Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus, $20,000
Clinical treatment of bacterial infections, especially in acute cases of sepsis and urinary tract infections, requires antibiotic susceptibility tests. These tests diagnose antibiotic resistance bacteria to determine the appropriate antibiotic regimen and currently take several days to complete. This long time-frame poses a risk to a patient’s life and morbidity. The Zero2One team has developed a new imaging and tracking method to perform real-time, point-of-care, and automated antibiotic susceptibility testing, which will improve clinical diagnostics, reduce healthcare costs and save lives.