Kinetics of bacterial detection in a novel "Lab-in-a-comb" for high-throughput antibiotic resistance testing

Jeremy Pivetal, Nuno Reis, Alexander Edwards

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Abstract

Analytical microbiology is emerging as a very novel and important application for μTAS systems [1], and cost-effective miniaturized antibiotic resistance testing devices are now critically needed to monitor the global spread of antimicrobial resistance. For the first time, we present a simple "Lab-ona-comb" method for performing thousands of antibiotic sensitivity tests using microfluidic devices formed from low cost melt-extruded, fluoropolymer microcapillary film (MCF) [2-4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages172-173
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 Oct 201613 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period9/10/1613/10/16

Keywords

  • Analytical microbiology
  • Antibiotic resistance testing
  • Microcapillary film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Pivetal, J., Reis, N., & Edwards, A. (2016). Kinetics of bacterial detection in a novel "Lab-in-a-comb" for high-throughput antibiotic resistance testing. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 172-173). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.