New advances in elastic light scattering technology allow for faster and more accurate identification of bacteria. By using globally networked libraries of unique scattering patterns produced by bacterial colonies, researchers have developed an efficient method of identifying pathogens that has potential applications in food and water safety, health care and biodefense.
by J.P. Robinson, B.P. Rajwa, E. Bae, V. Patsekin, A.M. Roumani, A.K. Bhunia, J.E. Dietz, V.J. Davisson, M.M. Dundar, J. Thomas and E.D. Hirleman