Quebec-based BioSpec Global Solutions Inc., and partner ICBS Ltd. have announced that they’re filing Eurasian patents in anticipation of entry into China.

“China is one of the world’s largest markets for our analyzer’s and has one of the worst water situations on the planet” said Don Saunders, BioSpec’s president and CEO. The company’s main focus is to bring to the global market, innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, developed by Aquasure Technologies Inc. for rapid, onsite monitoring of microbial contamination in drinking water, recreational water, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals and medical applications.

The company is currently in talks with an undisclosed Chinese company representative in Canada.

BioSpec has developed the TOGS 9000 to analyze total bacterial count in water samples. Verification studies for the TOGS 9000 have been completed by Ryerson University and the instrument has, like the Pro3000, been accepted by the EPA in the USA for use in presence absence testing of drinking water when used with an EPA approved method and reagent. The TOGS(TM) 9000 has been used by the United Nation for an emergency relief project in the Dominican Republic. A verification study by Michigan State University, an EPA laboratory, is ongoing for viruses. Further verification and validation studies will be done shortly by users and ETV (Environmental Technology Verification) for microbial quantification for beach and wastewater applications.

The company holds worldwide patents on the TOGS 3000 and 9000.

See our September/October issue for more on Canadian companies on the global market, and click here for an article about a Canadian water company seizing the opportunities in China.

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