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Developing rapid diagnostics for MRSA. C. diffcile, Salmonella and Campylobacter

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

School: School of Science and Technology


Development of a rapid point-of-care detection system for major bacterial pathogens.

Rapid PCR-based detection system for salmonella and campylobacter

In a project with industry NTU developed a sample preparation protocol for the a diagnostic device which was incorporated into the marketed product. The sample preparation technique is absolutely integral to the ability of the ML diagnostic device to be used on any sample type, from faecal samples to respiratory samples. This ensures the ML is able to detect any infectious agent from any clinical sample type and is a truly multi-functional platform.

See more about NTU's work in this area: The Pathogen Research Group.


This research was undertaken in collaboration with Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, England and Enigma Diagnostics.

It was funded by a £208,000 grant from Innovate UK (Medical Research Council and Engineering Physical Sciences Research).