Researchers From IITG Develop Low-Cost Hand-Held Device To Detect Bacteria
GUWAHATI: A low-cost, hand-held device to detect bacteria instantaneously without the time consuming cell culture and microbiological assays has 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 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.
(Inputs Times of India)