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  • December 18, 2014

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New Technology to Find Antibiotics for Super Bacteria in Three Hours or Less

Professor Sunghoon KWON’s research team (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), along with SNU Hospital and QuantaMatrix Inc., have developed a rapid antibiotics susceptibility test which only requires a maximum of three hours. Conventional antibiotics susceptibility tests required a minimum of 16 to 24 hours, making doctors wait overnight to determine a diagnosis. The research team developed single-cell morphological analysis (SCMA) using proprietary microfluidic chips and an automated imaging system for high throughput measurement. This enables researchers to observe bacterial division events which are sufficient to determine the susceptibility of antimicrobial drugs. This research was published in the December 17 issue of Science Translational Medicine, a prestigious US medical journal.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Melora Brett Briana Johnson, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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