Monday, 18 January 2016

Advances in Rapid Pathogen Detection

Microbiological analysis has progressed considerably in the twenty-first century through the advent of rapid microbiological methods. This is most apparent within the clinical, and pharmaceutical sectors . One area of much needed advancement is with pathology. Here clinical investigators can take samples from the field, from patients or from the environment, and undertake rapid analysis, obtaining results within hours rather than the days or weeks required with conventional methods. Time is often a consequence of slow-growing, difficult to culture, and unculturable microorganisms. Time-to-result is critical when making decisions about patient health.

In a new article Tim Sandle considers, some of the most recent advances with rapid methods for pathogen detection.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2015) Advances in Rapid Pathogen Detection, Journal of Microbiology & Experimentation, 2 (5): 00063. DOI: 10.15406/jmen.2015.02.00063

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle

 Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle