ScanDrop, a New Technology, Detects Escherichia coli in Water

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Article courtesy of  Alexander Golberg, Gregory Linshiz, Ilia Kravets, Nina Stawki, Nathan J. Hillson, Martin L Yarmush, Robert S. Marks, Tania Konry | January 27, 2014 | PLOS| Shared as educational material

A new technology called ScanDrop takes 8 hours to provide water quality diagnostics of Escherichia coli bacteria instead of 2-3 days. The process can quickly and rapidly capture, detect, and identify bacteria in drinking water. The process uses “droplet microfluidics, a portable imaging system, and cloud-based control software and data storage.”
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