Hach to Deploy 10-Minute Water Quality Tests Nationwide - LightDeck DiagnosticsThe deal will commercialize L...LightDeck Diagnostics Partners with Hach to Deploy 10-Minute Water Quality Tests Nationwide - LightDeck Diagnostics
The deal will commercialize LightDeck’s environmental offering to ensure public safety in drinking, recreational, and agricultural water sources
Boulder, CO. (May 20, 2021) LightDeck Diagnostics today announced its partnership with Hach, a global leader in water quality analysis and a subsidiary of Danaher, to scale its proprietary environmental offering. As part of the commercial agreement, Hach will sell LightDeck’s Gen 2 Microcystin/Cylindrospermopsin test, which simultaneously detects two of the most common toxins generated by harmful blooms. The partnership aims to bring rapid, lab-quality, and accessible water testing to drinking, recreational, and agricultural water resources across the United States.
Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CHABs) have become more frequent and intense over the past few decades due to a warming climate and anthropogenically enhanced nutrient loading in freshwater systems. Just last summer, Oregon, Florida, the Great Lakes Region, and upstate New York all reported drinking and recreational water emergencies due to CHABs and microcystins (MC) occurring in those regions. Since toxin profiles change spatially and temporally, there is a significant need for rapid tests to provide real-time, local answers.
“Technicians can use the LightDeck MINI Algal Toxins Testing System to definitely know whether their water source has been contaminated by a Harmful Algal Bloom,” states Chris Myatt, CEO of LightDeck. “The device is one-of-a-kind on the market and our partnership with Hach will ensure that we can offer this solution to communities and organizations far and wide.”