Microbial Insights, Inc. (MI) is a woman owned small business specializing in the development and application of cutting edge molecular biological tools (MBTs) to describe and quantify microbial communities. MI is dedicated to providing superior genetic and chemical diagnostic tools to aid our clients in understanding and managing biological processes for a wide range of areas including environmental remediation, microbial induced corrosion, and microbial source tracking.

At MI, we recognize that state-of-the-art technologies must be coupled with personalized customer service. MI has years of experience in the environmental field and is committed to serving our clients at each step in the process from assay selection through data interpretation.


Site Characterization

  • Determine if desired microbial processes are active
  • Monitor the distribution of contaminant degrading populations (e.g. Dehalococcoides)
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of monitored natural attenuation (MNA)

Site Management

  • Quantitatively evaluate remedial action alternatives
  • Monitor the effectiveness of an implemented bioremediation strategy
  • Optimize current corrective actions

Contaminants of concern and corrective action strategies include:

Chlorinated Solvents

  • Reductive Dechlorination
  • Cometabolic oxidation of trichloroethene (TCE)
  • MNA

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

  • Aerobic and anaerobic treatment of BTEX and PAHs
  • Aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation of MTBE
  • MNA

Chemical Oxidation