November 16, 2021
Technology

BGN Technologies Introduces New Method for Identifying Bacteria and Their Susceptibility to Antibiotics

Novel technology, based on infrared spectroscopy, can accurately determine identity of pathogens and their susceptibility to antibiotics resistance in 30-40 minutes, directly from urine sample of patients

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Shamoon College of Engineering and Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering have developed an innovative method for the rapid determination of the identity and antibiotic sensitivity of bacterial pathogens in urinary tract infections (UTI) in patients.

The novel method enables detection of bacterial pathogens directly from urine samples in 30-40 minutes. The technology combines measurements of the infrared spectrum of the infecting bacteria with machine learning algorithms, to enable the simultaneous determination of both bacterial type at the species level and bacterial…

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