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Bioanalytical Toolbox for Fish Health and Environmental Monitoring

Posted on September 5, 2018

Caro Analytical Services, in collaboration with the University of Alberta, have developed an analysis that focuses on the cumulative effect of a water source on aquatic life regardless of the complexity of the contaminating mixture. Monitoring an immune response through gene expression allows one to identify stress on a species well before exposure becomes fatal or leads to irreversible effects. The results outlined in this presentation have the potential to provide a cost-effective methodology for routine and continued monitoring of sites pre-, during, and post-remediation

Bioanalytical end-points will play a large role in our industry moving forward as current analytical methods struggle to stay relevant with a continuously growing list of contaminants of concern. The potential for this technology from both a regulatory and risk-assessment side is immense allowing for simple baselining of an environment while removing uncertainty in scope and ultimately replacing post-contamination sampling programs.

Join CARO’s own Bryan Shaw as he presents alongside Jeremy Wakaruk from the University of Alberta at Remtech on October 10th 2018.

Not attending the conference? That’s unfortunate, but you can always click here to access the Technical Bulletin for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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