Fast Diagnosis of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacterial Infections Using Flow Cytometry

15 August 2017

Kieran Mulroney, B.Sc. (Biomedical Science Honors), a PhD candidate at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, describes his research into the rapid diagnosis of severe bacterial infections and specifically antibiotic resistance profiling. Learn how the Invitrogen™ Attune™ NxT acoustic focusing flow cytometer from Thermo Fisher Scientific enables him to rapidly and accurately profile the effect of drugs on individual bacterial cells directly from clinical samples. In the future, he hopes to develop portable diagnostics technology that can be used to detect antibiotic resistance in bacterial infections in parts of the developing world that need it most.