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Novel and Rapid Method for E. coli Detection and Typing

Joseph Brown of the University of Alabama seeks to develop a low-cost, rapid method to detect pathogenic microbes present in drinking water. Using a filtration system to concentrate bacteria, a tester would add a engineered particles covered in antibodies to detect the presence of pathogens through visual agglutination. The proposed method would take less than 15 minutes to yield a visual result.

More information about Create Low-Cost Diagnostics for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 4)

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