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

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20.09.17

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.

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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water | Waterloo News | University of Waterloo

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15.09.17

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.

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DipTreat – Innovative solution for water treatment

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28.03.17

York researchers invent “sweet” solution to kill E. coli in drinking water. It is a novel paper-based water treatment technique, DipTreat, which uses glucose to fish E. coli from water, trap them within the porous paper matrix, and kill them using the

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Toronto researchers have a ‘sweet’ solution for killing E. coli in drinking water

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28.03.17

Researchers from York University in Toronto have created a product that uses sugar to lure E. coli in drinking water into a deadly trap.

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Ensuring safer drinking water for millions

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Bright Idea: A fast, cheap mobile water-testing kit

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21.11.16

Sushanta Mitra: York University Lassonde School of Engineering

If for any reason you want to test water quality, the process isn’t easy. “You have to collect the sample and send it to the lab where they’ll grow, culture and count the bacteria,” says mechanical engineering professor Sushanta Mitra from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto. “The process takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, during which time lots of people have already long drank the water.”

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Fast e-coli water detection kit developed

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New research promises E. Coli detection in a fraction of the time

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02.10.16

A gel based E. coli detection process developed in Canada promises to identify contaminated drinking water in a fraction of the time of current systems.

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York team creates on-the-spot E. coli test

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30.05.16

In the slums of Delhi, India more people have cellphones than clean drinking water, says Sushanta Mitra.

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‘Tech for the masses’ cuts E. coli test time to one hour

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30.05.16

In the slums of Delhi, India more people have cellphones than clean drinking water, says Sushanta Mitra.

The York University-based mechanical engineer hopes to use those phones and a tiny blob of gel to change that, creating a water testing tool he calls a new paradigm for sanitation.

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