Screening antibiotics in food and water

Researchers develop a simple and novel sensor to find out the level of antibiotics present in food and water

September 15, 2021
The Scitech

We need to monitor the level of antibiotics in our milk and meat or the water around us to ensure that it is minimal. A group of scientists, led by Prof. Soumyo Mukherji, in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, have developed a sensor to find out whether a sample contains certain kinds of antibiotics, identified as β-lactam antibiotics. They published a study about this in the journal Analytical Chemistry.