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Series B Initial Closing Completed
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Series B Initial Closing Completed

We are very happy to announce that we have completed a CHF 6.0m first closing of our Series B financing round. This enables us to accelerate market development and growth with rqmicro.COUNT, our latest rapid pathogen detection platform for safe water. “We are at the start of a revolution in water microbiology. rqmicro.COUNT enables customers to routinely analyze...

March 12, 2021March 12, 2021by
Collaboration with Kytos: Legionella analysis and microbial fingerprints now available in Benelux
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Collaboration with Kytos: Legionella analysis and microbial fingerprints now available in Benelux

We are very excited to be working with Kytos, a spin-off from the prestigious Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology at the University of Ghent (CMET). Kytos is now offering the rqmicro Legionella detection method as a service. Kytos is pioneering microbial fingerprinting technologies that enable timely microbiome management advice in a diverse set of...

February 17, 2021February 17, 2021by
rqmicro participates in the LegioRapid project
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rqmicro participates in the LegioRapid project

Under the leadership of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), the Association of German Engineers (VDI), the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Dresden and the GWK, non-culture-dependent screening methods are to be standardized, so these can be used in accredited laboratories for the analysis of water samples according...

December 31, 2020January 15, 2021by
rqmicro Method Validated and Recommended by China CDC
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rqmicro Method Validated and Recommended by China CDC

China CDC recommends rqmicro method as a reliable and easy to use method for the rapid detection of Legionella pneumophila. From August till November 2020 rqmicro’s method was established and evaluated at the National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention of China CDC in Beijing. The CDC researchers are satisfied with rqmicro method’s performance...

November 30, 2020January 15, 2021by
Successful external validation of the rqmicro.COUNT by the UKSH in Kiel Germany
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Successful external validation of the rqmicro.COUNT by the UKSH in Kiel Germany

The department for medical examination and hygiene at the UKSH in Kiel validated the rqmicro.COUNT for the quantification of total number of bacteria in natural and artificially spiked drinking water. In this study the portable rqmicro.COUNT was compared to a research flow cytometer installed in the laboratory of the UKSH. “The rqmicro.COUNT showed very good...

July 31, 2020January 15, 2021by
Publication: Practical examples on how to control Legionella in complex water systems
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Publication: Practical examples on how to control Legionella in complex water systems

This article discusses the risk of viable but non-culturable (VBNC) Legionella and describes two independent studies on the Legionella status of real estate buildings carried out by the Cantonal Laboratory of Thurgau and the Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB). Link to publication in German: Aqua Gas N6 2020 Verbesserte Kontrolle von Legionellen

June 30, 2020January 15, 2021by
rqmicro is awarded with the first prize by the Forum Wasserhygiene
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rqmicro is awarded with the first prize by the Forum Wasserhygiene

Last week our Head of Sales Björn has received the FORUM Wasserhygiene Award 2018/2019 on behalf of the entire rqmicro team. rqmicro receives this award for the development of its novel technology for the fast and reliable detection of Legionella. We share this first prize with Silvia Cervero from the Medical University of Vienna and...

October 29, 2019October 29, 2019by
rqmicro in Tele Z
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rqmicro in Tele Z

Tele Z, a local television in the Canton of Zurich, reports about rqmicro and the distinction from the European Commission through SME instruments. This financial support will accelerate the development and market launch of a revolutionary solution for the rapid detection of pathogenic microorganisms. The story is in Swiss German with English subtitles.

October 11, 2018October 11, 2018by
European Commission to support rqmicro with EUR 2,2m
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European Commission to support rqmicro with EUR 2,2m

The European Commission selected rqmicro, a Swiss startup company, among more than 1,200 competitors. This financial support accelerates the development and market launch of a revolutionary solution for the rapid detection of pathogenic microorganisms. Water is the most valuable resource for societies around the world and a natural habitat for a multitude of bacteria. Some...

August 29, 2018October 22, 2018by