Spartan Bioscience Announces Study Results from Legionella Testing of Canadian Government Buildings
May 14th, 2018
Spartan Bioscience today announced scientific results from a Legionella testing study of Canadian federal government buildings. The 12-week study tested 51 cooling towers in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal and compared weekly on-site Legionella DNA testing vs. monthly Legionella culture testing. Legionella DNA testing was performed with the Spartan Legionella Detection System, the world’s first on-site Legionella DNA test for buildings.
The study was designed and performed in collaboration with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). PSPC was one of the world’s first organizations to adopt rigorous Legionella testing standards and has been at the forefront of proactively protecting public health by incorporating new technologies and standards. Funding for the study was provided by the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).