EMLab P&K Expert to Present at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Conference and Exposition.
EMLab P&K’s Dr. Michael Berg to speak on Legionella Detection at the AIHce Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
South San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2018 –
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, will be participating in the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Conference and Exposition (AIHce) next week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Presenting at this year’s conference, EMLab P&K’s Laboratory Director, Dr. Michael Berg, will be discussing the topic, Rapid Systems for the Detection of Legionella Bacteria. Dr. Berg will summarize traditional culture methods, which are considered to be the gold standard for the detection of Legionella bacteria; though at times these methods present difficulties when faster processing is necessary. Alternative methods with shorter turnaround times, such as antibody and DNA based methods, are available. Dr. Berg will examine in detail how these newer methods have proven to be successful in fast detection during outbreak situations.
Dr. Michael Berg joined EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as the Department Manager and Technical Director before taking the position of Regional Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched plant pathology and plant genetics as a postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University. He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg also authors technical newsletters in the Environmental Reporter and speaks at workshops and meetings for the IAQA and other industry organizations.
Held at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the AIHce Conference will be taking place on May 21st- May 23rd, 2018. To register, visit: https://www.aihce2018.org
In addition, EMLab P&K will be exhibiting at the AIHce Exposition, and can be found at Booth #1304. Attendees may stop by the booth to discuss how EMLab P&K uses science and innovation to provide accurate data that is trusted; along with creative solutions that help save time and resources to their clients.
Every year, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is the premiere destination for thousands of IH/OH professionals, including industrial hygienists, EHS specialists, safety, and risk management professionals, all of whom are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspaces.
About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, is the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratory in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations across the United States. EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, asbestos and allergens. EMLab P&K also offers USP 797 testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. EMLab P&K has an extensive list of accreditations and certifications from leading organizations and government agencies including: AIHA-LAP, LLC, NVLAP, CA-ELAP, Texas DSHS and other state licensing and certification programs. For more information, visit the company website at https://www.emlab.com or call 866-888-6653.