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IIT Guwahati Developed Portable Device to Detect Bacteria

Published on August 08, 2019
Current context: Researchers at IIT Guwahati has developed a portable device to detect bacteria without any need of cell culture or microbiological assays.
IIT Guwahati Developed Portable Device to Detect Bacteria
  • The step is taken to detect and micro analyse bacteria as bacterial infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality across the world.
  • The developed kit can analyse charges on the cell walls of bacteria, just as it is used to detect blood sugar.
  • The team work has got the patent for the development and was issued in the July 2019 'Journal of Materials Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry'.
  • It is a hand held device and consists of bio-compatible sensor that can diagnose time-critical illnesses.

Question: 

Q.1 Researchers of which institute has recently developed a portable device to detect bacteria?
a. IIT Delhi
b. IIT Bombay
c. IIT Guwahati
d. IIT Kharagpur
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