Producing E. coli test kits in Nepal

Professor Jeffrey Ravel and Susan Murcott with Zahra Kanji

E. coli is a bacterium indicating fecal contamination in water, which causes life-threatening diarrhea and dehydration in millions worldwide.

In 2008, MIT D-Lab Lecturer Susan Murcott developed low cost water quality testing kits designed to signal the presence of E. coli. These kits have been used in the field in Nepal.  This project will scale the production and marketing of these kits in Nepal and other emerging economies.

This grant is funded by the JWAFS Solution Program.

See Amber present their project at IdeaStream 2019 below.