Do The Right Thing Award Winner Completes Summer Internship with Local Biotechno

Published on September 21, 2010

(September 21) Christian Cousin, a recent graduate of Cape Coral High School and the 2010 “Do The Right Thing” Scholarship Award Recipient recently completed a summer internship with Ecological Laboratories, Inc., of Cape Coral, Florida. During the course of his internship, Christian worked on a number of important projects for the company including:

Water quality testing of aquariums for a major national pet chain to determine chemical changes effected by Ecological’s products that allowed the chain to reduce chemical usage and fish mortality with the natural, biological water conditioners

Assisting in the protocol development and utilizing of genetic sequencing to assay tissue samples from orange trees infected with a bacterial disease that is destroying many acres of citrus groves in Florida. Christian helped characterize the microbial species present before and after treatment with an experimental product under development by Ecological that has been effective in controlling the disease in field tests

Evaluation of Ecological’s products on samples of water and sand contaminated by the Gulf oil spill

Routine quality control testing of the company’s products.

After the internship, Christian left for Gainesville at the end of August to start his freshman year at the University of Florida where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Ecological Laboratories, Inc. is an environmental biotechnology company that produces products for use in the water gardening, aquaculture, aquarium, ecosystem remediation, agricultural, municipal wastewater, on-site wastewater and industrial wastewater markets. They produce the MICROBE-LIFT line of products, which includes MICROBE-LIFT/PL the #1 selling water clarifier in the water gardening industry. The company has been in operation since 1976 and is headquartered in Malverne, NY and has a 60,000 square foot warehouse, lab and manufacturing facility in Cape Coral, FL.

www.MicrobeLift.com

info@MicrobeLift.com

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