Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease
Legionella bacteria poses a significant risk to the water systems of buildings. People who breathe in water vapor contaminated with Legionella are at risk of Legionnaires’ disease, a pneumonia that kills one in ten infected people.1
The problem is Legionella detection has been limited to slow and inaccurate testing methods that rely on off-site labs. To solve this problem, Genomadix applied our molecular-testing technology to create an on-site environmental testing platform for detecting Legionella bacteria.