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ALS Environmental shares expertise about ESKAPES

science-technicianALS Environmental supplies Waterline article about ESKAPES pathogens

The Water Management Society (WMSoc) has been providing practical and technical training solutions to individuals and companies in the water management industry for over 40 years. The WMSoc supplies all members with a copy of the prestigious “Waterline” magazine every quarter to keep industry professionals aware of market news and technical developments.

The latest issue of Waterline, the Winter 2015 issue, features a specialist four page article by ALS Environmental about the impact of ESKAPES pathogens.

Being of particular concern to Healthcare facilities due to their opportunistic and antibiotic resistant nature, the ESKAPES pathogens can have a significant impact on patients (young, old and immunocompromised). The ESKAPES pathogens are:

ESKAPES Pathogen Incubation Time Confirmation: Traditional Confirmation: MALDI-ToF MALDI-ToF Saving
Enterococcus faecium 2 days 1 day Minutes 1 day
Staphylococcus aureus 2 days 1 day Minutes 1 day
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 day 1 day Minutes 1 day
Acinetobacter baumannii 1 day 1 day Minutes 1 day
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 days 1 day Minutes 1 day
Enterobacter species 1 day 1 day Minutes 1 day
Stenotrophomonas 1 day 1 day Minutes 1 day

Click here to download the Technical Datasheet on ESKAPES pathogens

The ESKAPES article was jointly written by ALS Environmentals Sales & Marketing Manager, Nick Barsby, and our Coventry laboratory manager, Pervinder Johal. With over 25 years industry experience between them the article highlights the potential issues associated with these emerging pathogens of concern and highlights how the MALDI-ToF confirmation technique can provide a full speciation for each genus.

Upon the publication of the article Nick Barsby comments: “The ESKAPES pathogens have been a concern to healthcare facilities for over a decade. Since being highlighted by the Infectious Disease Society of America in 2004 very little focus has been applied to these bacteria despite a reduction in drug company investiment in antibiotics.

“By writing this article and providing a specific suite of analysis for the ESKAPES pathogens we hope to give the Water Treatment sector a real focus on these potentially leathal bacteria.”

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We had potential water quality problem due to the actions of a third party and needed samples taken as a matter of urgency. Although this was outside the strict terms of our contract with ALS they were able to provide a sampler on a Friday afternoon, get the samples taken and returned to their labs for analysis.

They backed this excellent performance up by emailing us the sample results over the weekend. All in all a great piece of customer service!

Bob Windmill, Head of Water Quality, Independent Water Networks

ALS are a really easy company to deal with their professional attitude to the range of services they provide for us is second to none. The people there listen carefully and respond very quickly to our requests , we have dealt with them for the last eight years and their customer advisors understand our business and not only their own.”

Ken Begg, Director, Aberdeen Sampling Ltd
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