By Anantha Krishnan M. | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report |
Aviation Week | Feb 25 | Mysore | India |
India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is doing extensive research to counter low-intensity chemical warfare—such as the deliberate contamination of air or water—and bioterrorism.
Leading the work is DRDO’s Defense Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) in Mysore. DFRL Director A.S. Bawa tells Aviation Week the lab has developed a test kit for detection of four different groups of pathogenic microorganisms like the salmonella, E. coli, shigella and proteus.
“The kit can be of great help during [the] outbreak of epidemics and help enable solutions [in a] very short time,” Bawa says. “It takes only three hours to produce results and is relatively inexpensive.”
(Full report in AW here)