NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Antibiotic resistance diagnostics firm MicrobeDx today announced it has received up to $3.5 million in funding from CARB-X.

The award will be used by Los Angeles-based MicrobeDx to develop its diagnostic technology, which uses a compact desktop device to detect the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens, and to which antibiotics they are susceptible. Bacteria can be detected within 30 minutes, while complete antimicrobial susceptibility detection can be completed within three hours with the system, the company said.

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Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.