HISTORY

Mycometer was founded in 1998, by Dr. Morten Reeslev and Dr. Morten Miller as a spin-off from a research group at the University of Copenhagen. Today, Mycometer is the world's leading company within rapid methods for quantification of mould and bacteria in the indoor environment. Mycometer also experiences a rapid growth in the market for quantifying bacteria in water.

Our first product, the Mycometer®-test, for measuring the level of fungal biomass on surfaces, was presented to the market in 1999. The Bactiquant®-water test for quantifying bacteria in water and other liquids was presented to the market in 2007. Two new products were launched in 2009; Bactiquant®-surface which is a method for quantifying bacteria on surfaces after flooding's and Mycometer®-air which is a new method for measuring the level of mould in air samples (spores, hyphal fragments and micro fragments).

Mycometer A/S holds several patents and registered trademarks. A subsidiary, Mycometer, Inc., was opened in Tampa, USA in 2009. In 2015, Mycometer is successfully bringing its technology to Singapore and the rest of Asia through its new sales office in Singapore.

BUSINESS IDEA

Many rapid microbiology test methods are very fast and very easy to carry out. However, this is often accomplished at the expense of reliability. Mycometer methods provide value by being rapid, robust, reliable, relevant and reproducible.

  • RAPID: As fast as possible without compromising reliability
  • ROBUST: Reduced sample handling, sufficient sample size and a robust assay chemistry
  • REPRODUCIBLE: Standardized protocols for sampling and analysis
  • RELEVANT: Adjusting sensitivity depending on the application

Mycometer methods are rapid and allows for timely results as opposed to the long analysis time characterizing traditional cultivation methods. In general, Mycometer assays can be performed in 30 minutes. However, rapid results are meaningless if they are not reproducible and provide relevant results. Mycometer products are designed to be robust and reproducible. The robustness and reproducibility have been tested by US-EPA who found a SEM of 5.2% when two persons using different analysis equipment tested the same types of samples.