Researchers at Auburn University Collaborate with Clinical Laboratory Team at Keesler Air Force Base to Detect Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Just 10 Minutes
This technology could provide medical labs a quick, cost-effective way to diagnose methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Even as in vitro diagnostics manufacturers are bringing rapid molecular tests to market that can identify infectious diseases within hours, a research collaboration involving a major university and a medical laboratory at an air force base has demonstrated the ability to identify antibiotic-resistant strains of Staphylococcus in just minutes.
This innovative research is being done by Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and clinical laboratory professionals at Keesler Air Force Base. Funding is by the U.S. Air Force. This research was of particular interest to the military because the risk for Staph infection increases when individuals are subjected to unhygienic conditions in close quarters. (more…)