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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water


September 20, 2017
By The University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON – 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 using paper strips similar to those used in litmus tests.

The university describes the invention here. Details of the research are published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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