Epidemiological wastewater
monitoring for manufacturing
companies and office buildings

The establishment of a wastewater-based epidemiology as an early warning system enables
a healthy working environment and optimised resource planning.

For a healthy and safe working environment

A wastewater-based epidemiological early warning system is not limited to wastewater treatment plants and sewer systems. It can also be used successfully in manufacturing plants and office buildings.

Application for office buildings

Using wastewater-based epidemiology as an early warning system promotes a healthy working environment and has a positive impact on the well-being and performance of employees. Preventive measures can be taken in good time to avoid staff shortages. The background monitoring system creates a safe environment in which employees can work in a focussed and protected manner, leading to an increase in productivity. The system can be easily integrated into the building services and billed with the ancillary costs.


  • Overview of the current course of infection

  • Predicting employee illness absences

  • Forecast when employees will return from sick leave

  • New and effective options for capacity and production planning

  • Highest level of occupational health care

  • Increased productivity and concentration thanks to a greater sense of security

Application for manufacturing companies

With a lead time of 1-2 weeks, it is possible to predict whether the number of cases of illness in the company will increase. This allows preparations to be made and the allocation of resources and capacities to be optimised. Hotspots can be identified and particularly vulnerable operating sites can be protected. Once established, the coronavirus early warning system can then be expanded to include any number of biological and chemical parameters.


  • Lead time of 1-2 weeks enables forecasting of cases of illness on site

  • Management of resources and capacities

  • Narrowing down operational hotspots

  • Forecast of the increase and decrease in illness cases

  • Employee protection and direct influence on occupational health

Order testing

Order the analysis of your samples now. Detection is carried out using RTqPCR (recommended by the EU Commission and ESI-CorA). Sampling is carried out by our certified partner HPC AG or independently using our sampling kits. The process is suitable for wastewater treatment plants as well as for public and private facilities.

How is SARS-CoV-2 analysed in wastewater?

In the webinar "Wastewater-based epidemiology as an early warning system", vermicon AG and HPC AG will demonstrate the advantages of wastewater-based epidemiology, how such a system works in practice and why the sewer system should ideally be included. Participation in the webinar is free of charge. Register now!

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Specialists on site

vermicon AG is the pioneer of wastewater microbiology. Together with our partner HPC AG, the experts in the quality assurance of sewer systems, we are committed to optimising the reproducibility and reliability of results as well as providing customer-oriented support. Reliable, personal, accessible - these are the guiding principles that motivate us in this partnership.