IDEXX Water UK
IDEXX water testing solutions are approved or accepted by regulatory agencies in more than 40 countries around the world and protect billions of people every day delivering easy, rapid, accurate and cost-effective information on water quality to laboratories and public utilities worldwide.
IDEXX entered the water testing market in 1993 with Colilert®, which is now used to protect two billion people worldwide from coliforms and E.coli in water. The Colilert-18 test became the ISO 9308-2 standard for the detection of E. coli and total coliforms in water in 2012, and EN ISO 9308-2 in 2014. In 2015, Colilert-18 was specified as a reference method in the European Drinking Water Directive 2015/1787.
The IDEXX portfolio has subsequently expanded to include products that identify the presence of Enterococci and opportunistic pathogens such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia and today, more Cryptosporidium and Giardia tests are conducted worldwide using the IDEXX Filta-Max® system than all other filtration technologies combined.
In 2011, IDEXX launched Pseudalert® for 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hospital water systems, pools, spas and bottled water. In 2017, Legiolert® was introduced for rapid detection of Legionella pneumophila, helping to safeguard against infections in sensitive and vulnerable populations.