Congratulations to Professor Tim Inglis and the Encompass Consortium for winning the Discovery Award of the Longitude prize
Dr Tim Inglis and his team has won a Discovery Award seed-funding grant to help further develop their ideas for their Longitude Prize application and create a diagnostic test that helps solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. This prize money will assist them in further refining their diagnostic assay called the flow cytometer-assisted antimicrobial susceptibility test (FAST). It uses flow cytometry to measure antimicrobial resistance in less than three hours, compared to 24 hours by the standard approach use in diagnostic laboratories. They now aim to miniaturise and automate the FAST method for near point-of-care use.
Congratulations for this outstanding result!
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