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SpinDiag’s technology detects antibiotic resistance in just 30 minutes - and gives germs less time to spread



33,000 people die every year in the European Union from antibiotic-resistant germs - three out of four afflicted people get infected in clinics. Photo: spotmatikphoto/

33,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant germs annually in the EU. "Three out of every four people affected are infected in hospitals," said Dr. Mark Keller from SpinDiag GmbH. The spin-off from the Institute of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg and the Hahn-Schickard hopes to prevent infection. However, some tests take several days during which time the resistant germs can spread more and more within the hospital. In contrast, SpinDiag's test system delivers such results within 30 minutes.

>> Continue reading (Uni Online Magazine Jan. 2019)


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