A team of researchers at Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Hyderabad has developed a new automatic testing equipment called ‘Right Biotic’ which can identify disease causing bacteria in blood and urine at a faster rate and at the same time.
This instrument is also capable of suggesting possible antibiotics for treating the diseases caused by the identified bacteria.
The team of researcher students led by professor Suman Kapur from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, with the help of Ex-BITS innovation organization developed the new equipment in the University Incubation center. “Identifying disease causing bacteria in blood and urine samples is not that easy.
It involves a comprehensive and laborious process and it will take more than 48-72 hours to identify the disease causing bacteria using culture sensitivity test. However, with the Right Biotic equipment, the process of identifying disease causing bacteria has drastically reduced,” says professor Suman Kapur.
The researchers observed that by using the Right Biotic equipment anyone can analyse for disease causing bacteria in a blood and urine sample in just one to three hours respectively.
Experts have not just confined the Right Biotic equipment for testing the Blood and Urine samples, but they have also succeeded in finding its use in identifying disease causing bacteria in polluted water.
Recently the Central Pollution Control Board Authorities (CPCB) had used the ‘Right Biotic’ equipment to analyses the disease causing bacteria in the polluted waters of Musi River in Hyderabad.
Based on the results observed with the help of this equipment the CPCB officials have also submitted a report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and also suggested that with the permission from the Central Science and Technology department, this device can be used for analysing the disease causing bacteria in all the polluted rivers across the country.
After learning from the CPCB authorities about this ‘Right Biotic’ equipment the NGT has directed the Central Pollution Control Board Authorities to use this device to assess the waters all the polluted rivers in the country and directed them to submit an overall report on the various disease causing bacteria identified in the polluted rivers across the country.
Overall the right biotic equipment has not just come handy for analysing the blood and urine samples for identifying the disease causing bacteria, but it is also being used to identify the pathogens in the polluted waters.
Not just identifying the disease causing bacteria, the device is also programmed in such a way that it also suggests suitable antibiotic drugs to be used to kill those disease causing bacteria.