DAEJEON, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology announced on Wednesday that it had developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based microbe biosensor that can accurately detect harmful chemical substances.
At present, research is actively underway to develop biosensors that can accurately detect harmful chemical substances contained in industrial waste or pesticide residues.
However, the malfunction of proteins that act as a component of the biosensors often lowers the level of accuracy.
The institute developed the highly accurate biosensor by establishing big data on the basis of various signals it gained from multiple protein variables that it developed using AI technology.
The newly-developed microbe biosensor succeeded in detecting 11 harmful chemical materials with an accuracy rate of up to 95.3 percent, more than two times higher than the accuracy (40 percent) of conventional biosensors using a single protein.
The detection limits for harmful materials also improved by more than 75 times, ensuring accurate detection even with a small quantity.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)