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Vesicount Project
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Ascal - Air Liquide is an international group specialized into industrial and medical gases as well as in the services associated thereto. Innovation is one of the strong points of Air Liquide: dispatched over the whole world, more than 2 000 people work in research, technology and engineering centers. These teams help the group to progress into three major directions: sustainable development & environment, environment, health & hygiene and advanced technologies. They develop innovative and competitive processes for the gas production, new applications and service offers, insure the diffusion of the technical expertise inside the Group and perform an active scientific monitoring in order to keep it up to date. The ASCAL laboratories, a 100% subsidiary of the group AIR LIQUIDE, offers to industrials the measuring of a important number of parameters, and amongst others the detection of Legionella in the water of air conditioning towers both by the PCR and the culture. These laboratories comply with the ISO 17025 standard. ASCAL also accompanies industrials in their analysis of the Legionella risk.

Contact person for the project : Maxime Misseri


Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene. School of Medicine. University of Dresden. Currently 1800 medical Students learn at the School of Medicine. 30,000 students are educated at the technical university. The National Reference Laboratory for Legionella is currently involved the surveillance of Legionella infections in Germany and in Europe. This includes the active involvement within the European Network EWGLINET. In certain projects within the university and partner from industrial companies’ technical possibilities for the elimination of Legionella from technical water systems are investigated. Current methods that are used for scientific projects and surveillance are:

Contact person for the project : Christian Luck


The Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (UTC) is an engineer's school of about 3 250 students. It belongs to a network of three universities of Technology in France that have been specifically created to provide high-performance training and research capacities in engineering sciences in close relations with industry and with a clear international focus. UTC promotes the concept of a technology orientated research: works at the interfaces, pluridisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are the key words for its governing policy corresponding to a "systemic approach". Ever since the creation of the UTC, industrial contracts and long term collaborations with private companies have been encouraged by the structure and organisation of the this young and innovative university. There has even been the creation of common university-industry laboratories. In order to comply with these objectives research is organized under the form of projects, within one or several research units. One of those research units is inside of the head unit "EA 4297 Integrated Transformations of Renewable Resources", the group "Microbial Activities and Bioprocesses" has a recognized expertise in the field of bioprocesses. It owns the necessary competencies, technical tools and facilities in order to do Legionella research, including in particular the access to a security laboratory (with the French security level P2) as well as to several electronic microscopes

Contact person for the project : Andre Pauss

Updated : November 2012