Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Microfluidic Technologies

14 March 2018

By 2050 antibiotic resistance could become epidemic if we continue to use antimicrobials unnecessarily. That's why researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, are working towards developing more rapid and informative clinical diagnostic tools, using microfluidic technology. These revolutionary chips identify the nature of the infection and allow clinicians to make more informed decisions on whether to prescribe antibiotics to the patient.