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The University of Southampton
Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

Fighting Hospital Super-bugs

Electronics and computer scientists work with Public Health England.

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NAMRIP members Professor Hywel Morgan, Dr Sumit Kalsi and Dr Martha Valiadi all from the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton, have developed their latest device to help fight antimicrobial resistance working alongside partners from Public Health England and Sharp.

The devices they are working on are the size of a credit card, and allow rapid bedside diagnosis. These automated devices let doctors and healthcare workers swiftly diagnose antibiotic resistant infections at the patient’s bedside.


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Tackling antimcrobial resistant infections

Relevant publications:

Ultra-fast electronic detection of antimicrobial resistance genes using isothermal amplification and thin film transistor sensors, C Hu, S Kalsi, I Zeimpekis, K Sun, P Ashburn, C Turner, JM Sutton, ... Biosensors and Bioelectronics 96 281-287 2017

A Programmable Digital Microfluidic Assay for the Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Anti-Microbial Resistance Genes, S Kalsi, SL Sellars, C Turner, JM Sutton, H Morgan. Micromachines 8 (4), 111 2017

An Assay System for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Tuberculosis using Commercially Manufactured PCB Technology, D Evans, KI Papadimitriou, L Greathead, N Vasilakis, P Pantelidis, ... Scientific reports 7 (1), 685 2017

Amperometric IFN-γ immunosensors with commercially fabricated PCB sensing electrodes, D Moschou, L Greathead, P Pantelidis, P Kelleher, H Morgan, ... Biosensors and Bioelectronics 86, 805-810 2016

Simple and rapid sample preparation system for the molecular detection of antibiotic resistant pathogens in human urine, M Valiadi, S Kalsi, IGF Jones, C Turner, JM Sutton, H Morgan. Biomedical microdevices 18 (1), 1-10 2016

Rapid and sensitive detection of antibiotic resistance on a programmable digital microfluidic platform, S Kalsi, M Valiadi, MN Tsaloglou, L Parry-Jones, A Jacobs, R Watson, ... Lab on a Chip 15 (14), 3065-3075 2015

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