“Bug Sniffer”to Detect Pathogens----By ARI, Pune

Published on April 21, 2020
Current Context: Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, has developed a 'bug sniffer’ for the fast and accurate detection of pathogens and bacteria.
“Bug Sniffer”to Detect Pathogens----By ARI, Pune
  • The Bug Sniffer a sensitive and low-cost sensor to rapidly detect bacteria. It is a portable device which can detect as low as ten bacterial cells from a sample size of 1 mm in just 30 minutes.
  • It makes use synthetic peptides, magnetic nanoparticles, and quantum dots to detect the presence of bacteria. After capturing the bacteria, microchannels exhibits strong and stable fluorescence due to the quantum-dot-tagged peptides, which act as a recognition element and provide the specificity to the detection. These peptides are highly specific to the bacteria to be detected and have extremely low cross-reactivity.
  • It will provide a cost and time-effective way of screening water and foodborne pathogens.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the device manufactured by Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune to detect pathogens?
a. Pathogens Sniffer
b. Bug Killer
c. Bug Sniffer
d. Bacteria killer

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