Arun Bhunia (standing) and Padmapriya Banada use a laser and a computer monitor to observe scatter patterns in a petri dish in their Purdue University lab. The technique may provide cost-cutting applications for medicine, food processing and homeland security. Bhunia is a professor of food microbiology, and Banada is a postdoctoral researcher. (Purdue University photo/Tom Campbell)
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new low-cost system that analyzes scattered laser light to quickly identify bacteria for applications in medicine, food processing and homeland security at one-tenth the cost of conventional technologies.
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