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Phigenics opens Innovation Lab at the University of Nevada for facilities water testing

Seeking to build on its patented Phigenics Validation Test (PVT), which delivers the fastest and most accurate Legionella and total heterotrophic aerobic bacteria (THAB) testing service, Phigenics has opened an Innovation Laboratory at the University of Nevada – Reno Biosciences Entrepreneurial Laboratory (BEL) wet lab. With this endeavor, Phigenics hopes to develop and provide the best diagnostic tools for performing water testing to professionals in facility management, environmental health and safety and infection prevention.

“We are already at work in BEL, thanks to the efficient professionalism of the people at the Nevada Center for Applied Research,” said William McCoy, chief technology officer and co-founder of Phigenics, which operates nationwide and helps leaders in healthcare, hotel management, commercial buildings and universities optimize the cost of operating their water systems by improve efficiency and safety.

The investment gives Phigenics access to cutting edge laboratory resources and equipment. It also creates joint research opportunities with faculty members in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine.