MicroBioSensor miniaturises and simplifies conventional laboratory grade microbiology and cytology, packaging it into inexpensive, point of care in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs). Our devices function as early warning systems for microbial infection and are designed to be compatible with and complementary to existing (lab-based) infection control processes and techniques.
Our technology can signal the presence of the high level of cells associated with an escalating infection, or rapidly identify antibiotic sensitivities, indicating which drugs are most likely to be effective and shortening the time to effective treatment. These rapid point-of-care diagnostics are simple and convenient to use and take a fraction of the time needed for conventional diagnostic tools.
By providing early warning systems for infection or, conversely, confirming when there is no significant infection risk, our technology will improve patient care and help in the battle against rising antimicrobial resistance.