Diagnostics

Recent News

Jan 18, 2018
Colorful capsules

Report tracks industry progress on drug resistance

The AMR Industry Alliance says more commitment and funding are needed.

Jan 16, 2018
Malaria parasite in blood

Study identifies malaria resistance genes, possible drug targets

Researchers identify more than 80 genes that contribute to resistance.

Dec 22, 2017
Blood test

Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

Four research teams from India receive awards for point-of-care diagnostic tests, 3 of them focused on sepsis.

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Sep 21, 2017
Lab scientist

US panel advises on AMR reduction in humans, animals

Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.

Sep 11, 2017
Stethoscope lung sounds

Review identifies ways to cut antibiotics for respiratory infections

Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.

Aug 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 08, 2017

Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
Carbapenem restriction in Saudi hospital
Educational ASP in Spain
Jul 27, 2017
Bacterial culturing in the lab

How CARB-X aims to boost new antibiotics

Two companies that have received funds—Spero Therapeutics and Entasis Therapeutics—say CARB-X support has been instrumental.

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

May 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 19, 2017

Allergy testing and stewardship
Antibiotic resistance in cattle
Veterinary antibiotic use

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