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Edward Sobek
Works at Assured Bio Labs, LLC
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Oak Ridge, TN
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The robin migration has come to TN.
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Yikes! Has it warmed up?
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NORWAY:  More than 30,000 metric tons of hydrogen peroxide was used to remove sea lice from the salmon catch last year.
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That sounds gross. 
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We can't in good conscience tell people with weak immune systems that it is safe to eat at the deli.
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Kelso processing plant documented 40 violations at the plant last year.
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Foster Farms officials on Tuesday defended the food safety at its Kelso processing plant, minimizing a recent TV news report documenting 40 violations at the plant last year.
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Amazing the gov tolerance level is over 15%...
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Don't mess with a guy on a buffalo!
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What is more scary than Freddy or Jason.  How about black mold in your office?  Or an evil clown spitting Aspergillus spores in your basement?
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Music is the universal language.  Could it bridge communication with a lowly mold and humans?  One scientist is determined to find out. What are the implications?  Who knows, perhaps in the future, mold remediation companies will be playing Mozart to coax stemonitis out of your crawl space, or Willie Nelson to extract Penicillium from your HVAC ductwork.  
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670 people
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Austin Fire & Water Damage Cleanup- DryTime Inc's profile photo
SUSAN VALENTI's profile photo
Navolutions's profile photo
Marcus Reed's profile photo
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Education
  • Iowa State University
    M.S., 1993 - 1996
  • Texas Tech University
    Ph.D., 1999 - 2002
  • California University of Pennsylvania
    B.S., 1990 - 1993
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Microbial Contamination Expert
Introduction

Microbial issues that affect the built environment can be extremely complex and difficult to solve.   Success requires a dedicated and experienced professional who has complete access to state-of-the-art technologies.  Dr. Sobek is the Director and President of  Assured Bio Labs, which is an AIHA accredited Environmental Microbiology laboratory. He is a PhD microbiologist with 20 years of laboratory and field experience. His vision to develop industry standards, using DNA based diagnostics, is driven by the need to replace antiquated technologies that only confuse and waste his clients’ time and money.   In order to achieve those aims, he has become an avid entrepreneur and inventor.  He invented the novel microbial detection technology called Molecular Entrapment, which he branded into the M-TRAP® air sampler and is the only CDC/NIOSH verified technology to capture airborne mold, bacteria and virus.  

Dr. Sobek specializes in microbial detection and decontamination.  His services extend to the legal, manufacturing, residential/commercial property, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, clean room, gnotobiotic, and agriculture industries.  He and his team at Assured Bio have tackled everything from viral outbreaks in medical facilities, mold in multimillion dollar homes, to radioactive bacteria that corrode aluminum lined reactors.  They have diagnosed mold and bacteria issues in hundreds of homes and commercial properties.  Dr. Sobek’s ability to identify low level microbial contamination truly sets him apart from his competitors. He has examined years of historical mold data and the results indicate a major flaw with current detection technologies that completely miss or grossly underestimate the true concentrations of microbes in the built environment. Hence, his insight and mastery of microbe DNA analysis and microbial ecology is vital for a successful project outcome.  That and his relentless pursuit of scientific solutions are the distinguishing factors sought by the companies that engage his services.

I am a sleuth at heart, and am always eager for a good challenge; fortunately, the microbes rarely disappoint.”                      --E.A.Sobek, PhD.

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Small Business Owner, Inventor, Scientist, Problem Solver
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Occupation
Environmental Microbiologist
Skills
Litigation Expert, Mycology, Commercial and Residential Building Investigation, Microbial Sensitive Cosmetic Manufacturing, DNA Microbial Detection, Laboratory
Employment
  • Assured Bio Labs, LLC
    President, present
  • University of Tennessee
    Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
  • Clean Air Labs, LLC
    Technical Director
  • MDDS Inc
    Chief Science Officer
  • Microbial Insights, Inc
    Technical Director
  • Texas Tech University
    Research Scientist
  • USDA
    Research Technician
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Currently
Oak Ridge, TN
Previously
Lubbock TX - New Orleans LA - Ames IA - Pittsburg PA