Source Molecular Is Now in California's CEDEN Database

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 03, 2015 - Source Molecular Corporation has recently been added as an agency in the California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN), which is the State Water Resources Control Board's database for housing surface water quality related data.

    Source Molecular went through the process of providing data in specified formats and using specified vocabulary mandated by CEDEN. Staff from four Regional Data Centers (RDCs) can provide personalized assistance in preparing and sharing data. They can help in developing a submission strategy that makes the process as easy as possible. The four RDCs are:
    - San Francisco Bay-Delta and surrounding watersheds: San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)
    - Central Coast: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory (MLML)
    - Central Valley: Michael L. Johnson, LLC (MLJ-LLC)
    - Southern California: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP).

    CEDEN was created so that data regarding the problems and improvements related to California's surface water bodies will be stored in a central location, where can be easily accessed and used for statewide management efforts. CEDEN data is also useful to organizations interested in water quality, scientists, citizen groups, and the public for reports and research purposes.

    Source Molecular is particularly excited to be added to CEDEN as it will allow the laboratory to help even more water managers who are facing the tough problem of looking for the source of fecal pollution in their water bodies. Source Molecular can share its expertise in solving not only who is producing the high fecal bacteria counts in the water but also where it is coming from. Knowing this information is important in crafting effective remediation plans. It can save time and thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

    Source Molecular has a long history of working with California groups with regards to their source identification projects. It frequently collaborates with various government agencies, private organizations and academic research groups to develop new and validate existing microbial source tracking assays. In fact, Source Molecular is the only commercial qPCR laboratory to participate in the Source Identification Protocol Project (SIPP) method evaluation study, which was funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Most recently, Source Molecular worked with scientists from SCCWRP who conducted an inter-laboratory research study on the use of Droplet Digital PCR to monitor environmental contaminants in water.

    Source Molecular can detect fecal contamination from 13 sources - Human, Cattle, Swine, Gull, Goose, Chicken, Dog, Deer, Elk, Horse, Bird, Ruminant and Beaver. It also has a license to use EPA-developed and patented microbial source tracking (MST) technology for the detection of Human, Cattle and Chicken fecal pollution. Source Molecular is also working on obtaining a license for the latest genetic testing method developed by EPA scientists to specifically detect canine fecal contamination in water.

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