02 Jul '11, 11am

Singapore-developed innovations to be showcased at Water Week: By Lynda Hong | Posted: 02 July 2011 1902 hrs SIN...

Singapore-developed innovations to be showcased at Water Week: By Lynda Hong | Posted: 02 July 2011 1902 hrs SIN...

SINGAPORE: Five local innovations in water technology will be showcased at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) which begins on Monday. One of the innovations is the Integrated Pathogen Analyser, a genetic analyser which can filter water-borne pathogens in just an hour, compared to the current 24 hours. The science is in the pore size of the membrane - tailored to target and filter out specific viruses, bacteria or parasites. The made-in-Singapore innovation can then identify the exact strain of a pathogen through its DNA, replacing work currently done in laboratories and prove useful, especially in an event like the recent E. Coli outbreak in Europe. Associate Professor Thomas Gong, Director of Fluigen Pte Ltd, said: "We aim to develop an instrument, a single piece of instrument (which is) fully-automated and integrated, to replace and to duplicate laboratory fun...

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