CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ANDalyze has signed Hach as an authorized distributor for the ANDalyze's product line. Hach, a world leader in providing water quality testing instruments, will distribute the ANDalyze DNAzyme-based heavy metal testing products through its sales channels. Hach will introduce the product to its customers in North America at the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) in Long Beach, California on November 3rd – 7th.
The ANDalyze product is a system of hand-held fluorimeter and consumable sensors that test for heavy metal concentrations in water which provides results in less than one minute. The system currently tests for lead, copper, uranium, mercury, zinc and cadmium. A variety of new sensors are planned for the coming months.
See product availability details on the Hach website here.
"Hach is very excited to distribute the ANDalyze product offering. Their DNAzyme Technology is a significant advance in heavy metals analysis and will drastically simplify the testing process for our customers. We believe that the speed and simplicity of their tests will afford many more facilities a cost effective approach to perform heavy metals testing in-house allowing them to address water quality problems in real time." said Jim Harbridge, Product Innovation Manager, Hach Company.
"This is a significant milestone for ANDalyze. Our long standing goal has been to provide this breakthrough in water quality testing technology to a broad market. This agreement with Hach is the start of fulfilling that goal. These products provide Hach with an innovative and effective offering that enables their customers to get a fast, accurate and simple test result for heavy metals in water, while giving ANDalyze the opportunity to grow and develop more core technology around water quality analytics." said Bill Thalheimer, CEO, ANDalyze.
Heavy Metal Testing Made Easy
The ANDalyze solution consists of consumable sensors in combination with the ANDalyze fluorimeter. Measuring metal ions is done through a reaction occurring when a water sample containing a target metal ion contaminant (i.e. lead) is introduced to an analyte-specific DNAzyme sensor. The test is performed by injecting a water sample through the sensor housing, and into the fluorimeter. The sample will fluoresce in direct correlation to the amount of metal ion present in less than one minute. The amount of light is measured by the fluorimeter. This method greatly reduces time and effort as compared with older technologies. This advantage creates a cost savings for organizations that are responsible for water testing of public drinking water supplies, environmental water sources or industrial water operations.
Take a look at how the product works. See the product video here.
ANDalyze offers products for testing water contamination using catalytic DNA technologies. The company developed methodology for detecting and quantifying chemical levels based on the recent discovery of the catalytic properties of DNA. This technology and product is a universal platform that offers simple, fast, inexpensive and reliable detection of trace metals and other target chemicals. Company contact and product information can be found at www.andalyze.com.
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