Rahimi develops bacteria-sampling capsule

MSE professor, Rahim Rahimi, is leading a team that has developed a low cost, battery free, device that can collect bacteria samples in hard to reach locations in the GI tract, which will help us understand how these microbes affect diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndromes. Source:bit.ly/smart-capsule
Rahim Rahimi, Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering
A scientist unscrews the cap to retrieve the sample after the capsule has left the digestive system. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)