A portable magnetofluidic platform for detecting sexually transmitted infections and antimicrobial susceptibility

  15 May 2021

Rapid diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in the clinic ensures treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. Trick et al. developed a cartridge-based magnetofluidic polymerase chain reaction platform that detects Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the pathogen causing gonorrhea, in urethral swabs from patients within 15 min. This test simultaneously reported whether the strains detected are resistant to the antimicrobial drug ciprofloxacin. Testing of urethral swab samples was performed at sexual health clinics in Baltimore and in Kampala, Uganda. This study demonstrates that this rapid assay can detect gonorrhea at the point of care and determine ciprofloxacin resistance of the pathogen.

Author(s): Alexander Y. Trick et al
Healthy Patients   Smart Innovations  


Unrestricted financial support by:

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


JSS University


Global Ambassador Network

Welcome at the AMR Insights Ambassador Network!

The AMR Insights Ambassador Network is a growing, distinctive group of professionals who stand out for their commitment, willingness to cooperate and open attitude to combat Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

More information and free-of-charge registration
What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!