NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – ID Genomics announced that it has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a rapid genetic test for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and prediction of antibiotic resistance. 

The test, called CloNeT, involves barcoding infecting bacteria in urine by detecting the presence or absence of a small number of single nucleotide polymorphisms via PCR. These barcodes are associated with various bacterial strains and linked to antibiotic resistance profiles. 

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