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Stress-induced Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing on a Chip
 

Stress-induced Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing on a Chip

Article doi: 10.3791/50828
January 8th, 2014

Summary January 8th, 2014

We have developed a microfluidic platform for rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing. Fluid is passed at high speeds over bacteria immobilized on the bottom of a microfluidic channel. In the presence of stress and antibiotic, susceptible strains of bacteria die rapidly. However, resistant bacteria can survive these stressful conditions.

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