Alliance Partners

Microbe DetectivesMicrobe Detectives – Water Microbiome Analysis using Next Generation DNA Technology

Microbe Detectives provides comprehensive microbial evaluations for water quality and disease management. We apply advanced DNA sequencing to identify and quantify nearly 100% of the microbes in a sample of water, delivering actionable insight. Existing technologies such as culture or microscopy can only identify about 1% of microbes or less.  Microbe Detectives is a graduate of the Water Council’s BREW accelerator and a winner of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The company was founded in 2013 by Trevor Ghylin during his Ph.D. work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applications in wastewater served as Dr. Ghylin’s original inspiration for founding Microbe Detectives. Other target applications include drinking water, process water, and recreational water. Eliminate the guesswork.