Legionella.org's research efforts have contributed to advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Legionnaires' disease. We continue to evaluate new and innovative control strategies. Our work includes experiments performed in the lab to evaluate biocides, biofilm behavior, and pathogen growth in batch and bench scale plumbing systems. The information generated from our research is presented to disinfection technology firms seeking our thorough and independent evaluations of their products, as well as shared with the public at technical conferences and scientific presentations.
We apply cutting-edge experimental methods and deliver objective findings on the detection, control and prevention of Legionnaires' disease. Our research group is a unique multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists representing medicine, engineering, water treatment and microbiology. The studies are designed to have an immediate impact, and to be objective and evidence-based. Knowledge gained by applied research (translational research) is the key to finding practical solutions to preventing Legionnaires' disease.