Personal Bioaerosol Sampler for Rapid Quantification of Bacteria

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2019-PARK-68422
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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a small device which can quantify bacteria in bioaerosols. Unlike current aerosol bacteria detection methods which required an outside lab for analysis, this device can rapidly analyze samples. It is a wearable device that can be easily fitted onto the user. A removable sample collection container can be assayed with a conventional biocounter via ATP bioluminescence.


Advantages:
-Quantifies bacteria in aerosol particles
-Rapid results
-Cost-effective


Potential Applications:
-Monitoring airborne bacteria levels
-Establishment of worker safety standards
Oct 4, 2018
Provisional-Patent
United States
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