One of the biggest breakthroughs in the world of healthcare was the advent of antibiotics. However, the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) now jeopardizes their long-term efficacy.
Drug-resistant pathogens kill at least 700 000 people annually and they’re making common diseases, including respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections, more challenging to treat.
As AMR accelerates the worlds arsenal of effective antibiotics is dwindling. This emphasises the importance of clinical antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in order to help preserve the efficacy of antibiotics and guide targeted therapy.
Our partners Microbiologics support the quality control (QC) of AST by providing an extensive range of microbial strains with characterized antimicrobial resistance mechanisms including:
• Extended-Spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)
• Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
• Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Strains come in a convenient, ready-to-use “KWIK STIK” format which are used for the QC of laboratory-developed tests, antimicrobial resistance tests, and tests for toxinotypes.
Several of Microbiologics’ strains are used by the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) for quality control of antimicrobial susceptibility tests.
Help create a more efficient workflow in your lab by using Microbiologics’ ready-to-use QC strains!
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 FAO – News Article: Drug-resistant infections threaten to become next pandemic. (2021). Retrieved 31 March 2021, from http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1330872/icode/