Water Contamination and water borne diseases are significant problems in developing countries where technology and infrastructure for testing water and environmental contamination is lacking. Currently, these countries are impacted by the absence of technology and capacity for testing microbial contamination in water, in foods, and in other environmental matrices. This demand presents the opportunity to aid such countries by the creation of technological based services and their transfer. Rather than transfer existing technologies, we believe that a paradigm shifting technology would be better suited for translation into these marketplaces as well as within our own communities and nation. Microbe Scan, LLC was founded with these markets in mind.