New platform selectively identifies deadly strains of bacteria -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

New platform selectively identifies deadly strains of bacteria

25.03.2020

Image: A schematic drawing of a chip made of different components; Copyright: Kennet Burch, Boston College

A team led by Boston College researchers has developed a prototype sensor that uses an atom-deep sheet of graphene and peptides to rapidly reveal which bacterial species is in a sample and whether it is antibiotic resistant.

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Image: A petri dish with a red agar floor; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf