Pat Whalen, CEO of LuminUltra, to Speak at Microbe Detectives’ Microbiome Water Summit

MILWAUKEE, WI – August 14, 2017 – Pat Whalen, CEO of LuminUltra Technologies, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in rapid, on-site microbiological monitoring and control solutions, will speak at Microbe Detectives’ Microbiome Water Summit on September 29, 2017 at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois.

pat whalenLuminUltra is an Alliance Partner of Microbe Detectives and sponsor of the MW Summit. Mr. Whalen is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of New Brunswick and a professional chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the fields of water and wastewater treatment and management for the municipal, industrial and energy sectors, all of which has been spent with LuminUltra and its related companies. He holds three patents and has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers around microbiological monitoring and control. Mr. Whalen is also the chair of BioNB, the trusted bioscience authority in New Brunswick, and has received several industry awards, including Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, BDC Young Entrepreneur for New Brunswick and recognition as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs.

“The water microbiome is a fascinating, very important, and largely unexplored world,” said John Tillotson, CEO of Microbe Detectives. “Our aspiration is to bring together the best minds in the industry coming from a wide range of perspectives, and to start a thoughtful well-informed discussion around where we are, where we need to go, and what we might be able to accomplish. The addition of Pat Whalen as a speaker is a brilliant move toward achieving these goals.”

“LuminUltra was a very early entrant into the field of proactive microbiological control in water and wastewater markets, having introduced our 2nd Generation ATP® solutions back in 2003,” said Whalen. “We recognized the potential of DNA-based technologies such as metagenomics as a next logical step in the evolution of our mission to bring awareness and value to this market area, and are proud to have partnered with Microbe Detectives in bringing this opportunity to life. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at this ground-breaking summit.”

About The Microbiome Water Summit

microbiome water summitThe purpose of the 2017 Microbiome Water Summit is to bring together leaders across diverse backgrounds who share a common interest – The Water Microbiome. We hope to foster new conversations and professional networks, and accelerate the global advancement of water quality, human and animal health, and renewable resource recovery. All water tech innovators, scientists, investors and leaders are welcome. If you cannot attend in person, please attend remotely via live video streaming. The Microbiome Water Summit is produced by Microbe Detectives. To register for the summit, please click here:

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About LuminUltra

LuminUltra is a provider microbial monitoring solutions that deliver rapid feedback on microbiological content in water. The company’s suite of microbiological test kits, equipment and analytical software are used in the drinking water, wastewater and manufacturing industries. Founded in 2003, LuminUltra serves thousands of customers via dozens of sales network partners operating around the world from its headquarters in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. LuminUltra is a sponsor of the 2017 Microbiome Water Summit.

About Microbe Detectives

Microbe Detectives is an innovator in applying modern DNA science and technology to transform water quality measurement and monitoring of wastewater, anaerobic digesters, process water, and other biological systems. Wastewater municipalities utilize the company’s DNA sequencing services to optimize treatment systems, recover renewable resources, and reduce operating costs by 20 to 60%. Product innovators uniquely quantify and validate the performance of their products when applied to water microbiome environments. Microbe Detectives graduated from the Water Council’s BREW accelerator in 2014 and is a winner of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards.