Little known fact: For as little as $7.99, you can buy a quick multi-shot screening test from Amazon.com. For a few hundred bucks, for just 20 minutes, you can test more than 400 chemicals for dangerous methane-causing contamination in your home or business. And this test, sold as a $35 fully-automated handheld cylinder, detects over 70 cancer-causing toxins.
So why hasn’t this technology existed previously? And what is the likelihood of it becoming ubiquitous? Here’s a breakdown of this emerging field that may make your knees buckle a little.
Two decades ago scientists suspected that the enzymes that metabolize methane could help us detect pollution or otherwise detect something detrimental. What might have been based on this theory hasn’t been applied, in part, because current technology isn’t advanced enough to detect the kind of molecules found in methane.
There are reasons to be optimistic, though. When you know a chemical is dangerous, you can react in a new way. The chemical is either broken down or, if you’re using a dual-purpose system, integrated into a biochemical pathway in your body, and this is where our new technology comes in.
The funders and members of the companies that are using the current technology have also realized that there are incredible opportunities for cost-savings and greater accuracy, especially in the kind of complex labs that cannot be run on desktop computers.
The Human Genome Project was an eight-year effort that established human DNA as our unique, unnatural code. The research harnessed hundreds of thousands of volunteer scientists in the non-profit effort to identify in detail what made us, who we are, and how to keep us healthy.
Mammography is the only acceptable test for determining if you have lung cancer, but currently, a very large number of cancers can be successfully spotted by genetic sequencing alone, as shown in this research report.
For a quick, most accurate comparison of current sequencing technologies, use of developed software
enables us to test multiple chemicals simultaneously. For a quick, most accurate comparison of current sequencing technologies, use of developed software! Our software can test over 40 chemicals for methane pollution at 10 times the sensitivity of current tests, and also screen on over 1,000 different compounds at one time.
Methane detector tests at 10 times the sensitivity of current tests, and screen on over 1,000 different compounds at one time!
CAN INVESTIGATORS BE FORBIDDEN?
There is a longstanding community of privately funded DNA scientists in Europe who are also working with, with our technology. Some of these are clearly in violation of their ethical licenses and security clearances.
We understand that some issues with testing a chemical at scale that individuals have selected for their ancestry as opposed to their immediate neighbors remains.
The closer to 5,000 members we have with the European Consortium of Cannabis Labs (ECCV) the more complicated that second order decision making process has become. In the United States, it is especially difficult to verify any of our companies’ business practices. For now, our technology is not currently endorsed for forensic, domestic use by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
There are a number of ways in which positive action can be taken towards funding and improving advancements in the next generation of technologies:
Ask which companies using our technology are discussing and or writing about ways to scale and improve it.
Take to social media or review sites like Yelp to double-check the status of companies using our technology.
That’s our pitch for the greater good and/or cleaner air, water, our food, and other toxins.