How a Canadian-made paper strip could revolutionize E. coli testing | CTV News

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Testing water for E. coli may soon be faster and cheaper than ever thanks to a Canadian-made test that inventors say could prevent billions of people from getting sick with the potentially deadly bacteria.

At the moment, a single E. coli test costs about $70 and can take three days to confirm results. Researchers at the University of Waterloo developed a simple test using paper strips laced with sugar that react with E. coli to reveal the presence of the bacteria.

The so-called DipTests cost 50 cents each and can confirm results as quickly as 30 minutes.

Source: How a Canadian-made paper strip could revolutionize E. coli testing | CTV News

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  1. Cecil fernando says:

    Congrat & thank God