NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Longitude Prize, a £10 million ($13.2 million) competition to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for bacterial infections to help curb antibiotic resistance, has announced the 13 winners for a second round of seed funding.

Run by Nesta and supported by Innovate UK as funding partner, the Longitude Prize competition aims to create a cost-effective, efficient and user-friendly diagnostic test for bacterial infections so that clinicians can administer the correct antibiotics at the proper time.  

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