Microorganisms like sulfate-reducing bacteria cause $100s of billions in industrial damage each year…
Is your business at risk?
Our DNA-based tools and services help you effectively manage microbiological issues.
DETECT • PROTECT • SAVE
More accurate than ATP or bug bottles. Detect damaging microorganisms fast and accurately using DNA.
Understand the microorganisms present in your system so you can effectively prevent and treat microbial issues before they cause irreparable damage or catastrophic failures.
Reduce risk and save money through better treatment and monitoring.
Microbes Can't Hide Our Solutions
Understanding the Problem
Microorganisms Cause an Enormous Amount of damage
- $2.5 Trillion USD
- $500 Billion USD
The damage they cause is different in different systems
MANY KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE
Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs)
Acid Producing Bacteria (APBs)
Iron-Reducing Bacteria (IRBs)
Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria (IOBs)
Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria (NRBs)
+ Many More
VIRTUALLY ALL INDUSTRIES ARE AT RISK AND IT IS GETTING WORSE
OIL & GAS
ONLY DNA-BASED METHODS LIKE qPCR and Metagenomics give you the data you really need to make effective treatment decisions
our solutionS HELP YOU ACCURATELY DETECT AND DEFEAT MICROORGANISMS
RAPID IN-FIELD DNA TESTING
InstantLabs has developed the industry’s only system for direct on-site processing and DNA analysis of water and biofilm samples. The entire system is fully mobile and results are delivered easily in just a few hours using InstantLabs’ Hunter® qPCR device. In-Field DNA testing delivers:
More Accurate and Actionable Data. Culture-based methods such as “bug bottles” and methods such as ATP testing are non-specific or don’t capture the entire microbial population, leaving you with unanswered questions after tests are complete. The Hunter® system employs state of- the-art assays that target microbial DNA ensuring high specificity and maximum coverage of damaging organisms.
Faster Results. Traditional methods take weeks to generate results due to culturing time or the necessity to ship samples from the field to a laboratory. The Hunter® system delivers actionable results on-site in just a few hours allowing mitigation strategies (i.e. biocides) to begin immediately. Reducing the time to results can prevent millions of dollars in new or ongoing damage.
Ability to Test Anywhere. Those in the industry know that getting samples from the field to the laboratory is not always easy especially when working in remote locations or offshore. Plus it adds time to the analysis during which problems can become worse. The Hunter® system allows testing to be conducted anywhere at anytime.
Total Bacteria qPCR Kit
Total Archaea qPCR Kit
Sulfate Reducing Bacteria qPCR Kit
Iron-Reducing Bacteria qPCR Kit
Methanogens qPCR Kit
DNA Extraction Kit
Hunter® Real-Time PCR Device
Auxiliary Equipment Kit
LABORATORY ANALYSIS SERVICES
LET OUR EXPERTS DO THE TESING FOR YOU.
We offer Total Prokaryote qPCR and 16S rRNA-based metagenomics analysis services designed specifically for measuring damaging microorganisms. By employing the latest in real-time PCR and high-throughput, next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, our scientists can deliver genus and metabolic data at a level never before possible.
Know for Sure. See the ratios of microbes present in your system that are associated with different business impacts including biocorrosion, biofilm formation, biofouling, H2S production, etc. Use this data to accurately assess potential issues and devise optimized treatment programs.
Enhanced Monitoring. Monitor your system over the long-term by tracking changes in microbial populations over time.
Greater Insight. Precisely understand how different system factors such as chemicals and temperature affect microbial ratios and concentrations over time.
More Effective Treatment. Better monitor biocide treatments by seeing the effects of the treatment on different microbial populations so that treatment parameters can be continually adjusted to ensure ongoing success.
Total Prokaryote qPCR
qPCR Results in 48 Hours
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SAMPLE COLLECTION, STABILIZATION, AND EXTRACTION
Historically, transporting samples for off-site laboratory analysis has has caused two significant issues:
Shipping samples from remote industrial locations such as oil platforms, naval ships, or overseas bases can take days to weeks to months during which time samples can degrade or change resulting in highly inaccurate or misleading results.
Different companies, and even different users within the same company, have employed different procedures for collecting and processing samples. The result is the generation of lots of data that is not directly comparable across users, companies, and industries.
These first-of-their-kind kits standardize the entire sample collection and DNA extraction workflow using validated plastic-ware and reagents, and overcomes previous cold-transport limitations by employing an innovative non-toxic stabilization buffer allowing microbial samples to be easily collected and preserved for shipment at ambient temperature prior to analysis.
This new solution makes it possible to gather samples for microbial analysis anywhere in the world and still be assured accurate and standardized results when they reach the laboratory.
Available SampleSecure™ Kits
Water – Filter Collection Kit
Water – Capsule Collection Kit
Solid Collection Kit
DNA Extraction Kit
Field Surveying Kit
Total Microbial qPCR Assay