‘Lab in a suitcase’ could provide safer water for millionsKaty Martin
Potentially hazardous bacteria in water can be screened rapidly to save lives anywhere in the world thanks to a testing laboratory that fits into a suitcase. The portable testing lab is believed to be the first of its kind. It has been developed by experts from Newcastle University and across Ethiopia as part of UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub. The lab allows researchers to go to any location where waterborne disease is thought to be present and screen the water samples, enabling hazards to be identified quickly, easily, and cheaply.