New Method to Determine Antibiotic Resistance Quickly

an image of the ITC logoScientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

“Clinical use of the method would mean that the right antibiotic treatment could be started straightaway, reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics,” says professor Dan I. Andersson of Uppsala University, who headed the study jointly with professor Mats Nilsson of SciLifeLab in Stockholm and Stockholm University.

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