Rapid Legionella test
“Novarum's innovative mobile solution has really enhanced our self-test product for legionella. Using a smartphone test reader app enables our end-users to perform a precise and immediate diagnosis, with the results shared securely for real-time data analysis. We now offer an unrivalled, end-to-end solution to the legionella challenge, which has helped to increase our market share.”
Graham Tyrie, Hydrosense
TACKLING THE LEGIONNAIRE’S CHALLENGE
Legionnaire’s Disease is caused by inhaling Legionella contaminated water spray. It kills up to 20% of people infected – with tens of thousands of cases reported across the globe annually. It is widely accepted that lab testing for Legionella is notoriously slow and inaccurate.
Hydrosense, a UK-based company that develops environmental technologies for water-based markets, has developed a rapid test for Legionella. The test can be carried out on site and is the only one of its kind in the world. Rapid detection supports a quick response, which in turn, saves lives.
BESPOKE USER BENEFITS
Novarum also designed an accompanying data portal, which is free to Hydrosense users, together providing customers with benefits such as:
• Independent, fully objective reading of Legionella risk
• Highly-sensitive detection levels – picks up event very slight positive results
• Connectivity options for scheduling, recording, sending alerts and reporting functions
Novarum overcame the technical challenges related to the test’s specific and non-standard design and created an effective, intuitive mobile testing solution. The Novarum reader has helped to increase sales of the Hydrosense Legionella test by 20% in its first year and Hydrosense resellers are now customising the system for their own specific sectors, including cruise ships and oil and gas.