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Laboratory Studies


LifeStraw® Family 2.0 is a newly designed product that utilizes the same membrane technology as LifeStraw® Family 1.0. The membranes used for the two products are exactly the same. Therefore, studies conducted on the efficacy of LifeStraw® Famly 1.0 can also be attributed to LifeStraw® Family 2.0.

Review laboratory studies for LifeStraw® Family 1.0.


Rotavirus Reduction by LifeStraw® Family 1.0 Filters, 2013



The University of Arizona Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. Jaime Naranjo, B. S. and Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D.



The results obtained from the microbial challenge indicated that the units exceeded the requirements for a “Highly Protective” water treatment device as for rotavirus as defined by the World Health Organization guidelines for testing of microbiological water purifiers (WHO, 2011).


Malaria Research

IR Mapper is a tool that helps inform vector control strategies by mapping insecticide resistance in mosquitoes that transmit malaria, Zika, Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases. This helps inform vector control strategies.


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