Monitoring Pathogens in the Oral, Nose and Throat Cavities and Determining their Levels of Antibiotic Resistance in order to Provide Targeted Therapy for the General Practitioner and Dentis


by Austrian Institute of Technology in Bionannet Sensor technology, Issue 1

bionanet-sensor-technologyThe Austrian Institute of Technology, a member of the DIAGORAS’ consortium, introduces DIAGORAS as a European project aimed at addressing the « the alarming increase in antibiotic resistance and the urgent need for rapid infectious disease monitoring », by developing a rapid diagnostic device intended for the general practitioner, dentist and emergency room.

The article details the device’s analytical methods, revealing the scope of the expertise required by this European project. Thus, DIAGORAS involves skills in qPCR, microfluidics, protein microarrays, protein biomarker, nucleic acid extraction.

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