Water Testing

Environmental Testing

MBio sells a quantitative multiplex test for harmful algae bloom.

  • Simultaneous microcystin and cylindrospermopsin detection, cytotoxins associated with blue-green algae.
  • Results in 10 minutes
  • Optional battery-operated cell lysis system

Review PublicationAn Innovative Portable Biosensor System for the Rapid Detection of Freshwater Cyanobacterial Algal Bloom Toxins 9/13/2018

Contact us:  algae@mbiodx.com

MQ Reader Instructions Video

MQ Algae Lyse Instructions Video

Water Testing in the Field

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Consortium Programs and Partnerships

Our history with harmful algal bloom testing goes back over 10 years to a USA-Ireland partnership funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).   We have maintained active collaborations with teams from NOAA-Charleston led by Greg Doucette, as well as groups from Queen’s University Belfast (Drs. Katrina Campbell and Chris Elliott) and Dublin City University (Drs. Caroline Murphy and Richard O’Kennedy).  A subsequent NSF award expanded the collaboration to include the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).  These teams have continued to work together to advance the science of HAB detection and monitoring.

We have had the privilege of developing our water testing products with dedicated collaborators. Thank you to our funding and scientific partners.  Our active programs include:

Monitoring and Event Response to Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB)

  • Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Center for Costal Ocean Science (NOAA/NCCOS)
  • Bowling Green State University—Timothy Davis
  • University of Toledo—Thomas Bridgeman
  • University of Michigan—Thomas Johengen
  • Ohio State University/Stone Laboratory—Justin Chaffin
  • Limnotech—Ed Verhamme

Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB)


  • Sponsor: NOAA/NCCOS
  • Bowling Green State University—Timothy Davis
  • State University of New York—Gregory Boyer

Marine and Shellfish

  • Sponsor: NOAA/NCCOS
  • NOAA/NCCOS—Gregory Doucette
  • Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science—Steven Archer


US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Sponsor: US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bowling Green State University—Timothy Davis

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