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Indoor Air 2011 to Host Air Sampling Presentation from Mycometer


Beginning next week, indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals from across the globe will begin converging in Austin, Texas for the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. The triennial conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) will take place from June 5th through the 10th.

The Austin Convention Center will host the event that it is expected to draw some of the most respected scientists and researchers in the industry. Six days of presentations will provide a wealth of information to the attendees who will also have a chance to visit some of the industry’s premier companies in the exhibition hall.

One of the conference’s highly anticipated presentations is being given by Dr. Morten Reeslev, a co-founder of Mycometer. His presentation, “Aggressive Sampling – Improving the Predictive Value of Air Sampling for Fungal Aerosols”, will discuss a recent study of great interest to the industry. It investigates whether the use of an aggressive sampling technique, instead of the usual passive sampling techniques, can reduce variability caused by the presence and activity of humans in building spaces that aerosolize deposited reservoirs of fungal particles.

“Measurements were made in rooms, with and without human activity,” reported Lisa Rogers, President of Mycometer, Inc. (USA). “With passive sampling techniques, the fungal aerosol concentration in rooms without human activity was on average only 9% of that found with human activity. When an aggressive sampling technique was used, this average was 103%. The use of aggressive sampling eliminates to a large extent the variability caused by differences in human activity and improves the predictability of indoor air sampling for fungal aerosols. The level of fungal aerosols was determined by measurements of the activity of the fungal related enzyme β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (NAHA),” she continued.

Mycometer will also have on display their Mycometer®-test in the exhibition hall. It provides objective interpretation criteria, robust methodology, portability and rapid fungal results in just 30 minutes.

To learn more, please visit Mycometer at, email or call (813) 831-6511.

About Mycometer, Inc. (USA)
Mycometer was founded in 1998 as a spin off from a research group at the University of Copenhagen. Today the company has offices in Tampa, Florida and Copenhagen, Denmark. The company develops test kits for the detection and quantification of microorganisms. Their Mycometer®-test and the BactiQuant® method are utilized by the indoor air quality, healthcare, food processing, manufacturing and water industries across the globe.


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