Overview of theallergen laboratory    services and      facilities              www.airmidhealthgroup.com
Some of the Allergen    Lab Team
airmid healthgroup Facilities3 Climate-Controlled Environmental Chambers      Bed Bugs      Allergen      Environmental
airmid healthgroup FacilitiesClass II Microbiology Laboratory   Mycology   Bacteriology   Virology
airmid healthgroup FacilitiesAllergen Laboratory ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testing laboratory  Reg. no. 284T for...
airmid healthgroup is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testinglaboratory Reg. no. 284T for house dust mite (Derp1) an...
Industries ServedAir Conditioners   Air Cleaning Device    Vacuum Cleaners    Textiles       Surface Technologies         ...
Environments     Environmental Field Studies in USA & Europe     • Assess the impact of products or services     • Quantif...
Live House Dust Mite StudiesObjective                                     Test DescriptionTo evaluate the degree of anti-h...
Receive Samples to Laboratory
Samples Received to the LaboratoryMitest FilterDust samples are collected from carpets and soft furnishing using a mitest ...
AllergenReceive Samples to   Laboratory         Sample                     Extraction
Allergen Sample Extraction1.                  2.                  3.       4.     1.   Add PBS-Tween Buffer     2.   Rotat...
Receive      Allergen                          MeasurementSamples to    SampleLaboratory   Extraction    of Allergen
Measurement of Allergen Levels   An Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is a highly sensitive   and specific test th...
Allergen Levels are quantified for:House Dust Mite AllergenDer p1 (D. pteronyssinus)Der f1 (D. farinae)Mite Group 2Animal ...
Allergen Levels are quantified forCockroach Allergen        Bla g1 (B. germanica)Pollen         Phl p5 (Timothy Grass)    ...
Allergen ReceiveSamples to              Sample     Measurement    Report             Extractio    of AllergenLaboratory   ...
Report Results
Contact Us                         airmid healthgroup Europe +353-1-633 6820                               Graeme Tarbox T...
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At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Industrial Hygienists, Occupational Health Advisers, and Specialist Laboratory Scientists in Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Allergy and Immunology.

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To help clients with products and services for the built environment improve their customer offerings through health related innovations and marketing. The Airmid mission is to create value through a number of collaborative strategies including field research, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. By specialising in studying how allergens, viruses, and other ultra-fine particles spread illness and disease in buildings we are a leading authority in aerobiology and bio-medical research. Our clients succeed by making the built environment as healthy as possible.


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  • At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Industrial Hygienists, Occupational Health Advisers, and Specialist Laboratory Scientists in Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Allergy and Immunology.
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  • To help clients with products and services for the built environment improve their customer offerings through health related innovations and marketing. The Airmid mission is to create value through a number of collaborative strategies including field research, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. By specialising in studying how allergens, viruses, and other ultra-fine particles spread illness and disease in buildings we are a leading authority in aerobiology and bio-medical research. Our clients succeed by making the built environment as healthy as possible.
  • Overview of the allergen laboratory services and facilities

    1. 1. Overview of theallergen laboratory services and facilities www.airmidhealthgroup.com
    2. 2. Some of the Allergen Lab Team
    3. 3. airmid healthgroup Facilities3 Climate-Controlled Environmental Chambers Bed Bugs Allergen Environmental
    4. 4. airmid healthgroup FacilitiesClass II Microbiology Laboratory Mycology Bacteriology Virology
    5. 5. airmid healthgroup FacilitiesAllergen Laboratory ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testing laboratory Reg. no. 284T for House Dust Mite and Cat Allergen analysis Customised studies to asses  Products  Environments  Industry  Homes  Biological Samples Live House Dust Mite Studies
    6. 6. airmid healthgroup is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testinglaboratory Reg. no. 284T for house dust mite (Derp1) and cat allergen (Feld1) World’s First Allergen ISO 17025 Accredited Facility
    7. 7. Industries ServedAir Conditioners Air Cleaning Device Vacuum Cleaners Textiles Surface Technologies Filters Cleaning Products Floor Coverings
    8. 8. Environments Environmental Field Studies in USA & Europe • Assess the impact of products or services • Quantify level of reduction of bio-aerosols in “real” situationsSurface Allergen Sampling – Mitest Instrument Air Sampling – Sidekick Pump
    9. 9. Live House Dust Mite StudiesObjective Test DescriptionTo evaluate the degree of anti-house dust Bespoke tests are carried out to suit themite activity, dust mite accumulation and client’s needs, examining different timedust mite removal properties in a long- points. Test and control specimens areterm testing environment for a wide inoculated with the test organism andvariety of products including textiles, nutrients. After the required period ofcleaning agents, repellents and appliances. incubation in dedicated chambers, the dust mites are recovered from the specimens andCustomer Benefit analysed by heat extraction to measure liveThe data generated by this test provides a house dust mite counts or ELISA to measuregood measurement of the effectiveness of the level of allergen. Results are expressed asanti-dust mite treatment on a breeding per cent reduction on the treated samplemite colony. We can also supply image and versus the untreated control.video footage of the test.Third Party ValidationOn passing this test, the product can be labelled as having been tested by airmid insupport of any claim relating to the test and data received.
    10. 10. Receive Samples to Laboratory
    11. 11. Samples Received to the LaboratoryMitest FilterDust samples are collected from carpets and soft furnishing using a mitest instrument and filter. Themitest instrument fits on the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner and the samples are collected by vacuuming adefined area for a fixed amount of time. The mitest filter is removed and sent to the laboratory.Fibre FilterThe fibre filter is placed in a cassette which is attached to the sidekick pump. Airborne allergen is drawnonto the fibre filter through the vacuum at a defined flow rate for a fixed amount of time.HEPA & Air FiltersWhen a filter is challenged to remove a defined amount of allergen from the air the filters can be sentto the laboratory to quantify the level of allergen .TextilesThe allergen barrier efficiency of a fabric can be measured using the Allergen Barrier Test with Airflowand the Simulated Use Allergen Barrier Test.
    12. 12. AllergenReceive Samples to Laboratory Sample Extraction
    13. 13. Allergen Sample Extraction1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Add PBS-Tween Buffer 2. Rotate for 2 hours 3. Centrifuge 4. Transfer supernatant Quantify Allergen Levels
    14. 14. Receive Allergen MeasurementSamples to SampleLaboratory Extraction of Allergen
    15. 15. Measurement of Allergen Levels An Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is a highly sensitive and specific test that uses an enzyme linked antibody for the detection of a specific antigen. H2SO4 Wash Wash Wash Wash TMB HRP HRP HRP HRPMonoclonal antibody Antigen binds to A second HRP-Conjugated TMB substrate is added and– coated well. Blocking capture antibody biotinylated Streptavidin binds to biotin converted by enzyme intobuffer is added to monoclonal labelled detection antibody coloured product. The rate ofblock remaining antibody binds to colour formation isprotein binding sites. the bound antigen. proportional to the amount of allergen present.
    16. 16. Allergen Levels are quantified for:House Dust Mite AllergenDer p1 (D. pteronyssinus)Der f1 (D. farinae)Mite Group 2Animal AllergenFel d1 (Cat) Can f1 (Dog) Rat n1 Mus m1 (Rat Urine) (Mouse Urine)Airborne Allergen Levels are quantified using an augmented ELISA for House Dust
    17. 17. Allergen Levels are quantified forCockroach Allergen Bla g1 (B. germanica)Pollen Phl p5 (Timothy Grass) Bet v1 (Birch) Amb a1 (Ragweed)Avian Allergen (Feather & Down) Avian IgG Avian Albumin
    18. 18. Allergen ReceiveSamples to Sample Measurement Report Extractio of AllergenLaboratory n Results
    19. 19. Report Results
    20. 20. Contact Us airmid healthgroup Europe +353-1-633 6820 Graeme Tarbox Trinity Enterprise Campus, gtarbox@airmidhealthgroup.com Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, IrelandUSA+1 646 291 8937345 Park Avenue,17th Floor, New YorkNY 10151-0037, USA

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