Portable Antibiotic Resistance Detector Developed

The University of California has invented a smartphone accessory that will make it possible to determine whether a sample of a given bacteria is resistant to a specific antibiotic. With an accuracy that reaches 98.2% and ease-to-use method that doesn’t need trained diagnosticians, the device promises an effective solution in clinical practice in areas susceptible for spreading of infectious diseases.

In addition to testing antibiotic susceptibility, the portable device can be used to access medical information, monitor vital signs and take at-home tests.


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