Biophotonics-driven Smartphone Attachment Detects Antimicrobial Resistance

A team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance that attaches to a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility – which is becoming more common in bacterial pathogens responsible for high-mortality diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and sepsis – in resource-poor areas.

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