Congratulations to Assoc/Professor Tim Inglis and his team on their recent publication on “Rapid susceptibility profiling of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae” in Scientific Reports.
In this publication, they describe a novel technique called flow cytometry-assisted susceptibility test (FAST) method which combines rapid qualitative susceptible/non-susceptible classification and quantitative antibiotic resistance levels in a single process completed shortly after receipt of a primary isolate in the pathology diagnostic laboratory.
Faster antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) methods are an essential component of the multi-faceted measures needed to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and combat the rise of superbugs. It is hoped that this method could be used for rapid determination of antimicrobial susceptibility in a wide range of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria, not just Klebsiella pneumoniae.
The article can be viewed on the Scientiic Reports website.
To find out more about the team's research visit their Marshall Centre research page on sepsis detection.