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WCMUC - A Resource Group

World Collaborative Microtox Users Council (WCMUC) is a resource group consisting of members from various industrial, commercial, private, educational, and government laboratories and organizations. This group began as a Western Canadian group and has expanded to have membership throughout the world.

The group is dedicated to proficiency and excellence in Microtox® toxicity testing.

In Memorium - Ansar Qureshi

It was with great sadness that we learned last year of the passing of a pioneer in Microtox and a founding member of WCMUC, Ansar Qureshi. Ansar was a vibrant member of WCMUC and he will be sorely missed by the group. Our condolences to his family and many friends.

Upcoming dates of interest:

Next Round Robin analysis:

Samples to be shipped approximately September 25, 2017
Samples to be analyzed October 11 and 12, 2017
Data to be reported October 31, 2017

Download Reporting Form (excel spreadsheet)

Next meeting: November 30, 2017 at 10:00am, Location TBA

minutes of Spring 2017 meeting (pdf)

Of interest:

Purchase ISO 11348-3 (link to ISO site for method: Water quality -- Determination of the inhibitory effect of water samples on the light emission of Vibrio fischeri (Luminescent bacteria test) -- Part 3: Method using freeze-dried bacteria)

ERCB Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management (May 2, 2012) (pdf version)

Microtox Bibliography by Application (pdf version)

Laboratory Protocols for Testing Drilling Wastes and Receiving Soils (pdf version)

Effect of Microtox Reagent Reconstitution Age on the Variability of Analytical Results from the Microtox Assay (pdf report) As published in Proceedings of 26th Annual Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (1999) (pdf)

WCMUC Standard Procedure for Microtox Analysis (pdf version)



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