A low-cost, hand-held device to detect bacteria instantaneously without the time-consuming cell culture and microbiological assays have been developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.
A spokesperson for the institute said that this development will enable rapid detection of bacteria, which is important in healthcare but also in other avenues such as anti-bioterrorism measures and environmental monitoring applications.
The research team is led by Professor Parameswar K Iyer of the department of chemistry and Professor Siddhartha S Ghosh from the department of biosciences and bioengineering of the institute.
Others involved in the project include Dr. Anamika Dey, Dr. Ashish Singh, and Dr. Deepanjalee Dutta.
Source: G plus
Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-06 6:03 PM