Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow KP Smith and colleagues for acceptance of SLAS Technology Manuscript
Smith KP, Richmond DL, Brennan-Krohn T, Elliott HL, Kirby JE. Development of MAST: a Microscopy-Based Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Platform. SLAS Technology, In press.
Use of inkjet printing, advanced imaging, and machine learning to achieve reference standard, microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing readout in two hours with off-the-shelf supplies. For any antimicrobial at will.
Update: Now Published On-Line in SLAS Technology Website!
See discussion of our work on Microscopy-Based Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing as part of the Harvard Catalyst Reactor Pilot Program.
I was selected as a SLAS 2017 Innovation Award Finalist and will be speaking at the SLAS Annual Meeting with a presentation titled: "Inkjet Printing Technology for Facilitated At Will Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (FAST) in Under 5 Hours: Addressing the Needs of a So-Called 'Post-Antibiotic Era'.
I am looking forward to giving a podium and poster presentation at the ASM Conference on Antibacterial Development. I will be discussing our efforts to accelerated antimicrobial susceptibility testing diagnostics. More rapid and flexible AST diagnostics are critical for clinical introduction and for directing appropriate use of new antimicrobials under development.
LRIG stands for laboratory robotics interest group. My talk was titled: "How inkjet printing technology can defeat multidrug-resistant superbugs." In addition to a number of platform presentations, the meeting featured a large exhibit hall with various types of research laboratory automation on display.
Our lab receives a Harvard Catalyst Pilot Grant in response to RFA: Big Ideas, Small Features:Advanced Microscopic & Nanoscale Technologies
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