March 24, 2021

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Geosyntec and our SiREM labs were selected for two EBJ Business Achievement Awards (EBJ) for COVID Response: Repurposing our Genetics Lab and Information Technology support for Data-Driven Decisions.

This as an important opportunity to recognize our clients and their proactive and innovative efforts to deploy tools to protect their communities and stakeholders.

An EBJ Award serves as a validation of Geosyntec's contribution to help our communities and clients,  and as an effort to make a difference in trying times. We repurposed our Lab in an effort to help, to make a difference. We developed our IT tools to assist our community leaders in difficult times to make hard decisions and in desperate need for valid data driven tools.

Thank you to each person who has contributed to this effort and made all of this possible. We look forward to your continued efforts day in and day out, serving our clients during the pandemic.

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COVID RESPONSE: Testing Lab Transition

Geosyntec Consultants Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) for establishing a new business unit virtually overnight to provide high-impact value and generate revenue from new services to customers impacted by COVID-19. Geosyntec rapidly transformed its genetics testing lab, SiREM, from testing bacteria metabolizing environmental contaminants to testing virus RNA from SARS-CoV-2, and increasing U.S. lab staff by 300%. Staff swiftly shared knowledge of procedures across the firm using video conferencing, video training, and video marketing even through lockdowns. Geosyntec's diagnostic methods monitor SARS-CoV-2 virus in the environment through wastewater, surface analysis, and pooled saliva testing. A leader in environmental molecular genetic testing, the company now offers Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 virus testing using advanced reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) tests. Geosyntec reports the new business unit has been a stellar performer, helping municipalities, schools, senior living facilities, and manufacturers proactively manage pandemic response and infection control, reducing the need for costly and time-consuming individual clinical tests. Communities and businesses now integrate this technology into their safety and pandemic response management.

Information Technology

Geosyntec Consultants Geosyntec (Boca Raton, FL) for empowering data-driven decision-making through its information management program in support of COVID-19 management and response planning. Geosyntec works closely with clients to collect, analyze, and present sampling, testing, surveillance and monitoring data in an easily consumable fashion to support decisions that save lives and provide health officials with accurate and timely information  to make decisions with confidence. Keene State College and the City of Keene, N.H. partnered with Geosyntec to conduct wastewater monitoring to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in their community and campus. In addition to laboratory testing, Geosyntec developed a custom data management system facilitating data reporting from the sewage sampling program. The custom system efficiently loads laboratory analysis data into a cloud Azure SQL database. An online dashboard was connected to the cloud database providing instant access to new sampling data in the form of time trend charts, summary indicators, and downloadable data tables. The dashboard at the end of the reporting pipeline has increased visibility and accessibility of results, allowing stakeholders to make data-driven decisions on demand and react quickly when viral concentrations increase.

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For consultation regarding Pooled Saliva Surveillance and Testing, contact Duane Graves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Duane Graves: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/duane-graves